Joseph B. Majdalani (JBM)
This is an autobiography of a man whose confessions are intended to unfold the mysteries and clarify the causes of the sorrows of the soul. It relates how the autobiographer, through a series of re-incarnations, reached self-knowledge through a long series of hardships and sufferings, exhausting endeavours, mental pain and torment. He mentions how, in the end, all that awakened in him the awareness of divine wisdom, after his having been on the verge of losing belief in the Law of Life and its decrees. He also relates how he ultimately arrived at the conviction that he who knows how to tolerate the critical moments of pain and hardships is able to enjoy happiness even at such times of sadness, suffering and misery.