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Response to tecelote (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 05:45 PM

5. yes

i wasn't disagreeing with you, i just favor a different approach...

"The life of a warrior cannot possibly be cold and lonely and without feelings
because it is based on his affection, his devotion, his dedication to his beloved.
And who, you may ask, is his beloved? This earth, this world. For a warrior there
can be no greater love. Only if one loves this earth with unbending passion can
one release one's sadness. A warrior is always joyful because his love is
unalterable and his beloved, the earth, embraces him and bestows upon him
inconceivable gifts. The sadness belongs only to those who hate the very thing
that gives shelter to their beings. This lovely being, which is alive to its last
recesses and understands every feeling, soothed me, it cured me of my pains,
and finally when I had fully understood my love for it, it taught me freedom.
Only the love for this splendorous being can give freedom to a warrior's spirit;
and freedom is joy, efficiency, and abandon in the face of any odds
That is the last lesson. It is always left for the very last moment, for the moment of ultimate solitude when a man faces his death and his aloneness. Only then does it make sense
(4,14,283-286)

https://archive.org/stream/CarlosCastanedaTheWordsOfDonJuanMatus/Carlos%20Castaneda-The%20Words%20Of%20Don%20Juan%20Matus_djvu.txt

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