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  • قی در افتادند ایشان از عنا ** آب می‌‌آورد ز یشان میوه‌‌ها
  • From distress they began to vomit: the (hot) water was bringing up the fruit from them.
  • چون که لقمان را در آمد قی ز ناف ** می‌‌برآمد از درونش آب صاف‌‌
  • When Luqmán began to vomit from his navel (belly), there was coming up from within him (only) the pure water.
  • حکمت لقمان چو داند این نمود ** پس چه باشد حکمت رب الوجود
  • Inasmuch as Luqmán's wisdom can show forth this, then what must be the wisdom of the Lord of existence!
  • يوم تبلی، السرائر کلها ** بان منکم کامن لا یشتهی‌‌
  • On the day when all the inmost thoughts shall be searched out, there will appear from you something latent, (the appearance of) which is not desired.
  • چون سقوا ماء حمیما قطعت ** جملة الأستار مما أفظعت‌‌ 3600
  • When they shall be given hot water to drink, all the veils will be cut asunder (torn off) from that which is abhorred.
  • نار از آن آمد عذاب کافران ** که حجر را نار باشد امتحان‌‌
  • The fire (of Hell) is made the torment of the infidels because fire is the (proper) test for stones.
  • آن دل چون سنگ را ما چند چند ** نرم گفتیم و نمی‌‌پذرفت پند
  • How oft, how oft, have we spoken gently to our stony hearts, and they would not accept the counsel!
  • ریش بد را داروی بد یافت رگ ** مر سر خر را سزد دندان سگ‌‌
  • For a bad wound the vein gets (requires) a bad (severe) remedy: the teeth of the dog are suitable for the donkey's head.
  • الخبیثات الخبیثین حکمت است ** زشت را هم زشت جفت و بابت است‌‌
  • The wicked women to the wicked men is wisdom: the ugly is the mate and fitting (consort) for the ugly.
  • پس تو هر جفتی که می‌‌خواهی برو ** محو و هم شکل و صفات او بشو 3605
  • Whatever, then, you wish to mate with, go, become absorbed by it, and assume its shape and qualities.
  • نور خواهی مستعد نور شو ** دور خواهی خویش بین و دور شو
  • If you wish for the light, make yourself ready to receive the light; if you wish to be far (from God), become self-conceited and far;
  • ور رهی خواهی ازین سجن خرب ** سر مکش از دوست و اسجد و اقترب‌‌
  • And if you wish (to find) a way out of this ruined prison, do not turn your head away from the Beloved, but bow in worship and draw nigh.
  • بقیه‌‌ی قصه‌‌ی زید در جواب رسول علیه السلام‌‌
  • The remainder of the story of Zayd (and what he said) in answer to the Prophet, on whom be peace.
  • این سخن پایان ندارد خیز زید ** بر براق ناطقه بر بند قید
  • This discourse hath no end. “Arise, O Zayd, and tie a shackle on the Buráq (steed) of thy rational spirit.
  • ناطقه چون فاضح آمد عیب را ** می‌‌دراند پرده‌‌های غیب را
  • Since the rational spirit exposes faults, it is rending the curtains of concealment.
  • غیب مطلوب حق آمد چند گاه ** این دهل‌‌زن را بران بر بند راه‌‌ 3610
  • Concealment is desired by God for awhile. Drive away this drummer, bar the road!
  • تک مران در کش عنان مستور به ** هر کس از پندار خود مسرور به‌‌
  • Do not gallop, draw rein, ’tis better it (the mystery) should be veiled; 'tis better that every one should be gladdened by his own fancy.
  • حق همی‌‌خواهد که نومیدان او ** زین عبادت هم نگردانند رو
  • God is wishing that even His despairing ones should not avert their faces (refrain) from this worship (of Him).
  • هم به اومیدی مشرف می‌‌شوند ** چند روزی در رکابش می‌‌دوند
  • Even on the ground of a hope they become ennobled: for a few days (a short time) they are running at its stirrup (following Divine worship).
  • خواهد آن رحمت بتابد بر همه ** بر بد و نیک از عموم مرحمه‌‌
  • He wishes that that mercy should shine upon all, on the evil and the good, because of the universality of His mercy.
  • حق همی‌‌خواهد که هر میر و اسیر ** با رجا و خوف باشند و حذیر 3615
  • God is wishing that every prince and captive should be hopeful and fearful and afraid.
  • این رجا و خوف در پرده بود ** تا پس این پرده پرورده شود
  • This hope and fear are in the veil (separating the seen from the unseen), that they may be fostered behind this veil.
  • چون دریدی پرده کو خوف و رجا ** غیب را شد کر و فری بر ملا
  • When thou hast rent the veil, where are fear and hope? The might and majesty belonging to the Unseen are divulged.”
  • بر لب جو برد ظنی یک فتا ** که سلیمان است ماهی‌‌گیر ما
  • A young man on the bank of a river thought (to himself), “Our fisherman (here) is Solomon.
  • گر وی است این از چه فرد است و خفی است ** ور نه سیمای سلیمانیش چیست‌‌
  • (But) if this is he, why is he alone and disguised? And if not, why has he the aspect of Solomon?”
  • اندر این اندیشه می‌‌بود او دو دل ** تا سلیمان گشت شاه و مستقل‌‌ 3620
  • Thus thinking, he remained in two minds until Solomon (once more) became king and absolute ruler.
