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  • ای گواره خانه را ضیق مدار  ** تا تواند کرد بالغ انتشار 
  • O cradle, do not incommode the house (but let there be room), so that the grown-up man can move freely.
  • وسوسه‌ای کی پادشاه‌زاده را پیدا شد از سبب استغنایی و کشفی کی از شاه دل او را حاصل شده بود و قصد ناشکری و سرکشی می‌کرد شاه را از راه الهام و سر شاه را خبر شد دلش درد کرد روح او را زخمی زد چنانک صورت شاه را خبر نبود الی آخره 
  • (Concerning) the vicious distempered thoughts that arose in the prince in consequence of the (spiritual) self-sufficiency and illumination with which his heart had been endowed by the King: how he proceeded to show ingratitude and rebelliousness, and how the King, being made aware of it in an inspired and mysterious manner, was pained at heart and, though outwardly unconscious (of it), dealt his (the prince's) spirit a (mortal) wound, etc.
  • چون مسلم گشت بی‌بیع و شری  ** از درون شاه در جانش جری 
  • When from the inward nature of the King the (spiritual) allowance was paid over, without sale or purchase, into his (the prince's) soul,
  • قوت می‌خوردی ز نور جان شاه  ** ماه جانش هم‌چو از خورشید ماه  4760
  • His moon-like soul was feeding on the light of the King's soul as the moon (feeds) on (the light of) the sun,
  • راتبه‌ی جانی ز شاه بی‌ندید  ** دم به دم در جان مستش می‌رسید 
  • And the spiritual ration from the peerless King was arriving in his intoxicated soul at every moment.
  • آن نه که ترسا و مشرک می‌خورند  ** زان غذایی که ملایک می‌خورند 
  • ’Twas not that (material food) which polytheists and Christians eat, (but) part of the (spiritual) food which the angels eat.
  • اندرون خویش استغنا بدید  ** گشت طغیانی ز استغنا پدید 
  • He felt self-sufficiency within himself, and from self-sufficiency emerged a feeling of insolent pride.
  • که نه من هم شاه و هم شه‌زاده‌ام  ** چون عنان خود بدین شه داده‌ام 
  • “Am not I,” said he, “both a king and a king's son? How have I let this King take control of me?
  • چون مرا ماهی بر آمد با لمع  ** من چرا باشم غباری را تبع  4765
  • Now that a resplendent moon has risen for me, why should I be following a (cloud of) dust?
  • آب در جوی منست و وقت ناز  ** ناز غیر از چه کشم من بی‌نیاز 
  • The water is (running) in my river-bed, and ’tis time to show disdain: wherefore should I who want nothing endure disdain from another?
  • سر چرا بندم چو درد سر نماند  ** وقت روی زرد و چشم تر نماند 
  • Why should I bandage my head when my headache is gone? The time for pale face and tearful eye is past.
  • چون شکرلب گشته‌ام عارض قمر  ** باز باید کرد دکان دگر 
  • Since my lips have become (sweet) as sugar and my cheeks (bright) as the moon, I must open another (independent) shop.”
  • زین منی چون نفس زاییدن گرفت  ** صد هزاران ژاژ خاییدن گرفت 
  • When his carnal soul began to spawn from this egoism, he began to chew a hundred thousand thistles (cherish absurd fancies).
  • صد بیابان زان سوی حرص و حسد  ** تا بدان‌جا چشم بد هم می‌رسد  4770
  • The evil eye can traverse a hundred deserts to reach the object of its greed and envy:
  • بحر شه که مرجع هر آب اوست  ** چون نداند آنچ اندر سیل و جوست 
  • How, (then), should the sea of the King, to which every water returns, be ignorant of what is (contained) in torrent and river?
  • شاه را دل درد کرد از فکر او  ** ناسپاسی عطای بکر او 
  • The King's heart was pained by his (the prince's) thoughts and the ingratitude (shown) for his virgin (ever new) munificence.
  • گفت آخر ای خس واهی‌ادب  ** این سزای داد من بود ای عجب 
  • He said (to himself), “Prithee, O base ill-mannered fellow, was this what my bounty deserved? Marvellous!
  • من چه کردم با تو زین گنج نفیس  ** تو چه کردی با من از خوی خسیس 
  • (Look) how I have dealt with thee in (lavishing) this precious treasure! (Look) how thou hast dealt with me in thy mean-spiritedness!
  • من ترا ماهی نهادم در کنار  ** که غروبش نیست تا روز شمار  4775
  • I have put in thy bosom a moon that will never set till the Day of Reckoning,
  • در جزای آن عطای نور پاک  ** تو زدی در دیده‌ی من خار و خاک 
  • And in requital for that gift of pure light thou hast thrown thorns and earth in mine eye.
  • من ترا بر چرخ گشته نردبان  ** تو شده در حرب من تیر و کمان 
  • I have become for thee a ladder to Heaven, and thou hast become a bow and arrow in combat with me.”
  • درد غیرت آمد اندر شه پدید  ** عکس درد شاه اندر وی رسید 
  • Pangs of jealousy arose in (the heart of) the King: the reflexion of the King's pangs entered into him (the prince).
  • مرغ دولت در عتابش بر طپید  ** پرده‌ی آن گوشه گشته بر درید 
  • The bird of his felicity fluttered violently in reproaching him and tore the veil (exposed the disgrace) of him who had sought seclusion (made himself independent of the King).
  • چون درون خود بدید آن خوش‌پسر  ** از سیه‌کاری خود گرد و اثر  4780
  • When the comely youth felt within himself the dust and (disturbing) effects of his wicked behaviour,
  • از وظیفه‌ی لطف و نعمت کم شده  ** خانه‌ی شادی او پر غم شده 
  • (And saw that) the allowance of favour and bounty had failed and that the house of his joy was filled with sorrow,
  • با خود آمد او ز مستی عقار  ** زان گنه گشته سرش خانه‌ی خمار 
  • He came to himself (recovered) from the intoxication caused by the wine (of egoism); (but) in consequence of that sin his head became the abode of crop-sickness.