Saturday, November 03, 2007

The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist is one of the best books I have read in recent times. It is a book that most of us can relate to. It seems like the lead character Santiago the Sheperd boy is in each of us. Its a book about finding the meaning of life. Its about living in the present and making the most of it, rather than dwelling too much in the past or thinking too much about the future.

I would summarise this book using two of the following quotes:

1) "Life is a journey not a destination."

2) "In the heart of this moment is eternity. If this moment we have lived well, done our best, then we may very well leave the rest. For nothing better can be done for the future than doing our very best right now."

The Alchemist is a must read for all people who are struggling with the following questions:

1) What is life?

2) What are we doing here on earth? Why are we here?

Happy reading!


Anonymous said...

I'm also a big Paulo Coelho's fan and I don't know if you heard about his blog
I've started as a fan and now I'm collaborating with him and thought that you would like to enter his universe.
Check the blog, if you want, or subscribe to his newsletter
You'll see a community of warriors of light sharing ideas, dreams and most importantly following their personal legend.

When every day seems the same it is because we have stopped noticing the good things that appear in our lives.
(The Alchemist)

See u there and have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Dear Prashant Naik,

Paulo Coelho got wind of your blog through aart hilal and wants to post this article on his blog.
Paulo Coelho's blog
In case you have any restrictions, do not hesitate to write me on my email :
Have a wonderful day!
And here's a quote to ponder:
A warrior of the Light does not rely on strength alone; he makes use of his opponent's energy, too.
(Manual of the Warrior of Light)
Paulo Coelho


Anonymous said...

Earlier I thought differently, I thank for the help in this question.