Warrior of the Light: A Manual

Warrior of the Light: A Manual

by Paulo Coelho

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ISBN-13: 9780061828669
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/17/2009
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 109,244
File size: 628 KB

About the Author

Paulo Coelho, born in Rio de Janeiro in 1947, is one of the bestselling and most influential authors in the world. The Alchemist, The Pilgrimage, The Valkyries, Brida, Veronika Decides to Die, Eleven Minutes, The Zahir, The Witch of Portobello, The Winner Stands Alone, Aleph, Manuscript Found in Accra, and Adultery, among others, have sold over 175 million copies worldwide, and The Alchemist has been on the New York Times bestseller list for over 360 weeks.

Paulo Coelho has been a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters since 2002, and in 2007, he was appointed United Nations Messenger of Peace. He is also the most followed author on social media.

Hometown:

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Date of Birth:

August 24, 1947

Place of Birth:

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Education:

Left law school in second year

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Warrior of the Light

A Manual
By Paulo Coelho

HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Copyright © 2006 Paulo Coelho
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0060527986

Capitulo Uno

A Warrior of the Light knows that he has much to be grateful for.

Angels help him in his struggle; celestial forces place each thing in its place, thus allowing him to give it his best.

His companions say: "He's so lucky!" And the warrior does sometimes achieve things far beyond his capabilities.

That is why, at sunset, he kneels and gives thanks for the Protective Cloak surrounding him.

His gratitude, however, is not limited to the spiritual world; he never forgets his friends, for their blood, mingled with his on the battlefield.

A Warrior does not need to be reminded of the help given him by others. He is the first to remember and he makes sure to share with them any rewards he receives.


All the world's roads lead to the heart of the Warrior; he plunges unhesitatingly into the river of passions always flowing through his life.

The warrior knows that he is free to choose his desires, and he makes these decisions with courage, detachment and -- sometimes -- with just a touch of madness.

He embraces his passions and enjoys them intensely. He knows that there is no need to renounce the pleasures of conquest; they are part of life and bring joy to all those who participate in them.

But henever loses sight of things that last or of the strong bonds forged over time.

A Warrior can distinguish between the transient and the enduring.


A Warrior of the Light does not rely on strength alone, he makes use of his opponent's energy too.

When he enters the fight, all he has is his enthusiasm, the moves, and strikes that he learned during his training. As the fight progresses, he discovers that enthusiasm and training are not enough to win: what counts is experience.

Then he opens his heart to the Universe and asks God to give him the inspiration he needs to turn every blow from his enemy into a lesson in self-defence.

His companions say: "He's so superstitious. He stopped fighting in order to pray; he even shows respect for his opponent's tricks."

A Warrior does not respond to these provocations. He knows that without inspiration and experience, no amount of training will help him.

Continues...


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Warrior of the Light: A Manual 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 71 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read through the whole book in an hour and found some beautiful spiritual connections. It is very uplifting when you are feeling down and confused about life. It is a must buy!
KC-Lewis More than 1 year ago
I love Paulo Coelho. After having read The Alchemist and Down by the River Piedra I Sat down and wept, I was expecting more of a story. This book is more a book of short motivational statements. Each page with a new lesson or reminder. This is not a book that you read through and get a story. It is more something you are supposed to read and reflect upon. I get the book and appreciate the message it gives, however it was not what I was expecting when I picked it up. Very Short read. Easy writing style. Good for self-reflection.
TheCus3 More than 1 year ago
If there were an option to give this book 0 stars I would do that instead. This book is 200 pages of virtues. When I read the reviews I was optimistic because I LOVE Paulo Coehlo. After reading the first few pages in my NOOK I thought he might just be setting some plot line up with some things that the Warrior of the Light does, but no. It's the same thing every chapter. Oh and chapters are 2 pages long. If what you want is a longer version of the 10 Commandments then this book is right up your alley.
JOANNAFL More than 1 year ago
Whatever page OPENS before you, is so applicable to what you are asking.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Obviously I am a fan of PC. PC has a special way of enveloping the reader into the novel. And after each book of his you will read, you grow as an individual. He is in the same league as Deepak Chopra. And I have much respect for both of these writers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was hoping for something more like the alchemist but this book is nothing like that in my opinion. Its a bunch of parables and teachings. I'll pass on this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very inspiring words of wisdom.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Outstanding.....I think this is the new Ethics for Humanity, Paulo Coelho brings into light on how we should handle the serious issues of today and the ones we will face in the future.........Awesome !!!!!!!
susanpenter on LibraryThing 11 months ago
This is not so much a novel as a collection of mantras. I first came across it at University and will no doubt revisit it over the years.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a keeper and has alot of thought a meaning and to always be self aware of who we were who we was and who we can be as a person. If you want to open doorways this is the author!
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Life stuff~ I like about anything he writes......gets you thinking
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