Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream Mass Market Paperback – 26 Sep 2006
|Mass Market Paperback, 26 Sep 2006||
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“A wise and inspiring fable about the pilgrimage that life should be.” (M. Scott Peck)
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From the Back Cover
"My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer," the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky." Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams."
Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. The Alchemist is such a book. With over a million and a half copies sold around the world, The Alchemist has already established itself as a modern classic, universally admired. Paulo Coelho's charming fable, now available in English for the first time, will enchant and inspire an even wider audience of readers for generations to come.
The Alchemist is the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the markets of Tangiers and across the Egyptian desert to a fateful encounter with the alchemist.
The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories have done, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, above all, following our dreams.See all Product description
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The story is that of a shepard boy named, Santiago ,from Andulasia. The boy embarks upon a journey in search of a treasure that he had dreamt of. Each one of us are, infact, Santiago, unable to realise when and where we spilt 'the spoon of oil '. As you go through the book you learn that all is not lost and there is hope.
Narrated in a simple lucid manner,the story is interspersed with metaphors ,fables and allegories. Compelling, interesting and full of hope and positivity, The Alchemist is a bedrock of inspiration that instills a strong sense of faith in yourself.
Such is the power of this book that you will want to read it again and again. Paulo Coelho has an uncanny knack to soothe your soul and boost your morale. This book, in my opinion, should be read by everyone, young and old, atleast once .
It took me 10 hours to finish the entire book in 2 sessions & can still recall the teachings of book which will also influence you for sure. Here are few of the teachings from book and I'm sure you will find plenty others in book.
a) When you want something, the entire universe conspires to help you achieve it. (Filmy but yes, it does shows that doors will keep on opening once you start working towards the goal and leave the negativity behind).
b) Nothing in the world comes for free, there are no free lunches.
c) God always comes in some form to help those who help themselves.
d) Courage is the only skill that will take you across the difficult times.
f) Listen to your heart, it's always right.
g) God is within us and continuously speaks with us, we just need to question him.
h) The treasure is always around us, but life still takes us to long journey just to teach us skills required to become capable of handling the treasure.
I am sure there will be lot of things mentioned in book that will help you in your personal lives as well and will change the way you think.
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I have never tried of reading a contemporary book, but this happens just by a way i was surfing.
Yeah, most of the time, you get attracted to the stuff unknowingly.
The Alchemist. Searching of Dreams - People won't realise the meaning of the word until they put up their heart to work on it.
Dreams, finding your happiness, where your heart goes and reaching the destiny. - Its not just a word, its a life.
I found the name Alchemist somewhere and went to google it. There i found the reason,the urge of my heart to search. Soul of Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist is something where all your thought merge together to get the reason of your life.
A Play of Dream and Mind - is like "Sea - Saw". When your mind goes down with a word of Acceptance and it just settle down and watch silently. there you find silence but you never find happiness over it. But remember Dream always keeps you fly high. Whenever you fly high, there might be always a pressure to put you down and make you fear of unknown. Just think of it, if you have the capability to achieve something, do it and get it. Flying High and handling the pressure makes you realise "Dream and reaching the destiny" is not just a simple word. Whenever your mind goes down to earth, your dream reaches higher to higher. Once a man decides to go for his dream, even the whole universe conspires to help him. Fly high with full of Dreams, set your mind to rest for a while to handle pressure,listen to the word of your heart, it will guide you in a better way than any other does. You don't have to wait for a time to make it happen, it just happen in a flow. So there always comes a time even the Sun gives a way to settled down in Star to shine brightly.
- So called A Kind' of refreshment what i felt after reading the book, thought to share my experience, Thanks !
Kind of a cult book for me.....Simple yet so profound, the story keeps reverberating and the one you can read again and again.
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