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  • در یکی گفته کز این دو بر گذر ** بت بود هر چه بگنجد در نظر
  • In one he said: “Leave both these (qualities) behind: whatsoever is contained in sight (regard for other than God) is an idol (something which involves dualism).”
  • در یکی گفته مکش این شمع را ** کین نظر چون شمع آمد جمع را 475
  • In one he said: “Do not put out this candle (of sight), for this sight (perception) is like a candle (giving light) to the assembly.
  • از نظر چون بگذری و از خیال ** کشته باشی نیم شب شمع وصال‌‌
  • When you relinquish sight and phantasy (too soon), you will have put out the candle of union at midnight.”
  • در یکی گفته بکش باکی مدار ** تا عوض بینی نظر را صد هزار
  • In one he said: “Put it out—have no fear—that you may see myriads of sights in exchange;
  • که ز کشتن شمع جان افزون شود ** لیلی‌‌ات از صبر تو مجنون شود
  • For by putting it out the candle of the spirit is increased: by your self-denial your Laylá (beloved) becomes your Majnún (lover).
  • ترک دنیا هر که کرد از زهد خویش ** بیش آید پیش او دنیا و پیش‌‌
  • If any one abandons the world by his own (act of) renunciation, the world comes to him (with homage) more and more.”
  • در یکی گفته که آن چه‌‌ت داد حق ** بر تو شیرین کرد در ایجاد حق‌‌ 480
  • In one he said: “That which God hath given you He made sweet to you in (at the time of) bringing it into existence.
  • بر تو آسان کرد و خوش آن را بگیر ** خویشتن را در میفگن در زحیر
  • He made it easy (blessed) to you, and do you take it gladly: do not throw yourself into anguish.”
  • در یکی گفته که بگذار آن خود ** کان قبول طبع تو ردست و بد
  • In one he said: “Let go all that belongs to self, for it is wrong and bad to comply with your nature.”
  • راههای مختلف آسان شده ست ** هر یکی را ملتی چون جان شده ست‌‌
  • (Many) different roads have become easy (to follow): every one's religion has become (to him) as (dear) as life.
  • گر میسر کردن حق ره بدی ** هر جهود و گبر از او آگه بدی‌‌
  • If God's making (religion) easy were the (right) road, every Jew and Zoroastrian would have knowledge of Him.
  • در یکی گفته میسر آن بود ** که حیات دل غذای جان بود 485
  • In one he said: “That (alone) is made easy (blessed) that (nothing but) spiritual food should be the life of the heart.”
  • هر چه ذوق طبع باشد چون گذشت ** بر نیارد همچو شوره ریع و کشت‌‌
  • When the enjoyments of the (sensual) nature are past, like brackish soil they raise no produce and crop.
  • جز پشیمانی نباشد ریع او ** جز خسارت پیش نارد بیع او
  • The produce thereof is naught but penitence; the sale thereof yields only loss.
  • آن میسر نبود اندر عاقبت ** نام او باشد معسر عاقبت‌‌
  • That is not “easy” in the end; its (true) name ultimately is “hard.”
  • تو معسر از میسر باز دان ** عاقبت بنگر جمال این و آن‌‌
  • Distinguish the hard from the easy: consider (what is) the goodliness of this and that in the end.
  • در یکی گفته که استادی طلب ** عاقبت بینی نیابی در حسب‌‌ 490
  • In one he said: “Seek a master (teacher): you will not find foresight as to the end among the qualities derived from ancestors.”
  • عاقبت دیدند هر گون ملتی ** لاجرم گشتند اسیر زلتی‌‌
  • Every sort of religious sect foresaw the end (according to their own surmise): of necessity they fell captive to error.
  • عاقبت دیدن نباشد دست‌‌باف ** ور نه کی بودی ز دینها اختلاف‌‌
  • To foresee the end is not (as simple as) a hand-loom; otherwise, how would there have been difference in religions?
  • در یکی گفته که استا هم تویی ** ز انکه استا را شناسا هم تویی‌‌
  • In one he said: “You are the master, because you know the master.
  • مرد باش و سخره‌‌ی مردان مشو ** رو سر خود گیر و سر گردان مشو
  • Be a man and be not subject to men. Go, take your own head (choose your own way), and be not one whose head is turning (bewildered in search of a guide).”
  • در یکی گفته که این جمله یکی است ** هر که او دو بیند احول مردکی است‌‌ 495
  • In one he said: “All this (multiplicity) is one: whoever sees two is a squint-eyed manikin.”
  • در یکی گفته که صد یک چون بود ** این کی اندیشد مگر مجنون بود
  • In one he said: “How should a hundred be one? He who thinks this is surely mad.”
  • هر یکی قولی است ضد همدگر ** چون یکی باشد یکی زهر و شکر
  • The doctrines, every one, are contrary to each other: how should they be one? Are poison and sugar one?
  • تا ز زهر و از شکر در نگذری ** کی تو از گلزار وحدت بر بری‌‌
  • Until you pass beyond (the difference of) poison and sugar, how will you catch a scent from the garden of Unity?