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  • کرد ویران تا کند معمورتر ** قومم انبه بود و خانه مختصر
  • He has ruined it in order that He may make it more flourishing: my kinsfolk were numerous and the house was (too) small.
  • حکمت ویران شدن تن به مرگ
  • The (Divine) wisdom in ruining the body by death.
  • من چو آدم بودم اول حبس کرب ** پر شد اکنون نسل جانم شرق و غرب 3535
  • Formerly, like Adam, I was imprisoned in grief; now East and West are filled with my spirit's progeny.
  • من گدا بودم درین خانه چو چاه ** شاه گشتم قصر باید بهر شاه
  • I was a beggar in this dungeon-like house; (now) I have become a king: a palace is needed for a king.”
  • قصرها خود مر شهان را مانسست ** مرده را خانه و مکان گوری بسست
  • Truly, palaces are the place for (spiritual) kings to take their pleasure in; for him that is (spiritually) dead a grave is a sufficient house and dwelling.
  • انبیا را تنگ آمد این جهان ** چون شهان رفتند اندر لامکان
  • To the prophets this world seemed narrow: like kings, they went into (the world of) spacelessness.
  • مردگان را این جهان بنمود فر ** ظاهرش زفت و به معنی تنگ بر
  • To the (spiritually) dead this world appears splendid: its external (aspect) is large, but in reality it is narrow.
  • گر نبودی تنگ این افغان ز چیست ** چون دو تا شد هر که در وی بیش زیست 3540
  • If it were not narrow, for what reason is this lamentation? Why has every one become (more) doubled (bowed with affliction) the more he lived in it?
  • در زمان خواب چون آزاد شد ** زان مکان بنگر که جان چون شاد شد
  • When during the time of sleep the spirit is freed (from this world), behold how it rejoices in that place (to which it goes)!
  • ظالم از ظلم طبیعت باز رست ** مرد زندانی ز فکر حبس جست
  • The wicked man is (then) delivered from the wickedness of his nature, the prisoner escapes from thoughts of confinement.
  • این زمین و آسمان بس فراخ ** سخت تنگ آمد به هنگام مناخ
  • This very wide earth and heaven becomes exceedingly narrow at the time of lying down (to sleep).
  • جسم بند آمد فراخ وسخت تنگ ** خنده‌ی او گریه فخرش جمله ننگ
  • It (the world) is an eye-bandage (a spell that blinds the eye): (it is) wide (in appearance), and (in reality) mighty narrow: its laughter is weeping, its glory is entirely shame.
  • تشبیه دنیا کی بظاهر فراخست و بمعنی تنگ و تشبیه خواب کی خلاص است ازین تنگی
  • Comparison of this world, which is wide in appearance and narrow in reality, (to a bathroom), and comparison (of the next world) to sleep, which is the (means of) release from this narrowness.
  • همچو گرمابه که تفسیده بود ** تنگ آیی جانت پخسیده شود 3545
  • (This world is) like a bath-room which is very hot, (so that) you are distressed and your soul is melted (with anguish).
  • گرچه گرمابه عریضست و طویل ** زان تبش تنگ آیدت جان و کلیل
  • Although the bath-room is broad and long, your soul is distressed and fatigued by the heat.
  • تا برون نایی بنگشاید دلت ** پس چه سود آمد فراخی منزلت
  • Your heart does not expand (you feel no relief) till you come out: what advantage, then, is the spaciousness of the room to you?
  • یا که کفش تنگ پوشی ای غوی ** در بیابان فراخی می‌روی
  • Or (it is) as though you should put on tight shoes, O misguided one, and go into a wide desert.
  • آن فراخی بیابان تنگ گشت ** بر تو زندان آمد آن صحرا و دشت
  • The spaciousness of the desert becomes narrow (distressing); that desert and plain becomes a prison to you.
  • هر که دید او مر ترا از دور گفت ** کو در آن صحرا چو لاله تر شکفت 3550
  • Whoever sees you from afar says, “He blooms like a fresh anemone (he is cheerful and happy) in that desert”;
  • او نداند که تو همچون ظالمان ** از برون در گلشنی جان در فغان
  • He does not know that you, like the wicked, are outwardly in the rose-garden, (while) your soul is in lamentation.
  • خواب تو آن کفش بیرون کردنست ** که زمانی جانت آزاد از تنست
  • Your sleep is to put those shoes off, for (then) your soul is free from the body for a while.
  • اولیا را خواب ملکست ای فلان ** همچو آن اصحاب کهف اندر جهان
  • To the saints, O reader, sleep is a kingdom, as (it was to) the Men of the Cave in this world.
  • خواب می‌بینند و آنجا خواب نه ** در عدم در می‌روند و باب نه
  • They (sleep and) dream, and no dream is there; they go into nonexistence, and no (material) door (is there).
  • خانه‌ی تنگ و درون جان چنگ‌لوک ** کرد ویران تا کند قصر ملوک 3555
  • “(The body is) a narrow house, and the soul within is cramped: He (God) ruined it in order that He might make a royal palace.
  • چنگ‌لوکم چون جنین اندر رحم ** نه‌مهه گشتم شد این نقلان مهم
  • I am cramped like the embryo in the womb: I have become nine months old: this migration has become urgent.
  • گر نباشد درد زه بر مادرم ** من درین زندان میان آذرم
  • Unless the throes of childbirth overtake my mother, (what should I do?): in this prison I am amidst the fire.
  • مادر طبعم ز درد مرگ خویش ** می‌کند ره تا رهد بره ز میش
  • My mother, namely, my nature (natural body), in consequence of its death-throes, is giving birth (to the spirit), to the end that the lamb (the spirit) may be released from the ewe,