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2753-2777

  • تا به هم در مرجها بازی کنیم  ** ما درین دعوت امین و محسنیم 
  • That we may play together in the meadows? In (making) this request we are trustworthy and beneficent”—
  • گفت این دانم که نقلش از برم  ** می‌فروزد در دلم درد و سقم  2755
  • Did not he (Jacob) say (to them), “I know this, that (the thought of) his being removed from me is kindling grief and sickness in my heart;
  • این دلم هرگز نمی‌گوید دروغ  ** که ز نور عرش دارد دل فروغ 
  • This heart of mine never lies, for my heart is illumined by the light of the highest heaven”?
  • آن دلیل قاطعی بد بر فساد  ** وز قضا آن را نکرد او اعتداد 
  • That (foreboding) was a decisive proof of (their) wickedness, but by (Divine) destiny he took no account (of it).
  • در گذشت از وی نشانی آن‌چنان  ** که قضا در فلسفه بود آن زمان 
  • An intimation like that passed away from him (from his mind), because Destiny was at that moment (engaged) in (putting into operation the Divine) philosophy.
  • این عجب نبود که کور افتد به چاه  ** بوالعجب افتادن بینای راه 
  • ’Tis no wonder that a blind man should fall into a pit, (but) the falling of one who can see the way is beyond all wonder.
  • این قضا را گونه گون تصریفهاست  ** چشم‌بندش یفعل‌الله ما یشاست  2760
  • This Destiny employs diverse shifts: its eye-binding spell is God doeth what He pleaseth.
  • هم بداند هم نداند دل فنش  ** موم گردد بهر آن مهر آهنش 
  • The heart knows and yet knows not its (Destiny's) artfulness: its (hard) iron becomes (soft) as wax for the seal.
  • گوییی دل گویدی که میل او  ** چون درین شد هرچه افتد باش گو 
  • ’Tis as though the heart should say (to itself), “Since its (Destiny's) inclination is turned to (bringing) this (to pass), whatever may happen, let it come!”
  • خویش را زین هم مغفل می‌کند  ** در عقالش جان معقل می‌کند 
  • Accordingly it makes itself heedless of this (happening) and binds its soul fast in the shackle thereof.
  • گر شود مات اندرین آن بوالعلا  ** آن نباشد مات باشد ابتلا 
  • If that exalted one (the prophet or saint) is checkmated (worsted) in this (matter), ’tis not (really) checkmate, ’tis tribulation.
  • یک بلا از صد بلااش وا خرد  ** یک هبوطش بر معارجها برد  2765
  • 2765 A single tribulation redeems him from a hundred tribulations, a single fall takes him (high) up on the ladders (of spiritual ascent).
  • خام شوخی که رهانیدش مدام  ** از خمار صد هزاران زشت خام 
  • The half-baked saucy fellow, whom the wine (of Love) has relieved from the surfeit of intoxication with a hundred thousand wicked half-baked (persons like himself),
  • عاقبت او پخته و استاد شد  ** جست از رق جهان و آزاد شد 
  • Finally becomes mature and adept: he escapes from enslavement to this world and is made free.
  • از شراب لایزالی گشت مست  ** شد ممیز از خلایق باز رست 
  • He is made drunken with the everlasting wine, he becomes (spiritually) discerning, and is delivered from created beings,
  • ز اعتقاد سست پر تقلیدشان  ** وز خیال دیده‌ی بی‌دیدشان 
  • From their weak conventional faith and from the illusions of their unseeing eyes.
  • ای عجب چه فن زند ادراکشان  ** پیش جزر و مد بحر بی‌نشان  2770
  • Oh, what device can their mental perception employ, I wonder, against the ebb and flow of the trackless Sea?
  • زان بیابان این عمارت‌ها رسید  ** ملک و شاهی و وزارتها رسید 
  • From that Desert came (all) these signs of cultivation and prosperity; (thence) came (all) empires and kingships and vizierates.
  • زان بیابان عدم مشتاق شوق  ** می‌رسند اندر شهادت جوق جوق 
  • Yearning with desire they (phenomenal ideas) come in troops from the Desert of Non-existence into the visible (material) world.
  • کاروان بر کاروان زین بادیه  ** می‌رسد در هر مسا و غادیه 
  • Caravan on caravan, they arrive from this Desert every evening and morning.
  • آید و گیرد وثاق ما گرو  ** که رسیدم نوبت ما شد تو رو 
  • They come and seize our houses in distraint, (each one) saying, “I have arrived, ’tis my turn, do thou begone!”
  • چون پسر چشم خرد را بر گشاد  ** زود بابا رخت بر گردون نهاد  2775
  • When the son has opened the eye of reason (attained to years of discretion), the father at once puts his (own) baggage in the cart.
  • جاده‌ی شاهست آن زین سو روان  ** وآن از آن سو صادران و واردان 
  • ’Tis (like) the King's highway—(travellers) departing and arriving, one going in this direction, another in that direction.
  • نیک بنگر ما نشسته می‌رویم  ** می‌نبینی قاصد جای نویم 
  • Consider well! We, (though apparently) sitting still, are (really) marching: don't you see that we are bound for a new place (of abode)?