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This book is suitable for ages 5-10
An uplifting tale about non-violence inspired by a proverb from the world of martial arts.
Virtues of a Great Warrior was written after a proverb from the world of martial arts: “At the beginning of his path, the warrior trains to know how to fight. At the end, he trains to know how to avoid fighting.”
The tale tells the story of a young warrior who is looking for guidance in the art of the sword. The meeting with a great master reveals to him the real teachings behind the art, his life purpose, and also something greater…
The practice of martial arts brings great control over the body, and balance and mastery over the senses, but if it’s not coupled with mind training and correct intention it can become dangerous and destructive. The practitioner must not only learn the techniques externally, but he must also learn to direct the great force he has gained towards benefiting others and the Greater Good. Otherwise, no matter how skillful he becomes at his performance, he will always create more harm than good. If he selfishly uses the practice solely for his own benefit, sooner or later he will lose his inner balance and the Right Way. But if he practices with the correct motivation, he will become a peace-bringer who can bring peace to himself and to his opponent. He will know how to transform aggression into harmony.
About Inspiring Reads for Kids
This book, Virtues of a Great Warrior, is published by Inspiring Reads for Kids, a project which creates mindful illustrated stories with beneficial messages for life.
All our stories were written by Ori Avnur, a children’s art & animation teacher and a meditation instructor. Topics and inspiration for the tales are drawn from many different cultural and spiritual traditions, while at the same time our stories are rooted in the shared universal values of goodness, kindness and generosity.
”Childhood is the time in our life in which our emotions, our belief in ourselves, our creativity and imagination and our entire inner world are shaped and developed. For this reason it is the perfect time to “sow” in our children’s hearts & minds seeds of positivity and self love. Seeds that will mature and grow into tenderness, compassion and care for others and for our wondrous world, and into a solid and confident emotional base for their growth.” Ori Avnur
About the author
Ori Avnur is a meditation teacher and an artist from Israel. He began his career as an art teacher for children. Later on he moved to live in the east to study meditation and eastern philosophies for more than a decade. During this period of meditation practices, he began to write his children’s stories and founded “Inspiring Reads for Kids”. Today he is owns and run a drawing and animation school for children while he writes and publishes his children’s books.