The Essence of Gurdjieff Movements

A parable:
There was a man who lived in the mountains. He knew nothing about those who lived in the city. He liked to move and he danced on happy hardcore.
One day he entered the city. They were dancing ecstatically on some funky tunes. He said, ‘What is this for?’
They said, ‘Ecstatic dance, to integrate the body with the heart!’
He joined the dance and it was very good. He said, ‘What is it made of?’
They said, ‘Movements.’
Later they showed him whirling on mesmerizing Sufi music. He said, ‘What is this for?’
They said, ‘Sufi whirling, for integrating the body, heart and spirit!’
He joined the dance and said, ‘What is this dance made of?’
They said, ‘Movements.’
Finally, they showed him Gurdjieff Movements on the beautiful music composed by De Hartmann.
He said, ‘What is this for?’
They said, ‘Gurdjieff Movements integrating the body, heart, mind and spirit!’
He said, ‘What is this dance made of?’
They said, ‘Movements.’
He said, ‘I am master of all of these, for I perform the essence of all these: movements!’
Because of that view, he knew nothing of the delights of the world; they were lost to him.

– Adapted from The Essence of Torah from the Zohar

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