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  • زان نوا بیزارم و زان زخم زشت  ** هرکه خواهد عافیت دنیا بهشت 
  • I have no taste for that (plentiful) food and those hideous wounds.” Every one who desires (spiritual) health abandons the world.
  • ناپسندیدن روباه گفتن خر را کی من راضیم به قسمت 
  • How the fox disapproved of the saying of the ass, “I am satisfied with my lot.”
  • گفت روبه جستن رزق حلال  ** فرض باشد از برای امتثال 
  • The fox said, “It is an (indispensable) obligation to seek lawful provision in obedience (to the Divine command).
  • عالم اسباب و چیزی بی‌سبب  ** می‌نباید پس مهم باشد طلب 
  • (This) is the world of means: nothing is obtained without a means: therefore it is important (necessary) to seek (provision).
  • وابتغوا من فضل الله است امر  ** تا نباید غصب کردن هم‌چو نمر 
  • ‘And seek ye of the bounty of God’ is (a Divine) command, lest they (men) should seize (the property of others) by violence, like the leopard.
  • گفت پیغامبر که بر رزق ای فتی  ** در فرو بسته‌ست و بر در قفلها  2385
  • The Prophet hath said, ‘The door is shut against (the arrival of) provision, O youth; and on the door there are locks.’
  • جنبش و آمد شد ما و اکتساب  ** هست مفتاحی بر آن قفل و حجاب 
  • Our movement (exertion) and our going to and fro (in search) and our acquisition is a key to that lock and barrier.
  • بی‌کلید این در گشادن راه نیست  ** بی‌طلب نان سنت الله نیست 
  • Without the key there is no way to open the door: bread without endeavour is not (according to) God's law.”
  • جواب گفتن خر روباه را 
  • How the ass answered the fox.
  • گفت از ضعف توکل باشد آن  ** ورنه بدهد نان کسی که داد جان 
  • He (the ass) replied, “That is (the result) of weak faith; else He who gave (us) life (also) gives (us) bread.
  • هر که جوید پادشاهی و ظفر  ** کم نیاید لقمه‌ی نان ای پسر 
  • Whoever seeks (spiritual) sovereignty and victory, a mouthful of bread will not fail (him), O son.
  • دام و دد جمله همه اکال رزق  ** نه پی کسپ‌اند نه حمال رزق  2390
  • All wild animals, both the herbivorous and the predatory, are devourers of the (Divine) provision: they neither go in quest of work (to get a livelihood) nor do they support (the burden of) providing (for themselves).
  • جمله را رزاق روزی می‌دهد  ** قسمت هر یک به پیشش می‌نهد 
  • The Provider gives their daily bread to all: He lays before each one the portion allotted to him.
  • رزق آید پیش هر که صبر جست  ** رنج کوششها ز بی‌صبری تست 
  • The (Divine) provision comes to every one who seeks (to show) patience: the trouble of making efforts arises from your want of patience.”
  • جواب گفتن روبه خر را 
  • How the fox answered the ass.
  • گفت روبه آن توکل نادرست  ** کم کسی اندر توکل ماهرست 
  • The fox replied, “Such trust in God is exceptional: few are proficient in (the practice of) trust in God.
  • گرد نادر گشتن از نادانی است  ** هر کسی را کی ره سلطانی است 
  • ’Tis (a mark of) ignorance to concern one's self with the exceptional: how is the way to (spiritual) sovereignty (possible) for every one?
  • چون قناعت را پیمبر گنج گفت  ** هر کسی را کی رسد گنج نهفت  2395
  • Since the Prophet hath said that contentment is a treasure, how should the hidden treasure be gained by every one?
  • حد خود بشناس و بر بالا مپر  ** تا نیفتی در نشیب شور و شر 
  • Recognise your (proper) limit and do not fly aloft, lest you fall into the abyss of woe and bane.”
  • جواب گفتن خر روباه را 
  • How the ass answered the fox.
  • گفت این معکوس می‌گویی بدان  ** شور و شر از طمع آید سوی جان 
  • He (the ass) replied, “Know that you are speaking (just) the reverse (of the truth), (for) woe and bane come to the soul from cupidity.
  • از قناعت هیچ کس بی‌جان نشد  ** از حریصی هیچ کس سلطان نشد 
  • No one was (ever) deprived of (spiritual) life by contentment; no one was (ever) made a (spiritual) king by covetousness.
  • نان ز خوکان و سگان نبود دریغ  ** کسپ مردم نیست این باران و میغ 
  • (The daily) bread is not withheld (even) from pigs and dogs: this rain and (these) clouds are not earned by Man.
  • آنچنان که عاشقی بر زرق زار  ** هست عاشق رزق هم بر رزق‌خوار  2400
  • Just as you are pitiably enamoured of the daily bread, so the daily bread is enamoured of its consumer.
  • در تقریر معنی توکل حکایت آن زاهد کی توکل را امتحان می‌کرد از میان اسباب و شهر برون آمد و از قوارع و ره‌گذر خلق دور شد و ببن کوهی مهجوری مفقودی در غایت گرسنگی سر بر سر سنگی نهاد و خفت و با خود گفت توکل کردم بر سبب‌سازی و رزاقی تو و از اسباب منقطع شدم تا ببینم سببیت توکل را 
  • Exposition of the meaning of trust in God, (which is illustrated by) the Story of the ascetic who, making trial of his trust in God, abandoned his property and (native) town and went far away from the beaten tracks and thoroughfares of men to the foot of a remote and inaccessible mountain, (where) in extreme hunger he laid his head upon a stone and fell asleep, saying to himself, ‘I put trust in Thy providing the means (of livelihood) and daily bread; and I cut myself off from (all) means (secondary causes) in order that I may experience the causation of trust in God.’
  • آن یکی زاهد شنود از مصطفی  ** که یقین آید به جان رزق از خدا 
  • A certain ascetic had heard the saying of Mustafá (Mohammed) that the daily bread surely comes from God to the spirit,
  • گر بخواهی ور نخواهی رزق تو  ** پیش تو آید دوان از عشق تو 
  • (And that), whether you will or no, your daily bread comes running to you because it is (so) fond of you.
  • از برای امتحان آن مرد رفت  ** در بیابان نزد کوهی خفت تفت 
  • By way of trial that man went into the desert and immediately lay down near a mountain,
  • که ببینم رزق می‌آید به من  ** تا قوی گردد مرا در رزق ظن 
  • Saying, ‘I will see whether the daily bread will come to me: (my object is) that my belief in the daily bread may become firm.’
  • کاروانی راه گم کرد و کشید  ** سوی کوه آن ممتحن را خفته دید  2405
  • A caravan lost its way and marched towards the mountain: (the travellers) saw lying (there) him who was making the trial.