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  • تنگتر آمد خیالات از عدم ** ز آن سبب باشد خیال اسباب غم‌‌ 3095
  • (The realm of) phantasies is narrower than non-existence (potential existence): on that account phantasy is the cause of pain.
  • باز هستی تنگتر بود از خیال ** ز آن شود در وی قمر همچون هلال‌‌
  • (The realm of actual) existence, again, was (ever) narrower than (the realm of) phantasy: hence in it the moon become like the moon that has waned.
  • باز هستی جهان حس و رنگ ** تنگتر آمد که زندانی است تنگ‌‌
  • Again, the existence of the world of sense and colour is narrower (than this), for ’tis a narrow prison.
  • علت تنگی است ترکیب و عدد ** جانب ترکیب حسها می‌‌کشد
  • The cause of narrowness is composition (compoundness) and number (plurality): the senses are moving towards composition.
  • ز آن سوی حس عالم توحید دان ** گر یکی خواهی بدان جانب بران‌‌
  • Know that the world of Unification lies beyond sense: if you want Unity, march in that direction.
  • امر کن یک فعل بود و نون و کاف ** در سخن افتاد و معنی بود صاف‌‌ 3100
  • The (Divine) Command KuN (Be) was a single act, and the (two letters) N and K occurred (only) in speech, while the (inward) meaning was pure (uncompounded).
  • این سخن پایان ندارد باز گرد ** تا چه شد احوال گرگ اندر نبرد
  • This discourse hath no end. Return, that (we may see) what happened to the wolf in combat (with the lion).
  • ادب کردن شیر گرگ را که در قسمت بی‌‌ادبی کرده بود
  • How the lion punished the wolf who had shown disrespect in dividing (the prey).
  • گرگ را بر کند سر آن سر فراز ** تا نماند دو سری‌‌و امتیاز
  • That haughty one tore off the head of the wolf, in order that two-headedness (dualism) and distinction might not remain (in being).
  • فانتقمنا منهم است ای گرگ پیر ** چون نبودی مرده در پیش امیر
  • ’Tis (the meaning of) So we took vengeance on them, O old wolf, inasmuch as thou wert not dead in the presence of the Amír.
  • بعد از آن رو شیر با روباه کرد ** گفت این را بخش کن از بهر خورد
  • After that, the lion turned to the fox and said, “Divide this for eating.”
  • سجده کرد و گفت کاین گاو سمین ** چاشت خوردت باشد ای شاه گزین‌‌ 3105
  • He bowed low and said, “This fat ox will be thy food at breakfast, O excellent King,
  • و آن بز از بهر میان روز را ** یخنیی باشد شه پیروز را
  • And that goat will be a portion reserved for the victorious King at midday,
  • و آن دگر خرگوش بهر شام هم ** شب چره‌‌ی این شاه با لطف و کرم‌‌
  • And the hare too for supper—(to be) the repast at nightfall of the gracious and bountiful King.”
  • گفت ای روبه تو عدل افروختی ** این چنین قسمت ز کی آموختی‌‌
  • Said the lion, “O fox, thou hast made justice shine forth: from whom didst thou learn to divide in such a manner?
  • از کجا آموختی این ای بزرگ ** گفت ای شاه جهان از حال گرگ‌‌
  • Whence didst thou learn this, O eminent one?” “O King of the world,” he replied, “(I learned it) from the fate of the wolf.”
  • گفت چون در عشق ما گشتی گرو ** هر سه را برگیر و بستان و برو 3110
  • The lion said, “Inasmuch as thou hast become pledged to love of me, pick up all the three (animals), and take (them) and depart.
  • روبها چون جملگی ما را شدی ** چونت آزاریم چون تو ما شدی‌‌
  • O fox, since thou hast become entirely mine, how should I hurt thee when thou hast become myself?
  • ما ترا و جمله اشکاران ترا ** پای بر گردون هفتم نه بر آ
  • I am thine, and all the beasts of chase are thine: set thy foot on the Seventh Heaven and mount (beyond)!
  • چون گرفتی عبرت از گرگ دنی ** پس تو روبه نیستی شیر منی‌‌
  • Since thou hast taken warning from (the fate of) the vile wolf, thou art not a fox: thou art my own lion.
  • عاقل آن باشد که عبرت گیرد از ** مرگ یاران در بلای محترز
  • The wise man is he that in (the hour of) the shunned tribulation takes warning from the death of his friends.”
  • روبه آن دم بر زبان صد شکر راند ** که مرا شیر از پی آن گرگ خواند 3115
  • At that moment the fox uttered a hundred thanksgivings, saying, "(How lucky) that the lion called me up after the wolf.
  • گر مرا اول بفرمودی که تو ** بخش کن این را که بردی جان از او
  • If he had bidden me first, saying, ‘Do thou divide this,’ who would have escaped from him with his life?”
  • پس سپاس او را که ما را در جهان ** کرد پیدا از پس پیشینیان‌‌
  • Thanks be to Him (God), then, that He caused us to appear (be born) in the world after those of old,
  • تا شنیدیم آن سیاستهای حق ** بر قرون ماضیه اندر سبق‌‌
  • So that we heard of the chastisements which God inflicted upon the past generations in the preceding time,
  • تا که ما از حال آن گرگان پیش ** همچو روبه پاس خود داریم بیش‌‌
  • That we, like the fox, may keep better watch over ourselves from (considering) the fate of those ancient wolves.
