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Kahlil Gibran
    #3399218 - 11/23/04 05:38 PM (12 years, 14 days ago)

how many people here have heard of this man? For the older people on this forum, do you know if he truly walked the walk? i just picked up a book of his by accident yesterday caalled The Prophet, and it seems 'on'


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Re: Kahlil Gibran [Re: CleverName]
    #3399271 - 11/23/04 05:51 PM (12 years, 14 days ago)

I don't know much about his life, but I know his works were among the first that taught me that spirituality is not limited to any particular religion, place, or time.

Many of his works are available online in their entirety.


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Re: Kahlil Gibran [Re: Jellric]
    #3399328 - 11/23/04 06:05 PM (12 years, 14 days ago)

ive read the prophet and found it to be one of the most amazing reads of my life, some of you may have noticed i was quoting him on almost every thread. fucking amazing book


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Re: Kahlil Gibran [Re: CleverName]
    #3399347 - 11/23/04 06:09 PM (12 years, 14 days ago)



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Re: Kahlil Gibran [Re: Moonshoe]
    #3399364 - 11/23/04 06:11 PM (12 years, 14 days ago)

just heard of this man

did a google

"For self is a sea boundless and measureless."
-Kahlil Gibran

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Re: Kahlil Gibran [Re: dorkus]
    #3399383 - 11/23/04 06:16 PM (12 years, 14 days ago)

"On Death

Then Almitra spoke, saying, "We would ask now of Death."

And he said:

You would know the secret of death.

But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heart of life?

The owl whose night-bound eyes are blind unto the day cannot unveil the mystery of light.

If you would indeed behold the spirit of death, open your heart wide unto the body of life.

For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.

In the depth of your hopes and desires lies your silent knowledge of the beyond;

And like seeds dreaming beneath the snow your heart dreams of spring.

Trust the dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.

Your fear of death is but the trembling of the shepherd when he stands before the king whose hand is to be laid upon him in honour.

Is the shepherd not joyful beneath his trembling, that he shall wear the mark of the king?

Yet is he not more mindful of his trembling?

For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun?

And what is to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?

Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.

And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.

And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance. "

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Re: Kahlil Gibran [Re: dorkus]
    #3399408 - 11/23/04 06:22 PM (12 years, 14 days ago)

"And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair."
-Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)


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Re: Kahlil Gibran [Re: CleverName]
    #3399468 - 11/23/04 06:43 PM (12 years, 14 days ago)

Sorry, don't know much about the man himself, but 'The Prophet' realy is an awesome read.


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Re: Kahlil Gibran [Re: CleverName]
    #3399852 - 11/23/04 08:15 PM (12 years, 14 days ago)

He's awesome. Have the Prophet and another smaller book called Sand and Foam.  :thumbup:


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Re: Kahlil Gibran [Re: gettinjiggywithit]
    #3400673 - 11/23/04 11:12 PM (12 years, 14 days ago)

yeah his thoughts on death are just beutifull


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Re: Kahlil Gibran [Re: Moonshoe]
    #3401562 - 11/24/04 02:18 AM (12 years, 13 days ago)

ahhhh yes, i've read several of his short stories

I really like the one about satan

good man, good man, i surely need to read that book


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Re: Kahlil Gibran [Re: CrispyInfidel]
    #3402280 - 11/24/04 06:37 AM (12 years, 13 days ago)

Yes indeed I have, his wisdom is truly inspiring.

"You may chain my hands and shackle my feet, you can even throw me into a dungeon but you will never enslave my thinking"

I was wondering whether to mention my admiration of him in my philosophy application ?


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Re: Kahlil Gibran [Re: rogue_pixie]
    #3466346 - 12/08/04 07:54 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

I have read "The Prophet," in fact my grandmother gave me an autographed copy of hers signed by Gibran himself.
Excellent book....amazing man.


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Re: Kahlil Gibran [Re: InnerBeing]
    #3466385 - 12/08/04 08:02 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

some funny shit i have had this book on the book shelf for over a year and haven't picked it up till i read the name and it looked familiar, the book is "a treasury of wisdom"


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Re: Kahlil Gibran [Re: spudamore]
    #3466859 - 12/08/04 09:20 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)


Treasury, indeed!


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Re: Kahlil Gibran [Re: InnerBeing]
    #3466924 - 12/08/04 09:31 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

just read a few.
good god, evil god
god's fool
the saint

god's fool was extremely good


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Re: knowledge and half knowledge [Re: spudamore]
    #3467746 - 12/09/04 12:07 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

Four frogs sat upon a log that lay floating on the edge of a river. Suddenly the log was caught by the current and swept slowly down the stream. The frogs were delighted and absorbed, for never before had they sailed.
At length the first frog spoke, and said, "This is indeed a most marvellous log. It moves as if alive. No such log was ever known before."
Then the second frog spoke, and said, "Nay, my friend, the log is like other logs, and does not move. It is the river that is walking to the sea, and carries us and the log with it."
And the third frog spoke, and said, "It is neither the log nor the river that moves. The moving is in our thinking. For without thought nothing moves."
And the three frogs began to wrangle about what was really moving. The quarrel grew hotter and louder, but they could not agree.
Then they turned to the fourth frog, who up to this time had been listening attentively but holding his peace, and they asked his opinion.
And the fourth frog said, "Each of you is right, and none of you is wrong. The moving is in the log and the water and our thinking also."
And the three frogs became very angry, for none of them was willing to admit that his was not the whole truth, and that the other two were not wholly wrong.
Then a strange thing happened. The three frogs got together and pushed the fourth frog off the log into the river.


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