René Daumal

“I am dead because I have no desire,

I have no desire because I think I possess,

I think I possess because I do not try to give;

Trying to give, I see that I have nothing,

Seeing that I have nothing, I try to give myself,

Trying to give myself, I see that I am nothing,

Seeing that I am nothing, I desire to become,

Desiring to become, I live.”

René Daumal

“There do exist enquiring minds, which long for the truth of the heart, seek it, strive to solve the problems set by life, try to penetrate to the essence of things and phenomena and to penetrate into themselves. If a man reasons and thinks soundly, no matter which path he follows in solving these problems, he must inevitably arrive back at himself, and begin with the solution of the problem of what he is himself and what his place is in the world around him.” G.I.Gurdjieff