Obligatory stages of Gurdjieff (the five)
  1. Ensure the good functioning of one's physical body and one's own material survival.
  2. Live with the permanent desire to perfect oneself.
  3. Study, with the aim of acquiring greater knowledge about oneself, other people, and the world.
  4. Have the determination to compensate one's past karma.
  5. Help other people to evolve.