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Warrior of the Light: A Manual is an inspirational companion to The Alchemist, an international bestseller that has beguiled millions of readers around the world. Every short passage invites us to live out our dreams, to embrace the uncertainty of life, and to rise to our own unique destiny. In his inimitable style, Paulo Coelho helps bring out the Warrior of the Light wit ...more
Paperback, 142 pages
Published March 30th 2004 by HarperOne (first published 1997)
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Zibbo
Jan 19, 2010 Zibbo rated it it was amazing
It was a book full of proverbs, words of encouragement and wisdom, filled with so much realization on life. As you go along reading each page, you would realize that you can relate to what the author is sharing to us, that in each one of us there is a warrior of light, hiding beneath our folds of fear, doubts and loneliness. We are a Warrior of Light, whether we believe in it at first or not, because we are servants of the longingness to find our dreams, to conquer our fears and live life with p ...more
Kinga
Dec 04, 2012 Kinga rated it did not like it
I remember I used to date a boy who, knowing my almost legendary loathing of Coelho, bought me this book as a joke. I honestly can't believe this was published. It doesn't even make sense!

Each time he came over I would greet him with a quote from the book and we would meditate over it for a bit.

- This was another installment of Men&Books in my life. I will write a proper memoir with this theme one day.
Kasp74
Sep 30, 2012 Kasp74 rated it really liked it
Shelves: spiritual
I am now reading this book for the third time. With each reading I underline and highlight something newly discovered that connects and validates my current experience and understanding. Why this book is fascinatingly useful to me is, its a compilation of seeds that grow when watered by my personal experience and meditative thought. In and of itself, it does not do the dirty work or heavy lifting for you, as many other books intend to do. This book is not entertaining you. It waits for you to mi ...more
Meliana
Jan 03, 2009 Meliana rated it it was amazing
if other readers choose "rich dad poor dad" or "the secret" as their book bible, i prefer to drift away with "the warrior of light"

paulo coelho writes the philosophy of warrior of light for the ones who appreciate the miracle of being alive and to guide each soul to embark to their own destiny.

quoted these from paulo's blog:

The Warrior possesses the art of the blow and the art of pardon. He knows how to use both with equal skill.

The Warrior of Light listens to Lao Tzu when he says that we must d
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مصطفي سليمان
أفكار كتير ممكن تجيلك

وانت بتقراء الكتاب دا

مثلا

هو ازاي كتبه؟

الكلام دا محدش يعرف يكتبه

غير اللي يكون مر بيه

وحسه

وجربه وخد وقته معاه

دليل سهل

ازاي تبقي لوحدك

وتبقي مستمتع

ازاي تبقي لوحدك

وتبقي لطيف

اغلب الكلام اللي ف الكتاب دا

مزعج بشدة

لانه حقيقي بشدة

علي الاقل

هتلاقي فيه

في حد ال 10 حاجات انت عملتها او مريت بيها

عزيزي , عزيزتي

دا النوع اللي من الكتب اللي بيخليك تحس بشئ

مريب وعجيب

انت مش لوحدك علي الارض

فيه حد ما

في مكان ما

حس بنفس الشعور دا

هو هو بنفس تفاصيله

لو انت بتدور علي كتاب شبه دا

ارشحلك دا

بكل بساطة

:)
Julie
Sep 10, 2011 Julie rated it it was amazing
This book was very inspiring to me. It was the right book at the right time. And with being a psychotherapist I have often had very similar thoughts as Paulo Coelho when I work with people, helping them through their pain and suffering. The book is beautifully written and full of symbolism. The Warrior of light served as metaphor for those who serve God and are not perfect, but human striving toward God's light.

Thought I would include some quotes below from Paulo Coelho's book.
"Like the fighte
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Suzie Toumeh
قال الشاب في خاتمة الكتاب:
"لاحظت أن عدداً من الأمور التي أخبرتني إياها تناقض بعضها بعضاً".
ولكن للأسف، ما قاله الشاب لم يستحق أي رد من المرأة الغامضة.

هذا الكتاب ليس أول تجربة فاشلة لي مع باولو، لكن بدون منازع إنها، الأفشل.
إنه متناقض، وينقصه القليل من الصواب، لا يمكن ربطه بالحياة الواقعية إلا إذا كنت طفل ذي مخيلة خصبة. لربما كتب ليكون كتاب مقدس لقراء باولو، يصف لهم كيف يكون الإنسان الصالح أو كما لقبه "محارب الضوء".

