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  • این سبب را آن سبب عامل کند ** باز گاهی بی‌‌بر و عاطل کند 845
  • That (spiritual) cause makes this (external) cause operative; sometimes, again, it makes it fruitless and ineffectual.
  • این سبب را محرم آمد عقلها ** و آن سببها راست محرم انبیا
  • (Ordinary) minds are familiar with this (external) cause, but the prophets are familiar with those (spiritual) causes.
  • این سبب چه بود به تازی گو رسن ** اندر این چه این رسن آمد به فن‌‌
  • What is (the meaning of) this (word) “cause” (sabab) in Arabic? Say: “cord” (rasan). This cord came into this well (the world) by (Divine) artifice.
  • گردش چرخه رسن را علت است ** چرخه گردان را ندیدن زلت است‌‌
  • The revolution of the water-wheel causes the cord (to move), (but) not to see the mover of the water-wheel is an error.
  • این رسنهای سببها در جهان ** هان و هان زین چرخ سر گردان مدان‌‌
  • Beware, beware! Do not regard these cords of causation in the world as (deriving their movement) from the giddy wheel (of heaven),
  • تا نمانی صفر و سر گردان چو چرخ ** تا نسوزی تو ز بی‌‌مغزی چو مرخ‌‌ 850
  • Lest you remain empty and giddy like the (celestial) wheel, lest through brainlessness you burn like markh wood.
  • باد آتش می‌‌خورد از امر حق ** هر دو سر مست آمدند از خمر حق‌‌
  • By the command of God the wind devours (extinguishes) fire: both are drunken with the wine of God.
  • آب حلم و آتش خشم ای پسر ** هم ز حق بینی چو بگشایی بصر
  • O son, when you open your eyes you will see that from God too are the water of clemency and the fire of anger.
  • گر نبودی واقف از حق جان باد ** فرق کی کردی میان قوم عاد
  • Had not the soul of the wind been informed by God, how would it have distinguished (the believers and unbelievers) amongst the people of ‘Ád?
  • قصه‌‌ی باد که در عهد هود علیه السلام قوم عاد را هلاک کرد
  • The story of the wind which destroyed the people of ‘Ád in the time of (the prophet) Húd, on whom be peace.
  • هود گرد مومنان خطی کشید ** نرم می‌‌شد باد کانجا می‌‌رسید
  • Húd drew a line round the believers: the wind would become soft (subside) when it reached that place,