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The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

The Prophet (1923)

by Kahlil Gibran

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My 9th grade English teacher loaned me his copy after my youngest Uncle's tragic death in hopes that it would help me cope with the grief of losing a loved one. He gifted me with my own copy at the end of that school year-- I still have that copy. It has been read and reread. The most valuable book in my collection, it has helped me thru many milestones in my life.

Truly recommend to anyone -- you can read select chapters or beginning to end. Transcends religions and takes you to the spiritual truth of life. ( )
  JosieRivers | Dec 28, 2014 |
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  JosieRivers | Dec 28, 2014 |
النبي كتاب مميز من حيث أسلوبه وبنيته ،مزدهر هذا ال​كتاب بالصور التلميحية و الأمثال والجمل الإستفهامية​ التي تقوم بتأكيد فكرة معينة من يستطيع أن يفصل إيم​انه عن أعماله؟أوليس الخوف من الحاجة هو الحاجة بعين​ها؟! عبقري هذا النبي في تقديم رسالة روحية تدعونا ل​
أقدم مقتطف من كتاب النبي: أولادكم ليسوا أولادا لك​م، إنهم أبناء وبنات الحياة المشتاقة إلى نفسها بكم ​يأتون إلى العالم ولكن ليس منكم.. ​

ي عام 1931، كتب جبران بخصوص "النبي": "شغل هذا الكتاب الصغير ​كل حياتي. كنت أريد أن أتأكد بشكل مطلق من أن كل كلم​ة كانت حقاً أفضل ما أستطيع تقديمه". ​
لم تذهب جهود ابن لبنان عبثاً: بعد سبعين سنة على و​فاته، ما يزال يتداوله ملايين القراء في أنحاء العال​

يملك فلسفة تبحر الشخص إلى عمق التفكير لتخرجه عطشا​
بإختصار سحر جبران ( )
  faith93 | Dec 24, 2014 |
I'm not very religious, but this had some great and beautiful thoughts and advice in it. ( )
  benuathanasia | Dec 18, 2014 |
I just now got around to reading The Prophet. A lot of what's in here is common sense, easily recognized truths. One wishes that human beings would live by these sentiments, rather than just nodding their heads when they read them and then forgetting them in the context of real life. Some of the talk about God didn't appeal to me, although I recognize that Gibran seems to be talking about God more in the sense of a benign force in the universe rather than a being to be worshipped. Other bits flew right past me and would require rereading and further thought. And the ending bit about reincarnation--well, isn't it pretty to think so?

Even though this reads like an early version of the New Age self-help books that are now ubiquitous, Gibran certainly had a gift for poetic language and simple but evocative imagery, which elevates his writing above all that other claptrap. This is a book that I can see myself returning to often.

Read in 2014 for the RandomCAT Challenge. ( )
  sturlington | Sep 13, 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.
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.
And ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of desperation.
When love beckons to you, follow him, though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you. And when he speaks to you believe in him...
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.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
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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

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A classic, published in 1923, containing 28 prose poems. This edition features twelve full-page mystical drawings by the famous Lebanese poet, philosopher and artist.

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