Gibran : The teachings of the Nazarene

Kahlil Gibran in ‘Spirits Rebellious’ has his character – a monk Kahlil – speak of the truth which he has learned from the teachings of the Nazarene :

“Vain are the beliefs and teachings that make man miserable and false is the goodness that leads him into sorrow and despair, for it is man’s purpose to be happy on this earth and lead the way to felicity and preach its gospel where he goes. 

He who does not see the kingdom of heaven in this life will never see it 

in the coming life.  We came not into this life by exile, but we came as innocent creatures of God, to learn how to worship the holy and eternal spirit and seek the hidden secrets within ourselves from the beauty of life.  This is the truth which I have learned from the teachings of the Nazarene.  This is the light that came from within me and showed me the dark corners of the convent that threatened my life.  

    … This is the religion as the convent should impart it; as God wished it; as Jesus taught it. “

K. Gibran,  Spirits Rebellious: Khalil The Heretic from The Complete Works of Kahlil Gibran  New Delhi, 2008, 464,

The Complete Works of Khalil Gibran

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