Ouspensky and the Code of Manu /2008/08/12/ouspensky-and-code-of-manu/

Ouspensky and the Code of Manu

The list of books we have discussed refers to Ouspensky’s Psychology of Man’s Possible Evolution, a very dubious analysis of the question of evolution in terms of Gurdjieff’s oversimplified rubric of the ‘man one through seven’.
In addition Ouspensky’s book is vitiated by some really reactionary remarks about the Code of Manu and the spurious Hindu law of caste. The idea that this the division of castes has an evolutionary basis is the most harebrained nonsense, the worst of the rubbish emerging from the false Gurdjieffian view of history.

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