أما بالنسبة لفوائده، فهو مضيعة جيدة للوقت وأنصحه بشدة لأي إنسان يحب الكتب الفارغة ا
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Jodi
Jul 19, 2007 Jodi rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who like pop psychology self help crap
Shelves: fiction, selfhelp
This was a book club choice and chosen mainly because we were looking for a book in Spanish that would be a fairly easy read. I thought the overarching story of the boy on the beach was worthless and the "advice" on being a warrior of the light was contradictory and simplistic. If vaguely spiritualistic babble really motivates you - this is your book.
Kat Kiddles
Mar 20, 2011 Kat Kiddles rated it liked it
“As I finish reading the prologue, it strikes me that we spend an incredible amount of time and effort fighting to achieve. We determine what is to be done, and plow through all the divine messages that cross our paths in the name of our objectives. Perhaps it’s only after we’ve fought for long enough, lost a sufficient amount of blood in our self-imposed battles and come to terms with our permanent scars that we finally give in just enough to actually realize what’s around us.

“The pandemonium o
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⊱ Poppy ⊰
Jul 24, 2016 ⊱ Poppy ⊰ rated it liked it
A Book Of Great Wisdom.

“behind the mask of ice that people wear, there beats a heart of fire.”


“The only trap I must beware not to fall into, is to think that each day is the same as the next. In fact, each morning brings with it a hidden miracle, and we must pay attention to this miracle.”


“From the moment we are born, people tell us that the world is like this and like that, this way, that way. It is natural that - for a certain period of time - we end up believing what we are told. B
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Brady
Dec 08, 2008 Brady rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2008
The Alchemist was great, so naturally I went out and bought 2 more Coelho books. The Valkeries was not very good and gives a lot of insight into Paulo himself (not impressed). Then I started to read Warrior of Light and truly believe that Paulo totally misses the boat on what it means to be a Warrior of Light. Suprisingly for someone who writes metaphysical books, he can't see around his own ego long enough to put anything of value on the page. This did it for me, as far as I am concerned read t ...more
Shannon
Jul 02, 2013 Shannon rated it really liked it
Shelves: popular-fiction
After reading The Alchemist, I picked this up. It's a quick read, but the thoughts it provokes linger. While there were some new nuggets of wisdom, for the most part, many thoughts I've had in the past and several beliefs I've held were reaffirmed. Made up of various proverbs, one was similar to a belief among Native Americans in my part of the Americas and is one which I've known for years, though mine goes to the seventh generation. "Before making any important decision ... the Warrior asks hi ...more
Nilin Börekçi
Benlik bir kitap değildi ama yine insanın kendine bir başlangıç noktası olarak alabileceği bir kitap kitaptı. Öyle hop oturdum 100 sayfa okudumluk bir kitap değildi yani.

Arada, yavaş yavaş okunabilecek bir kitaptı. Başucu kitabı misali. Bu bağlamda, kitabı sevdim.

İçinde gerçekten güzel yazıların olduğu bölümlerde vardı (Onların hepsi işaretlendi.). Güzeldi ya. İlk okuduğumda çok kötü diye geçirmiştim içimden ama, okudukça biraz keyif almaya başladığımı itiraf etmem gerek. *-*
Ladygorekitten
Nov 04, 2011 Ladygorekitten rated it did not like it
The more Coelho tries to be inspirational, the more he lacks.

Ah, I was a huge fan of this book when I read it and I was possibly 13. Now I look back to it, I only can say that it was a book version of being drama queen. There is no drama at all,in the boook. But, the system of thought is the same as drama queens that tries to make all the problems bigger than they actually are and then start to fight with imaginational enemies.

No, Coelho. Not this. Advicing people to be strong in the way of batt
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Azza
Oct 22, 2012 Azza rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012
This is the one book I want to read again and again and again. This is the one book I want to keep in my bag when I go out and beside my bed when I go to sleep. This is the one book I want to open at a random page to see how I should respond to a certain situation.

This is a book full of pure kindness.

This is MY book.
شيرين فتحي
يؤمن محاب الضوء بأن الشخص عندما يريد الحصول على أمر فإن الكون بكامله سيتآمر لصالحه.

