Saint Lama


        "Now let me tell you in a little more detail, as I promised, about the teaching of the last Sacred Individual, Saint Lama, who appeared among the beings of Tibet, and about the causes of the total destruction of that teaching also.


     "As I already told you, the doctrine and preaching of this saint were not so widely spread there, because of the geographical conditions of the locality where he appeared, and where he also taught those unfortunate three-centered beings what they had to do to free themselves from the consequences of the properties of the organ kundabuffer.


     "On account of the geographical conditions of this country, the beings there were little in touch with the abnormal conditions of ordinary being-existence of the beings of other communities, and as certain of them were more receptive to the teaching of this last Sacred Individual, it gradually entered into their essence and began to be actualized in practice also.

     "So, my boy, for many years circumstances were such in that country called 'Tibet' that the local beings came to be grouped according to the degree of their inner transmutation in the teaching of this Saint Lama, and according to the degree of their need to work upon themselves; and organizing their ordinary existence in a corresponding way, they had the possibility, thanks to their isolation due to the inaccessibility of their country to foreigners, of working unhindered, according to the instructions of Saint Lama, on their liberation from the consequences of the properties of that organ which, to their common misfortune, had been implanted in their earliest ancestors.


     "Among these beings, certain ones had already attained this liberation, many others were on the path toward this attainment, while still others had the firm hope of one day also reaching this path.


     "But just when the conditions and environment for productive work had at last taken a definite turn in the right direction in Tibet, that event occurred through which the possibility for the beings of this country of one day freeing themselves from the misfortune oppressing them was completely destroyed or, at any rate, again delayed for many years.



Beelzebub's Tales To His Grandson, by G. I. Gurdjieff, page 654-655

Viking Arkana Edition, 1992.