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  • چون شد اندر آب و چونش در ربود  ** چغز آبی کی شکار زاغ بود 
  • How could it go into the water, and how could it carry him off? When was the water-frog (ever) the raven's prey?”
  • چغز گفتا این سزای آن کسی  ** کو چو بی‌آبان شود جفت خسی 
  • “This,” said the frog, “is the fit punishment for that one who, like persons devoid of honour, consorts with a rascal.”
  • ای فغان از یار ناجنس ای فغان  ** هم‌نشین نیک جویید ای مهان  2950
  • Oh, alas, alas for the sorrow caused by a base friend! O sirs, seek ye a good companion.
  • عقل را افغان ز نفس پر عیوب  ** هم‌چو بینی بدی بر روی خوب 
  • Reason complains bitterly of the vicious carnal soul: (they are as discordant) as an ugly nose on a beautiful face.
  • عقل می‌گفتش که جنسیت یقین  ** از ره معنیست نی از آب و طین 
  • Reason was saying to him (the frog), “’Tis certain that congeniality is spiritual in origin and is not (derived) from water and clay (the outward form).”
  • هین مشو صورت‌پرست و این مگو  ** سر جنسیت به صورت در مجو 
  • Take heed, do not become a worshipper of form and do not say this. Do not seek (to discover) the secret of congeniality in the (outward) form.
  • صورت آمد چون جماد و چون حجر  ** نیست جامد را ز جنسیت خبر 
  • Form resembles the mineral and the stone: an inorganic thing has no knowledge of congeniality.
  • جان چو مور و تن چو دانه‌ی گندمی  ** می‌کشاند سو به سویش هر دمی  2955
  • The spirit is like an ant, and the body like a grain of wheat which it (the ant) carries to and fro continually.
  • مور داند کان حبوب مرتهن  ** مستحیل و جنس من خواهد شدن 
  • The ant knows that the grains of which it has taken charge will be changed and become homogeneous with it.
  • آن یکی موری گرفت از راه جو  ** مور دیگر گندمی بگرفت و دو 
  • One ant picks up (a grain of) barley on the road, another ant picks up a grain of wheat and runs away.
  • جو سوی گندم نمی‌تازد ولی  ** مور سوی مور می‌آید بلی 
  • The barley does not hurry to the wheat, but the ant comes to the ant; yes (it does).
  • رفتن جو سوی گندم تابعست  ** مور را بین که به جنسش راجعست 
  • The going of the barley to the wheat is (merely) consequential: (’tis) the ant, mark you, (that) returns to its congener.
  • تو مگو گندم چرا شد سوی جو  ** چشم را بر خصم نه نی بر گرو  2960
  • Do not say, “Why did the wheat go to the barley?” Fix your eye on the holder, not on that which he holds in pawn.
  • مور اسود بر سر لبد سیاه  ** مور پنهان دانه پیدا پیش راه 
  • (As when) a black ant (moves along) on a black felt cloth: the ant is hidden (from view), (only) the grain is visible on its way,
  • عقل گوید چشم را نیکو نگر  ** دانه هرگز کی رود بی دانه‌بر 
  • (But) Reason says to the eye, “Look well! When does a grain ever go along without a grain-bearer?”
  • زین سبب آمد سوی اصحاب کلب  ** هست صورتها حبوب و مور قلب 
  • (’Twas) on this account (that) the dog came to the Companions (of the Cave): the (outward) forms are (like) the grains, while the heart (spirit) is (like) the ant.
  • زان شود عیسی سوی پاکان چرخ  ** بد قفس‌ها مختلف یک جنس فرخ 
  • Hence Jesus goes (ascends) to the holy ones of Heaven: the cages (bodies) were diverse, (but) the young birds (spirits) were of the same kind.
  • این قفس پیدا و آن فرخش نهان  ** بی‌قفس کش کی قفس باشد روان  2965
  • This cage is visible, but the young bird in it is hidden (from sight): how should the cage be moving without a cage-carrier?
  • ای خنک چشمی که عقلستش امیر  ** عاقبت‌بین باشد و حبر و قریر 
  • Oh, blessed is the eye that is ruled by reason, (the eye) that discerns the end and is wise and cool.
  • فرق زشت و نغز از عقل آورید  ** نی ز چشمی کز سیه گفت و سپید 
  • Get (learn) the distinction between evil and good from reason, not from the eye that tells (only) of black and white.
  • چشم غره شد به خضرای دمن  ** عقل گوید بر محک ماش زن 
  • The eye is beguiled by the verdure on dunghills, (but) reason says, “Put it to my touchstone.”
  • آفت مرغست چشم کام‌بین  ** مخلص مرغست عقل دام‌بین 
  • The eye that sees (only) its (object of) desire is the bird's bane; reason, which sees the trap, is the bird's means of deliverance.
  • دام دیگر بد که عقلش در نیافت  ** وحی غایب‌بین بدین سو زان شتافت  2970
  • (But) there was another trap which reason did not perceive; hence the inspiration which beholds the unseen sped in this direction.
  • جنس و ناجنس از خرد دانی شناخت  ** سوی صورت‌ها نشاید زود تاخت 
  • By reason you can recognise congener and non-congener: you ought not to run at once to (outward) forms.
  • نیست جنسیت به صورت لی و لک  ** عیسی آمد در بشر جنس ملک 
  • My being your congener is not in respect of (outward) form: Jesus, in the form of man, was (really) homogeneous with the angels