All the beings of this planet then began to work in order to have in their consciousness this Divine function of genuine conscience, and for this purpose, as everywhere in the Universe, they transubstantiated in themselves what are called the ‘being-obligolnian-strivings’ which consist of the following five, namely:
The first Striving
to have in their ordinary being existence everything satisfying and really necessary for their planetary body.
The second Striving
to have a constant and unflagging instinctive need for self-perfection in the sense of being.
The third Striving
the conscious striving to know ever more and more concerning the laws of World-creation and World-maintenance.
The fourth Striving
the striving from the beginning of their existence to pay for their arising and their individuality as quickly as possible, in order afterwards to be free to lighten as much as possible the Sorrow of our COMMON FATHER.
The fifth Striving
the striving always to assist the most rapid perfecting of other beings, both those similar to oneself and those of other forms, up to the degree of the sacred ‘Martfotai,’ that is, up to the degree of self individuality.
(G. I. Gurdjieff: Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson – The Organization for Man’s Existence Created by the Very Saintly Ashiata Shiemash)