Table of contents
🚀 The Book in 3 Sentences
- A wanderer has lived in solitude nearby a village for some time. He got to know the villagers, and when his time had come to sail away, the villagers started to ask him questions about life.
- The questions include religion, clothes, giving, marriage, children, and more. The Prophet provides life advice on all of these topics.
- Saying goodbye to the villagers, the Prophet gives his last words of wisdom, telling the villagers that he will be back.
The Prophet is very poetically written. The texts give a sense of awe. Which makes it a mesmerizing read. I only understood some of the lessons given by the Prophet. Some sentences need their time to unfold in my mind. I enjoyed the book, especially the Children, Giving, and Eating verses. But I will love this book when I’m 70 with more life experience and a better understanding. I will re-read this book every five years and see how this is influencing my perspective on the book.
How I Discovered It
I listened to the poem ‘defeat’ by Kahlil Gibran the same week I noticed The Prophet on the recommended reading list of Naval Ravikant.
Who Should Read It?
You will appreciate this book more when life has shown you its ways.
☘️ How the Book Changed Me
💡 How my life / behavior / thoughts / ideas have changed as a result of reading the book.
- • The book has given me some sense of patience. Experience life, and you will receive more wisdom. Don’t haste yourself.
✍️ My Top 3 Quotes
- “For thought is a bird of space, that in a cage of words may indeed unfold its wings but cannot fly.”
- “You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”
- “Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.”