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El canto del pájaro

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...Les dijo el Maestro: "Dios es el Desconocido y el Incognoscible. Cualquier afirmación acerca de El, cualquier respuesta a vuestras preguntas, no será más que una distorsión de la Verdad".

Los discípulos quedaron perplejos: "Entonces, ¿por qué hablas sobre El?".

"¿Y por qué canta el pájaro?", respondió el Maestro.

El pájaro no canta porque tenga una afimación que hacer. Can
Paperback, 216 pages
Published December 1982 by Editorial Sal Terrae
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Sanjay Gautam
Nov 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
THEOLOGY : The art of telling stories about the Divine. Also the art of listening to them.

A disciple once complained:
"You tell us stories, but you never
reveal their meaning to us."

Said the Master:
"How would you like it if someone
offered you fruit and masticated it
before giving it you?"

It is interesting to note that if something is hard to grasp (or too simple to make sense of) can be understood if told in a form of a story. Similar are spiritual teachings, which are hard to make sense a
Lynne King
Mar 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a gem of a book! Am I glad that I read Sanjay’s review or else it would have been another of those books that would never have seen the light of day, well with me anyway.

This book comprises 161 pages of stories, tales and parables that all in their own way leave an explicit message. They are written for everyone regardless of whether or not they are religious and they certainly encourage one’s own dreams and choice of direction in life, and even more importantly a spiritual search.

The autho
Mar 27, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Religious and non-religious alike.
If I could find this book anywhere but online I'd be handing it out to everyone I know. Full of stories and lessons from religions all around the world-- none of which you are likely to have ever heard. Most are very short and can be read in a minute's time. A great "coffee table book" without having the lack of substance that most coffee table books come with.
I often come back to this gem, especially during Lent.

My favorite passage:

In the gospel according to Luke we read:

But Peter said, “Man I do not know what you are talking about.” At that moment, while he was still speaking, a cock crew; and the Lord turned and looked straight at Peter…and Peter went outside and wept.

I related well with the Lord. I would converse with him, thank him, ask for help.

But always I had this uneasy feeling that he wanted me to look at him…And I would not. I would talk, b

Non bisogna essere credenti per leggere questo delizioso libricino. È una raccolta di parabole prese da diverse religioni che però vanno bene anche per atei e agnostici perché vi sono insegnamenti che riguardano l'essere umano, la sua vita quotidiana, il rapporto che ha con se stesso e con gli altri e anche la sua vita interiore. Sì, alcune storielle puntano sulla crescita spirituale però senza eccessivi moralismi.
Ogni tanto ci vuole una lettura come questa perché è rilassante, porta una ven
Nanny SA
Beruntung dapat membaca buku ini, selain gambarnya bagus, narasi dan ceritanya sangat menarik dan sarat makna. Karena disajikan dalam bentuk graphic novel jadi tidak terasa membosankan ketika membacanya.

Welas asih tidak perlu ideologi..

Kebetulan saat membaca buku ini bersamaan dengan membaca buku lainnya yang walaupun penyampaian berbeda tapi mempunya 'energi' yang hampir sama dalam berkeyakinan.
Ketika selesai membaca satu cerita dari buku ini, kadang aku merenung sambil tersenyum, kadang mengi
مركز تحميل الصور

عبارة عن مجموعة قصص قصيرة لمتصوفين من مختلف الديانات والدول كالمسحيةوالبوذية والاسلامية
يضاف لكل قصة حكمة او عبرة

المحبة تعذر كل شيء وتصدق كل شيء وترجو كل شيء وتصبر على كل شيء

لديك كل ما في العالم من وقت اذا اعطيته لنفسك فماذا يوقفك؟
Oct 23, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: religi
Buku ini salah satu buku wajib saya... setidaknya sebulan sekali pasti saya membaca ulang. Kisah-kisahnya berisi membuat saya merenung dan bercermin.
María Paz Greene
Mar 14, 2017 rated it it was ok
Cuando yo era chica, este libro lo tenía una prima más grande que yo, a quien admiraba tan profundamente como solo puede hacer una pubertosa. Elaborado, profundo, "difícil", para mí simbolizaba todas las cosas bacanes que era ella, y era tanto mi anhelo por seguir esa línea que un día SE LO ROBÉ.

Lo tengo todavía, lo admito. A mi favor, tenía solo unos 14 años. Solo eso puede explicar cómo uno puede racionalizar el robar PARA llegar al camino de la espiritualidad, jajaja.

