The Prophet

Oneworld Publications
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Originally published in 1923, The Prophet continues to inspire millions worldwide with its timeless words of love and mystical longing. Writing with insight, hope, and a remarkable compassion for the human condition, Kahlil Gibran explores ideas of joy and sorrow, friendship, good and evil, pleasure, reason and passion, expressing humanity’s yearning for a Unity of Being, only achieved through love.

Introduced and annotated throughout by world expert Suheil Bushrui, this revised and updated edition is a truly enlightening experience for anyone seeking solace and wisdom in the chaotic modern age.


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Oneworld Publications
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Published on
Oct 1, 2012
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Pages
176
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ISBN
9781780742151
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Language
English
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Poetry / Subjects & Themes / Inspirational & Religious
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Musaicum Books presents to you "The Poetical Works of Edwin Arnold” formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices Sir Edwin Arnold (1832-1904) was an English poet and journalist, who is most known for his work, The Light of Asia. The literary task which he set before him was the interpretation in English verse of the life and philosophy of the East. His chief work with this object is The Light of Asia, which was translated into various languages such as Hindi. The Light of Asia, subtitled The Great Renunciation, is in a form of a narrative poem. The book endeavors to describe the life and time of Prince Gautama Siddhartha, who after attaining enlightenment became The Buddha, The Awakened One. The book presents his life, character, and philosophy, in a series of verses. Arnold's book was one of the first successful attempts to popularize Buddhism for a Western readership. Table of Contents: The Light of Asia Light of the World; or, The Great Consummation: At Bethlehem Mary Magdalene. The Magus. The Alabaster Box. The Parables. The Love of God and Man. The Great Consummation Indian Poetry The Indian Song of Songs (Hymn to Vishnu -11 Sargas) Miscellaneous Oriental Poems: The Rajpoot Wife King Saladin The Caliph's Draught Hindoo Funeral Song Song of the Serpent-charmers Song of the Flour-mill Taza ba Taza The Mussulman Paradise Dedication of a Poem From the Sanskrit The Rajah's Ride Two Books From The Iliad Of India "The Great Journey." "The Entry Into Heaven." "Night of Slaughter." The Morning Prayer. Proverbial Wisdom From the Shlokas of the Hitopadeśa… The Song Celestial or Bhagavad-Gita (from the Mahâbhârata) Potiphar's Wife
Oneworld Publications and the Kahlil Gibran Research and Studies Project at the University of Maryland have put together The Essential Gibran, a volume of selected passages representative of Gibran’s style and thought. The collection includes selections from his Arabic works, English works, letters, and selected criticism of his artwork as well as his writings.

Offering a wide variety of theme, occasion, mood, and form, his essential style is captured in reflective poetic prose, dramatic sketches, allegories and parables, national and international addresses, and romantic writings of all kinds. Evident throughout is his abiding respect for universal human rights, the equality of men and women, and religious tolerance; while his profound respect for the natural world, at a time when it was already under threat from the forces of industrialization, made him a forerunner of the ecological movement. Emphasized is his message of cultural, religious, and political reconciliation which gains a particular poignancy and relevance in an age when East and West are in increasing need of mutual understanding to promote a way towards peaceful coexistence.

This collection of passages will shed a unique perspective of Kahlil Gibran as a poet of the culture of peace, and will throw new light on a twentieth-century author who occupies a unique position in the pantheon of the world’s great writers. It is a wonderful insight into a universal figure whose profound humanity and concern for the highest standards of integrity in both a moral and literary sense transcends the boundaries between cultures, which have too often found themselves in opposition to each other.
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