2018年4月10日 星期二

Abou Ben Adhem, Omar Sharif (1932~2015)

Ibrahim ibn Adham c. 718 – c. 782

Abou Ben Adhem

Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!) 
Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace, 
And saw, within the moonlight in his room, 
Making it rich, and like a lily in bloom, 
An angel writing in a book of gold:— 
Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold, 
And to the presence in the room he said, 
"What writest thou?"—The vision raised its head, 
And with a look made of all sweet accord, 
Answered, "The names of those who love the Lord." 
"And is mine one?" said Abou. "Nay, not so," 
Replied the angel. Abou spoke more low, 
But cheerly still; and said, "I pray thee, then, 
Write me as one that loves his fellow men." 

The angel wrote, and vanished. The next night 
It came again with a great wakening light, 
And showed the names whom love of God had blest, 
And lo! Ben Adhem's name led all the rest. 

阿布·本·阿德罕姆(Abou Ben Adhem)是最为著名的早期苏菲派神秘主义圣人之一易卜拉欣·伊本·阿德罕姆(Ibrahim ibn Adham)的英语化名字,英国诗人利·亨特(Leigh Hunt)曾写过一首关于他的诗。这条线索“‘___ 本·阿德罕姆’(利·亨特的诗)”出现在了4月3日的字谜中,难倒了很多玩家。
这首诗收录在1836年出版的一本名叫《珍宝之书:大不列颠的诗人和艺术家》(The Book of Gems: The Poets and Artists of Great Britain)的三卷本合集中,它描绘了本·阿德罕姆从沉睡中醒来,发现一位天使正在把敬爱上帝者的名字写入一本金色书籍里。

I visited him in his cell, and said to him, "Father Simeon, how long hast thou been here?" "For seventy years", he answered. "What is thy food?" I asked. "O Hanifite", he countered, "what hast caused thee to ask this?" "I wanted to know", I replied. Then he said. "Every night one chickpea." I said, "What stirs thee in thy heart so that this pea suffices thee?" He answered, "They come to me one day in every year and adorn my cell and process about it, so doing me reverence; and whenever my spirit wearies of worship, I remind it of that hour, and endure the labors of a year for the sake of an hour. Do thou, O Hanifite, endure the labor of a year for the glory of eternity."[5]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibrahim_ibn_Adham
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Omar Sharif was an Egyptian actor of Lebanese origins. He began his career in his native country in the 1950s, but is best known for his appearances in both English and American productions. Wikipedia
SpouseFaten Hamama (m. 1955–1974)Trending
BornApril 10, 1932, Alexandria, Egypt
DiedJuly 10, 2015, Cairo, Egypt
Height1.8 m
NationalityEgyptian

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