  • امت مرحومه زین رو خواندمان ** آن رسول حق و صادق در بیان‌‌ 3120
  • On this account he that is God's prophet and veracious in explanation called us “a people on which God has taken mercy.”
  • استخوان و پشم آن گرگان عیان ** بنگرید و پند گیرید ای مهان‌‌
  • Behold with clear vision the bones and fur of those wolves, and take warning, O mighty ones!
  • عاقل از سر بنهد این هستی و باد ** چون شنید انجام فرعونان و عاد
  • The wise man will put off from his head (lay aside) this self-existence and wind (of vanity), since he heard (what was) the end of the Pharaohs and ‘Ád;
  • ور بننهد دیگران از حال او ** عبرتی گیرند از اضلال او
  • And if he do not put it off, others will take warning from what befell him in consequence of his being misguided.
  • تهدید کردن نوح علیه السلام مر قوم را که با من مپیچید که من رو پوشم در میان پس به حقیقت با خدای می‌‌پیچید ای مخذولان‌‌
  • How Noah, on whom be peace, threatened his people, saying, “Do not struggle with me, for I am (only) a veil: ye are really struggling with God (who is) within this (veil), O God-forsaken men!”
  • گفت نوح ای سرکشان من من نی‌‌ام ** من ز جان مرده به جانان می‌‌زی‌‌ام‌‌
  • Noah said, “O ye headstrong ones, I am not I: I am dead to the (animal) soul, I am living through the Soul of souls.
  • چون بمردم از حواس بو البشر ** حق مرا شد سمع و ادراک و بصر 3125
  • Inasmuch as I am dead to the senses of the father of mankind (human sense perceptions), God has become my hearing and perception and sight.
  • چون که من من نیستم این دم ز هوست ** پیش این دم هر که دم زد کافر اوست‌‌
  • Since I am not I, this breath (of mine) is from Him: in the presence of this breath if any one breathes (a word) he is an infidel.”
  • هست اندر نقش این روباه شیر ** سوی این روبه نشاید شد دلیر
  • In the form of this fox there is the lion: ’tis not fitting to advance boldly towards this fox.
  • گر ز روی صورتش می‌‌نگروی ** غره‌‌ی شیران از او می‌‌نشنوی‌‌
  • Unless thou believe in him from his exterior aspect (accept him in the form in which he appears), thou wilt not hear from him the lions' roar.
  • گر نبودی نوح را از حق یدی ** پس جهانی را چرا بر هم زدی‌‌
  • Unless Noah had had a hand (a powerful aid) from God, why should he have cast a whole world into confusion?
  • صد هزاران شیر بود او در تنی ** او چو آتش بود و عالم خرمنی‌‌ 3130
  • He was hundreds of thousands of lions in a single body; he was like fire, and the world (like) a stack.
  • چون که خرمن پاس عشر او نداشت ** او چنان شعله بر آن خرمن گماشت‌‌
  • Forasmuch as the stack neglected (to pay) the tithe due to him, he launched such a flame against that stack.
  • هر که او در پیش این شیر نهان ** بی‌‌ادب چون گرگ بگشاید دهان‌‌
  • Whosoever in the presence of this hidden Lion opens his mouth disrespectfully, like the wolf,
  • همچو گرگ آن شیر بردراندش ** فانتقمنا منهم بر خواندش‌‌
  • That Lion will tear him to pieces, as (he tore) the wolf, and will recite to him (the text) So we took vengeance upon them.
  • زخم یابد همچو گرگ از دست شیر ** پیش شیر ابله بود کاو شد دلیر
  • He will suffer blows, like the wolf, from the Lion's paw: foolish is he that waxed bold in the presence of the Lion.
  • کاشکی آن زخم بر تن آمدی ** تا بدی کایمان و دل سالم بدی‌‌ 3135
  • Would that those blows fell upon the body, so that it might be that (the sinner's) faith and heart would be safe!
  • قوتم بگسست چون اینجا رسید ** چون توانم کرد این سر را پدید
  • My power is broken (fails me) on reaching this point: how can I declare this mystery?
  • همچو آن روبه کم اشکم کنید ** پیش او روباه بازی کم کنید
  • Make little of your bellies, like that fox: do not play fox's tricks in His presence.
  • جمله ما و من به پیش او نهید ** ملک ملک اوست ملک او را دهید
  • Lay the whole of your “we” and “I” before Him: the kingdom is His kingdom: give the kingdom to Him.
  • چون فقیر آیید اندر راه راست ** شیر و صید شیر خود آن شماست‌‌
  • When ye become poor (selfless) in the right Way, verily the Lion and the Lion's prey are yours,
  • ز آنکه او پاک است و سبحان وصف اوست ** بی‌‌نیاز است او ز نغز و مغز و پوست‌‌ 3140
  • Because He is holy, and Glory is His attribute: He hath no need of good things and kernel or rind.
  • هر شکار و هر کراماتی که هست ** از برای بندگان آن شه است‌‌
  • Every prize and every gift of grace that exists is for the sake of the servants of that King (God).
  • نیست شه را طمع بهر خلق ساخت ** این همه دولت خنک آن کاو شناخت‌‌
  • The King hath no desire (for anything): He hath made all this empire for His creatures. Happy is he that knew!
  • آن که دولت آفرید و دو سرا ** ملک دولتها چه کار آید و را
  • Of what use should the possession of empires be to Him who created (all) empire and the two worlds?
  • پیش سبحان بس نگه دارید دل ** تا نگردید از گمان بد خجل‌‌
  • In the presence of His Glory keep watch, then, over your hearts, lest ye be put to shame by thinking evil.