The Treasured Writings of Kahlil Gibran: Author of The Prophet

The Treasured Writings of Kahlil Gibran: Author of The Prophet

Kahlil Gibran

Language: English

Pages: 912

ISBN: 0785830618

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


The Treasured Writings of Kahlil Gibran represents the most comprehensive volume of works of the Lebanese poet and philosopher ever published. This enriching collection of stories, prose poems, verse, parables and autobiographical essays comprises the major body of Kahlil Gibran's works.

Each of the ten books included in this beautifully bound collectors' volume has been hailed by critics as literary masterpieces. The works in this collection clearly demonstrate why critics regard Kahlil Gibran as eminent among the world's great writers. His writings reflect the wistful beauty, fierce anger, lofty majesty and the abiding peace that Eastern wisdom achieves in its contemplation.

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the sun. After the cantors had chanted echoing hymns, an elderly vizier stood before the Emir, and in a voice modulated in the serenity of age, said, “Oh great and merciful Prince, yesterday there arrived in our city a sage from India who believes in a diversity of religions and speaks of strange things difficult to understand. He preaches the doctrine of the transmigration of souls and the incarnation of spirits which move from one generation to another seeking more and more perfect avatars

turn to look at his friend’s grave as the small group disappeared behind the trees. I looked at the city of the living and said to myself, “That place belongs to the few.” Then I looked upon the trim city of the dead and said, “That place, too, belongs to the few. Oh Lord, where is the haven of all people?” As I said this, I looked toward the clouds, mingled with the sun’s longest and most beautiful golden rays. And I heard a voice within me saying, “Over there!” SONG OF THE RAIN I AM

reaching above the heavens with its celestial branches? Or are you a drop of blood in the veins of the giant of giants, or a bead of sweat upon his brow? Are you a fruit ripened by the sun? Do you grow from the tree of Absolute Knowledge, whose roots extend through Eternity, and whose branches soar through the Infinite? Are you a jewel placed by the God of Time in the palm of the God of Space? Who are you, Earth, and what are you? You are “I,” Earth! You are my sight and my

within words. Greatness is not in exalted position; Greatness is for he who refuses position. A man is not noble through ancestry; How many noblemen are descendants of murderers? Not everyone in chains is subdued; At times, a chain is greater than a necklace. Paradise is not in repentance; Paradise is in the pure heart. Hell is not in torture; Hell is in an empty heart. Riches are not in money alone; How many wanderers were the richest of all men? Not all the poor are scorned; The

in his hand lives as long as there is justice. MS-29 SYMPATHY The sympathy that touches the neighbour’s heart is more supreme than the hidden virtue in the unseen corners of the convent. A word of compassion to the weak criminal or prostitute is nobler than the long prayer which we repeat emptily every day in the temple. SR-T-257 T TALK I am bored with gabbers and their gab; my soul abhors them…. Is there in this universe a nook where I can go and live happily by myself? Is there any

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