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  • حس ابدان قوت ظلمت می‏خورد ** حس جان از آفتابی می‏چرد
  • The bodily sense is eating the food of darkness; the spiritual sense is feeding from a Sun.
  • ای ببرده رخت حسها سوی غیب ** دست چون موسی برون آور ز جیب‏
  • O thou that hast borne the baggage of thy senses to the Unseen, put forth thy hand, like Moses, from thy bosom.
  • ای صفاتت آفتاب معرفت ** و آفتاب چرخ بند یک صفت‏
  • O thou whose attributes are (those of) the Sun of Divine knowledge, while the sun in heaven is confined to a single attribute,
  • گاه خورشید و گهی دریا شوی ** گاه کوه قاف و گه عنقا شوی‏
  • Now thou becomest the Sun, and now the Sea; now the mountain of Qáf, and now the ‘Anqá.
  • تو نه این باشی نه آن در ذات خویش ** ای فزون از وهمها و ز بیش بیش‏ 55
  • In thine essence thou art neither this nor that, O thou that art greater than (all) imaginations and more than (all) more!
  • روح با علم است و با عقل است یار ** روح را با تازی و ترکی چه کار
  • The Spirit is associated (endued) with knowledge and reason: what has the Spirit to do with Arabic and Turkish?
  • از تو ای بی‏نقش با چندین صور ** هم مشبه هم موحد خیره‏سر
  • Both the muwahhid (who asserts the transcendence of God) and the mushabbih (who asserts His immanence) are bewildered by thee, O thou who, being without image (external appearance), art (appearing) in so many forms.
  • گه مشبه را موحد می‏کند ** گه موحد را صور ره می‏زند
  • Sometimes He causes the mushabbih (who regards the forms in which God is immanent) to become a muwahhid (who regards God under the aspect of pure transcendance); sometimes (these) forms are waylaying the muwahhid (so that he cannot gain access to God who transcends all forms).
  • گه ترا گوید ز مستی بو الحسن ** یا صغیر السن یا رطب البدن‏
  • Sometimes Abu ’l-Hasan in drunkenness (ecstasy) says to thee, “O thou whose teeth are small (whose years are few), O thou whose body is tender!”
  • گاه نقش خویش ویران می‏کند ** از پی تنزیه جانان می‏کند 60
  • Sometimes he is laying waste (ruining and defacing) his own image: he is doing that in order to assert the transcendence of the Beloved (God).