Quote by Kahlil Gibran
Oh, heart, I the ignorant say to you that the soul perishes like the body, answer that the flower perishes, but the seeds remain. This is the law of God.
This quote suggests that while some may believe that the soul vanishes with the body, the speaker disagrees and compares it to a flower. They argue that just as a flower dies and fades away, its seeds remain, signifying a continuation of life and growth. In this way, the quote hints at the notion that the soul, like the seeds, continues to exist beyond the physical body, emphasizing the idea of resilience and the enduring nature of the spiritual essence. The reference to the "law of God" suggests a belief that this is a natural and divine order.
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