The Manual of the Warrior of Light, presents a collection of philosophical thoughts and stories that will delight seekers everywhere. A warrior of the light does not spend his days trying to play the role that others have chosen for him, he does not waste his time listening to provocations; he has a destiny to fulfil. The Manual of the Warrior of the Light is an invitation to each of us to live our dream, to embrace the uncertainty of life, and to rise to meet our own unique destiny. In his inimitable style, Paulo Coelho helps us to discover the warrior of the light within each of us. 

MANUAL OF THE WARRIOR OF LIGHT


The Manual of the Warrior of Light, presents a collection of philosophical thoughts and stories that will delight seekers everywhere. A warrior of the light does not spend his days trying to play the role that others have chosen for him, he does not waste his time listening to provocations; he has a destiny to fulfil. The Manual of the Warrior of the Light is an invitation to each of us to live our dream, to embrace the uncertainty of life, and to rise to meet our own unique destiny. In his inimitable style, Paulo Coelho helps us to discover the warrior of the light within each of us. 

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Reviews

"I am not a strong reader, but there are few books I do care a lot, such as those
of Coelho, The Alchemist, which I have read and reread,
and The Manual of the Warrior of Light."
-- TIZIANO FERRO, SETTE, ITALY, JANUARY 9TH, 2004

 

"In The Warrior of Light Coelho creates an abstract image of might - an earthly angel encouraging us to walk the path that is both his and ours, so that we can feel safe knowing that everything around us is part of our "rightful battle"."
-- CAPITAL, BULGARIA, MAY 2002

"The Warrior of Light charms its way into the hearts of those who seek wisdom and self-knowledge. A remarkable source of spiritual light indeed!"
-- DNEVNIK, BULGARIA, APRIL 2002

 

"The Warrior of Light is both metaphorical and real. Because Coelho teaches everyone to feel themselves in their very soul - to listen to their heart, to find the real values in life, to acknowledge their mistakes, to fulfil their dreams and to undergo the same metamorphosis."
-- 24 CHASA, BULGARIA, APRIL 2002

Extracts

A warrior of light knows that he has much to be grateful for.
He was helped in his struggle by the angels; celestial forces placed each thing in its place, thus allowing him to give of 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 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 he never loses sight of those things that last or of the strong bonds that are forged over time.
A warrior can distinguish between the transient and the enduring.
A warrior of 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 and 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.'
The warrior does not respond to these provocations. He knows that without inspiration and experience, no amount of training will help him.