Carlos Castaneda

1931 -

A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on control, judgment, mercy, and survival

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 power

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It doesn't matter how one was brought up. What determines the way one does anything is personal power.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Journey to Ixtlan

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A Quote by Carlos Castaneda

A warrior acts as if he knows what he is doing, when in effect he knows nothing.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Journey To Ixtlan

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A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on blessings and challenge

The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge, while an ordinary man takes everything as a blessing or a curse.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: The Wheel Of Time : The Shamans Of Mexico Their Thoughts About Life Death And The Universe, Pages: 140

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A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on ambition, decisions, fear, heart, mind, questions, and path

Anything is one of a million paths. Therefore, a warrior must always keep in mind that a path is only a path; if he feels that he should not follow it, he must not stay with it under any conditions. His decision to keep on that path or to leave it must be free of fear or ambition. He must look at every path closely and deliberately. There is a question that a warrior has to ask, mandatorily: 'Does this path have a heart?'

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: The Teachings of Don Juan

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A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on feeling and needs

Feeling important makes one heavy, clumsy and vain. To be a warrior one needs to be light and fluid.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: A Separate Reality

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A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on death, earth, failure, knowledge, men, people, pleasure, respect, struggle, and thought

A warrior-hunter knows that his death is waiting, and the very act he is performing now may well be his last battle on earth. He calls it a battle because it is a struggle. Most people move from act to act without any struggle or thought. A warrior-hunter, on the contrary, assesses every act; and since he has intimate knowledge of his death, he proceeds judiciously, as if every act were his last battle. Only a fool would fail to notice advantage a warrior-hunter has over his fellow men. A warrior-hunter gives his last battle its due respect. It's only natural that his last act on earth should be the best of himself. It's pleasurable that way. It dulls the edge of his fright.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Journey to Ixtlan

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A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on decisions and worry

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: A Separate Reality

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A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on certainty, confidence, humility, men, and self-confidence

The self-confidence of the warrior is not the self-confidence of the average man. The average man seeks certainty in the eyes of the onlooker and calls that self-confidence. The warrior seeks impeccability in his own eyes and calls that humbleness. The average man is hooked to his fellow men, while the warrior is hooked only to infinity.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Tales of Power

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A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on experience, feeling, journeys, and life

A warrior must cultivate the feeling that he has everything needed for the extravagant journey that is his life. What counts for a warrior is being alive. Life in itself is sufficient, self-explanatory and complete. Therefore, one may say without being presumptuous that the experience of experiences is being alive.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Tales of Power, Pages: <URL>

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