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  • زآنک جباران بدند و سرفراز ** دوزخ آن باب صغیرست و نیاز
  • Because they were insolent and arrogant. Hell is (like) that Báb-i Saghír and (place of) humiliation.
  • بیان آنک حق تعالی صورت ملوک را سبب مسخر کردن جباران کی مسخر حق نباشند ساخته است چنانک موسی علیه السلام باب صغیر ساخت بر ربض قدس جهت رکوع جباران بنی اسرائیل وقت در آمدن کی ادخلوا الباب سجدا و قولوا حطة
  • Explaining how God most High has made the bodily form of kings a means of subduing the insolent (sinners) who are not subject to God, just as Moses, on whom be peace, built the Báb-i Saghír in the wall of Jerusalem in order that the insolent (and wicked) men among the Israelites might bow low when they entered in, (according to the text), “Enter the gate, prostrating yourselves, and say ‘hittatun.’”
  • آنچنانک حق ز گوشت و استخوان ** از شهان باب صغیری ساخت هان
  • Likewise God hath built a Báb-i Saghír from the flesh and bones of kings. Take heed!
  • اهل دنیا سجده‌ی ایشان کنند ** چونک سجده‌ی کبریا را دشمنند
  • The people of this world make prostration before them, since they are opposed to prostration before the Divine Majesty.
  • ساخت سرگین‌دانکی محرابشان ** نام آن محراب میر و پهلوان 3000
  • He (God) hath made a little dunghill their mihráb (place of worship): the name of that mihráb is “prince” and “paladin.”
  • لایق این حضرت پاکی نه‌اید ** نیشکر پاکان شما خالی‌نیید
  • Ye (worldlings) are not fit for this holy Presence: holy men are (like) the sugarcane; ye are (like) the empty reed.
  • آن سگان را این خسان خاضع شوند ** شیر را عارست کو را بگروند
  • These vile wretches grovel before those curs; (but) it is a disgrace to the lion that they should be complaisant to him.
  • گربه باشد شحنه هر موش‌خو ** موش که بود تا ز شیران ترسد او
  • The cat is the (dreaded) overseer of every mouse-natured one: who is the mouse that it should be afraid of the lions?
  • خوف ایشان از کلاب حق بود ** خوفشان کی ز آفتاب حق بود
  • Their fear is (only) of the curs of God: how should they have fear of the Sun of God?
  • ربی الاعلاست ورد آن مهان ** رب ادنی درخور این ابلهان 3005
  • The litany of those great (venerable) ones is “my Lord the most High”; “my lord the most low” is suitable to these fools.
  • موش کی ترسد ز شیران مصاف ** بلک آن آهوتگان مشک‌ناف
  • How should the mouse fear the lions of the (spiritual) battle-field? Nay, (they that fear the lions are) those who have the speed and the musk-bag of the deer.