The Book of Mirdad By Mikhail Naimy

Read this book for its literary value as well as its profound wisdom.


Profound words

Published by: Watkins [August 2, 2011]

ISBN: 0140193324

Pages: 192

Price: INR 678

This is considered one of the most revered spiritual books of the 20th century. Written by a close friend of Kahlil Gibran, it’s a classic that has earned the respect of some of the great thought leaders of our time. First published in 1948, this book will resonate deeply with you—but only if you’re ready for it.

Naimy’s writing has, at once, a mysterious and a mystical quality to it. The book is an allegorical fable, set in the ancient times. Mirdad is an enigmatic stranger who appears at the gates of a mountain monastery and soon becomes a teacher to the nine chosen companions. Presented as a series of dialogues between Mirdad and his companions, the book touches upon many spiritual philosophies and has rich insights and powerful messages that often prompt you to keep the book aside and contemplate upon the universe and your role in it. For example, when one of his disciples, Miyacon, asks, “Is it to be silent better than to speak”, Mirdad replies, “Speech is at best an honest lie, while silence is at worst a naked verity.”

Read this book for its literary value as well as its profound wisdom.

Manoj Khatri
Manoj Khatri is a highly experienced wellbeing consultant. He is also a writer-editor and has written on topics ranging from strategic marketing and business management to art, culture and even philosophy. His more than 1250 published stories—articles, interviews, full-length features—have appeared in some of the leading newspapers and magazines of India. A certified cognitive behavioural therapist, he works as a personal counsellor too. He is the author of What a thought!, a critically acclaimed self-improvement book based on powerful ideas of some of the greatest thought leaders. Manoj runs Complete Wellbeing and believes that "peace begins with me".


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