The Prophet and the Wind Review

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The human civilaztion progressed over a long period of time and from being early cave men who used only stone based tools, we have become a force to reckon with. In our process of evolution, the books have played a pivotal role and they have helped us to understand the universe and everything within it. The earliest form of writing, which was developed by the great Sumarian Civilization also carried perls of wisdom so that the future generations could learn from them. The role of the books is still very important and we often indulge in reading new books to learn about new things and to improve our knowledge.

Every known and then, we are gidted with some wonderful books which are written by people who are not only writers but philosophers who try to teach us the meaning of life and to live it to the fullest. The book, The Prophet and the Wind by Stefano Biavaschi is one such book which can help us understand life.

Who wrote it?

This book has been written by Stefano Biavaschi, an Italian journalist, writer, author, radio personality who has been associated with many organizatiosn dealing with the problems of the youth. He is also a poet who has published his work in Italy as well as in other countries. He was born in the year 1955, in the ity of Milan. He also worked as a ethics teacher for the Iraqi administration and has been associated with many popular magazines and publications, writing about the problems faced by the youth and the society in general, in today's world.

What is it about?

The Prophet and the Wind tells the story of a flute player who bemcoe sthe receipent of worldly wisdom through mystical teachings which he miracoulously receives at the oneset of dawn, when he plays his flute on the sea shore. He gets to hear the poems of great poets of the past like Rabindranath Tagore and Khalil Gibran, and through these poems he gets to learn about the true meaning of life, love and how one should search for true love. The writer was inspired by the famous book "The Prophet' by Khalil Gibran and in this book he answers some fundamental questions about human emotions.

"It was not in dreaming that they erred, but in having dreamed too little. They sketched the features using only the colors that they knew and not the many nuances they could have gathered."

The writer says that we should dream more and expand our imagination to have a different perspective of life.


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