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  • لیک نور سالکی کز حد گذشت  ** نور او پر شد بیابانها و دشت 
  • But the (inner) light of the traveller (mystic) who has passed beyond the pale (of selfhood)—the deserts and plains are filled with his radiance.
  • شاهدی‌اش فارغ آمد از شهود  ** وز تکلفها و جانبازی و جود 
  • (The fact of) his being a witness (to God) is independent of witnesses and works of supererogation and of self-devotion and self-sacrifice.
  • نور آن گوهر چو بیرون تافتست  ** زین تسلسها فراغت یافتست 
  • Since the light of that (spiritual) substance has shone forth, he has gained independence of these hypocrisies.
  • پس مجو از وی گواه فعل و گفت  ** که ازو هر دو جهان چون گل شکفت  245
  • Therefore do not demand of him the testimony of act and speech, for through him both the worlds have blossomed like a rose.
  • این گواهی چیست اظهار نهان  ** خواه قول و خواه فعل و غیر آن 
  • What is this testimony? The making manifest of that which is hidden, whether (by) word or act or something else;
  • که عرض اظهار سر جوهرست  ** وصف باقی وین عرض بر معبرست 
  • For its object is to make manifest the inward nature of the spiritual substance: the attributes (of that substance) are permanent, though these accidents (such as acts and words) are fleeting.
  • این نشان زر نماند بر محک  ** زر بماند نیک نام و بی ز شک 
  • The mark of the gold on the touchstone does not remain, (but) the gold (itself) remains—of good renown and undoubted.
  • این صلات و این جهاد و این صیام  ** هم نماند جان بماند نیک‌نام 
  • Similarly, (all) this ritual prayer and holy war and fasting does not remain, but the spirit remains in good renown (for ever).
  • جان چنین افعال و اقوالی نمود  ** بر محک امر جوهر را بسود  250
  • The spirit produced certain acts and words of this kind (as proofs): it rubbed its substance on the touchstone of the (Divine) command,
  • که اعتقادم راستست اینک گواه  ** لیک هست اندر گواهان اشتباه 
  • As though to say, “My belief is perfect: here is the witness!” (Yes), but there is doubt as regards the witnesses.