What is a Spiritual Warrior?


A spiritual warrior is a person who bravely battles with the universal enemy, self-ignorance (avidya), the ultimate source of suffering according to dharmic philosophies.[1] The term is applied in religious and metaphysical writing. There are self-described spiritual warriors.[2] The spiritual warrior can be described as an archetype character on a journey of self-discovery to benefit others.[3] Different from other paths, which focus on individual salvation, the spiritual warrior’s only complete and right practice is that which compassionately helps other beings with wisdom. This is the Bodhisattva ideal (the “Buddha-in-waiting”), the spiritual warrior who resolves to attain Buddhahood in order to liberate others.[4]


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Within a Miraculous Realm Paperback – March 1988

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Spiritual Warrior Pr; First Edition edition (March 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0945637004
  • ISBN-13: 978-0945637004
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.3 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #823,106 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
    • #161097 in Books > Religion & Spirituality


      By Mary Ann Kikerpill on July 26, 2007

      Richard Oddo’s books are my most favorite books …he is a true Spiritual Warrior …. every time I find his books in yard sales or used book stores, I buy them to pass on to others. I am so inspired by the path he has taken and how he lives his life in integrity with who he is. This book and his other two books that I know of have inspired me to lead a more simple, peaceful life and I hope that one day it will be as simple as his life is…
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