Kahlil Gibran

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Have any of you read "The Prophet" or any other works by Kahlil Gibran? I love "The Prophet". Here's a great quote I found.

God made Truth with many doors to welcome every believer who knocks on them.


As always. Peace, Love, and Light.:)
 

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Wil, I have no idea what that statement means. Or its relevance to the OP.

Anywho, Gibran is still much loved here in the states. Not so well known as he used to be. Which I am finding true of a great many authors who have been influential from this time period.
 

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And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, Speak to us of Children.
And he said:
Your children are not your children. *** You may give them your love but not your thoughts *** seek not to make them like you.
and so on.
 

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Wil, I have no idea what that statement means. Or its relevance to the OP.

Anywho, Gibran is still much loved here in the states. Not so well known as he used to be. Which I am finding true of a great many authors who have been influential from this time period.

Here's some great clips from youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_Tv1qThO6U

For Wil.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDl4fwK0Dj4

And little romance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6nqnMnWzx8
 

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On Children - Kahlil Gibran

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.
 
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