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  • در نگر در شرح دل در اندرون  ** تا نیاید طعنه‌ی لا تبصرون 
  • Contemplate the expansion of the heart within (thee), lest there come the reproach, Do not ye see?
  • تفسیر و هو معکم 
  • Commentary on “And He is with you.”
  • یک سپد پر نان ترا بی‌فرق سر  ** تو همی خواهی لب نان در به در 
  • There is a basket full of loaves on the crown of thy head, and thou art begging a crust of bread from door to door.
  • در سر خود پیچ هل خیره‌سری  ** رو در دل زن چرا بر هر دری 
  • Attend to thine own head, abandon giddy-headedness; go, knock at the door of thy heart: why art thou (knocking) at every door?
  • تا بزانویی میان آب‌جو  ** غافل از خود زین و آن تو آب جو  1075
  • Whilst thou art up to the knee in the river-water, thou art heedless of thyself and art seeking water from this one and that one.
  • پیش آب و پس هم آب با مدد  ** چشمها را پیش سد و خلف سد 
  • Water in front; and behind, too, an unfailing supply of water; (but) before thine eyes is a barrier and behind them a barrier.
  • اسپ زیر ران و فارس اسپ‌جو  ** چیست این گفت اسپ لیکن اسپ کو 
  • The horse is under the (rider's) thigh, and the rider is seeking the horse. (When asked), “What is this?” he says, “A horse, but where is the horse?”
  • هی نه اسپست این به زیر تو پدید  ** گفت آری لیک خود اسپی که دید 
  • “Eh, is not this a horse under thee, plain to see?” “Yes,” says he, “but who ever saw a horse?”
  • مست آب و پیش روی اوست آن  ** اندر آب و بی‌خبر ز آب روان 
  • He (such a one) is mad with thirst for the water, and it (the water) is before his face: he is in the water and unconscious of the running water.
  • چون گهر در بحر گوید بحر کو  ** وآن خیال چون صدف دیوار او  1080
  • Like the pearl in the sea, he says, “Where is the sea?” and that shell-like phantasy is his wall.
  • گفتن آن کو حجابش می‌شود  ** ابر تاب آفتابش می‌شود 
  • His saying “Where?” becomes for him a screen: it becomes for him a cloud over the radiance of the sun.