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Title : A separate reality
ISBN : 0-14-019236-0
Author : Carlos Castaneda
Description : The second book in Carlos Castenada's initiation.
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Pg-149"Only a warrior can survive, a warrior knows that he is waiting and what he is waiting for; and while he waits he wants nothing and thus whatever little he gets is more than he can take. If he needs to eat he finds a way, because he is not hungry; if something hurts his body he finds a way to stop it, because he is not in pain. To be hungry or to be in pain means that the man has abandonded himself and is no longer a warrior; and the forces of his hunger and pain will destroy him.
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Pg-157"To be a hermit is an indulgence and I never meant that. A hermit is not detached, for he wilfully abandons himself to being a hermit.
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 aquired 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.
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Pg-158"A detached man, who knows he has no possibility of fencing off his death, has only one thing to back himself with: the power of his decisions. He has to be, so to speak, the master of his choices. He must fully understand that his choice is his responsibility and once he makes it there is no longer time for regrets or recrimininations. His decisions are final, simply because his death does not permit him time to cling to anything.
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Pg-232"But we must be on good terms with all the living things of this world. This is the reason why we must talk to plants we are about to kill and apologise for hurting them; the same thing must be done with the animals we are going to hunt. We should take only enough for our needs, otherwise the plants and the animals and the worms we have killed would turn against us and cause us disease and misfortune.
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