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Paperback Broken Wings Book

ISBN: 0553101420

ISBN13: 9780553101423

Broken Wings

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This description may be from another edition of this product. The Broken Wings is a poetic novel written by Khalil Gibran first published in Arabic in 1912. It is a tale of tragic love, set in turn-of-the-century Beirut. A young woman, Selma Karamy, is betrothed...

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Love and pure love.

In the Broken Wings, Gibran touches a variety of subjects like love, plight of women, hypocracy of self serving religious heads, false values on which human socities are built, and true prayer and sacrifice. And all is told in very few majestically beautiful words without malice to any one."Love is the only freedom in the world because it so elevates the spirit that laws of humanity do not alter its course." " Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and created in a moment."Gibran says of the plight of the women by describing them as " the bird with broken wings in a cage."Of heads of religions, Gibran says, "Thus the Christian Bishop and the Moslem imam and the Brahman priest are like sea reptiles who clutch their prey with many tentacles and suck their blood with numerous mouths." How true are these words!Gibran tells how "in some countries, the parent's wealth is a source of misery for the children." Yet the woman in the story, although falling in the abyss of miseries, prays "help me, my Lord, to be strong in this deadly struggle and assist me to be truthful and virtuous until death. Thy will be done, oh Lord God."And finally she sacrifices her own life fot he sake of her beloved thus bringing glory to "sacrifice."Tears rolled down my cheeks while reading the tragic end of the story. But I felt these tears have cleansed my spirit.The reading of The Broken Wings is a must for any one who wants to experience a tearful smile or a sorrowful joy or miseries for a true prayer.

Respected Love.

The power to love is God's greatest gift to man, for it never will be taken from the blessed one who loves.(Gibran) I am a fan of Kahlil Gibran and more than that I get steered spiritually when I read his books. As for Broken Wings well that book is surely one that has the greatest love story ever told. This first love of his was inspirational and has brought him along way into many many books. All of them written with emotion and with what we would say as of today with truth. How many of us would agree to social norms? Well as teenagers surely we hated society as they curbed our very life style, but this man with his first experience has really written so many books. He was truly an inspired person as no one could write so much on spirituality. Whatever his lifestyle, we are no judges for that. The books are what matter most. Most authors till date are not as young as he was and probably envy his being young and gifted into the world of TRUTH. We are still seeking what he already had.

M"May God Have Mercy Upon our Broken Wings" Gibran

One day it is my dream to pay hommage to my great teacher of life, Khalil Gibran. And I would like to go to his grave site in Lebanon and have a copy of "The Broken Wings" to read for his spirit.I think that tears (under certain conditions) are a cleanser to the human soul, and no literature piece has ever moved me as much as Gibrans Broken Wings. If there is ONE book that I will recommend, let it be the "Broken Wings". May Gibrans wisdom, art, passions, and art accompany you for the rest of your life.

An open heart surgery!

If writers are surgeons of the heart, this piece by Gibran is an open heart surgery For those who have been in love and have "lost" it some where along the way and were unable to sustain it within their human means, this will indeed rekindle all those bygone feelings And for those who have never been in love, this book will give you a taste of the beauty and wonders of love and also a flavour of how deathening it is when it slips away from your fingers Gibran to me equates life to a sentence, and love is the full stop that completes it Without love from another, living becomes meaningless It will be like wishing to fly and soar the skies without wings to do so
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