Kahlil Gibran was a worldwide sensation with his book The Prophet that engulfs the knowledge of this universe. The 20th century poet hails from Lebanon migrated to the USA. The book which was published nearly a century ago, still resonates in the hearts of inquisitive pathfinders. Some of the wondrous quotes from this book…

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“Say not, ‘I have found the truth,’ but rather ‘I have found a truth.’ And Say not, ‘I have found the path of the soul.’ Say rather, ‘I have met the soul walking upon my path.’ For the soul walks upon all paths. The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed. The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals.”  

“Your daily life is your temple and your religion!”

“If he is indeed wise, he does not bid you enter the house of his wisdom, but rather lead you to the threshold of your own mind!”

“And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair,”

“You may strive to be like your children, but seek not to make them like you!”

“He who wears his morality but as his best garment were better naked!”

“If you would know God, be not therefore a solver of riddles, rather look about you and you shall see Him playing with your children!”

“Where shall you seek beauty and how shall you find her unless she herself be your way and your guide, “

“And beauty is not a need but an ecstasy. It is not a mouth thirsting nor an empty hand stretched forth. But a heart inflamed and soul enchanted. It is not the image you would see nor the song you would hear. But rather an image you see though you close your eyes and a song you hear though you shut your ears. Beauty is life, when life unveils her holy face. But you are life and you are the veil. Beauty is eternally gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are eternity and you are the mirror.”

-Viswanath Venkat Dasari