THE ALCHEMIST by Paul Coelho
by Chandan kumar
(Patna, Bihar, India)
I have enjoyed reading this book more than ten times. Each time I read the book I found a new meaning. Each time it was a pleasure reading about the boy, The Alchemist, and story of his life amidst travelling.
This is the story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy, who dreams of travelling the world in search of a priceless and unimaginable treasure.
Author Paulo Coelho’s pen has a unique identity and state and each hue is a definition of its own state. His ink flows with the greatest passion, rules the hearts, mind and soul of readers. In a nut shell “Paulo Coelho is the dreamweaver of readers”. His unparalleled ability to create omnipotent treasure of knowledge about life, spirit, love, and so on, and all these are successfully standing in the class of “Modern Classical”.
Santiago starts his journey to Egypt, after meeting an old lady. This old lady reads his palm and tells him about his treasure hidden nearby The Pyramids of Egypt. Then he met an old king, who gave him two stones, Urim and Thummim. During his travelling his caravan got trapped in a long war with another caravan. Then he meets Fatima to whom he comes back after finding his treasure.
Due to his honesty, he won over an Alchemist who becomes his teacher and friend for the next journey in which he finds his treasure .
The way of writing the conversation is highly uplifting. Just consider a few lines mentioned below --
- “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it”.
- “Be careful with your prognostications, when something is written, there is no way to change it.”
- “Your heart is where you treasure is, and you must find your treasure in order to make sense of everything”
-- and continue reading.
Written and dipped in each ingredient of his passionate blood, Paulo Coelho comes out with startling revelation about life and love, failure and success.
If you are looking for your hidden treasure, you must read it. If you are breathing and desiring to be loved on earth and beyond, you must read it.
It is only the rainbow of love which can transform the ghastliest monsters and perpetrators of humanity into peaceful lovers; irrespective of colour, faith, and religion.
According to them “ Love will never separate a man from his personal legend”.
If you want to become your own warrior, then Paulo Coelho may have these lines for you: “ In order to have faith in his own path, a warrior does not need to prove that someone else’s path is wrong.”
Finally I have the following words for you:
“If you read The Alchemist
, you will be able to search for your treasure. This book is a humble attempt to enlighten the readers about the fear of failure and success, dreaming and acting for success. Only one thing makes dream possible, the firm belief in self and God.”
Have a nice journey into the dream reading of The Alchemist