Gurdjieff International Review
Discussion on "Good and Evil"
with A. R. Orage
November 19th  Part 3 of 3
Larry: Last time we started with a resummary and ended by discussing new things. It's much better I think to start where we left off last week. I recollect that we stopped with a discussion of God's situation at the inception of the universe and considered the conditions under which He was forced to invent some design for it.
Larry: He was driven by His state of fear to form this purpose.
Orage: Not driven. Is a motive called a force?
Larry: He desired to escape a disagreeable situation.
Orage: It was a free desire. He had the alternatives of passing to extinction and of willing to overcome it.
Larry: But He was terrified of extinction.
Orage: Not terrified. There was no compulsion in the matter. The reason Gurdjieff insists on this point is that the universe is non-mechanical, and maintained by a will.
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