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Peaceful Warrior

PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:50 am
by Prajna
Friends, if you have not seen this film before then search it out and watch it. If you have seen it before then why didn't you tell me of its existence?

The story is about a young gymnast Dan Millman played by Scott Mechlowicz, and his struggle to make sense of his life in which he is successful but still unfulfilled. By chance he meets his "Yoda"/Shaolin priest/Boss, Paul, who helps him "git his haid straight" after which he goes on to be comfortable with his athletic prowess albeit not exactly Olympic calibre. When one is successful, one does not have the time and patience to look back or forward. Dan is leading his life in chase of a dream - to get a gold in the Olympics. He and his coach knows that he is the best, but still inside he too knows that something is missing. It was in one of his sleepless nights that he meets a petrol pump attender who changes his life - step by step. He also realizes the change but he is not ready to let go the garbage within him. As the petrol pump attenders says "I call myself a Peaceful Warrior... because the battles we fight are on the inside."

We talk about waking people up but what most mean by that is that people are realising what a major deception has been foisted upon us by 'the powers that be'. This film is about the real waking up that has to happen in order for us to develop the attitude that will 'save the planet'; that is a personal realisation of what really matters, what is real and what is simply a dream.

I cannot recommend this film highly enough and if you can't make it down to the video shop this minute to find it then I'm sure a simple search of such places as the pirate bay will turn up a link for aXXo's excellent rip of it.

Socrates: Everyone wants to tell you what to do and what's good for you. They don't want you to find your own answers, they want you to believe theirs.
Dan Millman: Let me guess, and you want me to believe yours.
Socrates: No, I want you to stop gathering information from the outside and start gathering it from the inside.

Love, peace, happiness & grace,

Re: Peaceful Warrior

PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:17 pm
by kevin

Re: Peaceful Warrior

PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:12 am
by niemanda
I haven't seen the film, but I have the unabridged audio book of the original book, which is excellent. My daughter, who is just 9, has been listening to it three or four times a year since she was 5: it's one of her big favourites, despite being aimed at a rather more mature audience :grin: Sorry we didn't mention it to you earlier, Prajna! I'd be interested to see how the film compares... xx

Re: Peaceful Warrior

PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:00 pm
by Prajna
I've not read the book yet, but I will. Many who have read it say it is one of the best adaptations they have seen (though, obviously, there are a few, who never got the message of the book or film, who criticise it).

It is the best film I have found for teaching these truths. People (mostly) just get it watching the film, even those who have struggled with Tolle and other great teachers because they are trying to understand it with their heads.


Re: Peaceful Warrior

PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:31 pm
by Prajna
If you are having problems to find this film then you can watch online, I'm told, at

My interwebs is being a little slow atm or I would have tested it for you before posting but I hope it is ok.