ـ لا يمتلك محارب الضوء الإيمان على الدوام.

ـ محارب الضوء يتصرف كالأطفال في بعض الأحيان ويشعر بالفخر إذا ما واجهه أحد بذلك لأنه يعلم أنه سيبقى على اتصال بالله عبر تلك البراءة.

ـ يستمد محارب الضوء قوته من الألم الذي لحق به في الماضي.

ـ التزام محارب الضوء عادةً يكون التزاما أحمق قد يُلحق به الأذى لكنه يحترم كلمته ويدفع ثمن تهوره.

ـ يعرف محارب الضوء أن أهم ثلاث كلمات في أي لغة هي ( نعم ـ المحبة ـ الله ) كلمات في غاية السه
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Anna-maria Frastali
Sep 28, 2011 Anna-maria Frastali rated it did not like it
I know that many many people won't like this review, but I have to be honest. From a litterary point of view P.Coelho's writing really simple, nothing special in it, there are not engaging images or words. Since this is not supposed to be a novel but a manual in a more philosophical way (!), this Warrior's of the Light philosophy is really plain. I feel that Coelho just wanted to add everything he could in order to attract more readers. It is mostly a book for people who feel that they don't hav ...more
Jacqui Helms
Oct 17, 2011 Jacqui Helms rated it it was amazing
Paulo Coelho is an author that I can't help but love. His books all reflect his philosophical and deep thinking within the plot of the story. This book is different because there is no story or main character, instead this book is a manual to living positively like the main character Santiago from "The Alchemist." This manual is a way for people to live positively and can be used as a guide to incorporate alchemy into everyday life. Warrior of the Light also opens your eyes to reflecting on your ...more
Noha mohamed
May 23, 2012 Noha mohamed rated it it was amazing

A man only has a soul to be won or lost; apart from his
life, he has nothing.
Past or future lives do not matter - at the moment
you are living this one, and you should do so with silent comprehension,
joy and enthusiasm. What you must not lose is your enthusiasm. " paulo coelho "
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-you do not have a woman whom you love; the woman is not yours. What is yours is
the energy of love, which you aim at her.
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_كان كونفوشيوس يسافر مع تلاميذه و عندما سمع بأن صبي ذكي جدا
يعيش في قرية مجاورة. ذهب كونفوشيوس لل
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Patrick Suth
Feb 27, 2013 Patrick Suth rated it did not like it
Shelves: garbage
An attempt to mimic the art of war. Coehlo shows throughout this book that he believes that his idea of a happy lifestyle is the only way anyone can be happy. Its high headed tone of what balance is and how to approach morality is clumsy and occasionally contradictory. I'm halfway through this book and it is going to take a miracle to change my opinion. This is the fourth Paulo Coehlo book I have read. I am now eating my way through these novels just to clear space on my bookshelf.

One aspect I u
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Ramy
Aug 22, 2016 Ramy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
على راى الفيلسوف كيركجورد فى كتاب بتحس انه بيحتويك بيبلعك ؟؟؟و على راى واحد تانى مش فاكر اسمه مع نهاية كتاب حلو بتحزن لانك بتحس ب فقد صديق....

أثر فيا جدا نجيب محفوظ و باولو كويلهو الاخير هو تلميذ للاول
ما ضرر ان يكون العمل مختصر او مكثف ؟
و لاا هو ضرورى للادب او لنقل الرسالةعموما ان تكون فى 300-400-500 صفحة ؟ او مجلدات عدة ؟

