I do not understand why this point in the inner triangle is “in its wrong place” (Mister Gurdjieff, Search, 292) when it would seem to belong nowhere else but that place in order to make an equilateral triangle. If it were in fact at si-do (point 8) this wouldn’t make sense in terms of the Law of 3 and the inner triangle. Why shouldn’t it be at point 6—and why is this considered a “wrong place?” I’m not clear on this.
I believe I have a grasp of why it is in fact at point 6—the point where Impressions enter into the food octave—and even what is required of me here, in terms of not expressing negativity or reacting to impressions. So Lawfully it appears in fact to belong here, this interval.
Why is it considered out of place? Mister Gurdjieff continues: “The final substance in the process of the food octave is the substance si (‘hydrogen’ 12 in the third scale)
Which needs an ‘additional shock’ in order to pass into a new do” (Search, 292).
OK, so this “additional shock” would appear to be needed at the point “si” or 8—but then the triangle would be all thrown out of kilter—and thus why is it a point 6 (impressions) and how does this affect the food octave at point 8?