Mysticism In The Prophet

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THE PROPHET: A VADE MECUM FOR JOURNEYERS OF LIFE Human mind has been in search of answers of unanswered theories of life from ages. It has been looking into ancient books with covers full of dust in quest of Ultimate Bliss. Anything that provides bliss to the mind so bewildered, is given the name of religion and the source of bliss is called its messenger. The Prophet is one such book that contains various shades of human emotions. It satisfies the quest of human mind, thus it can be called the book with a new concept of religion or a guide to life. . The Prophet is the most appreciated book of Kahlil Gibran which contains twenty-six poems in a prosaic form. It is a fable written in formal yet simple language that reaches to the heart of…show more content…
Kahlil Gibran is one of the writers with the power of intuitions, visions and prophesies expressed in verses. Most mystical ideas are expressed in the form of verse such as ‘Bhagvad Gita’, Classical Upanishad and large part of the holy Bible are in verses. Romantic poets such as William Wordsworth and S.T Coleridge contains the element of mysticism in their works. However, William Blake is considered as the God of mysticism. Blake witnessed divinity in every aspect of Nature. His poems are filled with innocence and mystic elements. Mysticism in some poets are seek divinity in the physical world, whereas some gain the idea of divinity through introspection, looking into the depth of self, personality and experience of life. William Blake is one such poet, who has acquired the idea of mysticism through his experiences of life. His major work is “The songs of innocence and experience”, it is a collection of poems. Mysticism in the writings of Kahlil Gibran possesses a great similarity with the writings of William Blake. Mystical disappointment in the world ruined by material gluttony and hunger have been the source of their work. The idea of Good and Evil, Heaven and Hell and Regeneration and Disintegration is common in them. Kahlil Gibran like Blake speaks apocalyptically about life’s eternity and divinity of the Supreme. Blake is known as mystic proper whereas Kahlil Gibran is…show more content…
It provides solace and tranquility into the minds of the readers. It is a book promulgating humanity, with a fundamental approach of several religious dogmas. Mysticism of Christianity, Islam, and Quaker and so on share a common idea with the book. Doctrine of Christianity speaks about oneness of Man and God. It says that the fall of Man was the cause of separation of Man and God, that is, evil has distanced Man from divinity. Thus, Man is sent on earth to strive hard in order to gain his position in the eyes of the Supreme. It also talks about the Supremacy of God and human soul, which has an unexplainable connection. The purpose of Man’s life is salvation and reunion with the God, which is achieved by serving his creations. Moreover, it says that spirituality and divinity is hidden within every human soul. Man can reach to his supreme state with the realization of goodness within his soul and personality. It speaks about God and Evil dwelling in the body of mortals. Islamic doctrine and Christianity share some basic similarities. Islamic doctrine speaks about Sufism, which is complete devotion to God and purification of
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