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  • چار وصفست این بشر را دل‌فشار  ** چارمیخ عقل گشته این چهار  30
  • This humankind have four heart-oppressing qualities: these four have become the gibbet of Reason.
  • تفسیر خذ اربعة من الطیر فصرهن الیک 
  • Commenting on “Take four birds and turn them towards thee.”
  • تو خلیل وقتی ای خورشیدهش  ** این چهار اطیار ره‌زن را بکش 
  • O thou whose intelligence is (resplendent) as the Sun, thou art the Khalíl (Abraham) of the time: kill these four birds that infest the Way,
  • زانک هر مرغی ازینها زاغ‌وش  ** هست عقل عاقلان را دیده‌کش 
  • Because each of them, crow-like, is plucking the eye from the intellect of the intelligent.
  • چار وصف تن چو مرغان خلیل  ** بسمل ایشان دهد جان را سبیل 
  • The four bodily qualities resemble the birds of Khalíl: their slaughter makes way for the soul (to ascend).
  • ای خلیل اندر خلاص نیک و بد  ** سر ببرشان تا رهد پاها ز سد 
  • O Khalíl, in (accomplishing) the deliverance of good and bad (alike), cut off their heads that the feet (of the people) may escape from the barrier (which confines them).
  • کل توی و جملگان اجزای تو  ** بر گشا که هست پاشان پای تو  35
  • Thou art all, and they all are parts of thee: open (the prison), for their feet are thy feet.
  • از تو عالم روح زاری می‌شود  ** پشت صد لشکر سواری می‌شود 
  • By thee the (whole) world is made a place abounding in spirit: a single cavalier becomes the support of a hundred armies.
  • زانک این تن شد مقام چار خو  ** نامشان شد چار مرغ فتنه‌جو 
  • Inasmuch as this body is the abode (nest) of (these) four dispositions, they are named the four mischief-seeking birds.
  • خلق را گر زندگی خواهی ابد  ** سر ببر زین چار مرغ شوم بد 
  • If thou wish the people to have everlasting life, cut off the heads of these four foul and evil birds,
  • بازشان زنده کن از نوعی دگر  ** که نباشد بعد از آن زیشان ضرر 
  • (And then) revive them again in another sort, so that afterwards no harm will be done by them.