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  • قهر می‌کردید و اندر عین قهر ** خود شما مقهور قهر شیر دهر 4560
  • Ye were overpowering (me), whilst in the very act of overpowering ye yourselves were being overpowered by the lion (which is) Time.”
  • بیان آنک طاغی در عین قاهری مقهورست و در عین منصوری ماسور
  • Showing that the rebellious sinner in the very act of overpowering is overpowered, and in the very moment of victory is made captive.
  • دزد قهرخواجه کرد و زر کشید ** او بدان مشغول خود والی رسید
  • The robber overpowered (murdered) the merchant and carried off the gold: he was just engaged in that (business), (when) the magistrate arrived.
  • گر ز خواجه آن زمان بگریختی ** کی برو والی حشر انگیختی
  • If at that time he had fled from the merchant, how should the magistrate have set the police on him?
  • قاهری دزد مقهوریش بود ** زانک قهر او سر او را ربود
  • The robber's overpowering (the merchant) was (in reality) his being overpowered (and punished), because his act of violence took away his head (life).
  • غالبی بر خواجه دام او شود ** تا رسد والی و بستاند قود
  • (His) prevailing over the merchant becomes a trap for him, in order that the magistrate may arrive and take retaliation (on the murderer).
  • ای که تو بر خلق چیره گشته‌ای ** در نبرد و غالبی آغشته‌ای 4565
  • O thou that hast become mighty over the people and art steeped in warfare and victory,
  • آن به قاصد منهزم کردستشان ** تا ترا در حلقه می‌آرد کشان
  • That One (God) hath purposely caused them to be routed, that all the while drawing thee on He may (at last) bring thee into the net.
  • هین عنان در کش پی این منهزم ** در مران تا تو نگردی منخزم
  • Beware, draw rein! Do not push on in pursuit of this fugitive, lest thou have thy nostrils pierced with a nose-ring.
  • چون کشانیدت بدین شیوه به دام ** حمله بینی بعد از آن اندر زحام
  • When by this device He hath drawn thee into the trap, after that thou wilt see the onset (of the people) pressing in crowds (upon thee).
  • عقل ازین غالب شدن کی گشت شاد ** چون درین غالب شدن دید او فساد
  • When did the intellect (ever) rejoice in this victory, inasmuch as in this victory it saw ruin?
  • تیزچشم آمد خرد بینای پیش ** که خدایش سرمه کرد از کحل خویش 4570
  • The intellect is keen-eyed, possessed of foresight, for God hath powdered it with His own collyrium.
  • گفت پیغامبر که هستند از فنون ** اهل جنت در خصومتها زبون
  • The Prophet said that the folk of (destined for) Paradise are feeble (worsted) in quarrels, because of (their noble) accomplishments—
  • از کمال حزم و س الظن خویش ** نه ز نقص و بد دلی و ضعف کیش
  • Because of the perfection of their prudence and thinking ill (of themselves), not from deficiency (of intellect) and cowardice and weakness of (religious) faith.
  • در فره دادن شنیده در کمون ** حکمت لولا رجال مومنون
  • In giving the advantage (to their enemies) they have hearkened in secret to the wisdom of (the text), Had not there been true-believing men….
  • دست‌کوتاهی ز کفار لعین ** فرض شد بهر خلاص ممنین
  • To keep their hands off the accursed infidels became a duty for the sake of delivering the true believers.
  • قصه‌ی عهد حدیبیه بخوان ** کف ایدیکم تمامت زان بدان 4575
  • Read the story of the covenant of Hudaybiya: (it was) He (who) restrained your hands (from them): from that (saying) perceive (what is the meaning of) the whole (story).
  • نیز اندر غالبی هم خویش را ** دید او مغلوب دام کبریا
  • Even in victory he (the Prophet) deemed himself subdued by the snare of Divine Majesty.
  • زان نمی‌خندم من از زنجیرتان ** که بکردم ناگهان شبگیرتان
  • “’Tis not because I suddenly marched against you before dawn (and took you captive) that I laugh at your chains;
  • زان همی‌خندم که با زنجیر و غل ** می‌کشمتان سوی سروستان و گل
  • I laugh because I am dragging you in chains and shackles to the cypress garden and the roses (of Paradise).
  • ای عجب کز آتش بی‌زینهار ** بسته می‌آریمتان تا سبزه‌زار
  • O wonder, that we are bringing you in bonds from the merciless fire to the place abounding in verdure;
  • از سوی دوزخ به زنجیر گران ** می‌کشمتان تا بهشت جاودان 4580
  • With heavy chains I am dragging you from the direction of Hell to the everlasting Paradise.”
  • هر مقلد را درین ره نیک و بد ** همچنان بسته به حضرت می‌کشد
  • Every blind follower in this Way, be he good or evil, He (God) is dragging, bound like that, into His Presence.
  • جمله در زنجیر بیم و ابتلا ** می‌روند این ره بغیر اولیا
  • All go along this Way in the chains of fear and tribulation, except the saints.
  • می‌کشند این راه را بیگاروار ** جز کسانی واقف از اسرار کار
  • They are dragged along this Way reluctantly, except those persons who are acquainted with the mysteries of the (Divine) action.
  • جهد کن تا نور تو رخشان شود ** تا سلوک و خدمتت آسان شود
  • Endeavour that thy (inward) light become radiant, so that thy travelling (in the path of devotion) and service (to God) may be made easy.