Personal Gain

This from Carlos Castaneda's "The Power Of Silence":

"Malicious acts are performed by people for personal gain," he said. "Sorcerers, though, have an ulterior purpose for their acts, which has nothing to do with personal gain. The fact that they enjoy their acts does not count as gain. Rather, it is a condition of their character. The average man acts only if there is the chance for profit. Warriors say they act not for profit but for spirit."

Look around you and begin to notice the reasoning behind the actions of those who you have brought near. Purposeful activity reveals insight into the nature and form of the Dance of Life. The Warrior's way lies in the understanding of the complexities of life while revealing the simplistic undercurrents of itself in action. Using that understanding, anything is possible.

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