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During the years between the times of knowingly starting on the Quest and that of meeting a Teacher, one should work especially hard at improving his whole general character and getting rid of any faults of whose existence he is aware. It is most important, for instance, to discipline temper, to develop self-control, and to learn how to overcome the temptation to give way to anger. Lesser faults, such as impulsiveness and carelessness, must also be checked and balanced by the deliberate cultivation of discrimination and prudence.

-- Notebooks Category 2: Overview of Practices Involved > Chapter 1: Ant's Long Path > # 118

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