--- 摘自美国麻萨诸塞州波士顿香巴拉出版有限公司〔Shambhala Publications, Inc.〕1999年出版的《鲁米的教理》》（Teachings of Rumi）一书。i 上帝彻夜呼唤我们 All Through The Night God Is Calling Us
美丽的朋友 Don't sleep for just one night,
只要一夜不睡 My beautiful friend,
永恒的宝藏将呈现你眼前 And the treasure of Eternity will appear before you.
无形的太阳会让你彻夜温暖 The sun of the invisible will warm you all night;
神秘的药水将打开你的眼睛。 The collyrium of mystery will open your eyes.
今晚我请求你，战胜自己 This evening I beg you, fight against yourself,
保持清醒不眠 Don't sleep,
你将发现充满法喜的辉煌境界。 So you will discover those splendors that spread ecstasy.
晚上，美丽的事物展露而出 It is at night that beauties unveil themselves.
沉睡的人从未听闻它们的轻唤。 The one who sleeps never hears their soft calls.
不正是在夜晚 Wasn't it at night that
摩西看到圣火荆棘 Moses saw the burning bush
听到上帝召唤他前去？ and heard its miraculous sermons to come closer?
也是在晚上 It was during the night,
他长途遨游 he traveled so far
然后才见到荣光中的荆棘。 that he came to see a bush drown in glory.
白天为谋生忙碌 The day's for earning a living,
晚上是爱的时间 the night's for love.
那时嫉妒之眼无法窥视你。 So the eyes of the jealous cannot spy on you.
世人皆沉睡 The rest of the world may sleep,
唯独真正的慕道者 but real lovers,
整晚整夜 Throughout the night
在内边与上帝交流... talk inwardly with God...
上帝彻夜呼唤我们： All through the night God is calling us,
「醒来吧！你们这些可怜人 "Rise up, use this time richly,
要善用此刻！ you poor man!
否则当你的灵魂离开尘间时， If you don't, you'll burn with regret
你将感到无限遗憾。」 When your soul's separated. "