بعد سنين من القراءة اكاد ان اجزم ان اعظم الكتاب وا لروايات اللى قريتها من حيث الفائدة و المتعة هى ما بين 0-200 ص
قلة قليلة جدا من الكتب او الروايات الاكبر من ذلك هى من كانت م
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Rosie Nguyễn
Jul 30, 2014 Rosie Nguyễn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There are books that come to us at the right time, either we seek for them, or they come by chance, playing as saviors. I searched for this book and it was exactly what I wanted. Soothing my pain with the beautiful words, releasing my pressure with understanding expression, encouraging me with the simple rules. I found again the reasons for me to be a warrior of light, to choose this painful yet rewarding path. Keep moving forward, I whispered to myself.
مروان البلوشي
Mar 16, 2013 مروان البلوشي rated it really liked it
Shelves: مقالات
قد يعتبر المثقف العربي هذا الكتاب خفيفاً وغير عميق وغير أكاديمي ولا يليق به أن يقرأه، ولكن هذا المثقف غبي ولذلك فهو لا يستطيع رؤية الجمال والحكمة الكامنة بل والحقيقة الواضحة في صفحات هذا الكتاب، قراءة ممتعة ولتذهب النخبوية إلى الجحيم :)
Yomna hosny
Apr 17, 2014 Yomna hosny rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-books
Out of all of Paulo Coelho's books, this one is definitely the most new agey..
Darnia
This is my most fave book from the whole book that I've evr read!!!
Gw beli buku ini sekitar taun 2007-an, nemu di toko buku Toga Mas di Jogjakarta.
Kenapa ini selalu gw bawa ke mana-mana dan gw baca berulang-ulang tanpa bosan?
Inilah beberapa kalimat yang berhasil gw kutip di bab awal :

Seorang ksatria cahaya tahu bahwa ia memiliki banyak hal yang patut disyukuri. Dia tidak perlu diingatkan tentang bantuan yang diberikan orang lain padanya, ialah orang pertama yang mengingatnya.

Seorang ksatria caha
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Hanyaldeeen
Nov 15, 2015 Hanyaldeeen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
الكتاب عبارة عن مجموعة من الحكم والنصائح الجميلة والراقية تذكرنى بتراث المتصوفة الاسلامى الذى تم اهماله تماما ولم نجد كاتبا مثل باولو كويلو لاعادة احيائه فى اسلوب يناسب العصر الحالى وان كانت محاولات الدكتور مصطفى محمود جديرة بالاحترام يرحمه الله وادعو الله ان يبعث فينا من يستطيع بقلمه ان يجذب الشباب للروحانيات اللموجودة فى التصوف الاسلامى فما امس الحاجة اليه للقضاء على المادية المتوحشة التى تاكلنا جميعا بلا استثناء
Rebekka Steg
Inspiring! Everyone should read this book!
Though Warrior of the Light: A Manual, by Paulo Coelho, is very different to many of his other works, it is no less inspiring nor any less thought provoking.
This collection of short notes, thoughts, ideas and inspirations, should not be read all at once, but rather read and savoured over the course of several days or even weeks, in order to fully take in and reflect on everything that is written.
Since we are all in different places in life, have reached
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Marlee
Most people have a piece of historical literature that they study and regard as holy, such as the Bible or the Quran. I have this book.

I have no review. I am left without words, except those that express the opinion that every person on earth should read this book. Also, I was disappointed in Coelho's constant use of male-only pronouns... Was there really no way to include women in this valuable work of wisdom?
Atilio Frasson
Oct 26, 2015 Atilio Frasson rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Este libro es una contradicción tras otra y a Coelho no se le ocurre una mejor forma de explicarlo que: "Un guerrero no procura ser coherente; él aprende a vivir con sus contradicciones." Si bien es verdad que todas las personas tenemos contradicciones, e incluso, teniendo un punto de vista sobre algo, al adquirir nueva información podemos cambiar ese parecer, pero siempre intentando ser los más coherentes posible. Por ejemplo: "Cambie de opinión. Bueno es porque leí esto que me hizo pensar" o " ...more
Esmeralda Plangesis
Jul 18, 2014 Esmeralda Plangesis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone in search of enlightenment along the path of life...
Recommended to Esmeralda by: No-one...
"The warrior of light is a believer." I agree with Paulo Coelho that only believers in life (irrespective of chosen religious faith-my emphasis),can expect miracles to happen...

"You do not need to be perfect. you do not need infinite wisdom, patience or humility. You do not need to be a saint. You only have to want to live a life that's full and true. To rise up, to greet your own unique destiny...

Alternatively, you can spend all your time wandering around in the dark forest of life, thrashing
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The Brazilian author PAULO COELHO was born in 1947 in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Before dedicating his life completely to literature, he worked as theatre director and actor, lyricist and journalist. In 1986, PAULO COELHO did the pilgrimage to Saint James of Compostella, an experience later to be documented in his book The Pilgrimage. In the following year, COELHO published The Alchemist. Slow in ...more
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