The Alchemist

I have been hearing about the book ‘The Alchemist’ from a lot of my friends and some blog posts. Since my curiosity couldn’t wait anymore to know whats is inside it, I ordered a copy from Amazon for ₹201. Thanks to Amazon Prime trial, I got the book delivered in 2 days. Wow! It smells great! Most books do, by the way.

The central character in the book is a  shepherd boy. One day he dreams about a treasure in the pyramids. He considers the dream as an omen, and decide to go for the treasure. Through the boy’s search for the treasure, Paulo Coelho teaches us many life lessons.

You’ll never be able to escape from your heart.

Paulo Coelho says not to ignore what your heart has to say to you. If you do, you are going to regret it one day. If fear is barricade between you and your heart,

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, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.

The Alchemist is the master piece of Paulo Coelho. He has done a great job in explaining few things in such a way that it will remind you of whatever you’ve forgotten in your life. I’m sure that this is a book that everyone must read. It will definitely give you some motivation to do what you were supposed to do.

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