Carlos Castaneda

1931 -

A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on death, ideas, and time

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: A Separate Reality

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on certainty, change, ideas, and time

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: Zaady

A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on companions, death, and eternity

Death is our eternal companion. It is always to our left, an arm's length behind us. Death is the only wise adviser that a warrior has. Whenever he feels that everything is going wrong and he's about to be annihilated, he can turn to his death and ask if that is so. His death will tell him that he is wrong, that nothing really matters outside its touch. His death will tell him, 'I haven't touched you yet.'

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Journey to Ixtlan

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on action, decisions, doubt, remorse, and responsibility

Whenever a warrior decides to do something, he must go all the way, but he must take responsibility for what he does. No matter what he does, he must know first why he is doing it, and then he must proceed with his actions without having doubts or remorse about them.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Journey to Ixtlan

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on facts, learning, and world

A warrior must learn to make every act count, since he is going to be here in this world for only a short while, in fact, too short for witnessing all the marvels of it.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Journey To Ixtlan

Contributed by: Brian

A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on life, simplicity, and struggle

To be a warrior is not a simple matter of wishing to be one. It is rather an endless struggle that will go on to the very last moment of our lives. Nobody is born a warrior, in exactly the same way that nobody is born an average man. We make ourselves into one or the other.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Tales of Power

Contributed by: Brian

A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on clarity, complaints, earth, losing, spirit, struggle, and winning

The spirit of a warrior is not geared to indulging and complaining, nor is it geared to winning or losing. The spirit of a warrior is geared only to struggle, and every struggle is a warrior's last battle on earth. Thus the outcome matters very little to him. In his last battle on earth a warrior lets his spirit flow free and clear. And as he wages his battle, knowing that his intent is impeccable, a warrior laughs and laughs.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: A Separate Reality

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on decisions, power, and surprises

A rule of thumb for a warrior is that he makes his decisions so carefully that nothing that may happen as a result of them can surprise him, much less drain his power.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Tales of Power

Contributed by: Brian

A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on clarity, death, judgment, and words

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: Zaady

A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on death, ideas, and spirit

A warrior thinks of death when things become unclear. The idea of death is the only thing that tempers our spirit.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Separate Reality

Contributed by: Brian

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