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155-179

  • کیمیای زهر و مار است آن شقی ** بر خلاف کیمیای متقی‏ 155
  • The damned wretch is an elixir which transmutes into poison and snakes; (his elixir is) contrary to the elixir of the God-fearing man.
  • اندرز کردن صوفی خادم را در تیمار داشت بهیمه و لاحول گفتن خادم
  • How the Súfí enjoined the servant to take care of his beast and how the servant said, “Lá hawl.”
  • صوفیی می‏گشت در دور افق ** تا شبی در خانقاهی شد قنق‏
  • A Súfí was wandering round the world till one night he became a guest at a monastery (for Súfís).
  • یک بهیمه داشت در آخر ببست ** او به صدر صفه با یاران نشست‏
  • He had a beast (ass): he tied it in the stable, (while) he (himself) sat at the top of the dais with his friends.
  • پس مراقب گشت با یاران خویش ** دفتری باشد حضور یار بیش‏
  • Then he engaged with his friends in (mystical) meditation: the presence of the Friend (the murshid) is (like) a book in front (of the muríd).
  • دفتر صوفی سواد حرف نیست ** جز دل اسپید همچون برف نیست‏
  • The Súfí's book is not (composed of) ink of letters (letters written with ink): it is naught but a heart white as snow.
  • زاد دانشمند آثار قلم ** زاد صوفی چیست آثار قدم‏ 160
  • The scholar's provision is (consists of) pen-marks (written letters and words). What is the Súfí's provision? Footmarks.
  • همچو صیادی سوی اشکار شد ** گام آهو دید بر آثار شد
  • He (the Súfí) stalks the game, like a hunter: he sees the musk-deer's track and follows the footprints.
  • چند گاهش گام آهو در خور است ** بعد از آن خود ناف آهو رهبر است‏
  • For some while the track of the deer is (the) proper (clue) for him, (but) afterwards ’tis the navel (musk-gland) of the deer that is his guide.
  • چون که شکر گام کرد و ره برید ** لاجرم ز آن گام در کامی رسید
  • When he has given thanks for (having been favoured with knowledge of) the track and has traversed the way, of necessity by means of that track he arrives at a goal.
  • رفتن یک منزلی بر بوی ناف ** بهتر از صد منزل گام و طواف‏
  • To go one stage (guided) by the scent of the musk-gland is better than a hundred stages of (following) the track and roaming about.
  • آن دلی کاو مطلع مهتابهاست ** بهر عارف فتحت ابوابهاست‏ 165
  • The heart that is the rising-place of the moonbeams (of Divine light) is for the gnostic (the means of revelation indicated by the words) its doors shall be opened.
  • با تو دیوار است و با ایشان در است ** با تو سنگ و با عزیزان گوهر است‏
  • To you it is a wall, to them it is a door; to you a stone, to (those) venerated ones a pearl.
  • آن چه تو در آینه بینی عیان ** پیر اندر خشت بیند بیش از آن‏
  • What you see plainly in the mirror—the Pír sees more than that in the brick.
  • پیر ایشان‏اند کاین عالم نبود ** جان ایشان بود در دریای جود
  • The Pírs are they whose spirits, before this world existed, were in the Sea of (Divine) bounty.
  • پیش از این تن عمرها بگذاشتند ** پیشتر از کشت بر برداشتند
  • Before (the creation of) this body they passed (many) lifetimes; before the sowing they took up (harvested) the fruit (produce).
  • پیشتر از نقش جان پذرفته‏اند ** پیشتر از بحر درها سفته‏اند 170
  • They have received the spirit before (the creation of) the form; they have bored the pearls before (the creation of) the sea.
  • مشورت می‏رفت در ایجاد خلق ** جانشان در بحر قدرت تا به حلق‏
  • (Whilst) consultation was going on as to bringing mankind into existence, their spirits were in the Sea of (Divine) Omnipotence up to the throat.
  • چون ملایک مانع آن می‏شدند ** بر ملایک خفیه خنبک می‏زدند
  • When the angels were opposing that (creation of man), they (the Pírs) were secretly clapping their hands (in derision) at the angels.
  • مطلع بر نقش هر که هست شد ** پیش از آن کاین نفس کل پا بست شد
  • He (the Pír) was made acquainted with the (material) form of every existent being, before this Universal Soul became fettered (by materiality).
  • پیشتر ز افلاک کیوان دیده‏اند ** پیشتر از دانه‏ها نان دیده‏اند
  • Before the (creation of the) heavens they have seen Saturn, before the (existence of) seeds they have seen the bread.
  • بی‏دماغ و دل پر از فکرت بدند ** بی‏سپاه و جنگ بر نصرت زدند 175
  • Without brain and mind they were full of thought, without army and battle they gained victory.
  • آن عیان نسبت به ایشان فکرت است ** ور نه خود نسبت به دوران رویت است‏
  • That immediate intuition (intuitive knowledge) in relation to them is thought; else, indeed, in relation to those who are far (from God) it is vision.
  • فکرت از ماضی و مستقبل بود ** چون از این دو رست مشکل حل شود
  • Thought is of the past and future; when it is emancipated from these two, the difficulty is solved.
  • روح از انگور می را دیده است ** روح از معدوم شی را دیده است‏
  • The spirit has beheld the wine in the grape, the spirit has beheld thing (entity) in nothing (nonentity);
  • دیده چون بی‏کیف هر با کیف را ** دیده پیش از کان صحیح و زیف را
  • It has beheld every conditioned thing as unconditioned, it has beheld the genuine coin and the alloyed before (the existence of) the mine;