I said, “For a moment only, grant me loneliness with Thee.”
It was said to me, Has thou reveled in the gatherings in My path?
I beseeched, “For an instant at least, reveal to me Thy Face.”
It was said to me, Has thou looked into the depths of thy heart?
I cried, “For ever more, take my soul away from this world!”
I was asked, Has thou no more longing for the taste of worship?
I lamented, “For too long now, much of my Self has remained asleep.”
I was asked, How often did thou awaken for Me at night?
I asked, “For how long will the secrets remain hidden from me?”
I was answered, For as long as thou art enslaved by thyself.