"In order that you may clearly represent to yourself the agonizing situation of these six brothers who were left without their leader, and also understand all the disastrous consequences of this event, I must first of all tell you, even though briefly, the history of the rise and existence of this small group in Tibet, which for centuries had always consisted of seven three-brained beings of your planet.
"This group was formed and existed long before the appearance on the planet Earth of the last Sacred Individual, Saint Lama.
"At the very beginning it was composed of seven beings directly initiated by Saint Krishnatkharna, who was also a Messenger of our Endlessness, specially sent to the three-centered beings of the planet Earth breeding in the country of Pearlandia.
"When Saint Buddha later appeared in Pearlandia, he ascertained that many of Saint Krishnatkharna's instructions for the psyche of the beings of that country were not yet obsolete, and that, if absorbed by any of them, these instructions could help destroy those consequences of the properties of the organ kundabuffer--to free themselves from which he too had been sent to help them; and he therefore decided to make some of these instructions of Saint Krishnatkharna the basis of his own teaching. And after these seven beings who had been directly initiated by Saint Krishnatkharna were shown the aim and necessity of their existence by Saint Buddha and clearly sensed this, and were convinced that the instructions of Saint Buddha did not at heart contradict the instructions of Saint Krishnatkharna, but even complemented them and corresponded more exactly to the psyche of the beings of that period, they became followers of Saint Buddha."
Beelzebub's Tales To His Grandson, by G. I. Gurdjieff, pages 663
Viking Arkana Edition, 1992.