turquoiseb: > Carlos Castaneda on self-importance and petty tyrants > Everyone knows that Castaneda and Rama got most of their ideas from reading books like the Bhagavad Gita and the Ramayana epic. Some of these ideas they wrote about are almost pure Buddhism and Hinduism. In the latter case, Rama got most of his stuff from Blavatsky.
But, neither was apparently a real warrior. Go figure. Bhagavad Gita 3.12: 'istan bhogan hi vo deva dasyante yajna-bhavitah tair dattan apradayaibhyo yo bhunkte stena eva sah' "In charge of the various necessities of life, the demigods, being satisfied by the performance of yajna [sacrifice], will supply all necessities to you. But he who enjoys such gifts without offering them to the demigods in return is certainly a thief." 'Introduction to Bhagavad Gita' By Sri A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada http://tinyurl.com/2wgxpkr