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I would like more and more writers, poets, film makers to steal as much as they can, because truth is not my property, I am not its owner. let it reach in any way, in anybody's name, in any form, but let it reach. Beyond Psychology#3 Q#2 : Osho

If you really want to know who I am, you have to be as absolutely empty as I am. Then two mirrors will be facing each other, and only emptiness will be mirrored: two mirrors facing each other. But if you have some idea, then you will see your own idea in me."

"Only that which cannot be taken away by death is real. Everything else is unreal, it is made of the same stuff dreams are made of." ~OSHO♥

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Kahlil Gibran Quotes

'The Prophet' by Kahlil Gibran is one of the most loved book of Osho. It was because of Osho, that I became aware of this beautiful writer. I have read a handful of his books and they I've loved them all. Here's a compilation of quotes from various books of Khalil Gibran, which I found in

Hope you'll like this compilation and enjoy going through it.


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Every man loves two women;the one is the creation of his imagination and the other is not yet born.

Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.

God made Truth with many doors to welcome every believer who knocks on them.

I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.

If indeed you must be candid, be candid beautifully.

If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.

If you reveal your secrets to the wind you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.

In the sweetness of friendship; let there be laughter and the sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.

It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked, through understanding.

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.

Say not, 'I have found the truth,' but rather, 'I have found a truth.'

The deeper sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain.

The lights of stars that were extinguished ages ago still reaches us. So it is with great men who died centuries ago, but still reach us with the radiations of their personalities.

The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious of the rose.

To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do.

Yesterday is but today's memory, tomorrow is today's dream.

In battling evil, excess is good; for he who is moderate in announcing the truth is presenting half-truth. He conceals the other half out of fear of the people's wrath.
It is well to give when asked but it is better to give unasked, through understanding.

Yes, there is a Nirvanah; it is leading your sheep to a green pasture, and in putting your child to sleep, and in writing the last line of your poem.

And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter and the sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.


  1. Heya CoolDeep,

    Kahlil Gibran is great. I havn't read his works yet, but I'm going to catch up in the next few weeks. :)

    What does he mean with:

    "I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers."

    Because I have some quite intolerant friends, so it could be very helpful to know why I learn tolerance particularly from them. Till now I was kinda worried that they could implant me their intolerance.

    Looking really forward to your answer,

    Cheers, Basho

  2. Dear Basho,

    Kahlil Gibran has made a significant point here with these lines...

    It is said it's very difficult to learn the lessons of life from our friends for the simple reason that our friends are usually nice and kind towards us.. Many a times they ignore our mistakes thiking if they brought that to our notice it would annoy or offend us.... and hence the error continues to be unseen and the lesson to be learnt from the mistakes remain untouched.

    On the other hand .. when people who are like the ones Gibran has made kindda challenge us.. hurt our ego.. offend us.. so in this way our negative elements gets surfaced.... and if we are a little aware we can work towards these negative aspects which are also a part of us.... there by in thr process transcend ourselves to a higher state...

    So, Gibran must have been aware when all these negative aspects of his were surfaced by such peoples and since he was aware he could transcend himself.. and yet he couldn't have the compassion to thank these people.. hence he writes, "yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers."

    N.B: If you ever think of reading Gibran, I recommend you to strat with his best book, titled, "The Prophet"


    OSHO ((♥))

  3. Heya CoolDeep,

    thanks so much for your answer. I have ordered "The Prophet" on Amazon. It will be delivered tomorrow. I'm very excited.

    Referring to your answer I guess you mean that I just have to be aware of the negative aspects which become surfaced to be free of them.
    For instance you mention people who offend and critize me for whom I am. I discovered that I have the tendency to think about those criticism and what they said to me and my mind sometimes tries to convince myself and the people which criticized me. That doesn't seem to me like the right way because it creates inner conflict.
    Therefore my question is: Is it the best to just watch the criticizing thoughts in my mind which make myself wrong?

    Sorry that I'm asking so many questions, I'm just very intrested in Osho and your blog is wonderful.

    Thanks, Basho

  4. Dear Basho,

    wow.. way to start.. so you will be reading the Prophet soon.. it's one of my best loved Gibran's book.. I recommend you to savour each and every line from that book.. you will benefit a lot from it...

