Carlos Castaneda

1931 -

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 life, perfection, and spirit

If his spirit is distorted he should simply fix it-purge it, make it perfect-because there is no other task in our entire lives which is more worthwhile...To seek the perfection of the warrior's spirit is the only task worthy of our temporariness, our manhood.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Journey to Ixtlan

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on assumptions and world

The hardest thing in the world is to assume the mood of a warrior. It is of no use to be sad and complain and feel justified in doing so, believing that someone is always doing something it us. Nobody is doing anything to anybody, much less to a warrior.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Journey To Ixtlan

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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

Contributed by: Zaady

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 evil, remorse, and ugliness

A warrior doesn't know remorse for anything he has done, because to isolate one's acts as being mean, or ugly, or evil is to place an unwarranted importance on the self.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Journey to Ixtlan

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on defeat, success, thought, and wishes

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: A Separate Reality

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

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