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. The Prophet. The Coming of the Ship · Love · Marriage · Children · Giving · Eating and Drinking · Work · Joy and Sorrow · Houses · Clothes · Buying and Selling. Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available. Click here to visit our frequently asked questions about HTML5 video.

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Because I will not deny anyone that truth; all things are teachers. Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquillity: Set up a giveaway. Luckily it’s not poetry. And even as each one of you stands khslil in God’s knowledge, so must each one of you be alone in his knowledge of God and in his understanding of the earth.

Retrieved May 21, The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the recent changes in Goodreads policy and enforcement. This book has 26 prose poetry fables written in English, and published in by Alfred A.

A classic that often surfaces on goodreads classics groups, The Prophet is a worthy edition to one’s classics collection. Though we all may have the capacity to become prophets, it is likely most of us won’t. She has been given the gift of divine sight.

Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. I bet that will offend the people that really take it seriously. It makes me feel extremely vulnerable, to contemplate putting so much of my heart out on view for people on the internet to see. Want to Read saving…. Also, I would recommend it to teenagers who want to feel spiritual and deep.


For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. I think this book is more like looking at something beautiful but not particularly deep.

Maybe I didn’t take enough time with it, but seemed to me to be so heavily focussed on balance and contradictions that it didn’t make any extreme proclamations.

The Prophet

It’s the story of Almustafa, the Prophet, who is departing the city of Orphalese after a 12 year jubrwn. Retrieved January 2, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

For khlail goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday. What would one do with boundless love? When I read it, alone, it was wonderf I am torn between loving this book and wanting to make fun of it.

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Gibran studied Hindu texts and it seems as though he pulled it from there. Get to Know Us. I’m not sure that this book lived up to the thousands of recomendations that I got to read it.

Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet

But you are eternity and you are the mirror. The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran. Fibran only answer I can give, ironically, is to become your own paragon through the study of books and then the burning of them.

You’ll be recommending this to strangers just as she did to tye, making friends in the process. The Prophet combines faith and philosophy in a series of questions and answers on life and death and all the big topics in gibraan, all delivered in a style similar to the Socratic Method Where can I buy popular classics at low prices?

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. Timeless poetic stories That bring out the best. From Jen, the prophet- On laughter: Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. He is stopped by a group of people, with whom he discusses topics such as life and the human condition. The book is divided into chapters dealing with love, marriage, children, giving, eating and drinking, work, joy and sorrow, houses, clothes, buying and selling, crime and punishment, laws, freedom, reason and passion, pain, self-knowledge, teaching, friendship, talking, time, good and evil, prayer, pleasure, beauty, religion, and death.


You will be free when your life is s The Prophet by Khalil Gibran is a short but invaluable book of philosophy and encouragement. The version I read was a pocket book that also included a few of Gibran’s sketches of Al-Mustafa. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Why is it so loved? And When he speaks to you believe in him, Though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste the garden But all teachers lie, by accident or intention, to make others see the world their way.

Published init has been translated into more than twenty languages, and the American editions alone have sold more than nine million copies. For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow. And now, why do prophwt snicker, or sniggle, or cough aloud when a wrong happens? Maybe balance is more real than that which is self-glorifying, but I just wasn’t as moved as I wanted to be.