Carlos Castaneda

1931 -

A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on life

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Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: tales of power

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A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on energy, self importance, illusions, and awareness

In the Art of Dreaming Don Juan tells Carlos, "… most of our energy goes into upholding our importance… if we were capable of losing some of that importance, two extraordinary things would happen to us.  One, we would free our energy from trying to maintain the illusory idea of our grandeur; and two we would provide ourselves with enough energy to ... catch a glimpse of the actual grandeur of the universe."

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: The Art of Dreaming

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A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on well being and awareness

Well being is a condition one has to groom, a condition one has to become aquainted with in order to seek it

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Journey To Ixtlan, Pages: 221

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A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on balance and warriors path

Because the art of being a warrior is to balance the terror of being a man with the wonder of being a man.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Journey To Ixtlan, Pages: 315

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A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on history and personal history

It is best to erase all personal history because that would make us free from the encumbering thoughts of other people

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Journey To Ixtlan, Pages: 32

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A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on warrior spirit, power, trials, tribulations, and warriors path

Nothing can temper the warriors spirit as much as the challenge of dealing with with impossible people in positions of power.  Only under those conditions can warriors aquire the sobriety and serenity to stand the pressure of the unknowable.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Fire from Within, Pages: 19

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A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on control, self control, and spirit

...to tune the spirit when someone is trampling on you is called control

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Fire from Within, Pages: 26

Contributed by: HeyOK

A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on controlled folly, action, man of knowledge, and seeing

"I told you once that our lot as men is to learn, for good or bad," he said.  "I have learned to see and I tell you that nothing really matters; now it is your turn; perhaps someday you will see and you will know then whether things matter or not.  For me nothing matters, but perhaps for you everything will.  You should know by now that a man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting, nor by thinking about what he will think when he has finished acting.  A man of knowledge chooses a path with heart and follows it; and then he looks and rejoices and laughs; and then he sees and he knows.  He knows that his life will be over altogether too soon;  he knows that he, as well as everybody else, is not going anywhere; he knows, because he sees, that nothing is more important than anything else.  In other words, a man of knowledge has no honor, no dignity, no family, no name, no country, but only life to be lived, and under these circumstances his only tie to his fellow men is his controlled folly.  Thus a man of knowledge endeavors, and sweats, and puffs, and if one looks at him he is just like any ordinary man, except that the folly of his life is under control.  Nothing being more important than anything else, a man of knowledge chooses any act, and acts it out as if it matters to him.  His controlled folly makes him say that what he does matters and makes him act as if it did, and yet he knows that it doesn't; so when he fulfills his acts he retreats in peace, and whether his acts were good or bad, or worked or didn't, is in no way part of his concern.  A man of knowledge may choose, on the other hand, to remain totally impassive and never act, and behave as if to be impassive really matters to him; he will be rightfully true at that too, because that would also be his controlled folly."

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: A Seperate Reality, Pages: 85

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A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on warrior, ordinary, and awareness

My benefactor said that when a man embarks on the paths of sorcery he becomes aware, in a gradual manner, that ordinary life has been forever left behind; that knowledge is indeed a frightening affair; that the means of the ordinary world are no longer a buffer for him; and that he must adopt a new way of life if he is going to survive.  The first thing he ought to do, at that point, is to want to become a warrior...

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: A Seperate Reality, Pages: 149..50

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A Quote by Carlos Castaneda

"I am already given to the power that rules my fate. And I cling to nothing, so I will have nothing to defend. I have no thoughts, so I will see. I fear nothing, so I will remember myself." - Don Juan

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: The Eagle's Gift

Contributed by: Katherine

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