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  • از حدیث این جهان محجوب کرد ** غیر خون او می‌نداند چاشت خورد
  • Debarred it from (hearkening to) the news of this world: it knows no breakfast but blood.
  • قصه‌ی خورندگان پیل‌بچه از حرص و ترک نصیحت ناصح
  • Story of those who ate the young elephant from greed and because they neglected the advice of the sincere counsellor.
  • آن شنیدی تو که در هندوستان ** دید دانایی گروهی دوستان
  • Hast thou heard that in India a sage espied a party of friends?
  • گرسنه مانده شده بی‌برگ و عور ** می‌رسیدند از سفر از راه دور 70
  • Left hungry, lacking provisions, and naked, they were coming from travel on a far road.
  • مهر داناییش جوشید و بگفت ** خوش سلامیشان و چون گلبن شکفت
  • His wisdom's love was stirred (within him), and he gave them a fair greeting and blossomed like a rose-bush.
  • گفت دانم کز تجوع وز خلا ** جمع آمد رنجتان زین کربلا
  • “I know,” he said, “that anguish has gathered upon you from this Karbalá (of suffering) in consequence of hunger and emptiness;
  • لیک الله الله ای قوم جلیل ** تا نباشد خوردتان فرزند پیل
  • But, for God's sake, for God's sake, O illustrious company, let not your food be the young of the elephant!
  • پیل هست این سو که اکنون می‌روید ** پیل‌زاده مشکرید و بشنوید
  • The elephant is in this direction that ye are now going; do not tear in pieces the elephant's offspring, but hearken (to me).
  • پیل‌بچگانند اندر راهتان ** صید ایشان هست بس دلخواهتان 75
  • The young elephants are on your road: to hunt them down is what your hearts desire exceedingly.
  • بس ضعیف‌اند و لطیف و بس سمین ** لیک مادر هست طالب در کمین
  • They are very weak and tender and very fat, but their mother is searching (after them and) lying in wait.
  • از پی فرزند صد فرسنگ راه ** او بگردد در حنین و آه آه
  • She will roam a hundred leagues' distance in quest of her children, moaning and making lament.
  • آتش و دود آید از خرطوم او ** الحذر زان کودک مرحوم او
  • Fire and smoke issue from her trunk: beware of (hurting) those pitied (cherished) children of hers!”
  • اولیا اطفال حق‌اند ای پسر ** غایبی و حاضری بس با خبر
  • O son, the saints are God's children: (both) in (their) absence and presence they are well aware (of this).
  • غایبی مندیش از نقصانشان ** کو کشد کین از برای جانشان 80
  • Do not deem absence (from Him) to be the result of imperfection on their part, for He takes vengeance for the sake of their spirits (which are one with Him).
  • گفت اطفال من‌اند این اولیا ** در غریبی فرد از کار و کیا
  • He said, “These saints are My children in exile, sundered from dominion and glory;
  • از برای امتحان خوار و یتیم ** لیک اندر سر منم یار و ندیم
  • (They are) despised and orphaned for the sake of probation, but secretly I am their friend and intimate.
  • پشت‌دار جمله عصمتهای من ** گوییا هستند خود اجزای من
  • All of them are supported by My protections: you may say they are in sooth parts of Me.
  • هان و هان این دلق‌پوشان من‌اند ** صد هزار اندر هزار و یک تن‌اند
  • Take heed! Take heed! These are My dervishes; they are a hundred thousand thousand and (yet) they are one body.”
  • ورنه کی کردی به یک چوبی هنر ** موسیی فرعون را زیر و زبر 85
  • Else, how should a Moses have overthrown Pharaoh by means of one goodly rod?
  • ورنه کی کردی به یک نفرین بد ** نوح شرق و غرب را غرقاب خود
  • Else, how should Noah have submerged East and West in his Flood by means of one evil curse?
  • بر نکندی یک دعای لوط راد ** جمله شهرستانشان را بی مراد
  • One prayer of the generous Lot would not have rased (to the ground) all their (his people's) city (and left them) in despair.
  • گشت شهرستان چون فردوسشان ** دجله‌ی آب سیه رو بین نشان
  • Their city, resembling Paradise, became a lake of black water: go, behold the sign!
  • سوی شامست این نشان و این خبر ** در ره قدسش ببینی در گذر
  • This sign and this information (admonition) lies in the direction of Syria: you will see it as you pass on the way to Jerusalem.
  • صد هزاران ز انبیای حق‌پرست ** خود بهر قرنی سیاستها بدست 90
  • Hundreds of thousands of prophets who worshipped God— truly there have been chastisements (inflicted by them) in every generation.
  • گر بگویم وین بیان افزون شود ** خود جگر چه بود که کهها خون شود
  • If I should tell on and if this narration should increase (in length), not only (men's) hearts but the (very) mountains would bleed.
  • خون شود کهها و باز آن بفسرد ** تو نبینی خون شدن کوری و رد
  • The mountains bleed and again become solid, (but) you do not see them bleed: you are blind and reprobate.