Carlos Castaneda

1931 -

A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on wisdom and experience

There’s no emptiness in the life of a warrior. Everything is filled to the brim. Everything is filled to the brim, and everything is equal.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Separate Reality

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A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on wisdom and philosopher

A warrior is a hunter. He calculates everything. That’s control. Once his calculations are over, he acts. He lets go. That’s abandon. A warrior is not a leaf at the mercy of the wind. No one can push him; no one can make him do things against himself or against his better judgment. A warrior is tuned to survive, and he survives in the best of all possible fashions.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Journey To Ixtlan

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A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on wisdom and death

A warrior considers himself already dead, so there is nothing to lose. The worst has already happened to him, therefore he’s clear and calm; judging him by his acts or by his words, one would never suspect that he has witnessed everything.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Tales of Power

Contributed by: Brian

A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on attitude and humility

The humbleness of a warrior is not the humbleness of the beggar. The warrior lowers his head to no one, but at the same time, he doesn't permit anyone to lower his head to him. The beggar, on the other hand, falls to his knees at the drop of a hat and scrapes the floor to anyone he deems to be higher; but at the same time, he demands that someone lower than him scrape the floor for him.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Tales of Power

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A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on courage and growth

There are lots of things a warrior can do at a certain time which he couldn’t do years before. Those things themselves did not change; what changed was his idea of himself.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Tales of Power

Contributed by: Brian

A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on action and effortless effort

Warriors do not win victories by beating their heads against walls, but by overtaking the walls. Warriors jump over walls; they don’t demolish them.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Tales of Power

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A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on love and friendship

An average man is too concerned with liking people or with being liked himself. A warrior likes, that’s all. He likes whatever or whomever he wants, for the hell of it.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Separate Reality

Contributed by: Brian

A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on vision and intent

Intent is not a thought, or an object, or a wish. Intent is what can make a man succeed when his thoughts tell him that he is defeated. It operates in spite of the warrior’s indulgence. Intent is what makes him invulnerable. Intent is what sends a shaman through a wall, through space, to infinity.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Separate Reality

Contributed by: Brian

A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on wisdom and death

Only the idea of death makes a warrior sufficiently detached so that he is capable of abandoning himself to anything. He knows his death is stalking him and won’t give him time to cling to anything so he tries, without craving, all of everything.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Separate Reality

Contributed by: Brian

A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on wisdom and mystery

The most effective way to live is as a warrior. A warrior may worry and think before making any decision, but once he makes it, he goes his way, free from worries or thoughts; there will be a million other decisions still awaiting him. That’s the warrior’s way.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Separate Reality

Contributed by: Brian

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