Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Prophet (Penguin Modern Classics)The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It's an interesting read, the protagonist speaks to a crowd and the reader experiences it's being directed to them as well. The Protagonist, a wise man, talks about a way of living and about the common themes such as friendship, love, pleasure, pain, etc. It teaches about a balanced way of living, in a beautiful prose. The expression is simplest yet metaphors used are clever and admirable.
The "preaching" is about finding equilibrium in life and being a better human yourself rather than seeking outside conditions be to make life better for you. The Prophet talks about being a better person towards others (if done collectively could turn life pleasant for everyone). It tells about compassion and empathy. Moreover, it infers that being judgemental towards others is not a good practice. It can be deemed into a spiritual book but not religious. However, It talks about "God" but not in a morphic-ish state.
I recommended this book, it indeed is a masterpiece and a must read.

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