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  • علم گفتاری که آن بی‏جان بود ** عاشق روی خریداران بود
  • Dialectic knowledge, which is soulless, is in love with (eager for) the countenance of customers;
  • گر چه باشد وقت بحث علم زفت ** چون خریدارش نباشد مرد و رفت‏
  • (But) though it is robust at the time of disputation, it is dead and gone when it has no customer.
  • مشتری من خدای است او مرا ** می‏کشد بالا که الله اشتری‏
  • My purchaser is God: He is drawing me aloft, for God hath purchased.
  • خونبهای من جمال ذو الجلال ** خونبهای خود خورم کسب حلال‏
  • My bloodwit (the reward of my self-sacrifice) is the beauty of the Glorious One: I enjoy my bloodwit (as) lawful earnings.
  • این خریداران مفلس را بهل ** چه خریداری کند یک مشت گل‏ 2440
  • Abandon these insolvent customers: what purchase can be made by a handful of (worthless) clay?
  • گل مخور گل را مخر گل را مجو ** ز انکه گل خوار است دایم زرد رو
  • Do not eat clay, do not buy clay, do not seek clay, because the eater of clay is always pale-faced.
  • دل بخور تا دایما باشی جوان ** از تجلی چهره‏ات چون ارغوان‏
  • Eat your heart (in love of God), that you may be young always, (and that) your visage (may be rosy) with Divine illumination, like the arghawán.”
  • یا رب این بخشش نه حد کار ماست ** لطف تو لطف خفی را خود سزاست‏
  • O Lord, this gift is not (within) the compass of our work (achievement): verily, (the gift of) Thy grace is (not according to our work, but) according to Thy mysterious grace.
  • دست گیر از دست ما ما را بخر ** پرده را بردار و پرده‏ی ما مدر
  • Take our hands (help us); buy (redeem) us from our hands (self-existence); lift the veil (between Thee and us), and do not tear our veil (do not expose us to shame).
  • باز خر ما را از این نفس پلید ** کاردش تا استخوان ما رسید 2445
  • Redeem us from this filthy self (nafs): its knife has reached our bones.
  • از چو ما بی‏چارگان این بند سخت ** کی گشاید ای شه بی‏تاج و تخت‏
  • Who will loose these strong chains from helpless ones like us, O king uncrowned and unthroned?
  • این چنین قفل گران را ای ودود ** کی تواند جز که فضل تو گشود
  • Who except (Thee in) Thy bounty, O Loving One, can loose such a heavy lock?
  • ما ز خود سوی که گردانیم سر ** چون تویی از ما به ما نزدیکتر
  • Let us turn our heads from ourselves towards Thee, inasmuch as Thou art nigher unto us than we (unto ourselves).
  • این دعا هم بخشش و تعلیم تست ** گر نه در گلخن گلستان از چه رست‏
  • Even this prayer is Thy gift and lesson (to us); else, wherefore has a rose-bed grown in an ash-pit?
  • در میان خون و روده فهم و عقل ** جز ز اکرام تو نتوان کرد نقل‏ 2450
  • Save through Thy munificence, ’tis impossible to convey understanding and reason into the midst of blood and entrails.
  • از دو پاره‏ی پیه این نور روان ** موج نورش می‏زند بر آسمان‏
  • This flowing light (proceeds) from two pieces of fat (the two eyeballs): their waves of light reach up to the sky.
  • گوشت پاره که زبان آمد از او ** می‏رود سیلاب حکمت همچو جو
  • The piece of flesh which is the tongue—from it the flood of Wisdom is flowing, like a stream,
  • سوی سوراخی که نامش گوشهاست ** تا بباغ جان که میوه‏اش هوشهاست‏
  • Towards a cavity, whereof the name is “ears,” up to the orchard of the (rational) soul, whereof the fruit is intellections.
  • شاه راه باغ جانها شرع اوست ** باغ و بستانهای عالم فرع اوست‏
  • Its main course is the highway of the orchard of souls; the orchards and gardens of the world are its branches.
  • اصل و سرچشمه‏ی خوشی آن است آن ** زود تجری تحتها الأنهار خوان‏ 2455
  • That, that, is the source and fountainhead of joy: quick, recite (the text), (gardens) beneath which flow the rivers.
  • تتمه‏ی نصیحت رسول صلی الله علیه و آله بیمار را
  • Conclusion of the admonishment given by the Prophet, God bless and save him, to the sick man.
  • گفت پیغمبر مر آن بیمار را ** چون عیادت کرد یار زار را
  • The Prophet said to the sick man, when he visited (his) suffering friend,
  • که مگر نوعی دعایی کرده‏ای ** از جهالت زهربایی خورده‏ای‏
  • “Maybe you have made a prayer of some (peculiar) sort, and from ignorance have (as it were) eaten some poisoned food.
  • یاد آور چه دعا می‏گفته‏ای ** چون ز مکر نفس می‏آشفته‏ای‏
  • Bring to mind what (sort of) a prayer you said when you were being vexed by the guile of the fleshly soul.”
  • گفت یادم نیست الا همتی ** دار با من یادم آید ساعتی‏
  • He answered, “I do not remember; but direct a (spiritual) influence towards me, and it (the prayer) will come to my memory in a moment.”
