The Prophet (1923) by Kahlil Gibran






Book Introduction: The Prophet is a book of 26 prose poetry fables written by the Lebanese-American poet and writer Kahlil Gibran. It tells the story of a prophet named Al Mustafa, who lived in the city of Orphalese for 12 years and is about to board a ship which will carry him home. He is stopped by a group of people, with whom he discusses topics such as life and the human condition.



00:00 – Intro

00:32 – The Coming of the Ship

08:32 – On Love

11:53 – On Marriage

13:16 – On Children

14:38 – On Giving

18:13 – On Eating and Drinking

20:08 – On Work

24:02 – On Joy and Sorrow

25:42 – On Houses

29:08 – On Clothes

30:22 – On Buying and Selling

32:04 – On Crime and Punishment

37:06 – On Laws

39:31 – On Freedom

42:17 – On Reason and Passion

44:31 – On Pain

45:39 – On Self-Knowledge

47:00 – On Teaching

48:14 – On Friendship

50:00 – On Talking

51:26 – On Time

52:50 – On Good and Evil

55:40 – On Prayer

58:01 – On Pleasure

01:01:35 – On Beauty

01:04:22 – On Religion

01:06:44 – On Death

01:08:29 – The Farewell




Text – Kahlil Gibran

Audio Narration – Adam Hanin

Visual Photography and Editing – Brian Dehler

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