„All religions speak about death during this life on earth. Death must come before rebirth. But what must die? False confidence in one’s own knowledge, self-love and egoism. Our egoism must be broken. We must realize that we are very complicated machines, and so this process of breakting is bound to be a long and difficult task. Before real growth becomes possible, our personality must die.“

G. I. Gurdjieff
Views from the Real World