The Prophet - "On Self-Knowledge" Summary & Analysis

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"On Self-Knowledge" Summary

A man asks about self-knowledge, and Almustafa declares that people's hearts know in silence the secrets of day and night and that their ears thirst for the sound of their hearts' knowledge. People do well, wanting to put their thoughts into words and touch the naked body of their dreams. The wellspring of the soul must flow to the sea for the depths to be revealed. The depths of knowledge cannot be measured any more than the sea. One ought not to speak about finding the truth, only about finding a truth and of meeting the soul walking on one's path rather than finding the path of the soul. The soul walks upon all paths and not on a line. The soul unfolds like a lotus flower having countless petals.

"On Self-Knowledge" Analysis

Almustafa declares absolutely that people know...

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