16 12 2008

I remember my partner and other friends recommending Kahlil Gibran’s work for some time now. I finally started reading “The Prophet”. The book was a b-day gift from a friend the other year. Prior to that I also received his “Love Letters in the Sand” and reader. I am finally getting into his work and am very impressed. This book is indeed full of prophetic words.

Here’s a small collection of quotes that stood out for me:

“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” (p.19)

“And there are those who have little and give it all. These are the believers of life and the bounty of life, and their coffer is never empty.” (p.20)

“You often say, ‘I would give, but only to the deserving.’ The trees in your orchard say not so, nor the flocks in your pasture. They give that they may live, for to withhold is to perish.” (p.21)

“Work is love made visible. (p.28)

“It is in exchanging the gifts of the earth that you shall find abundance and be satisfied.” (p.37)

“Yea the guilty is oftentimes the victim of the injured, And still more often the condemned is the burden bearer for the guiltless and unblamed.” (p.41)

“Then a lawyer said, But what of our Laws master? And he answered: You delight in laying down laws, Yet you delight more in breaking them.” (p.44)

Thats what I’ve gleaned so far. Maybe it will have some relevance for you….



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