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  • خاک شو مردان حق را زیر پا ** خاک بر سر کن حسد را همچو ما
  • Become (as) dust under the feet of the men of God; throw dust on the head of envy, even as we do.
  • بیان حسد وزیر
  • Explanation of the envy of the vizier.
  • آن وزیرک از حسد بودش نژاد ** تا به باطل گوش و بینی باد داد
  • That petty vizier had his origin from envy, so that for vanity he gave to the wind (sacrificed) his ears and nose,
  • بر امید آن که از نیش حسد ** زهر او در جان مسکینان رسد
  • In the hope that by the sting of envy his venom might enter the souls of the poor (Christians).
  • هر کسی کاو از حسد بینی کند ** خویشتن بی‌‌گوش و بی‌‌بینی کند
  • Any one who from envy mutilates his nose makes himself without ear and without nose (unable to apprehend spiritual things).
  • بینی آن باشد که او بویی برد ** بوی او را جانب کویی برد 440
  • The nose is that which catches a scent, and which the scent leads towards an abode (of spiritual truth).
  • هر که بویش نیست بی‌‌بینی بود ** بوی آن بوی است کان دینی بود
  • Whoever hath no scent is without a nose; the scent (referred to) is that scent which is religious.
  • چون که بویی برد و شکر آن نکرد ** کفر نعمت آمد و بینیش خورد
  • When he has caught a scent and given no thanks for it, (that) ingratitude comes and devours his nose (deprives him of the organ of spiritual perception).
  • شکر کن مر شاکران را بنده باش ** پیش ایشان مرده شو پاینده باش‌‌
  • Give thanks (to God) and be a slave to those who give thanks: be in their presence (as one) dead, be steadfast.
  • چون وزیر از ره زنی مایه مساز ** خلق را تو بر میاور از نماز
  • Do not, like the vizier, make brigandage your stock-in-trade; do not turn the people away from the ritual prayer.
  • ناصح دین گشته آن کافر وزیر ** کرده او از مکر در لوزینه سیر 445
  • The miscreant vizier had become (in appearance) a true religious counsellor, (but) he had craftily put garlic in the walnut cake.
  • فهم کردن حاذقان نصارا مکر وزیر را
  • How the sagacious among the Christians perceived the guile of the vizier.