Ouspensky, P D - The Fourth Way - On conscience
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The Fourth Way – P D Ouspensky [from the oral teachings of G I Gurdjieff]
What is morality and what is conscience? We can say first of all that morality is not constant. It is different in different countries, in different centuries, in different decades, in different classes, with people of different education, and so on.
What may be moral in the Caucasus may be immoral in Europe....
So morality is always different and it always changes.
But conscience never changes.
Conscience is a kind of emotional understanding of truth in certain definite relations, generally in relation to behaviour, to people and so on. This is always the same; it cannot change and it cannot differ in one nation or another, in one country or another, in one person or another.