Profeten – Kahlil Gibran

Bok: Profeten (originaltittel: The Prophet)
Forfatter: Kahlil Gibran

Over 126 sider skildrer Gibran sin visdom gjennom profeten Almustafa. Her tas temaer som kjærlighet, lidenskap, barn, tro, livet og døden opp i et poetisk språk. Dette er et verk som har engasjert millioner av lesere siden den ble gitt ut i 1923.

Det var min kjære mor som fortalte meg at jeg måtte lese denne boken for mange år siden. Jeg viftet henne av med et «jada…» uten å egentlig legge noe særlig sannhet i dette utsagnet, men fikk det for meg at jeg skulle lese den nå. Moralen må herved være at mødre alltid har rett.

Sjelden har jeg lest en bok som lar seg sitere i så stor grad som denne. Den renner over av vakre sitater som egentlig fortjener å havne i rammer på veggen. Jeg klarer selvsagt ikke dy meg, og må legge ved et par av de her:

«Og alltid har det vært slik at kjærligheten ikke kjenner sin egen dybde før i avskjedens time.»

«Deres sjel er ofte en slagmark der deres fornuft og dømmekraft fører krig mot deres lidenskap og begjær.»

Makan. Jeg slukte boken på en time, selv om jeg sa til meg selv at jeg burde nyte den sakte, men sikkert. Dette funket like dårlig som når jeg forteller meg selv at jeg skal nyte sjokolade sakte, men sikkert.

Denne boken er av typen som kan leses igjen og igjen, som du kan sitere uten å være alt for pretensiøs, og som du kan dra nytte av uansett hvor du er i livet. Boken når allikevel ikke HELT til topps da ikke alt traff meg like godt.

1 Response to “Profeten – Kahlil Gibran”


  1. 1 Mamma'n mars 16, 2010, kl. 19:22

    Joda det hender at mamma’r har rett! Boken er bra den, og verdt å lese uansett hvor man er i livet!


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