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  • بر دل عاقل هزاران غم بود ** گر ز باغ دل خلالی کم شود
  • Thousands of griefs lie (heavy) on a wise man's heart, if from the garden of his heart (even) a toothpick fail (be missing).
  • پرسیدن صدیقه (س) از پیامبر (ص) که سر باران امروزینه چه بود
  • How the Siddíqa (‘Á’isha), may God be well-pleased with her, asked Mustafá (Mohammed), God bless him and give him peace, saying, “What was the inner meaning of to-day's rain?”
  • گفت صدیقه که ای زبده‌‌ی وجود ** حکمت باران امروزین چه بود 2060
  • The Siddíqa said, “O (thou who art the) cream of existence, what was the (true) reason of to-day's rain?
  • این ز بارانهای رحمت بود یا ** بهر تهدید است و عدل کبریا
  • Was it (one) of the rains of mercy, or (was it) for the sake of menace and the justice of (Divine) Majesty?
  • این از آن لطف بهاریات بود ** یا ز پاییزی پر آفات بود
  • Was it from the favour of the vernal attributes, or from a baneful autumnal attribute?”
  • گفت این از بهر تسکین غم است ** کز مصیبت بر نژاد آدم است‌‌
  • He said, “This (rain) was for the purpose of allaying the grief that is upon the race of Adam in calamity.
  • گر بر آن آتش بماندی آدمی ** بس خرابی در فتادی و کمی‌‌
  • If man were to remain in that fire (of grief), much ruin and loss would befall.
  • این جهان ویران شدی اندر زمان ** حرصها بیرون شدی از مردمان‌‌ 2065
  • This world would at once become desolate: (all) selfish desires would go forth from men.”
  • استن این عالم ای جان غفلت است ** هوشیاری این جهان را آفت است‌‌
  • Forgetfulness (of God), O beloved, is the pillar (prop) of this world: (spiritual) intelligence is a bane to this world.
  • هوشیاری ز آن جهان است و چو آن ** غالب آید پست گردد این جهان‌‌
  • Intelligence belongs to that (other) world, and when it prevails, this world is overthrown.
  • هوشیاری آفتاب و حرص یخ ** هوشیاری آب و این عالم وسخ‌‌
  • Intelligence is the sun and cupidity the ice; intelligence is the water and this world the dirt.