All Through the Night, God is Calling Us Poem by Rumi
Don’t sleep for just one night, my beautiful friend, And the treasure of Eternity will appear before you. The Sun of the Invisible will warm you all night; The collyrium of mystery will open your eyes.
This evening I beg you, fight against yourself, don’t sleep So you discover those splendors that spread ecstasy. It is at night that beauties unveil themselves; The one who sleeps never hears their soft calls.
Wasn't it at night that Moses saw the burning bush And heard its miraculous summons to come closer? It was during the night, he traveled so far That he came to see a bush drowned in glory.
The day’s for earning a living, the night’s for love So the eyes of the jealous cannot spy on you. The rest of the world may sleep; but real lovers Throughout the night talk inwardly with God…
All through the night God is calling us, “Rise up, use this time richly, you poor man! If you don’t, you’ll burn with regret When your soul’s separated from your body.”
The following is an excerpt of Supreme Master Ching Hai's comment after reading this poem by Master Rumi (from MP4-783)
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He's telling complete truth about it.
Many people, including our brothers and sisters, after she’s passed away, she feels very bad because she was sitting in a lower level and watching others speeding by, zoom by, fly by, to a higher dimension.
At that time, feel very, very terrible.
She felt that she has wasted her time on this planet for all nonsensical purposes.
Money, she couldn’t take.
Husband is not coming with her.
Sons, daughters stay behind.
Anything that meant so much to her became nothing when her soul is separated from the body.
Some of our brothers and sisters really experienced that in a lower heaven.