Way of the Peaceful Warrior

Way of the Peaceful Warrior

A Book That Changes Lives

Paperback - 2000
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A world renowned classic celebrates its 20th anniversary. This international best-seller conveys piercing truths & humorous wisdom, speaking directly to the universal quest for happiness.
Publisher: Tiburon, Calif. : H.J. Kramer ; Novato, Calif. : New World Library, c2000.
Edition: Rev. ed.
ISBN: 9780915811892
0915811898
9781932073201
1932073205
0932073205
Branch Call Number: 291.44
Characteristics: xiv, 213 p. ; 22 cm.

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kennym321
Sep 04, 2016

My bowling instructor is similar to Socrates in many aspects! My journalism teacher recommended I read this book, and I was glad I did! This book definitely had a positive influence on my life, and I am still contemplating its many lessons to this day, more than 3 years after reading it. However, I think Dan Millman would agree that not everybody needs this book, because life is all about figuring out what works best for you. If you are happy with your life, then you have unlocked your secret. If you feel like you are searching for something, this book might contain the answers you seek!

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Apr 20, 2016

Way of the Peaceful Warrior is a part-fictional, part-autobiographical book based upon the early life of the author Dan Millman. This book was presumable the first philosophically and spiritually complex book I've picked up in my lifetime, I first read it at the age of 13. After finally completing the book I found myself restless and unable to sleep due to inspiration, change in mindset, and philosophical questions I had about it. I vividly remember late that night while drawing how I pictured the old gas station in the book I was thinking about the insight I gained through thinking about Socrates and his lessons instead of towards Dan towards myself. No matter how corny it might sound when a book claims it changes lives, I've got no doubt that reading this novel changed my life in one way or another. Although this book focuses quite a bit on spirituality do not let that turn you away, as it still possesses so much wisdom on self improvement and is a great read. A few of the topics touched on in this book include balance in life, living in the moment, and of course the way of the peaceful warrior (you'll just have to find out what it is).If you are looking for a philosophical/spiritual novel which focuses on the teacher/student relationship that will leave you perplexed, inspired, and appeased this might be the book for you. - @magicsoup of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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theconstantgardner
Jan 09, 2016

Anyone looking for a shortcut to wisdom, understanding, happiness, peace & fulfilment will be disappointed with this book. It doesn't instruct, or promise an easy way to help you sleep at night, or get what you want out of life. There are hundreds of other 'self help' books that make these sort of claims. Many people will deny what Dan is exploring in this story, and won't understand at all. Others however, may take the road less travelled and go on to explore the concepts in greater depth. They may come to understand the nature of their mind and existence, 'reality', the meaning of life, the illusion of free will, nirvana and maybe even enlightenment. We already know why we're here, and the point of it all, it's just a matter of whether we're ready to accept it.

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rswcove
Nov 06, 2015

This book is part of a collection of dangerous rubbish that I read as a young man in search of answers. The list also included Eckart Tolle, James Redfield and numerous other Oprah Bait authors. I didn't find the answers I was looking for in the these books, and I doubt they have any answers to offer. The real travesty is that somebody might think that they do. I will save you the trouble of reading this book. The only worthwhile tidbit is a canned Zen Koan about enlightenment.

A man is seeking enlightenment and none of the great master can help him. One day, on a high mountain path he meets a very old man carrying an enormous bundle of firewood many times larger than the man himself. On instinct, our hero asks the man "Sir, how do I achieve enlightenment?" The old man smiles and sets down his load and spreads his arms wide. Our is amazed and then, curious asks, "But Sir, what comes after enlightenment?" The old man smiles and picks his bundle back up and continues on his way.

There, now you don't have to read the hog swill pile of rubbish.

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om6666
Dec 05, 2012

Thankyou!!

understandinglife Jan 13, 2012

This was a great read and definitely inspirational. There are great life lessons contained in this book.

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sanderoo
Oct 20, 2011

This was just ok, nothing special and certainly no new ideas here. Didn't change my life or anything.

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tweedledee
Dec 09, 2010

When I read the title part that says "A Book that Changes Lives" I laughed and thought, ok whatever. But after I read it, it really did change my life. Changes your perspective on life and is a fun read as well.

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pumbster
Nov 03, 2010

Enjoyable read. However, I prefer Og Mandino's version of the student and mentor relationship.

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Caedus_Neruda
Jan 02, 2010

This is an amazing book that will change your life, and the way you view it if you give it the chance. At the very least it can be a tool to increase your own spirituality. For some reason I felt the need to increase my physical fitness too, but that might just be because I'm a fitness-junky.

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