By Paulo Coelho

"Durante varios años, Paulo Coelho ha colaborado con el periódico brasileño Folha de S. Paulo escribiendo una columna diaria. Maktub surge como fruto de esta colaboración, ya que se trata de una selección que el autor ha hecho de los artículos que realizó para esta publicación."

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So i used to be hoping that if I recited the alphabet, God could use the letters to shape the correct phrases. ” “Thank you for this lesson,” acknowledged the rabbi. “And may well I provide to God my days in this Earth within the comparable method that you've got given him your letters. ” The grasp says: “The spirit of God that's found in us should be defined as being the display in a film theater. at the reveal, numerous occasions ensue -people love, humans separate, treasures are came across, far-off international locations are stumbled on. it isn't vital which movie is being proven. The display is often an analogous. it isn't very important if tears fall or blood runs -because not anything can stain the whiteness of the reveal. simply as with the motion picture monitor, God is there -behind each of life's agonies and ecstasies. we'll see all of them whilst our movie ends. ” An archer used to be strolling within the woods close to a Hindu monastery identified for the severity of its teachings, while he observed the clergymen within the backyard, consuming and having fun with themselves. “How cynical are those that search the trail to God,” acknowledged the archer aloud. “They say that self-discipline is critical, yet there they're getting under the influence of alcohol! ” “If you shoot 100 arrows in a row, what is going to take place on your bow? ” requested the eldest of the clergymen. “My bow may break,” spoke back the archer. “If anyone exceeds his limits, their will is usually broken,” stated the monk. “He who's not able to stability paintings with leisure loses his enthusiasm, and can't pass a ways. ” A king despatched a messenger to a far off kingdom with a peace contract that was once to be signed. eager to make the most of the adventure, the messenger expert a few of his acquaintances that had vital company dealings in that kingdom. They requested that he delay his journey, and -since a peace contract was once to be signed -they wrote new orders, and altered their company suggestions. whilst the messenger ultimately made the journey, it used to be already too past due for the contract he was once to bring; battle broke out, destroying the king's plans and the enterprise preparations of the lads who had behind schedule the messenger. The grasp says: “There is just one very important factor in our lives: to reside our own future -the project that was once fated for us. yet we continually finally end up loading ourselves down with lifeless issues that then damage our dream. ” The wanderer is in theportofSydney , looking on the bridge that connects the 2 elements of the town, whilst an Australian methods him and asks that he learn an advert within the newspaper. “The letters are rather small,” he says. “I left my glasses at domestic, and that i cannot lead them to out. ” The wanderer can also be with out his examining glasses, and apologizes to the fellow. “Well, i suppose i'm going to simply ignore the ad,” says the fellow. And, desirous to proceed the dialog, he says, “It's not only the 2 folks. God's imaginative and prescient can be clouded. now not simply because he's outdated, yet simply because he wishes it that method. Then, whilst a person with reference to Him commits an blunders, he's not able to work out it essentially. now not desirous to be unfair, he forgives the individual. ” “And what concerning the 'good things,'” I ask.

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