The Prophet - "On Marriage" Summary & Analysis

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"On Marriage" Summary

Almitra asks the master about marriage, and Almustafa replies that people are born together and shall be together forever, even after death, in the silent memory of God. Marriage should leave personal space - like the strings of a lute, pillars of the temple and trees in the forest - and never bind. Marriage should give one's heart into the hand of Life.

"On Marriage" Analysis

Marriage, which is eternal in the mind of God, must not be controlling in order for its mystery to be in harmony with what God and man have established as ideals. The use of imagery like the strings of a lute, pillars of the temple and trees in the forest, drawn from everyday life, will be encountered frequently throughout Almustafa's teachings.

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