”The expression which has reached us from ancient times, ”the…

“The expression which has reached us from ancient times, “the first liberation of man,” refers to just this possibility of crossing from the stream which is predestined to disappear into the nether regions into the stream which empties itself into the vast spaces of the boundless ocean.
To cross into the other stream is not so easy- merely to wish and you cross. For this, it is first of all necessary consciously to crystallize in yourselves data for engendering in your common presences a constant and unquenchable impulse of desire for such a crossing, and then, afterwards, a long corresponding preparation.”

G. I. Gurdjieff
Beelzebubā€™s Tales