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Way of the Peaceful Warrior

A Book That Changes Lives
Lu par : Dan Millman
Durée : 6 h et 1 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (8 notations)

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Description

This audio edition of the international best seller Way of the Peaceful Warrior is based on the story of Dan Millman, a world-class gymnast who has it all, but is troubled by a vague sense of dissatisfaction with his everyday life. He meets an eccentric old mentor named Socrates, who sets him on a spiritual odyssey that will ultimately deliver or destroy him. Along the way Dan encounters realms of light and darkness, of romance and magic, as he learns what it means to live as a peaceful warrior.

Way of the Peaceful Warrior is a rare story with the power to transform lives. It conveys piercing truths with drama, heart, and humor and speaks directly to the universal quest for fulfillment and happiness, for finding our place in the world. It is a story for all times that can inspire joy, expand perspectives, and remind us of the deeper truth we already know, that real freedom lies within us right now.

©1984 Dan Millman (P)1997 New World Library

Critiques

"As narrator as well as author, [Millman] has ample skill and showmanship." ( AudioFile)

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Book of my Life

This is the book who have changed my Life. Thank you Dan for your inspiration.
Read by Dan is the top !

I will listen it now, again and again.

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  • Knucks
  • 06/01/2010

My Favorite Audiobook

At this point, I have read, and re-read this book enough times to know most of it by heart - not just the main story line which is pretty simple, but the lessons contained within the story that are really what the book is all about.

I initially made the mistake of trying to figure out which parts of the story were claimed to have actually happened vs which parts were just there to illustrate a point. Eventually I came to the conclusion that it really doesn't matter how much or little was fact - The basic point of the book is to guide the reader to a philosophy that is aligned to the world around them instead of living one that is opposed to natural order. Without challenging religious beliefs, the book can lead you to look at how you live, how you interact with others, and to think carefully about all aspects of your life - from breathing to eating, to exercise, to how you look at the world every minute of the day

Read it, think about it, then read it again. I don't normally take the time to write reviews of the hundreds of audiobooks I have read, but I feel very strongly about this one

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Annas
  • 29/07/2006

Very realistic and fun

Just finished listening to this audiobook. It was wonderful... so realistic despite having elements of fiction. It is incredibly fun and entertaining to read, even if read just as a novel. Reflecting on the book lessons, I realized that many of its revelations are valid even in the world we live in. Many of my questions about life got answered in this book, and it brought me closer to awakening. Enjoy!!!

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  • GregK
  • 27/05/2004

Way of Simple Happiness

Not many unabridged titles can be listen to, with such ease and pleasure. The 'Way of the Peaceful Warrior' is a story about finding pleasures in every aspect of our lives.
This title shows a great way how to distance yourself, from everyday chaos and madness. It shows step by step, how to rediscover happiness and simple pleasures.
In my personal case, I was able to better understand what I really, really, really want...

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  • Rich
  • 03/07/2015

Happiness is a Full Tank

I first read this book 20 years ago, and fell in love with it. Much like Dan in the book however, I don't think it all stuck--as I've read it again multiple times in the past year, I'm now a little more ready for the messages of the book.

And what messages there are! The character of Socrates is just terrific; I have no doubt the author has nothing but pure love for this man (along with every other person, per his teachings of course).

While I am not a world-class gymnast like the author, I am a local-class distance runner (age group awards, Boston Marathon finishes) and found a great role model in the author. The message of "you've learned how to achieve, but not how to be happy" rings loud and true not only for me, but for most of modern Western society I wager. His candor about sexual urges, depression and failed relationships is important--"men don't talk about this stuff," but really should. (Ironically it was a female friend of mine who was a big fan of Warrior, and pointed me to this book.)

The fantasy elements of the book are largely enjoyable for the purposes of getting messages across. The ending gets a little too fantastical (meeting Soc in the middle of the woods; the random college girl in Ohio just-so-happens to be his future wife), but it's a story so you have to wrap the plot up somehow. I'm not reading for the plot.

Millman does a good job with narration. Not the best narrator--the publisher could have found someone better from a pure voice acting perspective--but I appreciate a book like this being read by the author. It makes the experience more personal. Millman is far from being annoying, distracting or any other qualities of a poor narrator.

I took scratch notes as I worked through this book. The list got long. Certainly I'll come back to Warrior again in the future. A must read for any student, young or old.

