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  • پس فزون از جان ما جان ملک ** کاو منزه شد ز حس مشترک‏
  • Hence the spirit of the angels is more than our spirit, for it is exempt from (transcends) the common sense;
  • و ز ملک جان خداوندان دل ** باشد افزون تو تحیر را بهل‏
  • And the spirit of mystical adepts is more than (that of) the angels. Cease from bewilderment (on this subject)!
  • ز آن سبب آدم بود مسجودشان ** جان او افزون‏تر است از بودشان‏ 3330
  • For that reason Adam is their object of worship: his spirit (spiritual life) is greater than their being.
  • ور نه بهتر را سجود دون‏تری ** امر کردن هیچ نبود در خوری‏
  • Else, (why were they commanded to worship him?): it would not be at all a suitable thing to command the superior to worship an inferior.
  • کی پسندد عدل و لطف کردگار ** که گلی سجده کند در پیش خار
  • How can the justice and kindness of the Maker approve that a rose should fall down in worship before a thorn?
  • جان چو افزون شد گذشت از انتها ** شد مطیعش جان جمله‏ی چیزها
  • Since the spirit (of the perfect saint) has become superior and has passed beyond the utmost limit (reached by men and angels), the soul of all things has become obedient to it—
  • مرغ و ماهی و پری و آدمی ** ز انکه او بیش است و ایشان در کمی‏
  • Birds and fishes and Jinn and men—because it exceeds (them), and they are deficient (in comparison with it).
  • ماهیان سوزنگر دلقش شوند ** سوزنان را رشته‏ها تابع بوند 3335
  • The fish make needles for his (the saint's) mantle: (they follow him as) threads follow needles.
  • بقیه‏ی قصه‏ی ابراهیم ادهم بر لب آن دریا
  • The rest of the story of Ibráhím son of Adham—may God sanctify his spirit!—on the sea-shore.
  • چون نفاذ امر شیخ آن میر دید ** ز آمد ماهی شدش و جدی پدید
  • When that Amír saw the Shaykh’s command take effect in the coming of the fish, he fell into an ecstasy.
  • گفت اه ماهی ز پیران آگه است ** شه تنی را کاو لعین درگه است‏
  • He said, “Ah, the fish know the Pírs. Fie on a person who is an outcast of the (holy) Court!