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  • صنعت خوب از کف شل ضریر  ** باشد اولی یا بگیرایی بصیر 
  • Is it more reasonable to expect good craftsmanship from the hand of one who is palsied and blind or from one who has control (of his hands) and can see?
  • پس چو دانستی که قهرت می‌کند  ** بر سرت دبوس محنت می‌زند 
  • Since, therefore, you have apprehended (the fact) that He (God) will overpower you and beat the mace of tribulation on your head,
  • پس بکن دفعش چو نمرودی به جنگ  ** سوی او کش در هوا تیری خدنگ 
  • Like a Nimrod, repel Him by war (if you can)! Launch an arrow of (hard) poplar-wood into the air against Him!
  • هم‌چو اسپاه مغل بر آسمان  ** تیر می‌انداز دفع نزع جان 
  • Like the Mongol soldiery, shoot an arrow at Heaven to prevent your soul being torn (from your body)!
  • یا گریز از وی اگر توانی برو  ** چون روی چون در کف اویی گرو  375
  • Or flee from Him, if you can, and go (your way); (but) how can you go, since you are a pawn in His hand?
  • در عدم بودی نرستی از کفش  ** از کف او چون رهی ای دست‌خوش 
  • (When) you were in non-existence, you did not escape from His hand: how will you escape from His hand (now), O helpless one?
  • آرزو جستن بود بگریختن  ** پیش عدلش خون تقوی ریختن 
  • To seek (one's own) desire is to flee (from God) and shed the blood of piety in the presence of His justice.
  • این جهان دامست و دانه‌آرزو  ** در گریز از دامها روی آر زو 
  • This world is a trap, and desire is its bait: flee from the traps, quickly turn your face (towards God).
  • چون چنین رفتی بدیدی صد گشاد  ** چون شدی در ضد آن دیدی فساد 
  • When you have gone this way, you have enjoyed a hundred (spiritual) blessings; when you have gone the opposite way, you have fared ill.
  • پس پیمبر گفت استفتوا القلوب  ** گر چه مفتیتان برون گوید خطوب  380
  • Therefore the Prophet said, “Consult your hearts, though the mufti outside gives you advice in (worldly) affairs.”