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  • که التفات خلق سوی خود کشند ** که خوشیم و از درون بس ناخوشند
  • For they draw the people's attention to themselves, saying, “We are happy (with God),” though within (at heart) they are exceedingly unhappy.
  • چرب کردن مرد لافی لب و سبلت خود را هر بامداد به پوست دنبه و بیرون آمدن میان حریفان کی من چنین خورده‌ام و چنان
  • How a braggart greased his lips and moustache every morning with the skin of a fat sheep's tail and came amongst his companions, saying, “I have eaten such and such (viands).”
  • پوست دنبه یافت شخصی مستهان ** هر صباحی چرب کردی سبلتان
  • A person, who (on account of his poverty) was lightly esteemed, used to grease his moustaches every morning
  • در میان منعمان رفتی که من ** لوت چربی خورده‌ام در انجمن
  • And go amongst the munificent (the rich), saying, “I have eaten some wellgreased food at the party.”
  • دست بر سبلت نهادی در نوید ** رمز یعنی سوی سبلت بنگرید
  • He would gaily put his hand on his moustache as a sign, meaning, “Look at my moustache!
  • کین گواه صدق گفتار منست ** وین نشان چرب و شیرین خوردنست 735
  • For this is the witness to the truth of my words, and this is the token of my eating greasy and delicious food.”
  • اشکمش گفتی جواب بی‌طنین ** که اباد الله کید الکاذبین
  • His belly would say in soundless (mute) response, “May God destroy the plots of the liars!
  • لاف تو ما را بر آتش بر نهاد ** کان سبال چرب تو بر کنده باد
  • Thy boasting hath set me on fire: may that greasy moustache of thine be torn out!
  • گر نبودی لاف زشتت ای گدا ** یک کریمی رحم افکندی به ما
  • Were it not for thy foul boasting, O beggar, some generous man would have taken pity on me;
  • ور نمودی عیب و کژ کم باختی ** یک طبیبی داروی او ساختی
  • And if thou hadst shown the ailment and hadst not played false, some physician would have prepared a remedy for it.”
  • گفت حق که کژ مجنبان گوش و دم ** ینفعن الصادقین صدقهم 740
  • God hath said, “Do not move ear or tail crookedly:their veracity shall profit the veracious.”
  • گفت اندر کژ مخسپ ای محتلم ** آنچ داری وا نما و فاستقم
  • Ne recurvatus in antro dormiveris, O tu qui passus es nocturnam pollutionem: reveal that which you have, and act straight; [Do not sleep bent in a cave, O you (who have) soiled (yourself) in the night (with sperm): reveal that which you have, and act straight;]
  • ور نگویی عیب خود باری خمش ** از نمایش وز دغل خود را مکش
  • Or if you tell not your fault, at least refrain from (idle) talk: do not kill yourself by ostentation and trickery.
  • گر تو نقدی یافتی مگشا دهان ** هست در ره سنگهای امتحان
  • If you have got any money, do not open your mouth: there are touchstones on the Way,
  • سنگهای امتحان را نیز پیش ** امتحانها هست در احوال خویش
  • And for the touchstones too there are tests beforehand concerning their own (inward) states.
  • گفت یزدان از ولادت تا بحین ** یفتنون کل عام مرتین 745
  • God hath said, “From birth unto death they are tried every year twice.”
  • امتحان در امتحانست ای پدر ** هین به کمتر امتحان خود را مخر
  • There is test upon test, O father: beware, do not (be ready to) buy yourself at the smallest test.
  • آمن بودن بلعم باعور کی امتحانها کرد حضرت او را و از آنها روی سپید آمده بود
  • How Bal‘am the son of Bá‘úr was (felt himself) secure, because the Lord had made (many) tests (of him) and he had come through them honourably.
  • بلعم باعور و ابلیس لعین ** ز امتحان آخرین گشته مهین
  • Bal‘am the son of Bá‘úr and the accursed Iblís were disgraced at the ultimate test.
  • او بدعوی میل دولت می‌کند ** معده‌اش نفرین سبلت می‌کند
  • He (the boastful hypocrite), by his pretension, desires to be (reputed) rich, (but) his belly is execrating his moustache,
  • کانچ پنهان می‌کند پیدایش کن ** سوخت ما را ای خدا رسواش کن
  • Crying, “Display that which he is hiding! He has consumed me (with anguish): O God, expose him!”
  • جمله اجزای تنش خصم ویند ** کز بهاری لافد ایشان در دیند 750
  • All the members of his body are his adversaries, for he prates of spring (while) they are in December.
  • لاف وا داد کرمها می‌کند ** شاخ رحمت را ز بن بر می‌کند
  • Vain talk repels acts of kindness and tears off the bough of pity from the trunk of the tree.
  • راستی پیش آر یا خاموش کن ** وانگهان رحمت ببین و نوش کن
  • Bring forward (practise) honesty, or else be silent, and then behold pity and enjoy it.
  • آن شکم خصم سبال او شده ** دست پنهان در دعا اندر زده
  • That belly became the adversary of his moustache and secretly had recourse to prayer,
  • کای خدا رسوا کن این لاف لام ** تا بجنبد سوی ما رحم کرام
  • Crying, “O God, expose this idle brag of the base, in order that the pity of the noble may be moved towards me.”
  • مستجاب آمد دعای آن شکم ** شورش حاجت بزد بیرون علم 755
  • The belly's prayer was answered: the ardency of need put out a flag.