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1515-1524

  • آنک بهر خود زند او ضامنست  ** وآنک بهر حق زند او آمنست  1515
  • He who strikes (and kills) for his own sake is (held) responsible, while he who strikes (and kills) for God’s sake is secure.
  • گر پدر زد مر پسر را و بمرد  ** آن پدر را خون‌بها باید شمرد 
  • If a father strikes his son and he (the son) dies, the father must pay the blood-price,
  • زانک او را بهر کار خویش زد  ** خدمت او هست واجب بر ولد 
  • Because he struck him for his own benefit, (since) it is the duty of the son to serve him (the father).
  • چون معلم زد صبی را شد تلف  ** بر معلم نیست چیزی لا تخف 
  • (But) when a teacher strikes a boy and he (the boy) perishes (is killed by the blows), nothing (in the way of penalty) is (imposed) on the teacher; no fear’
  • کان معلم نایب افتاد و امین  ** هر امین را هست حکمش همچنین 
  • For the teacher is a deputy (of God) and a trustee; and the ease of every trustee is the same as this
  • نیست واجب خدمت استا برو  ** پس نبود استا به زجرش کارجو  1520
  • It is not his (the boy’s) duty to serve his master (teacher) therefore in chastising him the master was not seeking benefit (for himself),
  • ور پدر زد او برای خود زدست  ** لاجرم از خونبها دادن نرست 
  • But if his father struck him, he struck for his own sake:’ consequently he was not freed from (responsibility for) paying the blood-price.
  • پس خودی را سر ببر ای ذوالفقار  ** بی‌خودی شو فانیی درویش‌وار 
  • Behead (your) selfhood, then, O (you who resemble the sword) Dhu ‘l-faqár: become a selfless naughted one like the dervish.
  • چون شدی بی‌خود هر آنچ تو کنی  ** ما رمیت اذ رمیتی آمنی 
  • When you have become selfless, everything that you do (is a case of)thou didst not throw when thou threwest, (and) you are safe.
  • آن ضمان بر حق بود نه بر امین  ** هست تفصیلش به فقه اندر مبین 
  • The responsibility lies on God, not on the trustee: ‘tis set forth plainly in (books of) jurisprudence.