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Love and fight

Author: Paulo Coelho

The warrior of light sometimes fights with those he loves.
The man who defends his friends is never overwhelmed by the storms of life; he is strong enough to come through difficulties and to carry on.
However, he is often faced by challenges from those to whom he is trying to teach the art of the sword. His disciples provoke him into fighting with them.
And the warrior demonstrates his abilities: with just a few blows he disarms his students, and harmony returns to the place where they meet.

‘Why bother to do that, when you are so much better than they are?’ asks a traveller.
‘Because in challenging me, what they really want is to talk to me and this is my way of keeping dialogue open,’ replies the warrior.

taken from “”Warrior of the Light: a Manual”

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