Religion & Beliefs Thread views: 687
jason
Member
01/27/02 01:29 PM


marriage
Post: #34988
Reply to this post Reply 
this passage, called of marriage is from the book the prophet by kahlil gibran.

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 others 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 u be alone,
even as the strings of a lute r alone though they quiver with the same music.

give your hearts, but not into each others 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.




 Like   Dislike 
Christina
Member
01/28/02 03:55 AM


Re: marriage
Post: #35073 / Re: jason #34988
Reply to this post Reply 
Dear Jules,

I love that passage! Infact we had the whole thing read at our wedding reception during the lighting of the candles...

There is another bit in there I really like that you didn't include:

...let there be spaces in your togetherness
and let the winds of heaven dance between you...


Kahlil Gibran's writings are beautiful and profound...thank you for posting this one.

Much love, C




 Like   Dislike 
MrsPolice
Member
01/28/02 05:01 PM


Re: marriage
Post: #35101 / Re: jason #34988
Reply to this post Reply 
Dear Jason,
That is wonderful......I do get what I interpreted out of the poem/thingie.....you can Love but also let one another grow or have some space at times as this is healthy...do not get too caught up that you are becoming your Wife or Husband and live entirely through them....

Thanks,
Blessings,
Sarah




 Like   Dislike 
Renato
Member
02/04/02 12:06 PM


Re: marriage
Post: #35930 / Re: jason #34988
Reply to this post Reply 
Dear Jason,

Emotional attachment is no more than the first and most primitive stage of love. All spirits start their journey to perfection feeling emotional attachment, first to their own selves (the “I” illusion) and then to selves that are close to theirs (the “my” illusion).

The words of the wise prophet, therefore, make us look at the future, so that we can see which stage love has to evolve to.

Much Peace,

Renato




 Like   Dislike 
 
 
Jump to