Book Details
Publisher: 5th Dimension Publication
Genre: Science and Spirituality
ISBN-13: 978-1976257742
ISBN-10: 1976257743
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: September 21, 2017
Language: English
No. of Pages: 151 pages
Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
Weight: 10.1 ounces
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About the Book

The chief cause of human being's inner chaos and suffering is the lack of higher consciousness and the lack of true self-knowledge. This book deals with this problem of humanity and unfolds a step by step method for understanding and acquiring higher consciousness, and for transforming sufferings.

Landscape of the Work:
This book give an overall idea of the broad landscape of the work on oneself - study of Man-Machine, beginning of work on oneself, basic essentials of the work, study of the inner divisions of man, and development of Steward.

It discusses in detail consciousness, Self-Remembering and various practical methods of approaching consciousness - the '1st conscious shock'.

Transforming Suffering:
It discusses conscience, distinguishing real and unnecessary suffering, sacrificing unnecessary suffering and transformating real suffering - the '2nd conscious shock'.

It synthesizes the 4th Way and Patanjali-Astang-Yoga, and also looks at Patanjali-Astang-Yoga from the 4th Way point of view and resultant unfolding of a more comprehensive and clear picture of the Work.

Human Organism:
It discusses the human organism as an alchemical factory producing and using various grades of energies. It also discusses various impressions (i.e. matter entering the human organism through the five senses), effect of Self-Remembering and Transformation on digestion of food, air and impressions.

Science of Karma:
It discusses Karma-Vikarma-Akarma, Karma-Yoga, and the relation among Karma, destiny and spiritual evolution. It also deals with attracting the better aspects of one’s luck, and a higher method of learning.
 Reviews of the book
Great book! Here is beautiful description of the 4th Way which takes difficult material and making it easy to read and enjoyable simultaneously. Mohan has a real knack at distilling complicated ideas into a very clean, clear, simple description. The author is also erudite in Eastern traditions, especially Hinduism and Yogas. So the author does splendid job of comparing and contrasting 4th Way ideas of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky with Vedas, Gitas, Upanishads, Yoga Sutras, Sufism, Taoism, and more. Not only are 4th Way concepts made clearer, but the system fitting into the universal whole is made greater.

But the title of the book- Consciousness & transforming suffering- sorting out what is unnecessary suffering and real suffering, is extremely useful. Using conscience as a tool, and the Work required-is emphasized thru entire book. The organic Whole of the Gurdjieff system and Eastern traditions was clearer to me after reading the book. The suspension of all judgments and being able to hold the 4th Way and other traditions together- became effortless. Highly recommended! 
 - Dr. Max Woodside, PhD in Psychology, Boulder, Colorado, USA
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