www.gurteen.com Kiva - loans that change lives

Poem

Kahlil Gibran On Eating and Drinking

 




Author(s)

Kahlil Gibran

Source

The Prophet

First Published

1923

Categories

Spirituality

Image
Kahlil Gibran
The Prophet by Kahil Gibran
Then an old man, a keeper of an inn, said, "Speak to us of Eating and Drinking."

And he said:

Would that you could live on the fragerance of the earth, and like an air plant be sustained by the light.

But since you must kill to eat, and rob the young of its mother's milk to quench your thirst, let it then be an act of worship,

And let your board stand an altar on which the pure and the innocent of forest and plain are sacrificed for that which is purer and still more innocent in many.

When you kill a beast say to him in your heart:

"By the same power that slays you, I to am slain; and I too shall be consumed.

"For the law that delivered you into my hand shall deliver me into a mightier hand.


"Your blood and my blood is naught but the sap that feeds the tree of heaven."

And when you crush an apple with your teeth, say to it in your heart,

"Your seeds shall live in my body,

"And the buds of your tomorrow shall blossom in my heart,

"And your fragrance shall be my breath,

"And together we shall rejoice through all the seasons."

And in the autumn, when you gather the grapes of your vineyard for the winepress, say in you heart:

"I to am a vinyard, and my fruit shall be gathered for the winepress,

"And like new wine I shall be kept in eternal vessels."

And in winter, when you draw the wine, let there be in your heart a song for each cup;

And let there be in the song a remembrance for the autumn days, and for the vineyard, and for the winepress.


If you are interested in Knowledge Management, the Knowledge Café or the role of conversation in organizational life then you my be interested in this online book I am writing on Conversational Leadership
David Gurteen


Follow me on Twitter

How to contact me


My Blog

Gurteen Knowledge Community
The Gurteen Knowledge Community
The Gurteen Knowledge Community is a global learning community of over 21,000 people in 160 countries across the world.

The community is for people who are committed to making a difference: people who wish to share and learn from each other and who strive to see the world differently, think differently and act differently.

Membership of the Gurteen Knowledge Community is free.
Knowledge Community




     


home
back
contact
request help
visitor book
Friday 7 August 2020
04:20 PM GDT