sábado, 31 de mayo de 2014

The Prophet-Kahlil Gibran (10/50)

Born in  1883 in the mountain village of Bisharri, Gibran grew up atractted to both, his artits and writer side. The prophet was not written actively, actually, it was a product of inspiration. Reviewed with one of his greatest partners Mary Haskell, the book acquaires a prophetic and paternal tone which unites the mind with the heart.

After twelve years in Orphalese, Almustafa is ready to return to his native island. However, when leaving and feel deeply nostalgic.

 "A seeker of silence am I, and what treasure have I found  in silences 
that I may dispense with confidence?"

People start to get near, start to miss the prophet... One of them is Almitra, the first person in Orphalese who believed in him in spite he had been but a day in the village. Villagers question him about the main topics of Humanity:


"Love has not other desire but tu fulfil itself" 


"Your children are not your children.
They are sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself."


"Much of your pain is self chosen"

When he is leaving he meditates about himself:

"We wanderers, ever seeking the lonelier way, begin no day
where we have ended another day; and no sunrise finds us
where sunset left us"

In spite of the strong religious force that the Prophet character may suggest, the way to write is open, avoids the word God and is extremely inclusive in relation with women.

2 comentarios:

Blackmount dijo...

es muy cierto, la obra tiene un fuerte sabor de religion, pero no en el sentido usual de barbarie y fundamentalismo sino en el menos conocido de magia y asombro

Elena P.G. dijo...

Es agradable de leer y de una filosofía práctica y llena de sabiduría a la vez.