"AND then a scholar said, Speak of Talking.
And he answered, saying:
You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts;
And when you can no longer dwell in the solitude of your heart you live in your lips, and sound is a diversion and a pastime.
And in much of your talking, thinking is half murdered. For thought is a bird of space, that in a cage of words may indeed unfold its wings but cannot fly.
There are those among you who seek the talkative through fear of being alone.
The silence of aloneness reveals to their eyes their naked selves and they would escape.
And there are those who talk, and without knowledge or forethought reveal a truth which they themselves do not understand.
And there are those who have the truth within them, but they tell it not in words."
In this part, The Prophet talks about FRIENDSHIP, TALKING, TIME, GOOD & EVIL, PRAYER
Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet was published in 1923, written in prose poems.
It is about Al Mustapha, a wise man, who was exiled and now is ready to go home.
The people he has spent 12 years with, ask him to share his wisdom before he embarks on his journey.
Hope you enjoy the reading.
Or if you would rather read it yourself, you can find it on the Gutenberg Project
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