Concerning Subud by John G Bennett

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On the contrary, he seemed to have entrusted each group with different tasks to be accomplished independently. As far as I was concerned, it was clear that my duty was towards several hundred pupils who had gathered round me at Coombe Springs, the headquarters of the Institute for the Comparative Study of History, Philosophy and the Sciences, that I had founded in 1946 with the aim of studying the factors making for development and retrogression in man . The lectures and courses given at the Institute were based upon Gurdjieff's system for the Harmonious Development of Man.

Pak Subuh did not make, and has never made, any distinctions of race or creed among those accepted for the latihan, emphasizing that Subud is not a new religion nor a system of thought, but simply a means whereby the spiritual life can be awakened and strengthened in each person according to his or her personal faith and practice. htm 46 of 145 file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Floop/My%20Documents/... concerning Divine Mysteries, the simple message of Subud often seems like a call to abandon, or at least to change one's own beliefs and practices.

When he entered the room, where she sat surrounded by her pupils, she astonished them all by rising, paying reverence to him, and asking him to occupy her place. Again and again, he found that the teachers he went to refused to answer his questions and declared that he was not of the same stuff as they. When pressed, they told him that his answers would never come from man, but by direct Revelation from God. None of this satisfied Muhammad Subuh, for his chief wish was to be an ordinary man and to live an ordinary life.

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