Nunca se lo devolví, no p
Helvry Sinaga
Oct 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: anthony-de-mello
Inilah buku kedua de Mello yang saya baca setelah Doa Sang Katak. Review buku tersebut dapat dilihat di sini. Edisi yang saya baca ini adalah edisi grafis, sebelumnya diterbitkan oleh Yayasan Cipta Loka Caraka.


Buku ini terdiri 78 cerita. Cerita pertama adalah "Kunyahlah buahmu sendiri", dan cerita terakhir adalah "Ignasius dari Loyola". Bila Anda terbiasa membaca cepat, satu cerita ini hanya membutuhkan waktu satu menit sampai satu setengah menit. Namun buku ini salah satu daya tariknya adalah
Love his spin on the golden goose story, how some priests insist that golden eggs did exist and how belief in golden egg laying goose becomes mandatory in going to heaven!! I can very well imagine how some atheists will start arguing about how golden eggs cant exist!! :D Its a dig at anti-evolutionists :D
Him being Christian priest and all must have been really inconvenient, pope etc must really hate him ;-)
Loved all the stories I got, I didnt get a lot of them...the stories are not easy to get
Aug 15, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
These little parables -- I guess that's the best way to describe them -- each with a little bit of reflection following, have a lot of depth. This isn't a book to just read through quickly, but to savor and think about. My favorite stories were the ones about the irony of self-sacrifice becoming a pleasure, about the flaw of enjoying your own high and mighty righteousness.

Huh, I just realized that this is a great book to read and re-read. I'm not much of a re-reader, but I could see this being
Renée Paule
Jan 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent little book
Adek Fbree
Jan 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned, kumcer
Kumpulan cerpen moral dan anekdot moral-spiritual. Edisi yang saya baca adalah terjemahan yang dibuat dalam bentuk graphis novel. Beruntung dapat yang masih fresh tersegel plastik di bookfair (baru2x ini) dgn harga fantastis ehehe..

Cerpen2xnya benar2x menarik dan dalam banget maknanya. Gambar2xnya juga bagus dan full color. Mungkin karena latar belakang duo ilustratornya penggemar komik jepang & anime, maka banyak bagian2x yang gaya gambarnya masih mangaish banget seperti efek drop water di
Marwan Adwan
Mar 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"رأيتُ في الطريق طفلاً عارياً، جائعاً، مرتجفاً برداً. استشطتُ غضباً وقلت لله: "لماذا تسمح بهذا؟ أفلا فعلتَ شيئاً؟"
للوهلة الأولى لم يفه الله بشيء. لكنه في تلك الليلة أجابني، على حين غرة: "لقد فعلت شيئاً قطعاً. لقد خلقتك.""

أحد أجمل الكتب التي قرأتها في حياتي وأثرت بي بشكل عذب.
مجموعة قصص قصيرة متنوعة من مختلف المدارس الروحية، وقام المترجم بإضاف تعليق على كل قصة أضافت المزيد من القيمة لكل منها.
بعض القصص من الحضارات الشرقية وبعضها من الحكم الصوفية في الإسلام، بعضها من قصص القديسين، ، بعضها حوادث من ا
Tariq Alferis
."اترك القصة تخاطب قلبك لا دماغك".

.هكذا طلب المؤلف من القارئ، لكن للأسف فعلت العكس، كُنت مُتجرد من كل عاطفة لهذا لم يُعجبني كلام التصوف عن الله ولامعقولية.
مجموعة من القصص لكُل قصة حكمة، مُقتبسة من عدة مذاهب من الإسلام، والمسيحية والبوذيةوحتى من تعاليم الزن، شبيه بكتاب "مكتوب" لباولو كويلو..
dapet 5 bintang dari bang epi? Wew.. Kek nya buku bagoooos neh
Daaaan.. Wedew.. Gambar2nya keren banget.. Tapi entah karena mood entah emang akal saya yang pendek, ada bbrp kisah yang saya kurang bisa menangkap hikmahnya..
Untuk sementara, 2.5bintang dulu deh.. Nanti kapan-kapan baca lagi.. He3..
Stebby Julionatan
Apr 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Pelajaran filsafat keagamaan yang disajikan lewat sebuah novel grafis. Buku ini amat sangat memikat dan mudah untuk dimengerti. Banyak sekali pemahaman baru yang terasa satir namun ternyata itu adalah kejadian yang senantia kita alami dalam perjalanan kita mengenal Dia, Sang Pencipta Hidup.
Sue Flanagan
Apr 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book, written by a Catholic priest, will blow your mind. Includes many short stories from many different faiths. Will be a book i come back to again and again.
Jan 02, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sederhana tetapi bermakna.
محمود أغيورلي
مقتطفات من كتاب أغنية الطائر للكاتب أنطوني دو مللو
ما الذي تفعله بحق السماء ؟ , قلت للقرد عندما رأيته يرفع سمكة من الماء و يضعها على شجرة
فكان جوابه : أنقذها من الغرق !
الشمس التي تهب البصر للنسر , تعمي البومة
سئل المعلم : ما الروحانية
قال : هي ما يفلح في حمل المرء على التحول الداخلي
فقيل : فإذا طبقت المناهج المنقولة المأثورة عن المعلمين , أليس هذا التطبيق روحانية ؟
فقال : إنه ليس كذلك إذا لم يؤد غرضه من أجلك , فليس الدثار دثاراً إذا
Mizuki Arjuneko
Surprisingly, this book talks more about Christianity! Whoa. Well it's a good loose reference I think. Anthony de Mello himself is a Jesuit priest who was loved for his intelligence and his teaching approach.

