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  • هر که جوید نام اگر صاحب ثقه است ** همچو تو نومید و اندر تفرقه است‏
  • Whoever seeks the (mere) name, if he is entrusted (with a confidential mission) he is hopeless and in distraction, even as thou art.
  • تو چه بر چفسی بر این نام درخت ** تا بمانی تلخ کام و شور بخت‏
  • Why dost thou stick to the name ‘tree,’ so that thou art left bitterly disappointed and ill-fortuned?
  • در گذر از نام و بنگر در صفات ** تا صفاتت ره نماید سوی ذات‏
  • Pass on from the name and look at the attributes, in order that the attributes may show thee the way to the essence.”
  • اختلاف خلق از نام اوفتاد ** چون به معنی رفت آرام اوفتاد 3680
  • The disagreement of mankind is caused by names: peace ensues when they advance to the reality (denoted by the name).
  • منازعت چهار کس جهت انگور که هر یکی به نام دیگر فهم کرده بود آن را
  • How four persons quarrelled about grapes, which were known to each of them by a different name.
  • چار کس را داد مردی یک درم ** آن یکی گفت این به انگوری دهم‏
  • A certain man gave a dirhem to four persons: one of them (a Persian) said, “I will spend this on angúr.”
  • آن یکی دیگر عرب بد گفت لا ** من عنب خواهم نه انگور ای دغا
  • The second one was an Arab: he said, “No, I want ‘inab, not angúr, O rascal!”
  • آن یکی ترکی بدو گفت ای گزم ** من نمی‏خواهم عنب خواهم ازم‏
  • The third was a Turk; and he said, “This (money) is mine: I don't want ‘inab, I want uzum.”
  • آن یکی رومی بگفت این قیل را ** ترک کن خواهیم استافیل را
  • The fourth, a Greek, said, “Stop this talk: I want istáfíl.”
  • در تنازع آن نفر جنگی شدند ** که ز سر نامها غافل بدند 3685
  • These people began fighting in contention with one another, because they were unaware of the hidden meaning of the names.
  • مشت بر هم می‏زدند از ابلهی ** پر بدند از جهل و از دانش تهی‏
  • In their folly they smote each other with their fists: they were full of ignorance and empty of knowledge.