Pity the nation that welcomes its new ruler with trumpeting,  and farewells him with hooting,  only to welcome another with trumpeting again.

–Khalil Gibran

 

Kahlil Gibran was that rare phenomenon, a mystical philosopher, and a mystical philosopher who was also a poet.

 

Khalil Gibran’s The Garden of the Prophet was published in 1933, two years after his death. Gibran thought of this book as a companion piece to The Prophet. The book is Almustafa’s further narrations with his followers after a long intervening absence.

In the pages of the book, new topics are introduced as sequential discourses between Almustafa and a disciple: covering a wide range of subjects that describe how a person might best live a happy and illumined life. Almustafa’s vivid imagery and striking allegories provide powerful insights into mankind’s deepest motivating fears and desires.