But in some parts, this book also talk about Islam and that is the time when I have frown on my forehead. For the simple thing is like the illustration accuracy. In the story of Malik bin Dinar, the clothes look modern, while so far as I know, Malik bin Dinar lived around 700's CE. His cloth
May 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spirituality
Many of the stories really made me think, pray and have a good long hard look at myself. I love Anthony de Mellos's books and this doesn't disappoint.
A book to be read and savoured again and again.
David Hurley
Mar 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful book for comtemplation. Well suited for brief browsing.
Mar 12, 2017 rated it did not like it
1'5 estrellas de 5
No es para nada lo que yo esperaba de este libro. aun así puse 5 posit porque algunas poesias por llamarlo asi mr parecieron interesantes
Mengran Xu
Jul 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Some authors are capable of enlightening you, which makes them remarkable.
  But some authors give you means to enlighten yourself and others, which makes them even more remarkable.
  It is not hard to name a few from the first category who have transformed me greatly. However, I have only encountered one that could go into the second category, which is Anthony De Mello. His way of awakening others is so unique, direct, and concise. He only tells good stories, stories that are short but none
Pablo Meouchi
Jun 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
En algún momento de mi vida, uno de mis maestros me recomendó un gran libro que cambió mi vida y la forma de percibirme a mí mismo. Hablo es El canto del Pájaro, del gran sacerdote jesuita Anthony de Mello (1931-1987). Lo maravilloso de sus cuentos es que la enseñanza que proporciona cada uno de ellos es personal y, no es posible querer hablarle a los demás sobre lo que uno crece con ellos sino vive la experiencia de sumergirse en su lectura.

Cómo bien se sabe, sus cuentos no se limitan a parábol
Stephanie Pasaribu
This book is actually a 'summary' version of several books of de Mello, but now it is in a comic version. In the beginning I thought it will be the same with the ones that I have read (I have read ALL Tony's books!), but I found it is so refreshing! With the pictures that so vivid and expressive, I didn't feel bore at all to read it again and again. I think the idea to 're-write' it in visual way is brilliant! Many of the stories in this book are about religions and human relations. However, Ton ...more
Nurman Bani Sasmita

Aku sudah lama mudah naik darah. Aku serba kuatir, mudah tersinggung dan egois sekali. Setiap orang mengatakan bahwa aku harus berubah. Dan setiap orang terus-menerus menekankan, betapa mudah aku menjadi marah.

Aku sakit hati terhadap mereka, biarpun sebetulnya aku menyetujui nasehat mereka. Aku memang ingin berubah, tetapi aku tidak berdaya untuk berubah, betapapun aku telah berusaha.

Aku merasa paling tersinggung ketika sahabat karibku juga mengatakan, bahwa aku mudah naik pitam. I
Panata Harianja
Mar 10, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spiritual
Seseorang yang sungguh-sungguh ingin menapaki perjalanan spiritual akan berjodoh dan dipertemukan dengan buku ini. Dan seseorang yang sungguh-sungguh menyelami buku ini akan menemukan pengalaman yang belum tentu dia alami (bahkan) saat dia membaca Alkitab. Bukan karena Alkitab 'kurang sakti'. Tapi karena, Alkitab telah membebani kita sebagai kitab wajib yang harus disakralkan dan begitu agungnya. Membaca buku pater De mello, kita akan sadar bahwa kebenaran dan keindahan Ilahi kadang menyapa kita ...more
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Anthony de Mello was a Jesuit priest and psychotherapist who became widely known for his books on spirituality. An internationally acclaimed spiritual guide, writer and public speaker, de Mello hosted many spiritual conferences.

The few talks which he allowed to be filmed, such as "A Rediscovery of Life" and "A Way to God for Today," have inspired many viewers and audiences throughout the United St
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