Way of the Peaceful Warrior – A book that changes lives

21 May

I read this book years ago and always find the need to re-read it again and again.

“There are two ways to be rich: You earn, inherit, borrow, beg, steal enough money to meet all your desires; or you cultivate a simple life style of few desires; that way you always have enough money. ”

“A peaceful warrior has the insight and discipline to choose the simple way – to know the difference between needs and wants. We have few basic needs but endless wants. Full attention to every moment is my pleasure. Attention costs no money; your only investment is training. That’s another advantage of being a warrior–it’s cheaper! The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.”  

“You can do nothing to change the past, and the future will never come exactly as you expect or hope for. There have never been past warriors, nor will there be future ones. The warrior is here, now. Your sorrows, your fear and anger, regret and guilt, your envy and plans and cravings live only in the past, or in the future.”

“Embody what you teach, and teach only when you are embodied.”

“The people that are hardest to love, are usually the ones who needed the most.”

“Death isn’t sad. The sad thing is–most people don’t live at all.”

“A warrior acts, only a fool reacts.”

God arranged everything for a purpose. And it’s me, who is gonna find out the purpose !

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