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  • چونک شد رنج آن ندامت شد عدم ** می‌نیرزد خاک آن توبه و ندم
  • When the pain departed, that contrition became naught: that repentance and contrition hath not the worth (even) of dust.
  • آن ندم از ظلمت غم بست بار ** پس کلام اللیل یمحوه النهار
  • That contrition burgeoned from (was produced by) the darkness of pain; hence (as the proverb says) day wipes out the words of night
  • چون برفت آن ظلمت غم گشت خوش ** هم رود از دل نتیجه و زاده‌اش
  • When the darkness of pain is gone and he (the fool) has be come happy, its result and product also goes from his heart.
  • می‌کند او توبه و پیر خرد ** بانگ لو ردوا لعادوا می‌زند 2300
  • He is making vow’s of repentance, whilst the Pír, Reason, is crying, “Though they should be sent back, they would surely return.”
  • در بیان آنک وهم قلب عقلست و ستیزه‌ی اوست بدو ماند و او نیست و قصه‌ی مجاوبات موسی علیه‌السلام کی صاحب عقل بود با فرعون کی صاحب وهم بود
  • Explaining that imagination (wahm) is the counterfeit of Reason and in opposition to it, and that though it resembles Reason it is not Reason; and the story of the replies given to each other by Moses, on whom be peace, who was the possessor of Reason, and Pharaoh, who was the possessor of imagination.
  • عقل ضد شهوتست ای پهلوان ** آنک شهوت می‌تند عقلش مخوان
  • Reason is the contrary of sensuality: O brave man, do not call (by the name of) Reason that which is attached to sensuality.
  • وهم خوانش آنک شهوت را گداست ** وهم قلب نقد زر عقلهاست
  • That which is a beggar of sensuality—call it imagination: imagination is the counterfeit of the sterling gold of the rational faculties.
  • بی‌محک پیدا نگردد وهم و عقل ** هر دو را سوی محک کن زود نقل
  • Without a touchstone, imagination and reason are not clearly distinguished: quickly bring both to the touchstone.
  • این محک قرآن و حال انبیا ** چون منحک مر قلب را گوید بیا
  • The Qur’án and the (spiritual) state of the Prophets are this touchstone: they, like a touchstone, say to the counterfeit coin, “Come,
  • تا ببینی خویش را ز آسیب من ** که نه‌ای اهل فراز و شیب من 2305
  • That by contact with me thou mayst see thyself (and know) that thou art not worthy of my higher and lower (degrees of spirituality).”
  • عقل را گر اره‌ای سازد دو نیم ** هم‌چو زر باشد در آتش او بسیم
  • If a saw make Reason (to be severed into) two halves, it (Reason) will be smiling like gold in the fire.