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Book Review: The Warrior Code: 365 Aphorisms of the Spiritual Warrior by Imre Vallyon

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Imre Vallyon’s The Warrior Code: 365 Aphorisms of the Spiritual Warrior describes conditions precedent for the desired qualities in warriors. These qualities include enduring ability, fearlessness, energy, dynamism, death defiance and strength. Implementation is achieved through directed streams which include dynamic energy, compassion, the creative mind and intelligence. The virtuous warrior is a friend to all with literally no enemies.

There are 365 aphorisms of the spiritual warrior. The salient aphorisms include the power of focus, order, persistence, enduring hardships, paths to responsibility, learning from mistakes, self sacrifice, motivation and commitment, an indomitable spirit, belief in self and others.

The Warrior Code has many well done illustrations. One major illustration is a blazing sunlight shining through a contrast of light and dark clouds. A theme of the presentation is to make an alliance with the sun as a continuing source of strength. Chaos itself is defined as being devoid of sunlight. And so, proximity to the sun is a source of peace and security. This idea is developed in aphorism 352. Each aphorism is a well-developed principle, a known truth or popular sentiment.

The presentation is a guide to practical living in this world. Aphorisms may be contemplated until practitioners reach the Mountaintop of Insight. Imre Vallyon believes that intelligence is developed through the experiential domain. And so, the quality of actions is a factor of mental capacities, timing, emotional energy, the physical skills of the doer and whether or not the action is in tune with the Cosmos.

The Spiritual Warrior must have a tranquil mind and a loving heart. The Law of Love involves kindness, gentleness, forgiveness, generosity, healing, tolerance, sympathy and a desire to help others.

The Law of Action is an important Law of the Universe. Actions produce results and effects. And so, the Universe does not function by blind chance. Thus, a single thought, feeling or physical act can have enormous consequences for the world at large.

The Warrior Code: 365 Aphorisms of the Spiritual Warrior is a compendium of wisdom developed through philosophy, spiritual teachings and workable strategies which have stood the test of time over the centuries. The book could be very valuable as a tool for developing sterling personal qualities to reduce stress and focus on meritable goals worthy of achievement or emulation.

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About Dr Joseph S Maresca

I've taught approx. 34 sections of collegiate courses including computer applications, college algebra, collegiate statistics, law, accounting, finance and economics. The experience includes service as a Board Director on the CPA Journal and Editor of the CPA Candidates Inc. Newsletter. In college, I worked as a statistics lab assistant. Manhattan College awarded a BS in an allied area of operations research. The program included courses in calculus, ordinary differential equations, probability, statistical inference, linear algebra , the more advanced operations research, price analysis and econometrics. Membership in the Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society was granted together with the degree. My experience includes both private account and industry. In addition, I've worked extensively in the Examinations Division of the AICPA from time to time. Recently, I passed the Engineering in Training Exam which consisted of 9 hours of examination in chemistry, physics, calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, probability/ statistics, fluids, electronics, materials science/structure of matter, mechanics, statics, thermodynamics, computer science, dynamics and a host of minor subject areas like engineering economics. A very small percentage of engineers actually take and pass the EIT exam. The number has hovered at circa 5%. Several decades ago, I passed the CPA examination and obtained another license in Computer Information Systems Auditing. A CISA must have knowledge in the areas of data center review, systems applications, the operating system of the computer, disaster recovery, contingency planning, developmental systems, the standards which govern facility reviews and a host of other areas. An MBA in Accounting with an Advanced Professional Certificate in Computer Applications/ Information Systems , an Advanced Professional Certificate in Finance and an Advanced Professional Certificate in Organizational Design were earned at New York University-Graduate School of Business (Stern ). In December of 2005, an earned PhD in Accounting was granted by the Ross College. The program entrance requires a previous Masters Degree for admittance together with a host of other criteria. The REGISTRAR of Ross College contact is: Tel . US 202-318-4454 FAX [records for Dr. Joseph S. Maresca Box 646 Bronxville NY 10708-3602] The clinical experience included the teaching of approximately 34 sections of college accounting, economics, statistics, college algebra, law, thesis project coursework and the professional grading of approx. 50,000 CPA examination essays with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, membership is held in the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society chartered in 1994. Significant writings include over 10 copyrights in the name of the author (Joseph S. Maresca) and a patent in the earthquake sciences.