By: Jason Green
I shall begin with an excerpt from the book The Prophet : “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. 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”. This is but one of the gems found in this book, it is one of the best books I have perused in my life. I have procured vast amounts of knowledge from these pages, of which when combined into my psyche, transmuted into the wisdom it was. We must ask ourselves my brethren, what can one gain from reading the aforementioned book? It is my will to illustrate the prophesy of the prophet.
The book is basically a dialogue, between people of diverse backgrounds and the protagonist / the prophet . Set in a era before the advent of Christianity, complete with clergymen and workers of all kinds.
The protagonists’ role is to enlighten the townsfolk not by scripture but by the living spirit. The prophet emphasises self-knowledge as well as self-understanding to the sincere residents of the town. At this juncture I shall bring forth another diamond from the book in question: “and then a scholar said speak of talking and he/prophet answered saying “you talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts and when you can no longer dwell in the solitude of your heart you live in your lips, thinking is half murdered. For thought is a bird of silence, that in a cage of words may indeed unfold its wings but cannot fly .There are those among you who seek the talkative through fear of being alone. The silence of aloneness reveals to their eyes their naked selves and they would escape”.
In conclusion, my fellow brothers and sisters The Prophesy of the Prophet is one of understanding and self knowledge. By reading this book, it could initiate a new life or perhaps it could reaffirm the knowledge dormant within you. The greatest labour this book can do for you, is grant you therapeutic introspection and by doing so your being shall be transmuted from lead into gold. This piece of literature endeavours to expand and consolidate the mind, in the universal scheme of divine essence.