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Thursday, June 22, 2006


Sometimes it is a good idea to revisit some of those things which once inspired you and helped you to take decisions in life. This is something which I did today… in spite of scores of pages of pre-read. But, I know that it is worth taking a visit to those poetic lines of Paulo Coelho in “The Alchemist”.
Here is a list of my favorite collection from “The Alchemist”.

(1) "Everyone has his or her own way of learning things. His way isn’t the same as mine, nor mine as his. But we are both in search of our destinies, and I respect him for that".
(2) "The secret is here in the present. If you pay attention to the present , you can improve upon it. And if improve on the present, what comes better will also be better. Forget about the future, and live each day according to the teachings, confident that God loves his children. Each day, in itself, brings with it an eternity".
(3) "Camels are traitorous; they walk thousands of miles and never seem to tire. Then suddenly, they kneel and die. But horses tire bit by bit. You always know how much you can ask of them, and when it is that they are about to die".
(4) "You must understand that love never keeps a man away from pursuing his destiny. If he abandons that pursuit, its because it wasn’t true love….the love that speaks the Language of the world".
(5) "One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving".
(6) "The wise men understood that this natural world is only an image and a copy of paradise. The existence of this world is simply a guarantee that there exists a world that is perfect. God created the world so that, through its visible objects men could understand his spiritual teachings and the marvels of his wisdom. That’s what I mean by action".
(7) "Tell your heart that fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity".
(8) "Every search begins with the beginners luck. And every search ends with the victor’s being severely tested".
(9) "When you possess great treasures within you and try to tell others of them, seldom are you believed".
(10) "Your eyes shows the strength of your soul".
(11) "No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesnot know it".
(12) "When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it".
(13) "Learn to recognize omens, and follow them".


Wundergal said...

Gud to know u r an Alchemist too...I call it my bible - really it does lead the way as to how one should approach life. The 12th in ur post is my most favorite from Alchemist.


S...My favorite is No.13 although it is difficult to compare. It is too good a book, and brings back life so easily

Arsalan said...

If you are on Orkut, here are my favorites :)


Samik...thats an amazing collection. Feel like going thru these lines again and again...