    And please, you are not asking so many questions, like you've written.. You know beloved OSHO answered so many questions.. and he keeps on answering.. so in that regards.. if i am not able to answer a couple of question of a fellow-seeker .. what purpose will it serve of being a disciple of such a great soul.. so plz.. feel free to answer as many questions as you want.. if its within my calibre.. i will be more than happy to reply to you.. :-D

    See, you are already making the right moves.. yes just like you said, "YOU JUST HAVE TO BE AWARE.." and that is the key.. if you are able to do that.. then all your problems are solved... for Meditation is watching.. becoming aware.. and when you watch.. when you become aware of your thoughts.. without any judgement.. neither for.. neither against.. just watching.. your thoughts will start evaporating.. just like water evaporates and dissapears into the air..... ..

    yeah, i to have gone through the phase you mentioned.. being worried about others think of me.. trying to please everyone.. but just like i said.. its just a phase. as you start meditating more and more.. reaching depths.. all these things will no longer trouble you..

    I recommend you to read this article where OSHO talks about the subject "Who is a real friend ::"

    lemme know how you feel about it.. this article touched me a lot..

    ok, this much for the moment.. feel free to correspond..

    warm regards...

    your friend,

    CoolDeep ((♥))

  5. Heya CoolDeep,

    it's a very good article. I enjoyed it a lot as well, thank you.

    Additionally I have started reading The Prophet. It is such a gracious book!
    "Beauty is eternity looking at itself in the mirror." I love it.

    Back on topic...
    You know I asked myself in the last few to be free of all conditioning? My prejudices, my judgements about other people which I have taken over from friends, my opinions which doesn't come from my inner core but from people outside...
    I mean, Osho always talks a lot about being free of conditioning. Only than you have absolute freedom and I totally understand the importance of this point.

    But what is Osho's way to get free of my conditioning? I mean I have those opinions in my mind. Is the way just to watch everthing what is going on and to become aware of the opinions and judgements in my mind? Is this enough or is there something else I have to do?

    your friend,

  6. Dear Basho,

    will make it short and sweet.. ==>>♥

    here's the master answering you.. its a hindi video with english subtitles.. meditate on the video.. :-)

    Dont do anything my friend.. simply meditate and watch the video.. :-)♥♥♥

  7. Haha ok :D
    I never heard Osho in Hindi before, it's beautiful, kind of an different rhythem...

    You know, I think I gradually realize that it's normal to have very special and crazy thoughts. I mean at first I was shocked because there are so many crazy things going on if I watch my thoughts.

    I mean I don't have these everyday thoughts like "What am I going to do after this"'s much more I mentioned...critizising thoughts which have completly no foundation...opinions I have taken over from dominant people when I was unconscious...

    But maybe it's not bad at all that my thoughts are so special. Perhaps I should just watch this garbage as well? Am I on the right track?

    Cheers, your fellow seeker Basho :)

  8. My Dear Basho..

    Yess. u r absolutely on the right track.. and there's no need whatsoever to be aprehensive about anything! Simply, close your eyes and dive from the cliff with utmost trust .. for .. Courage is the only vechile which will take you beyond this societal realm of cowardice and lies..

    I see you've happened to make two important realizations.. You write...

    1: "You know, I think I gradually realize that it's normal to have very special and crazy thoughts." .. Yes my dear.. its absolutely normal to have all these thoughts.. special or crazy.. for the mind is such.. its a storehouse of illusions..and when you start watching these thoughts without any judgements or preconceived notions.. these very thougths sublimate .. evaporate.. and all that you're left with pure consciousness.. neither positive, neither negative.. not even neutral.. beyond all dualities..

    2. and lolzzzzzzzz yes Basho.. "Perhaps I should just watch this garbage as well? " Yes you should Simply and Just watch these Garbages.. and on their own right time they will all flush on their own accord from the sink..

    Warm regards..

    your fellow traveller..

    CoolDeep ~♥ OSHO

  9. Yes "storehouse of illusions" seems to be exactly the right metaphor to describe the mind :)

    In the last few days I understood Gibran's quote about intolerant and unkind people more and more...
    ...because in former times I used to think it's bad luck that I met such ungrateful and intolerant people. Some of them even became my friends so I had much contact with them. But now I increasingly realize the function of those negative people and why existence sends them to us. They are a mirror of myself because theit intolerance and negativity is part of myself as well. So my lesson is to be aware of all feelings and thoughts which enter me because of these negative people.

    Is this the way to deal with such intolerant and difficult beings?

    PS Do you know a talk from Osho or another mystic where they talk about dealing with difficult people?


  10. Hi Basho...

    I am so so sorry for being so careless and taking such a long time to reply to you. Kindly accept my apologies...

    yes that is the way my dear friend...

    and am not sure whether its the exact article that will answer your question but may be somewhere near at least:


    Feel free to correspond.. i will try my best to get back to you promptly! :-)

    take care!