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Lebanese-American poet and artist, Kahlil Gibran, was born 133 years ago. Much of his work in both Arabic and English is infused with a deep sense of spirituality. In addition to his family’s Maronite Catholic faith, his views on God were influenced by Sufi mysticism and other religious traditions. He became convinced of the “fundamental unity of all religions.”
Here are some quotes from Gibran’s writings that may speak to spiritual seekers.
“If you would know God, be not therefore a solver of riddles. Rather look about you and you shall see Him playing with your children.”
“The most pitiful among men is he who turns his dreams into silver and gold.”
“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”
“Spare me the political events and power struggles, as the whole earth is my homeland and all men are my fellow countrymen.”
“Only great sorrow or great joy can reveal your truth.”
“When you love you should not say, ‘God is in my heart,’ but rather,
‘I am in the heart of God.'”
(Extracted from Carol Kuruvilla, “14 Life Lessons For Religious Seekers From Kahlil Gibran”, hosted on (