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  • هر دو بحری آشنا آموخته ** هر دو جان بی‌‌دوختن بر دوخته‌‌ 75
  • Both were seamen who had learned to swim, the souls of both were knit together without sewing.
  • گفت معشوقم تو بوده ستی نه آن ** لیک کار از کار خیزد در جهان‌‌
  • The king said, “Thou wert my Beloved (in reality), not she; but in this world deed issues from deed.
  • ای مرا تو مصطفی من چون عمر ** از برای خدمتت بندم کمر
  • O thou who art to me (as) Mustafá (Mohammed), while I am like unto ‘Umar—I will gird my loins to do thee service.”
  • از خداوند ولی التوفیق در خواستن توفیق رعایت ادب در همه حالها و بیان کردن وخامت ضررهای بی‌‌ادبی‌‌
  • Beseeching the Lord, who is our Helper, to help us to observe self-control in all circumstances, and explaining the harmful and pernicious consequences of indiscipline.
  • از خدا جوییم توفیق ادب ** بی‌‌ادب محروم گشت از لطف رب‌‌
  • Let us implore God to help us to self-control: one who lacks self-control is deprived of the grace of the Lord.
  • بی‌‌ادب تنها نه خود را داشت بد ** بلکه آتش در همه آفاق زد
  • The undisciplined man does not maltreat himself alone, but he sets the whole world on fire.
  • مایده از آسمان در می‌‌رسید ** بی‌‌شری و بیع و بی‌‌گفت و شنید 80
  • A table (of food) was coming down from heaven without buying and selling and without speaking and hearing,
  • در میان قوم موسی چند کس ** بی‌‌ادب گفتند کو سیر و عدس‌‌
  • (When) some of the people of Moses cried disrespectfully, “Where is garlic and lentils?”
  • منقطع شد خوان و نان از آسمان ** ماند رنج زرع و بیل و داسمان‌‌
  • (Straightway) the heavenly bread and dishes (of food) were cut off: there remained for us (their successors) the toil of sowing and (labouring with) mattock and scythe.
  • باز عیسی چون شفاعت کرد، حق ** خوان فرستاد و غنیمت بر طبق‌‌
  • Again, when Jesus made intercession, God sent food and bounty (from heaven) on trays,
  • باز گستاخان ادب بگذاشتند ** چون گدایان زله‌‌ها برداشتند
  • But once more the insolent fellows omitted to show respect and, like beggars, snatched away the viands.
  • لابه کرده عیسی ایشان را که این ** دایم است و کم نگردد از زمین‌‌ 85
  • (Although) Jesus entreated them, saying, “This is lasting and will not fail from off the earth.”
  • بد گمانی کردن و حرص آوری ** کفر باشد پیش خوان مهتری‌‌
  • To show suspicion and greed at the table of Majesty is ingratitude.
  • ز ان گدا رویان نادیده ز آز ** آن در رحمت بر ایشان شد فراز
  • Because of those impudent wretches who were blinded by greed, that gate of mercy was closed upon them.
  • ابر برناید پی منع زکات ** وز زنا افتد وبا اندر جهات‌‌
  • On account of withholding the poor-tax no rain-clouds arise, and in consequence of fornication the plague spreads in all directions.
  • هر چه بر تو آید از ظلمات و غم ** آن ز بی‌‌باکی و گستاخی است هم‌‌
  • Whatever befalls thee of gloom and sorrow is the result of irreverence and insolence withal.
  • هر که بی‌‌باکی کند در راه دوست ** ره زن مردان شد و نامرد اوست‌‌ 90
  • Any one behaving with irreverence in the path of the Friend is a brigand who robs men, and he is no man.
  • از ادب پر نور گشته است این فلک ** وز ادب معصوم و پاک آمد ملک‌‌
  • Through discipline this Heaven has been filled with light, and through discipline the angels became immaculate and holy.
  • بد ز گستاخی کسوف آفتاب ** شد عزازیلی ز جرات رد باب‌‌
  • By reason of irreverence the sun was eclipsed, and insolence caused an ‘Azázíl to be turned back from the door.
  • ملاقات پادشاه با آن ولی که در خوابش نمودند
  • The meeting of the king with the saint whose coming had been shown to him in a dream.
  • دست بگشاد و کنارانش گرفت ** همچو عشق اندر دل و جانش گرفت‌‌
  • He (the king) opened his hands and clasped him to his breast and received him, like love, into his heart and soul,
  • دست و پیشانیش بوسیدن گرفت ** وز مقام و راه پرسیدن گرفت‌‌
  • And began to kiss his hand and brow and inquire concerning his home and journey.
  • پرس پرسان می‌‌کشیدش تا به صدر ** گفت گنجی یافتم آخر به صبر 95
  • (So) with many a question he led him to the dais. “At last,” said he, “I have found a treasure by being patient.”
  • گفت ای نور حق و دفع حرج ** معنی الصبر مفتاح الفرج‌‌
  • He said (also), “O light of God and defence against trouble, (O thou who art) the meaning of ‘Patience is the key of joy’!
  • ای لقای تو جواب هر سؤال ** مشکل از تو حل شود بی‌‌قیل و قال‌‌
  • O thou whose countenance is the answer to every question, by thee hard knots are loosed without discussion.
  • ترجمانی هر چه ما را در دل است ** دست گیری هر که پایش در گل است‌‌
  • Thou interpretest all that is in our hearts, thou givest a helping hand to every one whose foot is in the mire.
  • مرحبا یا مجتبی یا مرتضی ** إن تغب جاء القضاء ضاق الفضا
  • Welcome, O chosen one, O approved one! If thou vanish, Destiny will come (upon us) and the wide room will be straitened.