The professional(1923) is a book of 26 poetic essays by a Lebanese-American poet, artist, and philosopher.Jalil Gibran.
(full text online in various formats)
- 1 about love
- 2 About the wedding
- 3 about the children
- 4 Only sober
- 5 About joy and sadness
- 6 About the houses
- 7 About reason and passion
- 8 About Pain
- 9 About self-knowledge
- 10 About Friendship
- 11 on time
- 12 quotes about the prophet
- 13 others
- 14 Externe Links
- When love calls you, follow it
Although their paths are difficult and steep.
and when its wings envelop you, you surrender to it,
Even if the sword hidden between your wings hurts you.
And when he talks to you, believe him
Although your voice can destroy your dreams like the north wind sweeps through the garden.
- P. elf
- For as love crowns them, so will he crucify them.
As it is for your growth, so is it for your pruning.
- P. elf
- Like sheaves of corn he gathers them for himself.
He beats you to strip you naked.
He shakes it from its shells.
It grinds you to a white color.
He kneads you until you are pliable;
And then he assigns you to his holy fire to become holy bread for God's holy feast.
All these things that love will do to you
that you know the secrets of your heart,
and in that knowledge they become a fragment of the heart of life.
But if you only search in your fear
the peace of love and the pleasure of love,
So you better cover your nakedness and step out of the age of love
In the seasonless world where you
will laugh, but not all your laughter,
and cry, but not all your tears.
- P. 12
- Love gives nothing but itself and takes nothing but itself,
Love neither possesses nor would it be possessed:
Because love is enough for love.
- P. 13
- If you love, you shouldn't say
"God is in my heart", but yes,
"I am in the heart of God."
And do not think that you can direct the course of love, for love directs your course when it deems you worthy.
- P. 13
- Love has no other desire than fulfillment.
But if you love and must have desires, let these be your desires:
Melt and be like a stream that flows in the night and sings its melody.
Know the pain of too much tenderness.
Being hurt by your own understanding of love;
And bleed willingly and happily.
Waking up at dawn with a winged heart giving thanks for another day of love;
Rest midday and meditate on the ecstasy of love; Coming home at night with gratitude;
And then you fall asleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise on your lips.
- P. 13
You were born together and together you will be forever and ever.
You will be together when the white wings of death spread your days.
Ah, you will be together even in the silent remembrance of God.
But let there be spaces in their union,
And may the winds of heaven dance beneath you.
Fill each other's cups, but don't drink from one cup.
Give each other your bread, but do not eat the same bread.
Sing and dance together and be merry, but each of you is alone,
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Give your heart, but not for the care of others.
For only the hand of life can contain your hearts.
And hold together, but not too tight:
because the pillars of the temple are separated,
And the oak and the cypress do not grow in each other's shadows.
- p. fifteen
- Your children are not your children, but children are children.
They are the sons and daughters of life's longing for itself.
They come through you, but not from you
And although they are with you, they do not belong to you.
You can give them your love but not your thoughts
Because they have their own thoughts.
You can house their bodies but not their souls
Because their souls live in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot even visit in your dreams.
You can strive to be like her, but don't try to make her like you.
Because life doesn't come back or linger on yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children spring like living arrows.
The archer sees the target in the path of infinity, and He bends you with His power so His arrows are swift and far.
May your crease be in the archer's hand with joy;
For as he loves the flying arrow, so he loves the stable bow.
- P. 17
- You give very little when you give of what you have. It's when you give of yourself, you really give.
- P. 19
About joy and pain[Edit]
- The deeper the pain builds in your being, the more joy you can hold back.
- P. 28
- His joy is his unmasked sadness.
And the same good where you
Laughter is often filled with her tears...
When you're happy, look deep
your heart and you will find that it is fair
What has brought you sadness gives you joy.
When you're sad, look back
your heart and you will see that in truth
You cry for what was
- P. 29
- The longing for security, this furtive thing that comes into the house as a guest, then host, then master.
- P. 32
About reason and passion[Edit]
- Your soul is often a battlefield where your reason and judgment wage war against your passion and appetite. I want to be the peacemaker in your soul who could transform the discord and rivalry of your elements into unity and melody. But how am I supposed to do that if you are not also the peacemakers, even the lovers of all your elements?
- P. fifty
- For reason alone is a limiting force; and passion, neglected, is a flame burning to its own destruction.
Therefore thy soul exalt thy reason to the height of passion, that it may sing;
And let him guide his passion with reason, so that his passion lives on through its own daily resurrection, rising like the phoenix from its own ashes.
- P. 50-51
about the pain[Edit]
- If you could keep your heart in wonder at the daily wonders of your life, your pain would seem no less wonderful than your joy; and you would accept the seasons of your heart as you have always accepted the seasons that pass through your fields.
- P. 52
- The hidden source of your soul must rise and run murmuring to the sea;
And the treasure of its infinite depths would reveal itself to your eyes.
But let there be no scales to weigh your unknown treasure;
And do not search the depths of your knowledge with a stick or a probe.
For the Self is an infinite and immeasurable sea.
Don't say, "I have found the truth," say, "I have found a truth."
Don't say, "I have found the way of the soul." Rather say: "I have found the soul that goes my way."
Because the soul goes all ways.
The soul does not walk on a tightrope, nor does it grow like a reed.
The soul unfolds like a lotus with innumerable petals.
- P. 54
- Your friend is the answer to your needs.
It is your field, which you sow in love and reap in thanksgiving.
And he is your board and your home.
Because you come to him with your hunger and ask him for peace.
- P. 58
- And let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit. For love that seeks something other than the disclosure of its own secret is not love but a cast net: and only that which is useless is caught.
- P. 59
- In time you would make a creek on whose banks you would sit and watch the flow. StillThe timeless in you is aware of the timelessness of life, and you know thatYesterday is nothing but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.
- And what sings and thinks within you lives on within the confines of that first moment that scattered the stars across space.
- And isn't time like love, undivided and rhythmless?But if in your thinking you must measure time in seasons, let each season encompass every other season, and let todayEmbrace the past with memory and the future with longing.
quotes aboutThe professional[Edit]
- The truth is,The professionalIt is a work of such universal appeal that there is little point in speculating as to the identity of the people or places it depicts. Because Gibran's aim was high and his belief in the "Oneness of Being" that led him to call for universal brotherhood and the union of mankind is a message as strong to this day as the messages of any great poet.Inspired by his experiences in a country far from his homeland, he strove to resolve cultural and human conflicts while developing a unique genre of writing and transcending the boundaries of East and West like few before or have done since. He has become not only the Gibran of Lebanon but the Gibran of America, indeed, Gibran, the voice of the global conscience: a voice that increasingly clamors to be heard in the ongoing age of fear.
- dr Suheil Bashrui, publisher deKahlil Gibran: A Spiritual Treasure, as mentioned in"Khalil Gibran (1883-1931) - A Voice of Conscience" by Manbir Singh Chowdhary inSikhSpectrum.com QuarterlyNo. 16 (May 2004)
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