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Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Picks from 'The Prophet' - Kahlil Gibran

The book 'The Prophet' by Kahlil Gibran is indeed a fine piece of writing with some great messages, It really is worth reading. Below are some of the picks from different chapters of the books. To me personally the most inspiring chapter is the first one when he talks about 'Love'. Overall he has discussed some of the finest details of our daily life with a touch of beautity and mesmerism of words. Great ineed.

(The book is easily available in Urdu bazar, certainly worth giving as gift :) )

Tabraiz Feham

Then said Almitra, "Speak to us of Love."

.....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. .....

.....Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself.
Love possesses not nor would it be possessed; ......

Then a ploughman said, "Speak to us of Work."

....But I say to you that when you work you fulfil a part of earth's furthest dream, assigned to you when that dream was born, .....

And then a scholar said, "Speak of Talking."
And he answered, saying:

You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts;
And when you can no longer dwell in the solitude of your heart you live in your lips, and sound is a diversion and a pastime.
And in much of your talking, thinking is half murdered.
For thought is a bird of space, that in a cage of words many indeed unfold its wings but cannot fly. .....

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