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The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran. Published init has been translated into more than twenty languages, and the American editions alone have sold more than nine million copies. The Prophet is a collection of poetic essays that are philosophical, spiritual, and, above all, inspirational.
Paperbackpages. Al MustafaAl Mitra. To see what your friends fibran of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Prophetplease sign up. I loved this spiritual poetry. Classics always enlighten my reading experience.
Where can I buy popular classics at low prices? Jim Try this http: Arielle She is a prophetess or seer. She has been given the gift of divine sight. Gibran studied Hindu texts and it seems as though he pulled it from there. See all 15 questions about The Prophet….
Lists with This Book. Oct 10, KareyLyn rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Now that I’m reading The Prophet again, words that I read twenty-seven years ujbran still ring clearly in my mind as I read them again today. It was a wonderful moment a few evenings ago to find myself reciting aloud and from memory passages that had struck me then–and now–to the very core.
Kahlil Gibran spent a couple of years revising The Prophet.
Since it is a short book, the concepts come across as distilled. The influences of his native Lebanon as well as his love for scripture, come through Now that I’m reading The Prophet again, words that I read twenty-seven years ago still ring clearly in my mind as I read them again today.
The influences of his native Lebanon as well as his love for scripture, come through in the scriptural-like language. I am savoring this book slowly this time, taking little sips at a time. View all 15 comments. View all 10 comments. Apr 20, Mansoor rated it really liked it. The Prophet made me feel profoundly spiritual when I was nineteen.
It was a great way to experience spirituality and romance as a teenager, but as I got older, its lusty descriptions of the true meaning of love, marriage, and life just seem like pretty, but shallow, wordplay. Now, don’t write to me and prove me wrong on this, because I like the idea very much.
I believe that Khalil Gibran was quite the player. The Prophet has a seductive tone that avoids making any concrete statements, which is t The Prophet made me feel profoundly spiritual when I was nineteen. The Prophet has a seductive tone that avoids making any concrete statements, which is the strategy used by career players see SNL’s The Ladies’ Man. Nonetheless, I still recommend everyone read The Prophet. Whether you take the prose as deep advice or empty rhetoric, it is beautiful wordplay.
View all 14 comments. View all 31 comments. Despite your religious views, be they absent or strong, Gibran has given us a work of beauty that proves, to me at least, that faith is not necessary to be good and right. A favorite quote from the book: Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf.
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, Even as the strings of jubarn lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. View all 7 jibran. View all 20 comments. Kahlil Gibran was one of the leading Maronite philosophers of the first half of the jburan century. Born in Lebanon inhis poetry accompanied by artwork has been translated into over twenty languages. I decided to read his opus The Prophet, which is awe inspiring poetry written in novella form.
A classic that often surfaces on goodreads classics groups, The Prophet is a worthy edition to one’s classics collection. Gibran’s philosopher Al-Mustafa has traveled by boat to visit the Orphale Kahlil Gibran was one of the leading Maronite philosophers of the first half of the twentieth century. Gibran’s philosopher Al-Mustafa has traveled by boat to visit the Orphalese people and speak words of wisdom to them.
Almitra becomes especially enamored in Al-Mustafa’s teachings and either hangs onto or collaborates with him in his words as he wows the Orphalese with both his wisdom and knowledge. Gibran’s words translated into English are like reading any religion’s scriptures and flow like the honey of the Middle East. Passages speak of “a bird of space, that in a cage of words may indeed unfold its wings but cannot fly” and “knows that yesterday is but today’s memory and tomorrow is today’s dream” yet each page of this thin volume evokes powerful philosophy.
It is of little wonder that Almitra and her people would become enamored with the words of Al-Mustafa. Almitra was also a seeress in her own right and desired that Al-Mustafa remain in Orphal and that they join forces in prophecy. I found this thinking to be progressive for its time or any time. Some of Almitra’s forward thinking included: Yet, his destiny is not to remain kjalil one sea faring village but to travel the region preaching words of wisdom to all people.
The version I read was a pocket book that also included a few of Gibran’s sketches of Al-Mustafa. Between the poetry and drawings, he has created a masterpiece that flowed on the pages. While I am used to reading psalms and prophetic teachings, I did not find Gibran’s words to be anything that out of the ordinary but in comparison to the majority of secular works, his words are powerful.
Although not my absolute favorite, I am glad that I read this opus and would read more of Gibran’s poetry. Aug 08, Megan Baxter rated it it was amazing. I don’t know if I can write this review.
It makes me feel extremely vulnerable, to contemplate putting so much of my heart out on view for people on the internet to see. I also don’t know if Khaliil have the words. Reading this book was both devastating and awe-inspiring. I was moved beyond words, particularly when I started reading it, started to let the words wash propnet me, when I realized how familiar they were, not the words, but the meanings behind them.
It felt like something I’d b I don’t know if I can write this review. It felt like something I’d been swimming in my whole life and never realized it. The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the recent changes in Goodreads policy and gibean.
You can read why I came to this decision here. In the meantime, you can read the entire review at Smorgasbook View all 26 comments. Ahmed Bakr Nice to read abook like that Mar 02, Matt Having read your full review, it’s really quite rediculous that the Goodreads policy dictated a redaction.
We have other places to g Having read your full review, it’s really quite rediculous that the Goodreads policy dictated a redaction. We have other places fhe go for reviews, foolish of your policy to set such limits. Precious gifts arrive at the right moment and allow joy to coexist with misery, hope with despair, gratitude with frustration, without forcing us to choose one over the other.
One door closes so that many others might be opened if we are courageous enough to persist, if we keep on walking. Accepting life as it comes with all its imperfect balances is far from easy and sometimes we crave for that comforting presence that will becalm the stirred waters of a troubled conscience, the disparate chorus of contradictory longings, the festering pain of unhealed wounds.
May you be fortunate to find that soothing voice that will appease storms within you, be it in the form of poetic allegory, unconditional support from those who truly care about you, or both; and be blessed, like I was, like I am.
View all 27 comments. Dec 10, Patrick rated it it was ok. Of course I remember almost nothing of this book, except that it was an arduous journey through the elementary and unspecific explanation of religious doctrine that tries to be open and liberal, but is actually very conservative and full of ideology that I feel is unrewarding mostly due to the difficulty in actual application.
If anyone reads this, although I see no reason why they would, listen to my words. The truth, however you define it, however you need it, is simple.
The Prophet Quotes by Kahlil Gibran
When you see it you kn Of course I remember almost nothing of this kjalil, except that it was an arduous journey through the elementary and unspecific explanation of religious doctrine that tries to be open and liberal, but is actually very conservative and full of ideology that I feel is unrewarding mostly due to the difficulty in actual application.
When you see it you know. When you don’t, or can’t, there is doubt. Do not fill yourself with the doubt of uncertainty. Know thyself, and be good to others.