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  • راه جان مر جسم را ویران کند ** بعد از آن ویرانی آبادان کند
  • The spiritual way ruins the body and, after having ruined it, restores it to prosperity:
  • کرد ویران خانه بهر گنج زر ** وز همان گنجش کند معمورتر
  • Ruined the house for the sake of the golden treasure, and with that same treasure builds it better (than before);
  • آب را ببرید و جو را پاک کرد ** بعد از آن در جو روان کرد آب خورد
  • Cut off the water and cleansed the river-bed, then caused drinking-water to flow in the river-bed;
  • پوست را بشکافت و پیکان را کشید ** پوست تازه بعد از آتش بردمید
  • Cleft the skin and drew out the iron point (of the arrow or spear)—then fresh skin grew over it (the wound);
  • قلعه ویران کرد و از کافر ستد ** بعد از آن بر ساختش صد برج و سد 310
  • Rased the fortress and took it from the infidel, then reared thereon a hundred towers and ramparts.
  • کار بی‌‌چون را که کیفیت نهد ** این که گفتم هم ضرورت می‌‌دهد
  • Who shall describe the action of Him who hath no like? This that I have said (is what) the present necessity is affording.
  • گه چنین بنماید و گه ضد این ** جز که حیرانی نباشد کار دین‌‌
  • Sometimes it (the action of God) appears like this and sometimes the contrary of this: the work of religion is naught but bewilderment.
  • نی چنان حیران که پشتش سوی اوست ** بل چنین حیران و غرق و مست دوست‌‌
  • (I mean) not one bewildered in such wise that his back is (turned) towards Him; nay, but one bewildered (with ecstasy) like this and drowned (in God) and intoxicated with the Beloved.
  • آن یکی را روی او شد سوی دوست ** و آن یکی را روی او خود روی دوست‌‌
  • The face of the one is set towards the Beloved, (while) the face of the other is just his own face (he is facing himself).
  • روی هر یک می‌‌نگر می‌‌دار پاس ** بو که گردی تو ز خدمت رو شناس‌‌ 315
  • Look long on the face of every one, keep watch attentively: it may be that by doing service (to Súfís) you will come to know the face (of the true saint).