"BCHARRE-NORTH LEBANON" Mohafazat Liban-Nord by nadina

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GIBRAN'S hometown

Gibran Kahlil Gibran was born on January 6, 1883, to the Maronite family of Gibran in Bisharri, a mountainous area in Northern Lebanon. His mother Kamila Rahmeh was thirty when she begot Gibran from her third husband Khalil Gibran, a tax collector who proved to be an irresponsible husband leading the family to poverty. Gibran had a half-brother six years older than him called Butros and two younger sisters, Mariana and Sultana, to whom he was deeply attached throughout his life, along with his mother. Growing up in Bsharri, Khalil proved to be a solitary and pensive child .Being laden with poverty, his education was limited to visits to a village priest who doctrined him with the essentials of religion and the Bible,the priest began teaching him the rudiments of alphabet and language, opening up to Gibran the world of history, science, and language.At the age of eight, Khalil Gibran, Gibran's father, was accused of tax evasion and was sent to prison.the strong-willed mother decided that the family should immigrate to the United States, seeking a better life .On June 25, 1895, the Gibrans embarked on a voyage to New York. They settled in Boston's South End, At the school, a registration mistake changed his name to Kahlil Gibran, which remained so for the rest of his life despite repeated attempts at restoring his full name.he was placed in an ungraded class reserved for immigrant children, who had to learn English from scratch.
Gibran had his first art exhibition in Boston,he studied art in Paris with August Rodin, he settled in New York, where he devoted himself to writing and painting.Gibran's early works were written in Arabic, and from 1918 he published mostly in English.
Kahlil Gibran died on April 10, 1931 in a New York hospital. He was forty-eight years old and had liver cancer caused by a long term battle with alcohol. His family buried him where he was born, in Bsharri, Lebanon. The people who attended his burial service said it wasn't a time of mourning, but of celebration.
Gibran's works were especially influential in the American popular culture in the 1960's. His best known work is The Prophet, a collection of 26 poetic essays, which has been translated into over 20 languages.

Almustafa, "the chosen and the beloved"

The Prophet is said to be the second best selling book in the United States, after the Bible.
Selected works:
1905 Al-Musiqa (The Music)
1906 Ara'is Al-Murudj (Nymphs Of The Valley)
1907 Stonefolds
1907 On The Treshold
1908 Al-Arwah Al-Mutamarridah (Spirits Rebellious)
1910 Daily Bread
1912 Fires
1912 Al-Ajniha Al-Mutakassirah (The Broken Wings)
1914 Dam'ah Wa Ibtisamah (A Tear and a Smile)
1918 The Madman (35 parables and aphorisms)
1919 Al-Mawakib (The Procession, ode in classical Arabic)
1920 The Forerunner
1920's You Have Your Lebanon And I Have My Lebanon
1923 The Prophet (28 short stories and poems)
1925 The New Frontier
1926 Sand And Foam
1928 Jesus, The Son Of Man (79 testimonies)
1931 The Earth Gods
1932 The Wanderer (52 parables and sayings)
1933 The Garden Of The Prophet
1933 Lazarus And His Beloved
1933 The Death Of The Prophet
1947 Tears And Laughter
1994 The Vision, Reflections on the Way of the Soul
1997 The Beloved, Reflections on the Path of the Heart
I Believe In You
My Countrymen
Your Thought and Mine

*I am alive like you, and I am standing beside you.
Close your eyes and look around, you will see me in front of you.
(Gibran's epitaph)

Quotes Khalil Gibran

Friendship: Quotes Kahlil Gibran
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

Life: Quotes Khalil Gibran
-Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.

Optimism: Quotes Khalil Gibran
The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious of the rose.

Love: Quotes Khalil Gibran
If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were.

Love: Quotes Khalil Gibran
Love possesses not nor would it be possessed; for love is sufficient unto love.

Success: Quotes Khalil Gibran
Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.

Insight: Quotes Khalil Gibran
Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.

Success: Quotes Khalil Gibran
Work is love made visible. And if you can't work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of the people who work with joy.

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    Sep 20, 2007 at 3:54 AM

    Hi Nadina, from Argentina. If you like snow , you should come to know Chapelco ski resort. bye. Gabriel

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    Apr 23, 2005 at 1:25 AM

    Nadine you have given us a precious gift in these pages. Thank You! Jill

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    Apr 18, 2005 at 9:41 PM

    Nadin! One should be proud of you and your cultural and intellectual tips.

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Apr 8, 2005 at 4:19 PM

    great page!

  • SEALIFE's Profile Photo
    Mar 2, 2005 at 10:31 AM

    Very exciting page,Nadina.How couldn't I see before this page . What is really prophet means ,Can you explain me, see you Dear,

  • Siddha3th's Profile Photo
    Feb 6, 2005 at 1:13 AM

    Dear Nadine, you've filled these pages with so much character and intrigue since i last visited. Too late about the Gibran warning though, I was hooked long ago :) Maybe we'll meet at The Cedars someday... lots of love, Siddharth

  • gale.blog.pl's Profile Photo
    Jan 23, 2005 at 6:36 AM

    That's an extremely interesting and beautiful page. The places look like a great scenery for a mysterious tale... Keep up the good work!

  • jto's Profile Photo
    Jan 23, 2005 at 4:24 AM

    Another great page. Its great so much of Gibran's work are preserved and to be seen. One of the things to see when visiting Lebanon. Great work done Nadine. :)

  • chercarousel's Profile Photo
    Jan 20, 2005 at 9:06 AM

    I love all the quotes.


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