"Your arrows do not carry, " observed the master,"
because they do not reach far enough spiritually,"
-from Zen in the Art of Archery,
by Eugene Herrigel
About the Attitude of the Career Warrior:
"The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge, while an ordinary man sees everything as a blessing or a curse."
-don Juan Matus, from Tales of Power, by Carlos Castaneda
"If you have ever stood with awe and reverence, as you entered, for the first time, a "holy place" for you, then the feeling you experienced in that moment is the seed that can later blossom into your
becoming a student in an occult, esoteric school."
-from How to Know Higher Worlds, by Rudolph Steiner
"Zen is not some excitement, but concentration on our everyday
-Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Mind
About finding and travelling our Warrior’s Path
"Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart
to give yourself to it."
"I knew that to do this I had to achieve something much more
difficult than anything before. I had to bring my emotions – fear, hope,
and greed – under complete control."
-from, How I made $2,000,000 in the Stock Market, by Nicolas Darvas
"To be what we are and to become what we are capable of becoming,
is the only end of life."
-Robert Louis Stevenson
"Self knowledge and self improvement are very difficult for most
people. It usually needs great courage and long struggle."
One does these things because one has a
-Sir Francis Chichester, 1967, first man to sail solo around the world,
upon completing his historic trip
Certain nature. One cannot get away from fate.
If a person does not fulfill his nature, he
Will lead a frustrated life and be unhappy.
If it involves him in fear he will just have to put up with it.