One day one press reporter came to take an interview George Gurdjieff. He was sitting there. A few disciples were also there with him and he was answering their questions. The reporter came. Of course, as he was a press reporter of a big daily newspaper he was full of ego. feeling himself very important. Gurdjieff told him to sit down by his side, and then suddenly he asked a lady who was on the other side, "Which day is today?" The lady said, "Today is Saturday." Gurdjieff said, "How is it possible? Just yesterday it was Friday. How is that today is Saturday? And yesterday you told me that it was Friday."
The press reporter
stood up and he said, "Okay, I am going."
But only a Gurdjieff can act this way. What did he do through this? He showed to his disciples that "you are trying, through Gurdjieff, to strengthen your egos, although you may or may not be aware of it." But the disciples insisted, "He will think you are a fool!" So what." Gurdjieff said, "Let him think whatever he thinks about me. How does it matter? What others think about me is irrelevant to me."
Created by Sushma Gupta on May 27, 2001
Modified on 10/02/13