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

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on work

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The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Journey To Ixtlan

Contributed by: Brian

A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on love, people, and world

For a warrior, to be inaccessible means that he touches the world around him sparingly. And above all, he deliberately avoids exhausting himself and others. He doesn't use and squeeze people until they have shriveled to nothing, especially the people he loves.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Journey to Ixtlan

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on responsibility

A warrior takes responsibility for his acts, for the most trivial of acts. An average man acts out his thoughts, and never takes responsibility for what he does.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Separate Reality

Contributed by: Brian

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