A prophet has waited twelve years in a coastal town for the ship that will bear him back to his homeland, which he misses.
Why he is there, why he is waiting, how he knows what he knows, and who he is is a mystery. As he departs the townspeople gather to wish him well. A local seeress who knows him best asks him to share his wisdom so that it will endure for generations to come.
So, he reveals his wisdom on love, birth, marriage, children, pain, talking, pleasure, death any so much more.
It is a profound work, and here is his advice on marriage so you may judge for yourself:
You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore.
You shall be together when white wings of death scatter your days.
Aye, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.
But let there be spaces in your togetherness,
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.
Love one another but make not a bond of love:
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf.
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.
Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping.
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together, yet not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow.
Friedrich Nietzsche – Thus Spake Zarathustra
Created on Sunday, 29 March 2009 10:35
Also translated as Thus Spoke Zarathustra. Treatise by Friedrich Nietzsche, written in four parts and published in German between 1883 and 1885 as "Also sprach Zarathustra". The work is incomplete, but it is the first thorough statement of Nietzsche's mature philosophy and the masterpiece of his career. It received little […]
Ken Keyes Jr. – Handbook To Higher Consciousness
Created on Sunday, 29 March 2009 11:31
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Light Always Triumphs
Created on Friday, 23 May 2014 03:22
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The Secret Teachings Of All Ages
Created on Sunday, 14 September 2014 11:16
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Created on Thursday, 19 June 2014 00:06
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The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
Created on Wednesday, 28 July 2010 22:01
This is a great book. Not a lot of new info but all the good stuff that we all forget, written in a quick wonderful little story. Especially love the summaries of important points at the end of each chapter. I read the book on a plane, closed it and wrote down a plan to start making some life changes and have followed through on at […]