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  • گفت ای یاران نه که ما سه تنیم  ** چون خلاف افتاد تا قسمت کنیم 
  • “O my friends,” said he, “are not we three persons? Since disagreement has occurred, let us share.
  • هرکه خواهد قسم خود بر جان زند  ** هرکه خواهد قسم خود پنهان کند 
  • Let him who wishes take his own share to his heart (enjoy it); let him who wishes put his share in hiding.”
  • آن دو گفتندش ز قسمت در گذر  ** گوش کن قسام فی‌النار از خبر  2410
  • The two (others) said to him, “Abandon (the thought of) sharing: give ear to (the words) ‘The sharer is in Hell-fire’ from the Traditions (of the Prophet).”
  • گفت قسام آن بود کو خویش را  ** کرد قسمت بر هوا و بر خدا 
  • He replied, “The sharer (referred to) is he that has shared himself between sensuality and God.”
  • ملک حق و جمله قسم اوستی  ** قسم دیگر را دهی دوگوستی 
  • Thou art God's property and His share entirely: (if) thou givest the share (of God) to another, thou art a dualist.
  • این اسد غالب شدی هم بر سگان  ** گر نبودی نوبت آن بدرگان 
  • This lion would have prevailed over the curs, if it had not been the turn of those evil-natured ones (to prevail).
  • قصدشان آن کان مسلمان غم خورد  ** شب برو در بی‌نوایی بگذرد 
  • ’Twas their intention that the Moslem should suffer pain and pass the night in want of food.
  • بود مغلوب او به تسلیم و رضا  ** گفت سمعا طاعة اصحابنا  2415
  • He was overpowered: he said, with resignation and acquiescence, “My friends, I hear and obey.”
  • پس بخفتند آن شب و برخاستند  ** بامدادان خویش را آراستند 
  • So they slept (all) that night, and in the morning they rose and dressed themselves,
  • روی شستند و دهان و هر یکی  ** داشت اندر ورد راه و مسلکی 
  • And washed their faces and mouths; and each one had a (different) method and practice in his devotions.
  • یک زمانی هر کسی آورد رو  ** سوی ورد خویش از حق فضل‌جو 
  • For a while each one applied himself to his devotions, seeking favour from God.
  • ممن و ترسا جهود و گبر و مغ  ** جمله را رو سوی آن سلطان الغ 
  • True believer and Christian, Jew and Guebre and Magian— the faces of them all are (turned) towards that mighty Sultan.
  • بلک سنگ و خاک و کوه و آب را  ** هست واگشت نهانی با خدا  2420
  • Nay, stone and earth and mountain and water have their invisible recourse to God.
  • این سخن پایان ندارد هر سه یار  ** رو به هم کردند آن دم یاروار 
  • This topic is infinite. At that time the three companions looked on one another friendlily,
  • آن یکی گفتا که هر یک خواب خویش  ** آنچ دید او دوش گو آور به پیش 
  • And one (of them) said, “Let each (of us) relate what he dreamed last night.
  • هرکه خوابش بهتر این را او خورد  ** قسم هر مفضول را افضل برد 
  • Let him who had the best dream eat this (sweetmeat): let the most excellent carry off the share of every one that is excelled (by him).”
  • آنک اندر عقل بالاتر رود  ** خوردن او خوردن جمله بود 
  • He who mounts highest in (the scale of) reason—his eating is (equivalent to) the eating of all (his inferiors).
  • فوق آمد جان پر انوار او  ** باقیان را بس بود تیمار او  2425
  • His luminous spirit is supreme: ’tis enough for the rest of them to tend (cherish) him.
  • عاقلان را چون بقا آمد ابد  ** پس به معنی این جهان باقی بود 
  • Since those endowed with (perfect) reason endure for ever, in reality this world is enduring for ever.
  • پس جهود آورد آنچ دیده بود  ** تا کجا شب روح او گردیده بود 
  • Then the Jew related his dream (and told them) whither his spirit had wandered during the night.
  • گفت در ره موسی‌ام آمد به پیش  ** گربه بیند دنبه اندر خواب خویش 
  • He said, “Moses met me on the way, (according to the adage) ‘the cat sees a fat sheep's tail in her dreams.’
  • در پی موسی شدم تا کوه طور  ** هر سه‌مان گشتیم ناپیدا ز نور 
  • I followed Moses to Mt Sinai: in the Light (of the Divine Epiphany) all three of us vanished.
  • هر سه سایه محو شد زان آفتاب  ** بعد از آن زان نور شد یک فتح باب  2430
  • All (our) three shadows disappeared in the Sun; after that, there came from the Light an opening of the door (revelation).
  • نور دیگر از دل آن نور رست  ** پس ترقی جست آن ثانیش چست 
  • From the heart of that Light another Light sprang up, and then the second (Light) quickly sought to transcend it.
  • هم من و هم موسی و هم کوه طور  ** هر سه گم گشتیم زان اشراق نور 
  • Both I and Moses and also Mt Sinai, we were lost, all three, in that effulgence of the (second) Light.