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2709-2733

  • هین صلا بیماری ناسور را ** داروی ما یک بیک رنجور را
  • Hark, come hither for the incurable disease! We, one by one, are a medicine for the (spiritually) sick.”
  • معجزه خواستن قوم از پیغامبران
  • How the people (of Sabá) demanded miracles from the prophets.
  • قوم گفتند ای گروه مدعی ** کو گواه علم طب و نافعی 2710
  • The people said, “O ye company of impostors, where is the evidence of (your) knowledge of medicine and (your) usefulness?
  • چون شما بسته همین خواب و خورید ** همچو ما باشید در ده می‌چرید
  • Since ye are in bondage, like us, to this same sleep and food (and) are pasturing in the country—
  • چون شما در دام این آب و گلید ** کی شما صیاد سیمرغ دلید
  • Since ye are entrapped by this water and earth, how are ye hunters of the Símurgh (which is) the heart?
  • حب جاه و سروری دارد بر آن ** که شمارد خویش از پیغامبران
  • Love of power and dominion induces (a man) to reckon himself amongst the prophets.
  • ما نخواهیم این چنین لاف و دروغ ** کردن اندر گوش و افتادن بدوغ
  • We will not put in our ears such vain boasts and lies and (thereby) fall into deception.”
  • انبیا گفتند کین زان علتست ** مایه‌ی کوری حجاب ریتست 2715
  • The prophets said, “This (disbelief) arises from that malady: the original blindness (of your hearts) is the screen (which hinders you) from seeing (the truth).
  • دعوی ما را شنیدیت و شما ** می‌نبینید این گهر در دست ما
  • Ye have heard our call, and (yet) ye do not see this jewel in our hands.
  • امتحانست این گهر مر خلق را ** ماش گردانیم گرد چشمها
  • This jewel is a test for the people: we turn it about round (their) eyes.
  • هر که گوید کو گوا گفتش گواست ** کو نمی‌بیند گهر حبس عماست
  • Whosoever says, ‘Where is the evidence?’ his words are an evidence that he does not see the jewel and is in thrall to blindness.”
  • آفتابی در سخن آمد که خیز ** که بر آمد روز بر جه کم ستیز
  • (Suppose that) a sun has come to speech (and says), “Arise! for the day has risen; jump up, do not dispute!”
  • تو بگویی آفتابا کو گواه ** گویدت ای کور از حق دیده خواه 2720
  • (And suppose that) you say, “O sun, where is the evidence?”— it will say to you, “O blind one, beg of God (that He give you) an eye.”
  • روز روشن هر که او جوید چراغ ** عین جستن کوریش دارد بلاغ
  • If any one seek a lamp in bright daylight, the very fact of seeking (it) announces his blindness.
  • ور نمی‌بینی گمانی برده‌ای ** که صباحست و تو اندر پرده‌ای
  • And if you do not see (the daylight) but have formed an opinion that ’tis the dawn and that you are in a veil,
  • کوری خود را مکن زین گفت فاش ** خامش و در انتظار فضل باش
  • Do not proclaim your blindness by (saying) these words; keep silence and be in expectation of the (Divine) grace.
  • در میان روز گفتن روز کو ** خویش رسوا کردنست ای روزجو
  • To say in the midst of day “Where is the day?” is to expose yourself, O day-seeker.
  • صبر و خاموشی جذوب رحمتست ** وین نشان جستن نشان علتست 2725
  • Patience and silence attract the (Divine) mercy, whereas to seek this sign (evidence) is a sign of infirmity.
  • انصتوا بپذیر تا بر جان تو ** آید از جانان جزای انصتوا
  • Accept (the Divine command), “Be ye silent,” in order that the recompense of “Be ye silent” may come to your soul from the Beloved.
  • گر نخواهی نکس پیش این طبیب ** بر زمین زن زر و سر را ای لبیب
  • If you do not desire (to suffer a) relapse, lay on the ground before this Physician your gold (zar) and your head (sar), O man of understanding.
  • گفت افزون را تو بفروش و بخر ** بذل جان و بذل جاه و بذل زر
  • Sell your superfluous speech and buy sacrifice of life and sacrifice of position and sacrifice of gold,
  • تا ثنای تو بگوید فضل هو ** که حسد آرد فلک بر جاه تو
  • That the grace of Him (Hú) may utter praise of you, so that Heaven will be envious of your high estate.
  • چون طبیبان را نگه دارید دل ** خود ببینید و شوید ازخود خجل 2730
  • When ye have regard for the hearts (feelings and wishes) of the physicians, ye will see yourselves and will become ashamed of yourselves.
  • دفع این کوری بدست خلق نیست ** لیک اکرام طبیبان از هدیست
  • ’Tis not in the power of created beings to remove this blindness, but the honouring of the physicians (by you) is from Divine guidance.
  • این طبیبان را به جان بنده شوید ** تا به مشک و عنبر آکنده شوید
  • Become devoted to these physicians with (all your) soul, that ye may be filled with musk and ambergris.
  • متهم داشتن قوم انبیا را
  • How the people suspected the prophets.
  • قوم گفتند این همه زرقست و مکر ** کی خدا نایب کند از زید و بکر
  • The people said, “All this is fraud and deceit: how should God make a vicar of Zayd and Bakr?