This slim volume of 26 prose poems has been translated into over 50 languages; its US edition alone has sold over 9 million copies. Its first printing sold out in a month, and later, during the s, it was selling up to 5, copies a week. Gibran Museum It has seemingly been able to speak to various generations: It continues to sell well today.
Introduction First Published In: This book, which is Gibran's masterpiece, has become one of the beloved classics of our time. Published init has been translated into more than twenty languages, and the American editions alone have sold more than nine million copies.
Gibran considered The Prophet his greatest achievement. It seems to have been a part of me I kept the manuscript four years before I delivered it over to my publisher because I wanted to be sure, I wanted to be very sure, that every word of it was the very best I had to offer.
If there is a man or woman who can read this book without a quiet acceptance of a great man's philosophy and a singing in the heart as of music born within, that man or woman is indeed dead to life and truth. At the moment of his departure, he wishes to offer the people gifts but possesses nothing.
The people gather round, each asks a question of the heart, and the man's wisdom is his gift. It is Gibran's gift to us, as well, The prophet by khalil gibran on Gibran's prophet is rivaled in his wisdom only by the founders of the world's great religions.
On the most basic topics--marriage, children, friendship, work, pleasure--his words have a power and lucidity that in another era would surely have provoked the description "divinely inspired. Kahlil Gibran has been greatly celebrated in several countries for the book's simple yet biting phrases.
Any two sentences in this legacy of living can be made into a thought-altering quote. Gibran uses a prose style throughout. Short lines of words written as freestyle poetry create a rich medium to deliver his words. Each section has something poweful to say, but some of my favorites were those on Work, Giving, Children, Crime and Punishment, Freinds, Time, and of course Love.
As oppposed to most books containing the word "Prophet" anywhere in the title, Gibran expresses life as something to be enjoyed and soaked in as many ways as possible. The book does not stress the punishment of sins, but to bask in pleasure and not look back.
Decadence is not suggested, but the basic purpose of Gibran's legacy is to tell us that life is short and must be lived without regrets. It is a book that includes such beautiful metaphors and velvetty language that you are always sucked into reading "just one more section.
It states what any prophecy should, and allows the religious aspects of the beliefs to take the backseat to the love of life and aspirations. Buy, read, and live by The Prophet's words.
Earl Hazell Can anyone say that which hasn't been said about this masterpiece? In a world where people have endeavored to write tomes of self-help books and quasi-philosophical poetry in the hopes of it having one tenth the power, artistry, and spiritual healing power of but one of the lines of his they quote see his quotes among the likes of everyone from M.
This was my mother and father's favorite book of all time when I was a child, and I felt closer to them the more I read and grew to understand it. This is the work that under no uncertain terms taught me the power of the written word, and the glory of the sacred calling of poetry to the poet- and to the human heart.
And yet I cannot pretend at any given time in my life now or in the future as if I'd ever want to that I could ever outgrow the majesty of his words, his style, his teachings- his heart- as displayed so simply, sublimely and majestically in this book of the ages.
Nothing about our present day world, from the art to the entertainment to the literature to the technology to the cynicism, could actually spoil one from appreciating this piece of literature.
Only the feeling that it could could prevent one from actually experiencing this work; the thought that, because his messages and artistic prose regarding the highest truth and the greatest love have been so unconsciously incorporated into the lexicon of our modern, quasi- spiritual times, that he isn't saying anything we haven't already heard.
Given that he wrote this book so many decades ago, perhaps today in that context he isn't. Do not be surprised, however, if your soul actually HEARS it all for the first time when you read this book.
Nothing more, nothing less. The Prophet deals with life and all its aspects, a book that will take you to the deep secrets of life's heart, another dimension of seeing the human heart and the human mind, another dimension of living. Webmistress contact info - ICQ:KHALIL GIBRAN THE PROPHET CHILDREN And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, Speak to us of Children.
And he said: Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
Kahlil Gibran’s masterpiece, The Prophet, is one of the most beloved classics of our time. Published in , it has been translated into more than twenty languages, and the American editions alone have sold more than nine million copies/5. 1 day ago · Kahlil Gibran (original spelling at birth “Khalil”) is a strange phenomenon of 20th Century letters and publishing.
After Shakespeare and the Chinese poet Laozi, Gibran’s work from , The.
KHALIL GIBRAN THE PROPHET CHILDREN And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, Speak to us of Children. And he said: Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you. Best known in the West for his book, The Prophet, Gibran lived from to , but his legacy survived much longer, messages of universal love, freedom and tolerance taking root in the countercultural soil of the American sixties.
LOVE MARRIAGE CHILDREN GIVING EATING & DRINKING WORK JOY & SORROW HOUSES CLOTHES BUYING & SELLING CRIME & PUNISHMENT LAWS FREEDOM REASON & PASSION PAIN SELF-KNOWLEDGE TEACHING FRIENDSHIP TALKING TIME GOOD & EVIL PRAYER PLEASURE BEAUTY RELIGION DEATH KAHLIL GIBRAN.
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