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The Prophet (1923)

by Kahlil Gibran

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Reminds me of Wisdom and Proverbs. Very insightful and soothing to wounded souls. ( )
  JVioland | Jul 14, 2014 |
good but need to give some time in understanding it if no well versed with stlye of writer. ( )
  mishramahim | Jul 11, 2014 |
Es un libro que contiene varios temas de los cuales el autor que se hace llamar el profeta Amustafá empieza a desarrollar en la plaza del pueblo Orfaleseen el que vive. Aquí el Profeta le da una exponencia como Jesús en el sermón del Monte, cuando les empieza a hablar de la vida y de la forma de cómo vivirla. El profeta en este sentido habla sobre varios temas como el matrimonio, los niños, el amor, la amista, el placer, belleza, religión, muerte, dar, comer y beber, trabajo, alegría y dolor, casa, vestidos, comprar y vender, crimen y castigo, leyes, ,libertad, razón y pasión, dolor, conocimiento, ensenar, amistad, conversación, tiempo, lo bueno y lo malo, plegaria, la partida. En verdad es un libro excepcional, me encanto leerlo a tan temprana edad. Es un libro que ayuda mucho a reflexionar.

En este libro una de la frases que mas me impactaron fueron las siguientes: en la definición de matrimonio, dice así, “estén juntos, pero no demasiados juntos. Porque los pilares del templo están parados. Y ni el roble crece bajo la sombra del ciprés ni el ciprés bajo la del roble.”
En niños, “vuestros hijos no son hijos vuestros. Son los hijos y las hijas de la Vida, deseosa de perpetuarse. Vienen a través vuestro, pero no desde vosotros. Y aunque, estén con vosotros, no os pertenecen. Podéis brindarles vuestro amor, pero no vuestros pensamientos. Porque ellos tiene sus propios pensamientos.”
En vestido, “vuestra ropa esconde mucho de vuestra belleza y, sin embargo, no cubre lo que no es bello.”
Partida, “vago y nebuloso es el origen de todas las cosas, pero no su fin.”

Dar:Que son vuestras cosas posesiones sino cosas que acumuláis por miedo a necesitarlas mañana? ( )
  Pamelangeles | Jul 3, 2014 |
It is ok. Best feature is length of book. It is short, so can be read quickly. :-)

Some of the things made sense, but most of it went over the head. Most likely I lack the wisdom or insight to understand it. Probably will read it again in few years, it just may make more sense then. ( )
  sandeepk77 | Jun 19, 2014 |
Was not quite my cup of tea. Might re-read. Might re-rate then.
But I just say - "It was okay" ( )
  maheswaranm | Mar 20, 2014 |
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Almustafa, the chosen and the beloved, who was a drawn unto his own day, had waited twelve years in the city of Orphalese for his ship that was to return and bear him back to the isle of his birth.
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You have been told that, even like a chain, you are as week as your weakest link.
This is but half the truth. You are also as strong as your strongest link.
To measure you by your smallest deed is to reckon the power of the ocean by the frailty of its foam.
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Library of Congress please note: this is NOT a work written in Arabic and translated into English. It is a work written in English by a Lebanese poet.
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Kahlil Gibran, born in Lebanon, is well known throughout the Arab world as well as the West for his poetry, art and philosophy. The Prophet, one of Gibran’s most celebrated books, is his first published collection of poems and has been translated into more than twenty languages. This 2001 edition of his book includes 12 of Gibran’s own drawings.
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In a distant, timeless place, a mysterious prophet walks the sands. 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, for 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." Free of dogma, free of power structures and metaphysics, consider these poetic, moving aphorisms a 20th-century supplement to all sacred traditions--as millions of other readers already have. --Brian Bruya

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:45:48 -0400)

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Poemas de un poeta nacido en Besharre, Libano. El emigro a los Estados Unidos donde escribio su trilogia El profeta, El loco, y Jesus, el hijo del hombre.

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