About the Book
Kahlil Gibran's aphorisms, stories, and poetry on a theme remain among some of those best known to Western readers. His views, however, extend beyond the most-quoted greeting card sayings to a wide realm of human emotions and relationships--passion, desire, idealized love, justice, friendship, and the challenges of dealing with strangers, neighbors, and enemies. This little book captures love and life in all of their complexities and nuances.
This little volume includes over 90 selections from Gibran's writings and is divided into four sections:
- Love's Initiation
- The Veils of Love
- All of Our Relationships
- A Love Beyond
This book, ideal for all gift-giving occasions, is informative, illuminating, and inspirational.
Whom Do We Love?
When I stood, a clear mirror before you,
you gazed into me and saw your image.
Then you said, I love you.
But in truth you loved yourself in me.
Love is the veil between lover and lover.
About the Author: Kahlil Gibran
(January 6, 1883-April 10, 1931) was a Lebanese-American artist, and poet. He is chiefly known in the English-speaking world for his 1923 book The Prophet
, an early example of inspirational fiction that includes a series of philosophical essays written in poetic English prose. Neil Douglas-Klotz, PhD
, (Saadi Shakur Chishti) is a world-renowned scholar of religious studies, spirituality, and psychology. Living in Scotland, he directs the Edinburgh Institute for Advanced Learning and for many years was co-chair of the Mysticism Group of the American Academy of Religion. He is also the cofounder of the International Network of the Dances of Universal Peace.