Khalil Gibran (1883-1931) was a Lebanese poet, artist and writer of great repute. He is known for his writings, both in English and in Arabic, as well as for his paintings. Among his well-known works are The Prophet, Jesus, son of Man, The Madman, Sand and Foam, Broken Wings, A Tear and a Smile, Spirit Rebellious, The Garden of the Prophet, The Beloved, Mirrors of the Soul etc.
Khalil Gibran’s works speak heavily of love and friendship. His concepts on friendship and love, and on giving personal freedom to one another, in any relationship, are hard to implement or follow, even today, almost a century after they were written.
The Author has interpreted forty of his best quotes. These quotes talk of love, of friendship, of the joy or work, of pain and suffering, of dreams, of visions, and of self-discovery and self-mastery.
Dr. P. V. Vaidyanathan is a practicing Pediatrician, born in 1963, and living with his family in Mumbai, India. Some of his other books are Arise Awake, Make Your Child Stress Free, Managing the Unmanageable Child, and Spirituality Bytes. He does not follow any specific religion, guru, discipline or organization, but tries to read and imbibe knowledge and wisdom from any person, scripture, religion or organization that appeals to his conscience, logic, common sense, intuition, and which rings true in his heart. This wisdom is also seen in his articles which get regularly featured in the column Speaking Tree of Times of India.