40 Carlos Castaneda Quotes From The Spiritual American Author

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Carlos Castaneda (25 December 1925-27 April 1998) was an American author.

Carlos Castaneda was known for his teachings inspired by his meetings with Don Juan in 1968. He wrote a series of books that gave detailed accounts of his learning from Shamanism.

Shamans are a group of people who practice an ancient form of sorcery native to the Toltecs, to direct spirits or energies into the physical world. Carlos Castaneda wrote majorly non-fiction. Some of his titles include 'Tales of Power', 'The Art of Dreaming', and 'The Fire From Within'.

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Carlos Castaneda Book Quotes

Carlos Castaneda is famously known for his quotes. Here are a few Carlos Castaneda quotes from his books written based on his life experiences. Carlos Castaneda quotes can be truly informative and inspiring.

1."In a world where death is the hunter; my friend there is no time for regrets or doubts. There is only time for decisions."

-Carlos Castaneda, 'Journey to Ixtlan'

2."We hardly ever realize that we can cut anything out of our lives, anytime, in the blink of an eye."

-Carlos Castaneda

3."You say you need help. Help for what? You have everything needed for the extravagant journey that is your life."

-Carlos Castaneda

4."Nobody knows who I am or what I do. Not even I. Don Juan Matus."

-Carlos Castaneda

5."Life in itself is sufficient, self-explanatory, and complete."

-Carlos Castaneda

6."For an instant, I think I saw. I saw the loneliness of a man as a gigantic wave which had frozen in front of me, held back by the invisible wall of a metaphor."

-Carlos Castaneda

7."The dying sun will glow on you without burning, as it has done today....and then your death will point to the south. To the vastness."

-Carlos Castaneda

8."Death is the only wise advisor that we have. Whenever you feel, as you always do, that everything is going wrong....nothing really matters outside its touch. Your death will tell you, I haven't touched you yet."

-Carlos Castaneda

9."To worry is to become accessible, unwittingly accessible. And once you worry you cling to anything out of desperation; and once you cling, you are bound to get exhausted or to exhaust  whoever or whatever you are clinging to."

-Carlos Castaneda

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

-Carlos Castaneda,'Journey to Ixtlan'

11."Think about it: What weakens us is feeling offended by the deeds and misdeeds of our fellow men. Our self Importance requires that we spend most of our lives offended by someone."

-Carlos Castaneda, 'Fire From Within'  

12."Forget the self and you will fear nothing, in whatever level or awareness you find yourself to be."

-Carlos Castaneda, 'The Active Side of Infinity'

13."Be aware of those who weep with realization, for they have realized nothing."

-Carlos Castaneda, 'Fire From Within'

14."I would say that the best of us always comes out when we are against the wall when we feel the sword dangling overhead."

-Carlos Castaneda,'Tales Of Power'  

15."If one must succeed in anything, the success must come gently, with a great deal of effort but with no stress or obsession."

-Carlos Castaneda, 'Tales Of Power'

16."We are men and our lot in life is to learn and to be hurled into inconceivable new worlds."

-Carlos Castaneda, 'A Separate Reality'

17."Only if they remain totally detached can they have the energy to be free. Theirs is a particular type of detachment which is born not out of fear or indolence, but out of conviction."

-Carlos Castaneda, 'The Art of Dreaming'

18."...That was the way human beings are; they love to be told what to do, but they love even more to fight and not do what they are told, and thus they get entangled in hating the one who told them in the first place."

-Carlos Castaneda, 'Second Ring Of Power'  

Carlos Castaneda Warrior Quotes

Carlos Castaneda believed that the most effective way to live was as a warrior. Here are some Carlos Castaneda quotes on the warrior lifestyle.

Living life as a warrior was best, says Carlos Castaneda quotes.

19."The hardest thing in the world is for a warrior to let others be."

-Carlos Castaneda,' Second Ring of Power'

20."A warrior takes his lot, whatever it may be, and accepts it in the ultimate humbleness. He accepts humbleness what he is, not as a grounds for regret but as a living challenge."

-Carlos Castaneda,'Tales of Power'

21."To be a warrior a man had to be, first of all, and rightfully so, keenly aware of his own death. But to be concerned with death would force any of us to focus on the self and that would be debilitating."

-Carlos Castaneda, 'A Separate Reality'

22."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'

23."Nothing can temper the spirit of the warrior as much as the challenge of dealing with impossible people in positions of power. Only under those conditions can warriors acquire the sobriety and serenity to withstand the pressure of the unknowable."

-Carlos Castaneda, 'Fire from Within'

24."To seek the perfection of the warrior's spirit is the only task worthy of our temporariness, our manhood."

-Carlos Castaneda,

25."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

26."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."

-Carlos Castaneda

27."The art of a warrior is to balance the terror of being a man with the wonder of being a man."

-Carlos Castaneda

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

-Carlos Castaneda  

Don Juan Carlos Castaneda Quotes

Don Juan greatly inspired Carlos Castaneda. Here are quotes from Don Juan as well as Carlos Castaneda quotes. These are based on the learning and interactions of Carlos Castaneda with the spiritual leader.

Carlos Castaneda quotes have spiritual significance.

29."Don Juan had always said to me that our great enemy is the fact that we never believe what is happening to us."

-Carlos Castaneda, 'Second Ring Power'

30."...Freedom to dissolve; to lift up; to be like the flame of a candle, which in spite of being up against the light of a billion stars, remains intact, because it never pretended to be more than what it is: a mere candle."

-Carlos Castaneda, 'Don Juan: The Sorcerer'

31."Seek and see the marvels around you. You will get tired of looking at yourself alone, and that fatigue will make you deaf and blind to everything else."

-Carlos Castaneda, ' The Teachings Of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way Of Knowledge'

32."I've been experiencing brief flashes of disassociation or shallow states of nonordinary reality."

-Carlos Castaneda, ' The Teachings Of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way Of Knowledge'

33."A man goes to knowledge as he goes to war, wide awake, with fear, with respect, and with absolute assurance."

-Carlos Castaneda, 'The Teachings Of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge'

34."For me, there is only traveling on paths that have heart... and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length --and there I travel looking, looking breathlessly."

-Carlos Castaneda, 'The Teachings of Jon Duan: A Yaqui Way Of Knowledge'  

35."Anything is one of million paths. Therefore you must always keep in mind that a path is only a path; if you feel you should not follow, you must not stay with it under any circumstances."

-Carlos Castaneda, 'The Teachings of Jon Duan: A Yaqui Way Of Knowledge'  

36."Power rests on the kind of knowledge one holds. What is the sense of knowing things that are useless."

-Carlos Castaneda, 'The Teachings of Jon Duan: A Yaqui Way Of Knowledge'  

37."A man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting."

-Carlos Castaneda

38."The aim is to balance the terror of being alive with the wonder of being alive."

-Carlos Castaneda

39."Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself alone, one question...does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good, if it doesn't it is of no use."

-Carlos Castaneda  

40."For me, the world is weird because it is stupendous, awesome, mysterious, unfathomable; my interest has been to convince you that you must assume responsibility for being here in this marvelous world, in this marvelous desert in this marvelous time."

-Carlos Castaneda

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