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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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Jun 14, 2011 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.
Jan 19, 2010 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
Shwan Majeed
هذه الكتاب نستطيع ان نقول عليه حكم واحداث اكثر من رواية، لان اذا قلنا انه رواية فإننا سوف نظلمه.
مع جمال الحكم والاحداث التي موجودة في الكتاب هناك البداية والخاتمة الرائعة جدا من قبل الكاتب، أنا برأي انه ايظا ابداع وسرد جميل من قبل باولو كويولو ♥.
بس أتمنى من كل من يقرأ هذه الرواية لا يحكم عليه من باب دينيه أو توجهاته أخذ منه ما يناسبك وتقبله بكل روح إنسانية متطلعة للأفكار الجميلة والمفقيدة.

شوان مجيد 😉
Ahmad Sharabiani
Manual do guerreiro da luz = Warrior of the Light, Paulo Coelho
Originally published: 1997
"Warrior of the Light" is a collection of texts that, for the first time, are gathered from the internet writings of Paulo Coelho. In his inimitable style, Paulo Coelho helps us to discover the warrior of the light within each of us. In these volumes readers are invited to travel through the life and imagination of a pilgrim writer.
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: ماه نوامبر سال 1998 میلادی
عنوان: رساله دلاور اشراق؛ مترج
Jan 05, 2018 rated it did not like it
"A Warrior of Light values a child's eyes because they are able to look at the world without bitterness. When he wants to find out if the person beside him is worthy of his trust, he tries to see him as a child would."

I mean, totally. Little kids are so great a spotting immediately if an adult is trustworthy or not. That is why paedophiles have such an impossible task.

"“A warrior cannot lower his head - otherwise he loses sight of the horizon of his dreams.”

- warrior steps in dog shit -

Sep 30, 2012 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
Jan 03, 2009 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
مصطفي سليمان
أفكار كتير ممكن تجيلك

وانت بتقراء الكتاب دا


هو ازاي كتبه؟

الكلام دا محدش يعرف يكتبه

غير اللي يكون مر بيه


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

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".

أنصحه بشدة لأي إنسان يحب الكتب الفارغة الفاقدة للمعنى.
Jun 21, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: libri-trash
Rosso di sera, bel tempo si spera

"Impara a guardare dentro il tuo cuore ed imparerai a conoscere te stesso."

Niente, Coelho ha capito come fare i quattrini con il minimo sforzo.
Frasi pseudofilosofiche e ovvietà random sono il fulcro di questo compendio per noi guerrieri della luce, sempre pronti a rialzarci, dopo ogni sconfitta, più forti di prima.
Sep 05, 2011 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
Jul 19, 2007 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 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
⊱ Poppy ⊰
Feb 20, 2016 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
Oct 22, 2012 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.
Ehsan Shariaty
دستورالعمل زندگانی عارفانه از نظر پائولو کوئلیو -- نسخه صوتی کتاب را در رفت و برگشت به یزد گوش دادم
Sep 08, 2008 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
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was ok
This book is a big metaphor and, I think, people see in it what they choose to see. Seeing who they would want to be - a better version of themselves. I like that quite a bit.

I read this book some years ago for the first time and didn’t understand it entirely, I still don’t, but this time I also got annoyed. I was annoyed at how many biblical, faith and God references there were. They do nothing for me and the book is packed with them, so you can calculate the effect this book had on me.

There a
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
Nov 04, 2011 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
Waleed Al-dawood
الكتاب اقرب إلى عبارات تحفيزية، حيث يقدم باولو تصورا لمحاربين يتميزون بأعلى درجات الإخلاص والمصداقية والتفاني والعطاء.
انصح باقتناءه ولكنه كتاب لا يقرء مرة واحدة.
Noha mohamed
May 18, 2012 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 "
-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.
_كان كونفوشيوس يسافر مع تلاميذه و عندما سمع بأن صبي ذكي جدا
يعيش في قرية مجاورة. ذهب كونفوشيوس لل
Anna-maria Frastali
Sep 07, 2011 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
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. *-*
rochdi rais
a quick read of what i'd like to call " a wisdom reminder "
Sophia El Kerdini
Mon deuxième Coelho! :D
Le livre regroupe un ensemble de bons rappels réunis sous forme d'un manuel avec de sages répliques. On s'ennuie un petit peu avec les répétitions, et pour ceux qui souhaitent un contenu plus complexe qui incite à la méditation profonde, je dois vous prévenir que vous serez légèrement insatisfait. Mais d'un autre côté, le texte est facile à lire, simple à saisir et à comprendre. Il est bon de le feuilleter de temps à autre.
Rosie Nguyễn
Jul 18, 2014 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.
Fatima Hasan
Nov 08, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
سقوط مدوي لكويلو بعد (الخيميائي)
الفكرة في تمهيد الكتاب رائعة وحماسية جدا أعتقد لو واصل على ذات النمط من السرد الشيق المشبع بالاحداث المتعاقبة والمغامرات الممتعة كان حال الرواية اكثر بكثير !
ولكن بهذه الطريقه الكتاب فارغ بكل معنى الكلمه من المحتوى .. فهو مجرد سرد لنصائح عن الصورة شبه المثالية للانسان او كما يسميه محارب الضوء .
أسقطت كل نجومي وأبقيت واحدة لاجل التمهيد .
مروان البلوشي
Mar 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
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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 :)
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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