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  • خویشتن را مسخ کردی زین سفول ** ز آن وجودی که بد آن رشک عقول‌‌
  • By this fall you metamorphosed yourself from that (state of) existence which was the envy of the (spiritual) intelligences.
  • پس ببین کین مسخ کردن چون بود ** پیش آن مسخ این به غایت دون بود
  • Consider, then, how is (what is the character of) this metamorphosis: compared with that metamorphosis (of the woman) this (which you have suffered) is exceedingly vile.
  • اسب همت سوی اختر تاختی ** آدم مسجود را نشناختی‌‌ 540
  • You urged the steed of ambition towards the stars: you did not acknowledge Adam who was worshipped (by the angels).
  • آخر آدم زاده‌‌ای ای ناخلف ** چند پنداری تو پستی را شرف‌‌
  • After all, you are a son of Adam. O degenerate! how long will you regard lowness as nobility?
  • چند گویی من بگیرم عالمی ** این جهان را پر کنم از خود همی‌‌
  • How long will you say, “I will conquer a whole world, I will make this world full of myself”?
  • گر جهان پر برف گردد سربه‌‌سر ** تاب خور بگدازدش با یک نظر
  • If the world should be filled with snow from end to end, the glow of the sun would melt it with a single look.
  • وزر او و صد وزیر و صد هزار ** نیست گرداند خدا از یک شرار
  • God by a single spark (of His mercy) maketh naught his (the vizier's) burden (of sin) and (the burden) of a hundred viziers and a hundred thousand.
  • عین آن تخییل را حکمت کند ** عین آن زهر آب را شربت کند 545
  • He maketh the essence of that (false) imagination to be wisdom; He maketh the essence of that poisoned water to be a (wholesome) drink.
  • آن گمان انگیز را سازد یقین ** مهرها رویاند از اسباب کین‌‌
  • That which raises doubt He turneth into certainty; He maketh loving kindnesses grow from the causes of hatred.
  • پرورد در آتش ابراهیم را ** ایمنی روح سازد بیم را
  • He cherisheth Abraham in the fire; He turneth fear into security of spirit.