The Warrior Seeks Peace Not War
“Nonâ€violence is the greatest virtue of a Warrior. Does this seem strange? A true Warrior lives in Peace with himself and in Peace with his neighbours. In fact, a true Warrior is totally selfâ€controlled.
A true Warrior never goes on a rampage of destruction. The Skill of the Warrior is only for deserving ends: to protect the weak, to right wrongs, to uplift the downtrodden, and to protect Humanity from the forces of evil. Even towards the Enemy, the true Warrior is kind and does not seek unnecessary death and violence. The true Warrior is never cruel–not to people, nor to animals.
The true Warrior does what is right and proper to fulfill his or her Duty. The true Warrior does not glory in violence, nor in selfâ€ importance, nor in greed. He or she is humble and unassuming.
The true Warrior is honest and truthful and does not employ the art of cunning or deceit to gain advantage over another. The true Warrior has a large Heart and easily forgives.
There are four types of warrior: the physically strong but with no intelligence; the feeling, emotional, idealistic warrior; the mental, calculating, cunning type; and the best, the Spiritual Warrior.”
Skill in Action
“The Master Warriors of old had calm bodies. Why? Because they spent lots of time in calm meditations. A tranquil mind produces a tranquil body, which increases mindâ€body coordination and performance. An agitated mind produces an agitated body, and therefore a lack of proper coordination.
Spend lots of time in correct meditations to produce mental tranquility and emotional harmony. Then you will have no problem training the body.
Skill in Action depends on mindâ€body coordination. Anxiety, stress and fear in your mind also registers in your brain and nervous system, making your body uncoordinated. If your body is uncoordinated, you cannot have Skill in Action. So, start with your mind first.
Anxiety and fear in your mind interferes with the smooth functioning of bodily movements.
Orderly thinking creates an orderly activity in your physical body and therefore health and wellâ€being. A chaotic mind produces chaotic responses in your brain, nervous system and bodily functions, creating illâ€health and weakness.
The Warrior Code: 365 Aphorisms of the Spiritual Warrior is a guide for practical living in the world, where the Spiritual Warrior must live. You may meditate on one Aphorism each day, or you may choose to meditate on an Aphorism for as long as you wish.
The Aphorisms may also be used as a source of guidance in times of crisis, trouble and opposition in your life. When problems seem insurmountable and the enemy is attacking you, simply open a page at random and instruction will come your way. After a while you will find a solution to all problems and conflict situations. The Spiritual Warrior will give you indications of what to do. Sometimes it is action that is required while sometimes it is precisely inaction that is the appropriate Way.
The Way of the Warrior is not a worldly wisdom; you will be guided by an otherâ€worldly Light. May that Light bring you through the Valley of Tears to the Mountaintop of Insight.” Excerpts taken from The Warrior Code: 365 Aphorisms of the Spiritual Warrior by Imre Vallyon, Sounding Light Publishing, ISBN No. 978â€0â€909038â€64â€9.