In this timeless spiritual classic which has inspired millions around the world, the wise sage of the title, shares a life-affirming, thought-provoking way of looking at the world that is at once free of dogma, free of power structures and metaphysics. The work`s 28 short chapters reflect the words of a prophet as he prepares to depart on a journey. What flows from the prophet`s lips are philosophical and spiritual insights that reflect all aspects of life. Kahlil Gibran`s work covers the entire range of human experiences and includes the Prophet`s sayings “On Friendship,” “On Pain” and “On Death.” Gibran`s haunting, lyric style has a power and lucidity that in another era would have been hailed as divinely inspired. Readers have found themselves returning to The Prophet`s pages again and again to recapture the majesty and wisdom of Gibran`s masterpiece.