Recurring nightmares about his mortality drag him down. Socrates, the Greek philosopher, was very wise. A few weeks later, Dan suffers an accident, where his right leg is badly fractured. Socrates, with lectures and the ability to give Dan visions, teaches the young man that the mind is the source of his dissatisfaction, and that to become truly happy, he must stop trying to figure the world out and instead learn the difficult discipline of living in the moment, healthy and free.
Dan experiences a vision where he dies but still remains conscious.
Way of the Peaceful Warrior was followed by three sequels: Socrates and Dan return home. Dan begins to meet Socrates on a regular basis, and is interested in his philosophy.
Dan calls the old man Socrates, which is a very fitting name for two reasons: He falls in love and marries Joyce, who is revealed to be Joy. Plus, bonus, he marries Joy… and finds joy.
Finally free from his mind, Dan dances blissfully with Socrates. Dan, returning from the vision, sees the truth that nothing can possibly matter. Socrates instructs Dan to take up celibacy, consume only light food and avoid intoxicating substances. Surprised that he could move so quick, Dan strikes up a conversation with the old man, and calls him Socrates.
The teacher takes him to a cave for a final vision. Socrates has disappeared, died presumably. He travels around the world for six years, learning new physical teachings, but is unable to find peace.
Socrates surprises Dan by showing up in the mountains. All I will say is that the book follows the relationship of Dan and Soc till the very end as Dan, and the reader, struggle to come to terms with the new world Socrates has opened up - a world of infinite energy and potential. Socrates tells Dan that he is almost near to his goal.
In the dreams, though, this weird, white-haired dude seems to be the answer to everything. Next, Socrates begins to train Dan physically, making him run, correcting his poise and breath, practice tai chimeditation and aikido and refine his gymnastics.
Dan witnesses his own death: The friend was addicted to heroin at the time and had just pawned off my acoustic guitar I lent him in order to buy more junk. Dan gets married to Linda, but the marriage fails. Socrates is for the most part shrouded in mystery, but what does get revealed to you about him I will not ruin.
Mystified, Dan follows Socrates to an ancient Native American burial ground.Way of the Peaceful Warrior is a fantastic story of a young man and his personal and spiritual journey. The characters Dan and Socrates are especially enjoyable. I first read this book in and have owned and shared many copies since then/5().
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