"Even though man is in a state of sleep and his so-called autonomy is nothing but reactivity, the substances in him are not inert; they live, they vibrate. This gives actual meaning to what we attempt to describe by the term inner call."
"Any prayer may be heard by the higher powers and a corresponding answer obtained only if it is uttered thrice:
Firstly - for the welfare or the peace of the souls of one's parents.
Secondly - for the welfare of one's neighbour.
And only thirdly - for oneself personally."
- G.I. Gurdjieff in "All and Everything"