  • از حضور نور بخش مصطفا ** پیش خاطر آمد او را آن دعا 2460
  • Through the light-giving presence of Mustafá (Mohammed), that prayer came into his mind;
  • همت پیغمبر روشن‏کده ** پیش خاطر آمدش آن گم شده‏
  • (From) the aspiration of the Prophet who dwells in light there came into his mind that which had been lost;
  • تافت ز آن روزن که از دل تا دل است ** روشنی که فرق حق و باطل است‏
  • Through the window which is between heart and heart flashed the light that separates truth and falsehood.
  • گفت اینک یادم آمد ای رسول ** آن دعا که گفته‏ام من بو الفضول‏
  • He said, “Look now, I have remembered, O Prophet, the prayer which I, impertinent fool, spoke.
  • چون گرفتار گنه می‏آمدم ** غرقه دست اندر حشایش می‏زدم‏
  • When I was being caught in (the toils of) sin, and drowning (therein) was clutching at straws––
  • از تو تهدید و وعیدی می‏رسید ** مجرمان را از عذاب بس شدید 2465
  • (Whilst) there was coming from thee to sinners a threat and menace of punishment exceedingly severe––
  • مضطرب می‏گشتم و چاره نبود ** بند محکم بود و قفل ناگشود
  • (And) I was becoming agitated, and there was no help (for me), (since) there were chains made fast and a lock not (to be) opened:
  • نی مقام صبر و نه راه گریز ** نی امید توبه نه جای ستیز
  • Neither room for patience nor means of flight, neither hope of repenting nor opportunity for rebelling
  • من چو هاروت و چو ماروت از حزن ** آه می‏کردم که ای خلاق من‏
  • I, like Hárút and Márút was crying in sorrow, ‘Alas!’ and saying, ‘O my Creator!’”
  • از خطر هاروت و ماروت آشکار ** چاه بابل را بکردند اختیار
  • Because of the dangers (of the Last Judgement) Hárút and Márút openly chose the pit of Babylon,
  • تا عذاب آخرت اینجا کشند ** گربزند و عاقل و ساحروش‏اند 2470
  • So that they might suffer here (in this world) the punishment of the world to come; and they are cunning and intelligent and magician-like.
  • نیک کردند و بجای خویش بود ** سهلتر باشد ز آتش رنج دود
  • They acted well, and ‘twas fitly done: the pain of smoke is lighter than (that of) fire.
  • حد ندارد وصف رنج آن جهان ** سهل باشد رنج دنیا پیش آن‏
  • The pain of that (future) world is beyond description; light is the pain of this world beside it.
  • ای خنک آن کاو جهادی می‏کند ** بر بدن زجری و دادی می‏کند
  • Oh, happy he that wages a holy war (of self-mortification), and puts a restraint upon the body and deals justice (against it),
  • تا ز رنج آن جهانی وارهد ** بر خود این رنج عبادت می‏نهد
  • And, in order that he may be delivered from the pain of that world, lays upon himself this pain of serving God.
  • من همی‏گفتم که یا رب آن عذاب ** هم در این عالم بران بر من شتاب‏ 2475
  • “I was saying, ‘O Lord, quickly inflict on me in this world that punishment,
  • تا در آن عالم فراغت باشدم ** در چنین درخواست حلقه می‏زدم‏
  • So that I may have exemption (from it) in yonder world.’ About such-like a request was I knocking at the door .
  • این چنین رنجوریی پیدام شد ** جان من از رنج بی‏آرام شد
  • (Thereupon) such a (painful) sickness as this appeared in me: through pain my soul was deprived of rest.
  • مانده‏ام از ذکر و از اوراد خود ** بی‏خبر گشتم ز خویش و نیک و بد
  • I have been left without power to perform my dhikr (commemoration of God) and litanies: I have become unconscious of myself and of (all) good and ill.
  • گر نمی‏دیدم کنون من روی تو ** ای خجسته وی مبارک بوی تو
  • If I had not now beheld thy face, O thou whose scent is fortunate and blessed,
  • می‏شدم از دست من یک بارگی ** کردیم شاهانه این غم خوارگی‏ 2480
  • I should have passed altogether from the bondage (of this life). Thou in kingly fashion hast bestowed on me this sympathy.”
  • گفت هی‏هی این دعا دیگر مکن ** بر مکن تو خویش را از بیخ و بن‏
  • Said the Prophet, “Hey! do not offer this prayer again: do not dig yourself up from root and base.
  • تو چه طاقت داری ای مور نژند ** که نهد بر تو چنان کوه بلند
  • What strength have you, O wretched ant, to endure that He should lay on you such a lofty mountain?”
  • گفت توبه کردم ای سلطان که من ** از سر جلدی نه لافم هیچ فن‏
  • He answered, “O Sultan, I repent (and vow) that in no wise will I (henceforth) brag recklessly.
  • این جهان تیه است و تو موسی و ما ** از گنه در تیه مانده مبتلا
  • This world is the Desert (of the Israelites), and thou art Moses, and we because of (our) sin remain in the Desert in tribulation.
  • سالها ره می‏رویم و در اخیر ** همچنان در منزل اول اسیر 2485
  • We are wayfaring for years, and at the end we are still held captive in the first stage (of the journey).