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The Prophet (Wisehouse Classics Edition) Kindle Edition
- ASIN : B01A7KOY9K
- Publisher : Wisehouse Classics; 1st edition (1 January 2016)
- Language : English
- File size : 413 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 50 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #30,937 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Khalil Ghibran, one of the great poetic personality has lived a wonderful life through the book. However one needs to listen him with patience and humility regarding his notions on stuff of life; remembering that he lived in a quite different era. Most of his notions on things are still quite relevant to all beings irrespective of their views on Life which is quite awe strucking. And again, however I couldn't surrender to him completely.
Some of surprising collection of elements that would get inside your complicated neural synapses and find harmony or doped in it by release of specific neurotransmitters.
This book has truly drawn my attention towards various aspects of life and I really enjoyed reading the poetry. So much wisdom and teaching for such a low price !!
This book definitely has something to offer to everyone from all walks of life. Whether you are a Housewife or a Businessman or a student, this book has something for you.
I personally had this little talk in my mind over every philosophy mentioned in the book.
All of it truly convinces my mind, except one.
For all the reasons I tried to think and debate with myself, I do not agree with the Author's opinion on Crime and Punishment. The author says that the oppressed is not innocent from the crimes of guilty. Victim is not innocent of the crimes of oppressor.
Here is my take on this, you leave your keys in the car is not an invitation for a thief to steal it.
Except for this one chapter, which I do not endorse. Rest of the philosophy is completely genuine and practical and I definitely recommend you to read this book atleast thrice to get the real feel of it.
I come back to this book and read specific chapters whenever I am having some issues with that aspect of my life. I encourage you to do the same.
Hope my review and opinion helps. Cheers !!
The Prophet made me feel profoundly spiritual when I was nineteen. It was a great way to experience spirituality and romance as a teenager, but as I got older, its lusty descriptions of the true meaning of love, marriage, and life just seem like pretty, but shallow, wordplay.
Now, don't write to me and prove me wrong on this, because I like the idea very much. I believe that Khalil Gibran was quite the player. The Prophet has a seductive tone that avoids making any concrete statements, which is the strategy used by career players (see SNL's The Ladies' Man).
Nonetheless, I still recommend everyone read The Prophet. Whether you take the prose as deep advice or empty rhetoric, it is beautiful wordplay.
By Shan on 29 November 2018
In 26 chapters, the prophet expounds on each topic upon which he is questioned. Topics include relationships, possessions, laws, religion, teaching, and death. The wisdom presented is practical, profound, and reflects a mystic sentiment (i.e. the idea that the divine is within us rather than something separate.) This is an extremely quotable volume. Among his responses, the Prophet says that one should not be too controlling in relationships, that one should not live life under the dictates of fear, that it’s not for one to determine what is moral for another, and that one should not engage in morality or worship for show.
I’ll keep my review short as the book is tiny and certainly worth your time. I’d recommend this book for all readers. I think it has some insight to offer just about anyone.
Enjoyed reading in one go. But very heavy on allegorical references and requires reading again and again
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First of all, let me begin by saying I really do not like religious poetry. I find that the constant references to God and a higher power irk me, as someone who's religion only believes in an ideal and not a deity.
That being said, I absolutely fell in love with this poetry book. The writing was exquisite, an absolutely beautiful piece of writing that read as a story. Gibran has created such a remarkable world within this book, something that kept me hanging on every single word. It has made me question life, my morals, death, friendship, and every other topic that is featured within this small book.
I cannot explain how much this poetry has spoken to me, has made me think and discuss topics that have always been left unsaid with friends. I have read the poems in this over and over and would more than gladly read this book again from cover to cover.
This is a work of pure genius, and I think it's something that should be shown to everyone, especially as it is inspired, partly, by Islam.
It's a book that shows religion is about care and love, not destruction.
I cannot recommend this book enough. Everyone should read this, no matter what their interests. I wish I had been given a chance to study this in school and to have myself enlightened long before I happened to find this when I did a week or so ago.
Gibran's writing is absolutely stunning and I am left in awe and self-reflection. Please, please, read this book. I recommend this for every one.
The Prophet is essentially a religious book so, as an atheist, I made assumptions before the first page. In reality, while Gibran assumes the existence of God, he does not hammer home any particular faith as 'the true way', but rather addresses various aspects of life - love, work, marriage, food - and has his Prophet offer ideas regarding simple and humane ways of living in harmony with our communities. The simple question and answer structure is concise and effective. I am happy that I will now have a much greater level of understanding when I see Gibran's name dropped elsewhere and I found much food for thought in his philosophy. I can quite see why The Prophet has such widespread appeal. It's a beautiful book.
Many years later, I lost a very close family member, the reading at his funeral was taken from this book...
That’s why I bought the book..