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3056-3065

  • مشرق این باد فکرت دیگرست ** مغرب این باد فکرت زان سرست
  • The east of this wind of thought is different; the west of this wind of thought is from Yonder side.
  • مه جمادست و بود شرقش جماد ** جان جان جان بود شرق فاد
  • The moon is inanimate, and its east is inanimate: the heart's east is the soul of the soul of Soul.
  • شرق خورشیدی که شد باطن‌فروز ** قشر و عکس آن بود خورشید روز
  • The east of that Sun which illumines the inward part—the sun of day is (only) the husk and reflexion thereof;
  • زآنک چون مرده بود تن بی‌لهب ** پیش او نه روز بنماید نه شب
  • For when the body is dead (and) without the (vital) flame, neither day nor night appears to it;
  • ور نباشد آن چو این باشد تمام ** بی‌شب و بی روز دارد انتظام 3060
  • But though it (the flame) be not (there), (yet) since this (spiritual Sun) is (essentially) in perfect, it (the Sun) maintains itself intact without night and day,
  • هم‌چنانک چشم می‌بیند به خواب ** بی‌مه و خورشید ماه و آفتاب
  • Just as the eye, without moon and sun, sees moon and sun in dream.
  • نوم ما چون شد اخ الموت ای فلان ** زین برادر آن برادر را بدان
  • Since our sleep is the brother of death, O such and such, know (the difference of) that brother from this brother.
  • ور بگویندت که هست آن فرع این ** مشنو آن را ای مقلد بی‌یقین
  • And if they tell thee that that is the branch (derivative) of this, do not hear (believe) it, O follower of authority, without (having) certain knowledge.
  • می‌بیند خواب جانت وصف حال ** که به بیداری نبینی بیست سال
  • During sleep thy spirit is beholding the representation of a state (of things) which thou wilt not behold, whilst thou art awake, in twenty years,
  • در پی تعبیر آن تو عمرها ** می‌دوی سوی شهان با دها 3065
  • And thou art running, for (whole) lifetimes, to the sagacious (spiritual) kings in quest of the interpretation thereof,