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Forget the self and you will fear nothing Carlos Castaneda 1925 1998

Carlos Castaneda

“There is no beginning, the beginning is only in your thought.” *

“A man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting.”

“Forget the self and you will fear nothing, in whatever level or awareness you find yourself to be.” ^

“We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.”

“Nobody knows who I am or what I do. Not even I.” ~

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

“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.” *

“Life in itself is sufficient, self-explanatory and complete.” ~

“Discipline Makes the Glowing Coat of Awareness Unpalatable to the Predator.”

“A fine power is always heralded by great pain.” *

“I had been experiencing brief flashes of disassociation, or shallow states of non-ordinary reality.” #

“Those fibers join a man to his surroundings;” *

“Seers can see, for instance, the light of the scarabs’ emanations expanding to great size.” <

“The world doesn’t yield to us directly, the description of the world stands in between.” +

“We are men and our lot in life is to learn and to be hurled into inconceivable new worlds.” *

“A man of knowledge has no honor, no dignity, no family, no name, no country…” *

“A man isdefeated only when he no longer tries, and abandons himself.” * ~

“Remember what I’ve told you,” he said. “Don’t count on emotional realizations. Let your assemblage
point move first, then years later have the realization.” <

“Nothing is pending in the world…nothing is finished, yet nothing
is unresolved…Everything is filled to the brim.”

“in every explanation there is a hidden apology.” ^

Carlos Castaneda / The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge, 1968 # / A Separate Reality: Conversations With Don Juan, 1972 * / Journey to Ixtlan: The Lessons of Don Juan, 1972 ~ / Tales of Power, 1974 + / Fire from Within, 1984 < / The Active Side of Infinity, 1999 ^

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