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  • بر بدیهای بدان رحمت کنید ** بر منی و خویش بینی کم تنید
  • (Yet) take mercy on the wickednesses of the wicked: execrate egoism and the self-conceited (egoist).
  • هین مبادا غیرت آید از کمین ** سر نگون افتید در قعر زمین‌‌
  • Beware, lest (the Divine) jealousy come from ambush and ye fall headlong to the bottom of the earth.”
  • هر دو گفتند ای خدا فرمان تراست ** بی‌‌امان تو امانی خود کجاست‌‌
  • They both said, “O God, Thine is the command: without Thy security (protection) where indeed is any security?”
  • این همی‌‌گفتند و دلشان می‌‌طپید ** بد کجا آید ز ما نعم العبید
  • They were saying this, but their hearts were throbbing (with desire)—“How should evil come from us? Good servants (of God) are we!”
  • خار خار دو فرشته هم نهشت ** تا که تخم خویش بینی را نکشت‌‌ 3420
  • The prick of desire in the two angels did not leave (them) until it sowed the seed of self-conceit.
  • پس همی‌‌گفتند کای ارکانیان ** بی‌‌خبر از پاکی روحانیان‌‌
  • Then they were saying, “O ye that are composed of the (four) elements (and are) unacquainted with the purity of the spiritual beings,
  • ما بر این گردون تتقها می‌‌تنیم ** بر زمین آییم و شادروان زنیم‌‌
  • We are weaving veils (of worship and glorification of God) over this Heaven (in which we dwell), we will come to earth and set up the canopy,
  • عدل توزیم و عبادت آوریم ** باز هر شب سوی گردون بر پریم‌‌
  • We will deal justice and perform worship and every night we will fly up again to Heaven,
  • تا شویم اعجوبه‌‌ی دور زمان ** تا نهیم اندر زمین امن و امان‌‌
  • That we may become the wonder of the world, that we may establish safety and security on the earth.”
  • آن قیاس حال گردون بر زمین ** راست ناید فرق دارد در کمین‌‌ 3425
  • The analogy between the state of Heaven and (that of) the earth is inexact: it has a concealed difference.
  • در بیان آن که حال خود و مستی خود پنهان باید داشت از جاهلان‌‌
  • Explaining that one must keep one's own (spiritual) state and (mystical) intoxication hidden from the ignorant.
  • بشنو الفاظ حکیم پرده‌‌ای ** سر همانجا نه که باده خورده‌‌ای‌‌
  • Hearken to the words of the Sage (Hakím) who lived in seclusion, “Lay thy head in the same place where thou hast drunk the wine.”
  • چون که از میخانه مستی ضال شد ** تسخر و بازیچه‌‌ی اطفال شد
  • When the drunken man has gone astray from a tavern, he becomes the children's laughing-stock and plaything.
  • می‌‌فتد او سو به سو بر هر رهی ** در گل و می‌‌خنددش هر ابلهی‌‌
  • Whatever way he goes, he is falling in the mud, (now) on this side and (now) on that side, and every fool is laughing at him.
  • او چنین و کودکان اندر پی‌‌اش ** بی‌‌خبر از مستی و ذوق می‌‌اش‌‌
  • He (goes on) like this, while the children at his heels are without knowledge of his intoxication and the taste of his wine.
  • خلق اطفال‌‌اند جز مست خدا ** نیست بالغ جز رهیده از هوا 3430
  • All mankind are children except him that is intoxicated with God; none is grownup except him that is freed from sensual desire.
  • گفت دنیا لعب و لهو است و شما ** کودکید و راست فرماید خدا
  • He (God) said, “This world is a play and pastime, and ye are children”; and God speaks truth.
  • از لعب بیرون نرفتی کودکی ** بی‌‌ذکات روح کی باشد ذکی‌‌
  • If you have not gone forth from (taken leave of) play, you are a child: without purity of spirit how should he (any one) be fully intelligent?
  • چون جماع طفل دان این شهوتی ** که همی‌‌رانند اینجا ای فتی‌‌
  • Know, O youth, that the lust in which men are indulging here (in this world) is like the sexual intercourse of children.
  • آن جماع طفل چه بود بازیی ** با جماع رستمی و غازیی‌‌
  • What is the child's sexual intercourse? An idle play, compared with the sexual intercourse of a Rustam and a brave champion of Islam.
  • جنگ خلقان همچو جنگ کودکان ** جمله بی‌‌معنی و بی‌‌مغز و مهان‌‌ 3435
  • The wars of mankind are like children's fights—all meaningless, pithless, and contemptible.
  • جمله با شمشیر چوبین جنگشان ** جمله در لاینفعی آهنگشان‌‌
  • All their fights are (fought) with wooden swords, all their purposes are (centred) in futility;
  • جمله‌‌شان گشته سواره بر نیی ** کاین براق ماست یا دلدل پیی‌‌
  • They all are riding on a reed-cane (hobby-horse), saying, “This is our Buráq or mule that goes like Duldul.”
  • حامل‌‌اند و خود ز جهل افراشته ** راکب و محمول ره پنداشته‌‌
  • They are (really) carrying (their hobby-horses), but in their folly they have raised themselves on high: they have fancied themselves to be riders and carried along the road.
  • باش تا روزی که محمولان حق ** اسب تازان بگذرند از نه طبق‌‌
  • Wait till the day when those who are borne aloft by God shall pass, galloping, beyond the nine tiers (of Heaven)!
  • تعرج الروح إلیه و الملک ** من عروج الروح یهتز الفلک‌‌ 3440
  • “The spirit and the angels shall ascend to Him”: at the ascension of the spirit Heaven shall tremble.