- Fear, sadness, anger. Move emotions up that chain, then convert to action and let go.
- Stop being proud of your mediocrity.
- The mind is mortal. Everything else is immortal.
- Where are you? Peel the onion. What's left at the end? The universe.
- Meditation: intent and surrender. Attention Attention Attention.
- Making mistakes at full attention is better Tha not making mistakes with a trembling spirit.
- The priest who thinks abut praying while lovemaking, and vice versa.
- Unconscious ritual is negative. Not the actions.
- Urges do not matter. Actions do.
- Death is not sad. The sadness is that most people do not live.
- Choose when, where and how to act without the expectations of others.
- Defeat the Giant. The Giant is your mind.
- Philosophers' rock: there are no unimportant moments.
- Stop being superior in ordinary standards. Be ordinary in superior standards.
- Use aikido, don't resist forces.
- Muscles like a cat.
- Expert vs master. Mental and emotional vs physical. Body, mind and emotions.
- Stay in the now. Pentagraph with zombies and women.
- You've spent your live learning how to achieve, not to be happy.
- Birth of the mind is the death of the senses. Re, infants.
- Happiness finds you, only after surrender. You don't find happiness.
- Happiness is the only power.
- Happiness now without reason.
- Plato's cave, we are all a part of the consciousness continuum.
- Relax into life. Do your best. What you know as you will be dead someday. Paradox, humor and change are the only rules.
- Enlightenment is a realization, not an attainment. (a la ZMM's Copernican revolutions).
- Goal is to be vulnerable to life and love, NOT invulnerable.

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  • Michelle
  • 05/12/2011

An Inspiration

I truly love this book. I have already listened more than once. I give it 4 stars because of the narative is not great. I know it is Dan Millman himself so I'm not going to be harsh and I do appreciate when a writer reads thier own story.

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  • Kenneth
  • 03/06/2006

Very Fun

This is a very fun book. I thouroughly enjoyed it and pretty much needed it. This is the book that I thought "motorcycle maintenance" was going to be and turned out to suck wind. Have a great time with this book. There's a gem here and there for you to carry forever. Great stuff.

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  • Shannon
  • 01/11/2014

Inspiring and Reflective

Where does Way of the Peaceful Warrior rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

top 5

What was one of the most memorable moments of Way of the Peaceful Warrior?

The story is just a beautiful reminder of being at one by living in the moment, there is no other moment in time than the now. Live in the now

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

There already is a movie on this book!

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  • Nowdla
  • 03/10/2007

Definitley Valuable

I found Dan's book to be quite good. I became familiar with the materiel from watching the movie starring Nick Nolte. I'm almost hesitant to say that I enjoyed the movie even more. Even though the book has much more content. Definitley a worthwhile listen or read

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  • C. Oneal
  • 26/12/2013

Short but as long as it needed to be

Would you listen to Way of the Peaceful Warrior again? Why?

Yes, because I think there's a depth to it you may not catch the first time.

Have you listened to any of Dan Millman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No but I read Spirit Laws

Any additional comments?

I understand why he would want to read his own work, another narrator may have been a better choice.

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  • Brian Gordon Serna
  • 30/04/2012

Inspiring Book

What made the experience of listening to Way of the Peaceful Warrior the most enjoyable?

This novel can potentially open doors to new planes of existence, provided we decide to take up the Warrior's path.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Socrates, his intensity and willingness to do whatever it takes to assist in the growth of his pupil.

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  • Sashank Kumar Pappu
  • 22/02/2018

Fantastic

This is my 4th time reading/hearing this book. The story telling is awesome. And the spiritual principles are well orchestrated. The suspense till the end is indeed great. Iam so happy after listening this book. I really recommend to everyone who is navigating this world

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  • Marion Layer
  • 02/04/2019

sehr empfehlenswert... i love it ♡♡♡

eine sehr berührende Geschichte voller Weisheiten und Inspirationen. Ich kann es wärmsten empfehlen.
♡peaceful warrior♡

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  • Peter Kreißl
  • 23/01/2019

life changing

a complex and old wisdom pack into a present story in present time with real people and pure fiction. this book is a never-ending source of good, meaningful quotes.

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  • Marius
  • 24/04/2018

amazing book. amazing story.

i liked the book a lot! amazing story and I am sure I picked up some important lessons from there. thank you Socrates.

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  • Melanie
  • 14/04/2016

Something to think about

Very move nice and inspirational Sox story! Listen to puny it and it will stay with you!!