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  • او کجا بود اندر آن دوری که من  ** صدر عالم بودم و فخر زمن 
  • Where was he in the period when I was the Prince of the World and the glory of Time?”
  • خلق الجان من مارج من نار و قوله تعالی فی حق ابلیس انه کان من الجن ففسق 
  • (On the words of God) “He created the Jinn from smokeless fire,” and His words concerning Iblís: “verily he was one of the Jinn, and he transgressed.”
  • شعله می‌زد آتش جان سفیه  ** که آتشی بود الولد سر ابیه 
  • The fire (of pride and jealousy) was flaming in the soul of the fool (Iblís), because he was (born) of fire: the son is (endued with) the inward nature of his father.
  • نه غلط گفتم که بد قهر خدا  ** علتی را پیش آوردن چرا 
  • No; I have spoken in error; ’twas the compelling might of God: why, (then), adduce any cause (for it)?
  • کار بی‌علت مبرا از علل  ** مستمر و مستقرست از ازل 
  • The causeless action (of God) is quit of (all) causes: it is lasting (without change) and firmly stablished from eternity.
  • در کمال صنع پاک مستحث  ** علت حادث چه گنجد یا حدث  1930
  • In the perfection of the holy work sped on (by Him) what room is there for (any) temporal cause or temporal thing?
  • سر آب چه بود آب ما صنع اوست  ** صنع مغزست و آب صورت چو پوست 
  • What is (the real meaning of) “the inward nature of (his) father”? His (God's) work (creative energy) is our father: (His) work is the kernel, and the formal (physical) father is the skin (shell).
  • عشق دان ای فندق تن دوستت  ** جانت جوید مغز و کوبد پوستت 
  • O nut-like body, know that Love is thy friend: thy soul (inspired by Love) will seek thy kernel and batter thy shell (to pieces).
  • دوزخی که پوست باشد دوستش  ** داد بدلنا جلودا پوستش 
  • The man doomed to Hell whose skin is his friend—(God who hath said) “We will give them (other) skins in exchange” bestows a (new) skin upon him.
  • معنی و مغزت بر آتش حاکمست  ** لیک آتش را قشورت هیزمست 
  • Thy spiritual principle and kernel is dominant over the Fire, but thy skins (sensual faculties) are fuel for the Fire.
  • کوزه‌ی چوبین که در وی آب جوست  ** قدرت آتش همه بر ظرف اوست  1935
  • (In the case of) a wooden pot in which river-water is (contained), the power of fire is entirely (directed) against the vessel containing it.