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“We are men and our lot in life is to learn and to be hurled into inconceivable new worlds.”
Carlos Castaneda, A Separate Reality
“To be a warrior a man has to be, first of all, and rightfully so, keenly aware of his own death. But to be concerned with death would force any one of us to focus on the self and that would be debilitating. So the next thing one needs to be a warrior is detachment. The idea of imminent death, instead of becoming an obsession, becomes an indifference.
Now you must detach yourself; detach yourself from everything. Only the idea of death makes a man sufficiently detached so he is incapable of abandoning himself to anything. Only the idea of death makes a man sufficiently detached so he can't deny himself anything. A man of that sort, however, does not crave, for he has acquired a silent lust for life and for all things of life. 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, A Separate Reality
“Once you decide something put all your petty fears away. Your decision should vanquish them. I will tell you time and time again, the most effective way to live is as a warrior. Worry and think before you make any decision, but once you make it, be on your way free from worries or thoughts; there will be a million other decisions still awaiting you. That's the warrior's way.
A warrior thinks of his death when things become unclear. The idea of death is the only thing that tempers our spirit.”
Carlos Castaneda, A Separate Reality
“For instance, we need to look with our eyes to laugh,” he said, “because only when we look at things can we catch the funny edge of the world. On the other hand, when our eyes see, everything is so equal that nothing is funny.”
Carlos Castaneda, Separate Reality: Conversations With Don Juan
“The indulgence of denying is by far the worst; it forces us to believe we are doing great things, when in effect we are only fixed within ourselves. To”
Carlos Castaneda, Separate Reality: Conversations With Don Juan
“Upon learning to see a man becomes everything by becoming nothing. He, so to speak, vanishes and yet he’s there. I would say that this is the time when a man can be or can get anything he desires. But he desires nothing, and instead of playing with his fellow men like they were toys, he meets them in the midst of their folly. The only difference between them is that a man who sees controls his folly, while his fellow men can’t. A man who sees has no longer an active interest in his fellow men. Seeing has already detached him from absolutely everything he knew before.”
Carlos Castaneda, Separate Reality: Conversations With Don Juan
“Our will operates in spite of our indulgence. For example, your will is already opening your gap, little by little.” “What gap are you talking about?” “There is a gap in us; like the soft spot on the head of a child which closes with age, this gap opens as one develops one’s will.”
Carlos Castaneda, Separate Reality: Conversations With Don Juan
“Upon learning to see a man becomes everything by becoming nothing. He,”
Carlos Castaneda, Separate Reality: Conversations With Don Juan
“What makes us unhappy is to want. Yet if we would learn to cut our wants to nothing, the smallest thing we’d get would be a true gift.”
Carlos Castaneda, Separate Reality: Conversations With Don Juan
“You must wait patiently, knowing that you’re waiting, and knowing what you’re waiting for. That is the warrior’s way. And if it is a matter of fulfilling your promise then you must be aware that you are fulfilling it. Then a time will come when your waiting will be over and you will no longer have to honor your promise.”
Carlos Castaneda, Separate Reality: Conversations With Don Juan
“A fine power is always heralded by great pain.”
Carlos Castaneda, Separate Reality: Conversations With Don Juan
“Мы всегда должны брать ровно столько, сколько нам нужно.”
Carlos Castaneda, Отдельная реальность
“Those fibers join a man to his surroundings;”
Carlos Castaneda, Separate Reality: Conversations With Don Juan
“a man of knowledge has no honor, no dignity, no family, no name, no country, but only life to be lived, and under these circumstances his only tie to his fellow men is his controlled folly. Thus”
Carlos Castaneda, Separate Reality: Conversations With Don Juan
“Everything is filled to the brim,” he repeated, “and everything is equal. I’m not like your friend who just grew old. When I tell you that nothing matters I don’t mean it the way he does. For him, his struggle was not worth his while, because he was defeated; for me there is no victory, or defeat, or emptiness. Everything is filled to the brim and everything is equal and my struggle was worth my while.”
Carlos Castaneda, Separate Reality: Conversations With Don Juan
“Воин никогда не сдается, даже перед лицом смерти. Воин ни у кого не идет на поводу; он сам по себе и всегда недоступен.”
Carlos Castaneda, Отдельная реальность
“Мы также выбираем свои пути в соответствии с тем, что мы говорим себе.”
Carlos Castaneda, Отдельная реальность
“Вещи, которые делают люди, ни при каких условиях не могут быть более важными, чем мир. И, таким образом, воин относится к миру как к бесконечной тайне, а к тому, что делают люди, — как к бесконечной глупости.”
Carlos Castaneda, Отдельная реальность
“There is no beginning, the beginning is only in your thought.”
Carlos Castaneda, A Separate Reality
tags: 1968
“I had been reared, perhaps like everyone else, to have a readiness to accept man as an essentially weak and fallible creature.”
Carlos Castaneda, Separate Reality: Conversations With Don Juan
“To meet an ally a man must be a spotless warrior or the ally may turn against him and destroy him.”
Carlos Castaneda, Separate Reality: Conversations With Don Juan
“perceiving the world” entails a process of apprehending whatever presents itself to us. This particular “perceiving” is done with our senses and with our will.”
Carlos Castaneda, Separate Reality: Conversations With Don Juan
“A man of knowledge has no honor, no dignity, no family, no name, no country...”
Carlos Castaneda, A Separate Reality
tags: 1968
“The only difference between them is that a man who sees controls his folly, while his fellow men can’t.”
Carlos Castaneda, Separate Reality: Conversations With Don Juan
“But we must know first that our acts are useless and yet we must proceed as if we didn’t know it. That’s a sorcerer’s controlled folly.”
Carlos Castaneda, Separate Reality: Conversations With Don Juan
“Мир такой-то и такой-то потому, что мы сказали себе, что он такой-то и такой-то. Если мы перестанем говорить себе, что он такой, то он перестанет быть таким. Я не думаю, что ты в этот момент готов к такому внезапному удару, поэтому ты должен перестать создавать мир.”
Carlos Castaneda, Отдельная реальность
“By looking at you he meant he welcomes you. He showed you that you need a spirit catcher and a pouch, but not from this area; his bag was from another part of the country. You have three stumbling blocks in your way that make you stop; those were the boulders. And you definitely are going to get your best powers in water canyons and gullies; the ally pointed out the gully to you. The rest of the scene was meant to help you locate the exact place to find him.”
Carlos Castaneda, Separate Reality: Conversations With Don Juan
“Научившись видеть, человек обнаруживает, что одинок в мире. Больше нет никого и ничего, кроме той глупости, о которой мы говорим,”
Carlos Castaneda, Отдельная реальность
“Сначала мы учимся обо всем думать, — сказал он. — А потом приучаем глаза смотреть на то, о чем думаем. Человек смотрит на себя и думает, что он очень важен. И начинает чувствовать себя важным. Но потом, научившись видеть, он осознает, что не может больше думать о том, на что смотрит. А когда он перестает думать о том, на что смотрит, все становится не важным.”
Carlos Castaneda, Отдельная реальность
“Желание — вот что заставляет нас страдать, но, как только мы научимся уничтожать свои желания, любая полученная нами мелочь превратится в бесценный дар.”
Carlos Castaneda, Отдельная реальность

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