So I decided I would read that book he gave me; after all, he had previously introduced me to The Alchemist, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and Shantaram, so I figured he was a on a roll with good books. At the time I was so absorbed in my own little world that I had minimal awareness of other people and my environment. Dan gets married to Linda, but the marriage fails.
He finally overcomes his fear of death. Surprised that he could move so quick, Dan strikes up a conversation with the old man, and calls him Socrates. Dan returns home as a wiser man. Dan wonders where Socrates is and opens the door. No one knows whether Socrates really existed, as he only exists within the writings of Plato, his pupil. Socrates instructs Dan to take up celibacy, consume only light food and avoid intoxicating substances. He travels around the world for six years, learning new physical teachings, but is unable to find peace. Dejected, Dan returns to Berkeley, to an old place which Socrates had told him about long ago. Way of the Peaceful Warrior was followed by three sequels: I read a couple of pages a day or two later, and deciding I wasn't interested in the story, put it back in the bookshelf where it collected dust for a while. Socrates tells Dan that he is almost near to his goal. Dan meets Socrates again, now over hundred years old. Summary[ edit ] The story tells of a chance meeting with a service station attendant who becomes a spiritual teacher to the young gymnast , Dan Millman. Socrates, the Greek philosopher, was very wise. Dan demands Socrates to teach him. I read the book in Bali in a couple of days, and I didn't want it to end. He came to me shortly after the event and told me he had something for me while reaching into his backpack. Plot[ edit ] At the beginning of the story, Dan experiences a series of nightmares, where he is in a dark lane. Dan graduates and Socrates decides to part ways with him, as Dan must travel his path on his own. Socrates ridicules Dan, pointing out that he is trapped in the illusions created by his mind, causing Dan so much trouble. One particular night, Dan heads out to an all night gas station, where he meets the same old man from his dreams. A thunderstorms breaks out and the two go inside a cave. 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 begins his initiation, by showing Dan visions of his whole life; his purpose; the world and "re arranges" the young man's mind. As for the story, it's not important, but I'll humour you and say it's about a young gymnast named Dan Millman the book's author: Socrates arrives and accelerates Dan's healing process.
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