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  • او نکرد این فهم پس داد از غرر ** شمع فانی را بفانیی دگر
  • He (the king) did not understand this; therefore in his heedlessness he applied the perishing candle to another perishable.
  • عروس آوردن پادشاه فرزند خود را از خوف انقطاع نسل
  • How the king brought his son a bride for fear of his race coming to an end.
  • پس عروسی خواست باید بهر او ** تا نماید زین تزوج نسل رو
  • (The king said to himself), “It is necessary, then, to seek a bride for him, that from this marriage offspring may appear,
  • گر رود سوی فنا این باز باز ** فرخ او گردد ز بعد باز باز
  • (So that) if this falcon (my son) return to the state of mortality his young may become a falcon after (the death of) the falcon,
  • صورت او باز گر زینجا رود ** معنی او در ولد باقی بود 3115
  • (And that) if the form of this falcon go from here, his inward meaning may endure in his son.
  • بهر این فرمود آن شاه نبیه ** مصطفی که الولد سر ابیه
  • On account of this, that renowned (spiritual) king, Mustafá (Mohammed), said, ‘The son is the marrow of his father.’
  • بهر این معنی همه خلق از شغف ** می‌بیاموزند طفلان را حرف
  • For this reason all people, (being moved) by heartfelt love, teach their children (their own) trades,
  • تا بماند آن معانی در جهان ** چون شود آن قالب ایشان نهان
  • To the end that these inward meanings may remain in the world when that body of theirs becomes hidden.
  • حق به حکمت حرصشان دادست جد ** بهر رشد هر صغیر مستعد
  • God in His wisdom has given them intense desire for the right guidance of every little one capable (of learning).
  • من هم از بهر دوام نسل خویش ** جفت خواهم پور خود را خوب کیش 3120
  • I too, for the purpose of (ensuring) the continuance of my race, will seek for my son a wife of good principles.
  • دختری خواهم ز نسل صالحی ** نی ز نسل پادشاهی کالحی
  • I will seek a girl who is the offspring of a righteous man, not the offspring of a stern-visaged king.”