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2360-2384

  • هرچه افزون‌تر همی‌جست او خلاص  ** سوی که می‌شد جداتر از مناص  2360
  • The more he sought deliverance (by turning) towards the mountain, the more was he separated from the place of refuge,
  • هم‌چو این درویش بهر گنج و کان  ** هر صباحی سخت‌تر جستی کمان 
  • Like this dervish (who) for the sake of the treasure and the mine (of riches) sought (to thaw) the bow more strongly every morning,
  • هر کمانی کو گرفتی سخت‌تر  ** بود از گنج و نشان بدبخت‌تر 
  • And the more strongly he gripped the bow each time, the worse luck he had in respect of (finding) the treasure and (hitting) the mark.
  • این مثل اندر زمانه جانی است  ** جان نادانان به رنج ارزانی است 
  • This parable is of vital import (to the soul) in the world: the soul of the ignorant is worthy of pain (deserves to suffer.)
  • زانک جاهل ننگ دارد ز اوستاد  ** لاجرم رفت و دکانی نو گشاد 
  • Inasmuch as the ignoramus disdains his teacher, consequently he goes and opens a new shop.
  • آن دکان بالای استاد ای نگار  ** گنده و پر کزدمست و پر ز مار  2365
  • O (you who are vain and specious as a ) picture, that shop, (set up) over the teacher, is stinking and full of scorpions and snakes.
  • زود ویران کن دکان و بازگرد  ** سوی سبزه و گلبنان و آب‌خورد 
  • Quickly lay waste that shop and turn back to the greenery and the rose-tress and the watering-place;
  • نه چو کنعان کو ز کبر و ناشناخت  ** از که عاصم سفینه‌ی فوز ساخت 
  • Not like Canaan, who from pride and ignorance made of the “protecting” mountain a ship (ark) of safety.
  • علم تیراندازیش آمد حجاب  ** وان مراد او را بده حاضر به جیب 
  • His (the fakir’s) knowledge of archery became a veil (barrier) to him, while (all the time) he had that object of desire present in his bosom.
  • ای بسا علم و ذکاوات و فطن  ** گشته ره‌رو را چو غول و راه‌زن 
  • Oh, how often have knowledge and keen wits and understandings become as (deadly as) the ghoul or brigand to the wayfarer!
  • بیشتر اصحاب جنت ابلهند  ** تا ز شر فیلسوفی می‌رهند  2370
  • Most of those destined for Paradise are simpletons (simple-minded), so that they escape from the mischief of philosophy.
  • خویش را عریان کن از فضل و فضول  ** تا کند رحمت به تو هر دم نزول 
  • Strip yourself of (useless) learning and vanity, in order that (the Divine) mercy may descend on you at every moment.
  • زیرکی ضد شکستست و نیاز  ** زیرکی بگذار و با گولی‌بساز 
  • Cleverness is the opposite of abasement and supplication: give up cleverness and sort with stupidity.
  • زیرکی دان دام برد و طمع و گاز  ** تا چه خواهد زیرکی را پاک‌باز 
  • Know that cleverness is a trap for (a means of) gaining victory and (indulging) ambition and a scarecrow (such as is used by fowlers): why should the pure devotee wish to be clever?
  • زیرکان با صنعتی قانع شده  ** ابلهان از صنع در صانع شده 
  • The clever ones are content with an ingenious device; the simple ones have gone (away) from the artifice to rest in the Artificer,
  • زانک طفل خرد را مادر نهار  ** دست و پا باشد نهاده بر کنار  2375
  • Because at breakfast time a mother will have laid the little child’s hands and feet (in repose) on her bosom.
  • حکایت آن سه مسافر مسلمان و ترسا و جهود و آن کی به منزل قوتی یافتند و ترسا و جهود سیر بودند گفتند این قوت را فردا خوریم مسلمان صایم بود گرسنه ماند از آنک مغلوب بود 
  • Story of the three travellers—a Moslem, a Christian, and a Jew— who obtained (a gift of) some food at a hostelry. The Christian and the Jew had already eaten their fill, so they said, “Let us eat this food to-morrow.” The Moslem was fasting, and he remained hungry because he was overpowered (by his companions).
  • یک حکایت بشنو اینجا ای پسر  ** تا نگردی ممتحن اندر هنر 
  • Here listen to a story, O son, in order that you may not suffer affliction in (relying upon) talent.
  • آن جهود و ممن و ترسا مگر  ** همرهی کردند با هم در سفر 
  • As it happened, a Jew and a true believer and a Christian travelled together on a journey.
  • با دو گمره همره آمد ممنی  ** چون خرد با نفس و با آهرمنی 
  • A true believer travelled along with two miscreants, like reason (associated) with a carnal soul and Devil.
  • مرغزی و رازی افتند از سفر  ** همره و هم‌سفره پیش هم‌دگر 
  • In travel the man of Merv and the man of Rayy meet one another as companions on the road and at table.
  • در قفص افتند زاغ و جغد و باز  ** جفت شد در حبس پاک و بی‌نماز  2380
  • Crow and owl and falcon come (as captives) into the (same) cage: the holy and the irreligious become mates in prison.
  • کرده منزل شب به یک کاروانسرا  ** اهل شرق و اهل غرب و ما ورا 
  • At night Easterners and Westerners and Transoxanians make their abode in the same caravanseray.
  • مانده در کاروانسرا خرد و شگرف  ** روزها با هم ز سرما و ز برف 
  • Small and great (folk) remain together for days in the caravanseray because of frost and snow.
  • چون گشاده شد ره و بگشاد بند  ** بسکلند و هر یکی جایی روند 
  • As soon as the road is opened and the obstacle removed, they separate and every one goes in a (different) direction.
  • چون قفس را بشکند شاه خرد  ** جمع مرغان هر یکی سویی پرد 
  • When sovereign Reason breaks the cage, all the birds fly away, each one to a (different) quarter.