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2211-2235

  • گفت حق استت بزن دستت رسید ** این سزای آن که از یاران برید
  • “You are right,” he replied; “beat (me): you have got the upper hand. This is the fit penalty for him that parts from friends.”
  • رجعت به قصه مریض و عیادت پیغامبر علیه السلام‏
  • Returning to the story of the sick man and the visit paid (to him) by the Prophet, God bless him and grant him peace!
  • این عیادت از برای این صله است ** وین صله از صد محبت حامله است‏
  • This visiting of the sick is for the sake of this (spiritual) attachment, and this attachment is pregnant with a hundred lovingkindnesses.
  • در عیادت شد رسول بی‏ندید ** آن صحابی را به حال نزع دید
  • The peerless Prophet went to visit the sick man; he found that Companion at the last gasp.
  • چون شوی دور از حضور اولیا ** در حقیقت گشته‏ای دور از خدا
  • When you become far from the presence of the saints, you have in reality become far from God.
  • چون نتیجه هجر همراهان غم است ** کی فراق روی شاهان ز آن کم است‏ 2215
  • Inasmuch as the result of parting from fellow-travellers is sorrow, how is separation from the countenance of the kings (saints) less (grievous) than that?
  • سایه شاهان طلب هر دم شتاب ** تا شوی ز آن سایه بهتر ز آفتاب‏
  • Hasten every moment to seek the shadow (protection) of (those) kings, that by means of that shadow you may become superior to the sun.
  • گر سفر داری بدین نیت برو ** ور حضر باشد از این غافل مشو
  • If you have a journey (to make), go with this intention; and if it be (that you stay) at home, neglect not this.
  • گفتن شیخی بایزید را که کعبه منم گرد من طوافی می‏کن‏
  • How a certain Shaykh said to Báyazíd, “I am the Ka‘ba: perform a circumambulation round me.”
  • سوی مکه شیخ امت بایزید ** از برای حج و عمره می‏دوید
  • Báyazíd, the Shaykh of the community, was hurrying to Mecca for the greater pilgrimage (hajj) and the lesser (‘umra).
  • او به هر شهری که رفتی از نخست ** مر عزیزان را بکردی باز جست‏
  • In every city to which he went he would at first make search after the venerable (saints).
  • گرد می‏گشتی که اندر شهر کیست ** کاو بر ارکان بصیرت متکی‏است‏ 2220
  • He would roam about, asking, “Who is there in the city that is relying on (spiritual) insight?”
  • گفت حق اندر سفر هر جا روی ** باید اول طالب مردی شوی‏
  • God has said, “Whithersoever thou goest in thy travels, thou must first seek after a (holy) man.”
  • قصد گنجی کن که این سود و زیان ** در تبع آید تو آن را فرع دان‏
  • Go in quest of a treasure, for (worldly) profit and loss come second: regard them as the branch (not as the root).
  • هر که کارد قصد گندم باشدش ** کاه خود اندر تبع می‏آیدش‏
  • Whoever sows is in quest of wheat; the chaff comes to him indeed, (but only) secondarily.
  • که بکاری بر نیاید گندمی ** مردمی جو مردمی جو مردمی‏
  • If you sow chaff, no wheat will come up: seek a man, seek a man, a man!
  • قصد کعبه کن چو وقت حج بود ** چون که رفتی مکه هم دیده شود 2225
  • When it is the season of pilgrimage, go in quest of the Ka‘ba; when you have gone (with that purpose), Mecca also will be seen.
  • قصد در معراج دید دوست بود ** در تبع عرش و ملایک هم نمود
  • In the Mi‘ráj (Ascension of the Prophet) the quest was (for) vision of the Beloved; ’twas but secondarily that the empyrean and the angels were also shown.
  • حکایت‏
  • Story.
  • خانه‏ی نو ساخت روزی نو مرید ** پیر آمد خانه‏ی او را بدید
  • A novice one day built a new house; the Pír came (and) saw his house.
  • گفت شیخ آن نو مرید خویش را ** امتحان کرد آن نکو اندیش را
  • The Shaykh said to his new disciple—he put to the test him that had good thoughts—
  • روزن از بهر چه کردی ای رفیق ** گفت تا نور اندر آید زین طریق‏
  • “Wherefore hast thou made a window, O comrade?” Said he, “In order that light may come in by this way.”
  • گفت آن فرع است این باید نیاز ** تا از این ره بشنوی بانگ نماز 2230
  • He (the Shaykh) said, “That is (only) the branch (secondary object); (thy) want (desire) must be this, (namely) that through this channel thou mayst hear the call to prayer.”
  • بایزید اندر سفر جستی بسی ** تا بیابد خضر وقت خود کسی‏
  • Báyazíd, on his journey (to the Ka‘ba), sought much to find some one that was the Khizr of his time.
  • دید پیری با قدی همچون هلال ** دید در وی فر و گفتار رجال‏
  • He espied an old man with a stature (bent) like the new moon; he saw in him the majesty and (lofty) speech of (holy) men;
  • دیده نابینا و دل چون آفتاب ** همچو پیلی دیده هندستان به خواب‏
  • His eyes sightless, and his heart (illumined) as the sun: like an elephant dreaming of Hindustán.
  • چشم بسته خفته بیند صد طرب ** چون گشاید آن نبیند ای عجب‏
  • With closed eyes, asleep, he beholds a hundred delights; when he opens (his eyes), he sees not those (delights)—oh, (’tis) wonderful!
  • بس عجب در خواب روشن می‏شود ** دل درون خواب روزن می‏شود 2235
  • Many a wonder is made manifest in sleep: in sleep the heart becomes a window.