Saint Choon Kil Tess and Saint Choon Tro Pel


     "Well then, the grandson of this King Konutzion, after the arising of an heir who in his turn became king over the beings of this group, had two results of the male sex, twins, the first of whom was named Choon Kil Tess and the second Choon Tro Pel.  In the country of Maralpleicie the word 'choon' meant 'prince.'


     "These two brothers, direct descendants of one of the chief members of the great learned society, happened on the one hand to meet with corresponding conditions during their 'preparatory age,' and on the other hand they themselves tried their utmost to prevent the atrophy of the hereditary faculty--present in them as in all newly arisen three-brained beings of this planet--of crystallizing data for engendering in themselves the power to actualize being-partkdolgduty.  And moreover, since the 'affirming source' of the causes of their arising or, as is said, their 'father,' had decided to direct their responsible existence into the field of learning and took all corresponding measures to prepare them for this, they became, from the very beginning of their responsible age almost like the three-brained beings everywhere on the planets of our Great Megalocosmos who choose the same aim, that is, those who pursue scientific research not for the satisfaction of their weaknesses called 'vanity,' 'pride,' and 'self-love'--as is done, particularly in contemporary times, by the beings there who choose this same field for themselves--but for the attainment of a higher level of being.


     "At the outset they became, as is said there, 'learned specialists in the field of medicine,' and afterward, learned in general.


     "The period of their preparatory age and the early years of their responsible existence were spent in the city of Gob, in the country of Maralpleicie; but when this part of the surface of your planet began to be buried beneath the sands, they both joined those refugees who went east.

     "This group of three-brained beings fleeing from the country of Maralpleicie, among whom were these twin brothers, the future great learned beings, crossed the eastern heights of Maralpleicie and settled on the shores of a large water space.

     "They later formed a settled group inhabiting a country which still exists today and which is known as 'China.'


     "Well then, in this new place of their permanent existence called 'China,' these same two brothers were the first, after the loss of the continent of Atlantis, to ascertain and cognize the fundamental cosmic law of the sacred Heptaparaparshinokh.


     "It is a most interesting and curious circumstance that the initial source of this discovery of theirs was the totality of cosmic substances localized in that same surplanetary formation called there 'papaveroon,' or 'poppy.'  As I have already said, it was owing to the pernicious habit of chewing the seeds of this poppy that their great-grandfather, King Konutzion, first invented for his subjects his famous 'religious teaching.'


     "Evidently these two great terrestrial learned beings had inherited from their ancestor, King Konutzion, in addition to the ability to recognize and understand their being-duty toward their fellow beings, a passionate interest in the study of this product, which has always been one of the innumerable harmful factors for bringing the psyche of your favorites, already enfeebled without this, to its ultimate degeneracy.




Beelzebub's Tales To His Grandson, by G. I. Gurdjieff, page 753-754


Viking Arkana Edition, 1992.