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Kahlil Gibran's masterpiece -
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nd a man said, "Speak to us of Self-Knowledge."
And he answered saying:
Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and nights.
But your ears thirst for the sound of your heart's knowledge.
You would know in words that which you have always known in thought.
You would touch with your fingers the naked body of your dreams.
And it is well you should.
he hidden well-spring of your soul must needs rise and run murmuring to the sea;
And the treasure of your infinite depths would be revealed to your eyes.
But let there be no scales to weigh your unknown treasure;
And seek not the depths of your knowledge with staff or sounding line.
For self is a sea boundless and measureless.
ay not, "I have found the truth," but rather, "I have found a truth".
Say not, "I have found the path of the soul."
Say rather, "I have met the soul walking upon my path".
For the soul walks upon all paths.
The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed.
he soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals.
n American citizen born and grown up in the Middle EAst.
Mystic poet and painter, whose works proclaim his philosophy
He wrote in both Arabic and English, fusing elements of Eastern and Western mysticism into his works.