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  • مزد حق کو مزد آن بی‌مایه کو ** این دهد گنجیت مزد و آن تسو
  • What comparison is there between God's reward and the reward given by that worthless creature? The former gives you a treasure as your reward, and the latter a groat.
  • گنج زری که چو خسپی زیر ریگ ** با تو باشد ان نباشد مردریگ
  • (God gives you) a golden treasure that remains with you when you lie (buried) under the sand and is not left as a heritage.
  • پیش پیش آن جنازه‌ت می‌دود ** مونس گور و غریبی می‌شود
  • It runs before your hearse and becomes your companion in the tomb and in the state where all is strange.
  • بهر روز مرگ این دم مرده باش ** تا شوی با عشق سرمد خواجه‌تاش 3760
  • For the sake of your death-day be dead (to self), now, in order that you may be made everlasting through love, O fellow-servant.
  • صبر می‌بیند ز پرده‌ی اجتهاد ** روی چون گلنار و زلفین مراد
  • Through the curtain of the struggle (against self) renunciation sees the face like a pomegranate-flower and the two tresses of the Desired One.
  • غم چو آیینه‌ست پیش مجتهد ** کاندرین ضد می‌نماید روی ضد
  • Sorrow is as a mirror before the struggler, for in this contrary there appears the face of the (other) contrary.
  • بعد ضد رنج آن ضد دگر ** رو دهد یعنی گشاد و کر و فر
  • After the (one) contrary, (which is) pain, the other contrary, that is, gladness and triumph, shows its face.
  • این دو وصف از پنجه‌ی دستت ببین ** بعد قبض مشت بسط آید یقین
  • Observe these two qualities (contraction and expansion) in the fingers of your hand: assuredly after the closing of the fist comes the opening.
  • پنجه را گر قبض باشد دایما ** یا همه بسط او بود چون مبتلا 3765
  • If the fingers be always closed or entirely (invariably) open, he (their owner) is like an afflicted person.
  • زین دو وصفش کار و مکسب منتظم ** چون پر مرغ این دو حال او را مهم
  • His work and action is regulated by these two qualities: these two conditions are (as) important for him as the bird's wings (to the bird).
  • چونک مریم مضطرب شد یک زمان ** همچنانک بر زمین آن ماهیان
  • When Mary was all at once dismayed, like those fishes on land,
  • گفتن روح القدس مریم راکی من رسول حقم به تو آشفته مشو و پنهان مشو از من کی فرمان اینست
  • [How the Holy Spirit said to Mary, “I am sent to thee by God: be not agitated and do not hide from me, for this is the (Divine) command.”]
  • بانگ بر وی زد نمودار کرم ** که امین حضرتم از من مرم
  • The Exemplar of (Divine) Bounty cried out to her, “I am the trusted (messenger) of the Lord: be not afraid of me.
  • از سرافرازان عزت سرمکش ** از چنین خوش محرمان خود درمکش
  • Do not turn thy head away from the exalted (favourites) of (Divine) Majesty, do not withdraw thyself from such goodly confidants.”
  • این همی گفت و ذباله‌ی نور پاک ** از لبش می‌شد پیاپی بر سماک 3770
  • He was saying this, and (meanwhile) from his lips a wick (ray) of pure light was going up to Simák (Arcturus) step by step (uninterruptedly).
  • از وجودم می‌گریزی در عدم ** در عدم من شاهم و صاحب علم
  • “Thou art fleeing from my existence into non-existence (the Unseen World): in non-existence I am a King and standard-bearer.
  • خود بنه و بنگاه من در نیستیست ** یکسواره نقش من پیش ستیست
  • Verily, my home and dwelling-place is in non-existence: solely my (outward) form is before the Lady (Mary).
  • مریما بنگر که نقش مشکلم ** هم هلالم هم خیال اندر دلم
  • O Mary, look (well), for I am a difficult form (to apprehend): I am both a new moon and a phantasy in the heart.
  • چون خیالی در دلت آمد نشست ** هر کجا که می‌گریزی با توست
  • When a phantasy comes into thy heart and settles (there), it is (still) with thee wheresoever thou fleest—
  • جز خیالی عارضی باطلی ** کو بود چون صبح کاذب آفلی 3775
  • Except an unsubstantial and vain phantasy which is one that sinks (and disappears) like the false dawn.
  • من چو صبح صادقم از نور رب ** که نگردد گرد روزم هیچ شب
  • I am of the light of the Lord, like the true dawn, for no night prowls around my day.
  • هین مکن لاحول عمران زاده‌ام ** که ز لاحول این طرف افتاده‌ام
  • Hark, do not cry Lá hawl against me, O daughter of ‘Imrán, for I have descended hither from Lá hawl.
  • مر مرا اصل و غذا لاحول بود ** نور لاحولی که پیش از قول بود
  • Lá hawl was my origin and sustenance—the light of that Lá hawl which was prior to the spoken word.
  • تو همی‌گیری پناه ازمن به حق ** من نگاریده‌ی پناهم در سبق
  • Thou art taking refuge from me with God: I am in eternity the image of (Him who is) the (only) refuge.
  • آن پناهم من که مخلصهات بوذ ** تو اعوذ آری و من خود آن اعوذ 3780
  • I am the refuge that was oft (the source of) thy deliverance. Thou takest refuge (from me), and I myself am that refuge.