  • دیو رفت از ملک و تخت او گریخت ** تیغ بختش خون آن شیطان بریخت‌‌
  • The demon departed and fled from his (Solomon's) kingdom and throne: the sword of his fortune shed that devil's blood.
  • کرد در انگشت خود انگشتری ** جمع آمد لشکر دیو و پری‌‌
  • He put the ring upon his finger, the hosts of demons and peris assembled.
  • آمدند از بهر نظاره رجال ** در میانشان آن که بد صاحب خیال‌‌
  • The men came to look, amongst them he who had the fancy (that the fisherman was Solomon in disguise).
  • چون در انگشتش بدید انگشتری ** رفت اندیشه و تحری یک سری‌‌
  • When he saw the ring on his finger, his perplexity and doubt vanished all at once.
  • وهم آن گاه است کان پوشیده است ** این تحری از پی نادیده است‌‌ 3625
  • Imagination occurs (only) at the time when that (object of desire) is hidden: this searching is after the unseen.
  • شد خیال غایب اندر سینه زفت ** چون که حاضر شد خیال او برفت‌‌
  • Whilst he was absent, fancy waxed strong in his breast: as soon as he was present, his fancy departed.
  • گر سمای نور بی‌‌باریده نیست ** هم زمین تار بی‌‌بالیده نیست‌‌
  • If the radiant sky is not without rain, neither is the dark earth without vegetation.
  • يؤمنون بالغيب می‌‌باید مرا ** ز آن ببستم روزن فانی سرا
  • (God said), “I want (what is signified by the words) they believe in the unseen: on that account I have shut the window of the fleeting world.
  • چون شکافم آسمان را در ظهور ** چون بگویم هل تری فیها فطور
  • When (if) I cleave the sky manifestly, how should I say, ‘Dost thou see any clefts therein?’”
  • تا در این ظلمت تحری گسترند ** هر کسی رو جانبی می‌‌آورند 3630
  • In order that in this darkness they may spread (the carpet of) endeavour, they are turning, every one, their faces in some direction.
  • مدتی معکوس باشد کارها ** شحنه را دزد آورد بر دارها
  • For awhile things are reversed: the thief brings the magistrate to the gallows,
  • تا که بس سلطان و عالی همتی ** بنده‌‌ی بنده‌‌ی خود آید مدتی‌‌
  • So that many a sultan and man of lofty spirit becomes the slave of his own slave for awhile.
  • بندگی در غیب آید خوب و گش ** حفظ غیب آید در استعباد خوش‌‌
  • Service (performed) in absence (through faith in the unseen) is fair and comely; when service is demanded (by God from us), ‘tis pleasing (to Him) that the absent should be remembered (that we should remember to perform what is due to Him, though He is unseen).
  • کو که مدح شاه گوید پیش او ** تا که در غیبت بود او شرم رو
  • Where (in what position) is one that praises the king in his presence, compared with one that is shamefaced in absence (from him)?
  • قلعه داری کز کنار مملکت ** دور از سلطان و سایه‌‌ی سلطنت‌‌ 3635
  • The governor of a fortress who, on the border of the kingdom, far from the sultan and the shadow (protection) of the sultanate,
  • پاس دارد قلعه را از دشمنان ** قلعه نفروشد به مال بی‌‌کران‌‌
  • Guards the fortress from enemies and will not sell it for boundless riches,
  • غایب از شه در کنار ثغرها ** همچو حاضر او نگه دارد وفا
  • Who, though absent from the king on the outskirt of the frontiers, keeps faith (with him) like one who is present—
  • پیش شه او به بود از دیگران ** که به خدمت حاضرند و جان فشان‌‌
  • He in the king's sight is better than the rest who are serving in his presence and ready to devote their lives.
  • پس به غیبت نیم ذره‌‌ی حفظ کار ** به که اندر حاضری ز آن صد هزار
  • Therefore half an atom of regard to one's duty in absence is better than a hundred thousand fold observance thereof in presence.
  • طاعت و ایمان کنون محمود شد ** بعد مرگ اندر عیان مردود شد 3640
  • Obedience (to God) and faith are praiseworthy now; after death, when all is plainly shown, they will be spurned.
  • چون که غیب و غایب و رو پوش به ** پس لبان بر بند لب خاموش به‌‌
  • “Inasmuch as the unseen and the absent and the veil are better, close thy lips, and the lip is better silent.
  • ای برادر دست وا دار از سخن ** خود خدا پیدا کند علم لدن‌‌
  • O brother, refrain from speech: God himself will make manifest the knowledge that is with Him (in His possession).
  • بس بود خورشید را رویش گواه ** أی شی‌‌ء أعظم الشاهد إله‌‌
  • Witness enough for the sun is its face: what thing is the greatest witness (of all)? God.”
  • نه بگویم چون قرین شد در بیان ** هم خدا و هم ملک هم عالمان‌‌
  • “Nay, speak I will, since both God and the angels and the men of learning are allied in setting forth (this truth).
  • یشهد الله و الملک و اهل العلوم ** إنه لا رب إلا من یدوم‌‌ 3645
  • God and the angels and those learned in the sciences (of divinity) bear witness that there is no Lord except Him who endureth for ever.”