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  • چون که شد از پیش دیده وصل یار ** نایبی باید از او مان یادگار
  • Since union with the beloved has vanished from before our eyes, we must needs have a vicar as a memorial of him (i.e. one who will recall him to our memory).
  • چون که گل بگذشت و گلشن شد خراب ** بوی گل را از که یابیم از گلاب‌‌
  • Since the rose is past and the garden ravaged, from whom shall we get the perfume of the rose? From rosewater.”
  • چون خدا اندر نیاید در عیان ** نایب حق‌‌اند این پیغمبران‌‌
  • Inasmuch as God comes not into sight, these prophets are the vicars of God.
  • نه غلط گفتم که نایب با منوب ** گر دو پنداری قبیح آید نه خوب‌‌
  • Nay, I have said (this) wrongly; for if you suppose that the vicar and He who is represented by the vicar are two, it (such a thought) is bad, not good.
  • نه دو باشد تا تویی صورت پرست ** پیش او یک گشت کز صورت برست‌‌ 675
  • Nay; they are two so long as you are a worshipper of form, (but) they have become one to him who has escaped from (consciousness of) form.
  • چون به صورت بنگری چشم تو دست ** تو به نورش درنگر کز چشم رست‌‌
  • When you look at the form, your eye is two; look at its (the eye's) light, which grew from the eye.
  • نور هر دو چشم نتوان فرق کرد ** چون که در نورش نظر انداخت مرد
  • ’Tis impossible to distinguish the light of the two eyes, when a man has cast his look upon their light.
  • ده چراغ ار حاضر آید در مکان ** هر یکی باشد به صورت غیر آن‌‌
  • If ten lamps are present in (one) place, each differs in form from another:
  • فرق نتوان کرد نور هر یکی ** چون به نورش روی آری بی‌‌شکی‌‌
  • To distinguish without any doubt the light of each, when you turn your face towards their light, is impossible.
  • گر تو صد سیب و صد آبی بشمری ** صد نماند یک شود چون بفشری‌‌ 680
  • If you count a hundred apples or a hundred quinces, they do not remain a hundred (but) become one, when you crush them (together).