The Prophet - "On Buying and Selling" Summary & Analysis

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"On Buying and Selling" Summary

A merchant asks about buying and selling, and Almustafa declares that people will not want provided that they know how to fill their hands. Exchanging the gifts of the earth brings abundance and satisfaction, provided it is done in love and justice. Otherwise, it results in greed and hunger. In the marketplace, farmers and artisans must ask the master spirit of the earth to sanctify the scales and allow no one to come in empty-handed. Singers, dancers and musicians have useful gifts to sell, along with gatherers of fruit and frankincense. No one should leave the marketplace empty-handed, for this keeps the master spirit of the earth from sleeping peacefully.

"On Buying and Selling" Analysis

Love, which Almustafa has already declared must fill all products destined for the marketplace, and strict justice must reign for...

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