I wanted to convince you that you must learn to make every act count, since you are going to be here for only a short while, in fact, too short for witnessing all the marvels of it.
The spirit of a warrior is not geared to indulging and complaining, nor is it geared to winning or losing. The spirit of a warrior is geared only to struggle, and every struggle is a warriors last battle on earth. Thus the outcome matters very little to him. In his last battle on earth a warrior lets his spirit flow free and clear. And as he wages his battle, knowing that his intent is impeccable, a warrior laughs and laughs.
ГѓЖ’Г‚ВўГѓВўГ‚вЂљГ‚В¬ГѓвЂ¦Г‚вЂњThe spirit of a warrior is not geared to indulging and complaining, nor is it geared to winning or losing. The spirit of a warrior is geared only to struggle, and every struggle is a warriorГѓЖ’Г‚ВўГѓВўГ‚вЂљГ‚В¬ГѓВўГ‚вЂћГ‚Вўs last battle on earth. Thus the outcome matters very little to him. In his last battle on earth a warrior lets his spirit flow free and clear. And as he wages his battle, knowing that his intent is impeccable, a warrior laughs and laughs.ГѓЖ’Г‚ВўГѓВўГ‚вЂљГ‚В¬ГѓвЂљГ‚Вќ
ГѓЖ’Г‚ВўГѓВўГ‚вЂљГ‚В¬ГѓвЂ¦Г‚вЂњAn average man is too concerned with liking people or with being liked himself. A warrior likes, thatГѓЖ’Г‚ВўГѓВўГ‚вЂљГ‚В¬ГѓВўГ‚вЂћГ‚Вўs all. He likes whatever or whomever he wants, for the hell of it.ГѓЖ’Г‚ВўГѓВўГ‚вЂљГ‚В¬ГѓвЂљГ‚Вќ
ГѓЖ’Г‚ВўГѓВўГ‚вЂљГ‚В¬ГѓвЂ¦Г‚вЂњA warrior thinks of death when things become unclear. The idea of death is the only thing that tempers our spirit.ГѓЖ’Г‚ВўГѓВўГ‚вЂљГ‚В¬ГѓвЂљГ‚Вќ
ГѓЖ’Г‚ВўГѓВўГ‚вЂљГ‚В¬ГѓвЂ¦Г‚вЂњOnly as a warrior can one withstand the path of knowledge. A warrior cannot complain or regret anything. His life is an endless challenge, and challenges cannot possibly be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges.ГѓЖ’Г‚ВўГѓВўГ‚вЂљГ‚В¬ГѓвЂљГ‚Вќ
ГѓЖ’Г‚ВўГѓВўГ‚вЂљГ‚В¬ГѓвЂ¦Г‚вЂњAll paths are the same: they lead nowhere. However, a path without a heart is never enjoyable. On the other hand, a path with heart is easyГѓЖ’Г‚ВўГѓВўГ‚вЂљГ‚В¬ГѓВўГ‚в‚¬Г‚Вќit does not make a warrior work at liking it; it makes for a joyful journey; as long as a man follows it, he is one with it.ГѓЖ’Г‚ВўГѓВўГ‚вЂљГ‚В¬ГѓвЂљГ‚Вќ
ГѓЖ’Г‚ВўГѓВўГ‚вЂљГ‚В¬ГѓвЂ¦Г‚вЂњWhen a warrior learns to stop the internal dialogue, everything becomes possible; the most far-fetched schemes become attainable.ГѓЖ’Г‚ВўГѓВўГ‚вЂљГ‚В¬ГѓвЂљГ‚Вќ
ГѓЖ’Г‚ВўГѓВўГ‚вЂљГ‚В¬ГѓвЂ¦Г‚вЂњPersonal history must be constantly renewed by telling parents, relatives, and friends everything one does. On the other hand, for the warrior who has no personal history, no explanations are needed; nobody is angry or disillusioned with his acts. And above all, no one pins him down with their thoughts and their expectations.ГѓЖ’Г‚ВўГѓВўГ‚вЂљГ‚В¬ГѓвЂљГ‚Вќ
To achieve the mood of a warrior is not a simple matter. It is a revolution. To regard the lion and the water rats and our fellow men as equals is a magnificent act of a warrior's spirit. It takes power to do that.
Look at every path closely and deliberately, then ask ourselves this crucial question: Does this path have a heart? If it does, then the path is good. If it doesn't, it is of no use.
...that was the way human beings are; they love to be told what to do, but they love even more to fight and not do what they are told, and thus they get entangled in hating the one who told them in the first place.
The most effective way to live is as a warrior. A warrior may worry and think before making any decision, but once he makes it, he goes his way, free from worries or thoughts; there will be a million other decisions still awaiting him. That's the warrior's way.
The self-confidence of the warrior is not the self-confidence of the average man. The average man seeks certainty in the eyes of the onlooker and calls that self-confidence. The warrior seeks impeccability in his own eyes and calls that humbleness. The average man is hooked to his fellow men, while the warrior is hooked only to infinity.
A man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting... Thus a man of knowledge sweats and puffs and if one looks at him he is just like an ordinary man, except that the folly of his life is under his control.