  • آفتی نبود بتر از ناشناخت ** تو بر یار و ندانی عشق باخت
  • There is no bane worse than ignorance: thou art with thy Friend and dost not know how to make love.
  • یار را اغیار پنداری همی ** شادیی را نام بنهادی غمی
  • Thou art deeming thy Friend a stranger: upon a joy thou hast bestowed the name of a grief.”
  • اینچنین نخلی که لطف یار ماست ** چونک ما دزدیم نخلش دار ماست
  • Such a date-palm, which is our Friend's favour—since we are robbers, His date-palm is our gallows.
  • اینچنین مشکین که زلف میر ماست ** چونک بی‌عقلیم این زنجیر ماست
  • Such a musky (fragrant) object, which is the tress of our Prince—since we are demented, this (tress) is our chain.
  • اینچنین لطفی چو نیلی می‌رود ** چونک فرعونیم چون خون می‌شود 3785
  • Such a (Divine) grace is flowing like a Nile—since we are Pharaohs, it is becoming like blood.
  • خون همی‌گوید من آبم هین مریز ** یوسفم گرگ از توم ای پر ستیز
  • The blood is saying, “I am water. Beware, do not spill (me)! I am (really) Joseph, (but) you make me the wolf, O contentious man.”
  • تو نمی‌بینی که یار بردبار ** چونک با او ضد شدی گردد چو مار
  • Don't you see that a long-suffering friend becomes like a snake when you have grown hostile to him?
  • لحم او و شحم او دیگر نشد ** او چنان بد جز که از منظر نشد
  • His flesh and fat (real nature) is unchanged: (’tis) only in appearance (that) he has become so evil.
  • عزم کردن آن وکیل ازعشق کی رجوع کند به بخارا لاابالی‌وار
  • How that Wakíl, (moved) by love, made up his mind to return to Bukhárá recklessly.
  • شمع مریم را بهل افروخته ** که بخارا می‌رود آن سوخته
  • Leave the candle of Mary lighted, for that ardent (lover) is going to Bukhárá,
  • سخت بی‌صبر و در آتشدان تیز ** رو سوی صدر جهان می‌کن گریز 3790
  • Mightily impatient and in the blazing furnace (of love). Go, make a transition to the (story of the) Sadr-i Jahán.
  • این بخارا منبع دانش بود ** پس بخاراییست هر کنش بود
  • This “Bukhárá” is the source if knowledge; therefore every one who has that (knowledge) is a native of “Bukhárá.”
  • پیش شیخی در بخارا اندری ** تا به خواری در بخارا ننگری
  • In the presence of a Shaykh you are in “Bukhárá”: see that you do not look on “Bukhárá” as lowly.
  • جز به خواری در بخارای دلش ** راه ندهد جزر و مد مشکلش
  • Save with lowliness (shown by you), its difficult ebb and flow will not give (you) entrance into the “Bukhárá” of his heart.
  • ای خنک آن را که ذلت نفسه ** وای آنکس را که یردی رفسه
  • Oh, happy he whose carnal soul is abased! Alas for that one whose recalcitrance destroys (him)!
  • فرقت صدر جهان در جان او ** پاره پاره کرده بود ارکان او 3795
  • Separation from the Sadr-i Jahán had shattered (the Wakíl’s) foundations to pieces in his soul.
  • گفت بر خیزم هم‌آنجا واروم ** کافر ار گشتم دگر ره بگروم
  • He said, “I will rise up and go back thither: if I have become an infidel, I will believe once more.
  • واروم آنجا بیفتم پیش او ** پیش آن صدر نکواندیش او
  • I will go back thither and fall before him-before its (Bukhárá’s) kindly-thinking Sadr (Prince).
  • گویم افکندم به پیشت جان خویش ** زنده کن یا سر ببر ما را چو میش
  • I will say, ‘I throw myself before thee: revive (me) or cut off my head, like a sheep!
  • کشته و مرده به پیشت ای قمر ** به که شاه زندگان جای دگر
  • ‘Tis better to be slain and dead before thee, O Moon, that to be the king of the living in another place.
  • آزمودم من هزاران بار بیش ** بی تو شیرین می‌نبینم عیش خویش 3800
  • I have put it to the test more than a thousand times: I don not deem my life sweet without thee.
  • غن لی یا منیتی لحن النشور ** ابرکی یا ناقتی تم السرور
  • Sing to me, O object of my desire, the melody of resurrection! Kneel, O my she-camel! The joy is complete.
  • ابلعی یا ارض دمعی قد کفی ** اشربی یا نفس وردا قد صفا
  • O earth, swallow my tears- surely they are enough. Drink, O my soul, a draught that is now pure!
  • عدت یا عیدی الینا مرحبا ** نعم ما روحت یا ریح الصبا
  • Thou hast returned to us, O my festival! Welcome! How goodly is the refreshment thou hast brought, O Zephyr!’”
  • گفت ای یاران روان گشتم وداع ** سوی آن صدری که امیرست و مطاع
  • He said, “Farewell, my friends: I have set out towards the Sadr who commands and is obeyed.
  • دم‌بدم در سوز بریان می‌شوم ** هرچه بادا باد آنجا می‌روم 3805
  • Moment by moment I am being roasted in the flames. (of separation from him): I will go thither, come what may!
  • گرچه دل چون سنگ خارا می‌کند ** جان من عزم بخارا می‌کند
  • Although he is making his heart like a hard rock (against me), my soul is bound for Bukhárá.