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987-1036

  • هر کجا لطفی ببینی از کسی ** سوی اصل لطف ره یابی عسی
  • Whenever thou art aware of a kindness from any one, ’tis possible thou mayst find the way to the source of the kindness.
  • این همه خوشها ز دریاییست ژرف ** جزو را بگذار و بر کل دار طرف
  • All these lovely things are from a deep Sea: leave the part and keep thine eye (fixed) upon the Whole.
  • جنگهای خلق بهر خوبیست ** برگ بی برگی نشان طوبیست
  • The wars of mankind are for the sake of Beauty; the garniture of ungarnishedness is the sign of the Túbá tree.
  • خشمهای خلق بهر آشتیست ** دام راحت دایما بی‌راحتیست 990
  • The angers of mankind are for the sake of Peace; restlessness is ever the snare for Rest.
  • هر زدن بهر نوازش را بود ** هر گله از شکر آگه می‌کند
  • Every blow is for the sake of fondness; every complaint makes (thee) aware of gratitude (due for benefits received).
  • بوی بر از جزو تا کل ای کریم ** بوی بر از ضد تا ضد ای حکیم
  • Smell (all the way) from the part to the Whole, O noble one; smell (all the way) from opposite to opposite, O wise one.
  • جنگلها می آشتی آرد درست ** مارگیر از بهر یاری مار جست
  • Assuredly wars bring peace; the snake-catcher sought the snake for the purpose of friendship.
  • بهر یاری مار جوید آدمی ** غم خورد بهر حریف بی‌غمی
  • Man seeks a snake for the purpose of friendship and cares for one that is without care (for him).
  • او همی‌جستی یکی ماری شگرف ** گرد کوهستان و در ایام برف 995
  • He (the snake-catcher) was searching for a big snake round about the mountains and in the days of snow.
  • اژدهایی مرده دید آنجا عظیم ** که دلش از شکل او شد پر ز بیم
  • He espied there a huge dead dragon, at the aspect whereof his heart was filled with fear.
  • مارگیر اندر زمستان شدید ** مار می‌جست اژدهایی مرده دید
  • (Whilst) the snake-catcher was looking for snakes in the hard winter, he espied a dead dragon.
  • مارگیر از بهر حیرانی خلق ** مار گیرد اینت نادانی خلق
  • The snake-catcher catches snakes in order to amaze the people—behold the foolishness of the people!
  • آدمی کوهیست چون مفتون شود ** کوه اندر مار حیران چون شود
  • Man is a mountain: how should he be led into temptation? How should a mountain become amazed at a snake?
  • خویشتن نشناخت مسکین آدمی ** از فزونی آمد و شد در کمی 1000
  • Wretched Man does not know himself: he has come from a high estate and fallen into lowlihood.
  • خویشتن را آدمی ارزان فروخت ** بود اطلس خویش بر دلقی بدوخت
  • Man has sold himself cheaply: he was satin, he has sewn himself on (become attached) to a tattered cloak.
  • صد هزاران مار و که حیران اوست ** او چرا حیران شدست و ماردوست
  • Hundreds of thousands of snakes and mountains are amazed at him: why (then) has he become amazed and fond of a snake?
  • مارگیر آن اژدها را بر گرفت ** سوی بغداد آمد از بهر شگفت
  • The snake-catcher took up that snake and came to Baghdád for the sake of (exciting) astonishment.
  • اژدهایی چون ستون خانه‌ای ** می‌کشیدش از پی دانگانه‌ای
  • In quest of a paltry fee he carried along a dragon like the pillar of a house,
  • کاژدهای مرده‌ای آورده‌ام ** در شکارش من جگرها خورده‌ام 1005
  • Saying, “I have brought a dead dragon: I have suffered agonies in hunting it.”
  • او همی مرده گمان بردش ولیک ** زنده بود و او ندیدش نیک نیک
  • He thought it was dead, but it was living, and he did not see it very well.
  • او ز سرماها و برف افسرده بود ** زنده بود و شکل مرده می‌نمود
  • It was frozen by frosts and snow: it was alive, but it presented the appearance of the dead.
  • عالم افسردست و نام او جماد ** جامد افسرده بود ای اوستاد
  • The world is frozen: its name is jamád (inanimate): jámid is (means) “frozen,” O master.
  • باش تا خورشید حشر آید عیان ** تا ببینی جنبش جسم جهان
  • Wait till the sun of the Resurrection shall become manifest, that thou mayst see the movement of the world's body.
  • چون عصای موسی اینجا مار شد ** عقل را از ساکنان اخبار شد 1010
  • When here (in this world) the rod of Moses became a snake, information was given to the intellect concerning motionless (inanimate) beings.
  • پاره‌ی خاک ترا چون مرد ساخت ** خاکها را جملگی شاید شناخت
  • Since He (God) made thy piece of earth a man, thou shouldst recognise (the real nature of) the entire sum of the particles of earth:
  • مرده زین سو اند و زان سو زنده‌اند ** خامش اینجا و آن طرف گوینده‌اند
  • (That) from this standpoint they are dead and from that standpoint they are living; (that they are) silent here and speaking yonder.
  • چون از آن سوشان فرستد سوی ما ** آن عصا گردد سوی ما اژدها
  • When He sends them from that quarter towards us, the rod becomes a dragon in relation to us.
  • کوهها هم لحن داودی کند ** جوهر آهن بکف مومی بود
  • The mountains too make a song like that of David, and the substance of iron is (as) wax in the hand.
  • باد حمال سلیمانی شود ** بحر با موسی سخن‌دانی شود 1015
  • The wind becomes a bearer for Solomon, the sea becomes capable of understanding words in regard to Moses.
  • ماه با احمد اشارت‌بین شود ** نار ابراهیم را نسرین شود
  • The moon becomes able to see the sign in obedience to Ahmad (Mohammed), the fire becomes wild-roses for Abraham.
  • خاک قارون را چو ماری در کشد ** استن حنانه آید در رشد
  • The earth swallows Qárún (Korah) like a snake; the Moaning Pillar comes into (the way of) righteousness.
  • سنگ بر احمد سلامی می‌کند ** کوه یحیی را پیامی می‌کند
  • The stone salaams to Ahmad (Mohammed); the mountain sends a message to Yahyá (John the Baptist).
  • ما سمعیعیم و بصیریم و خوشیم ** با شما نامحرمان ما خامشیم
  • (They all say), “We have hearing and sight and are happy, (although) with you, the uninitiated, we are mute.”
  • چون شما سوی جمادی می‌روید ** محرم جان جمادان چون شوید 1020
  • Forasmuch as ye are going towards (are inclined to) inanimateness (worldliness), how shall ye become familiar with the spiritual life of inanimate beings?
  • از جمادی عالم جانها روید ** غلغل اجزای عالم بشنوید
  • Go (forth) from inanimateness into the world of spirits, hearken to the loud noise of the particles of the world.
  • فاش تسبیح جمادات آیدت ** وسوسه‌ی تاویلها نربایدت
  • The glorification of God by inanimate beings will become evident to thee; the doubts suggested by (false) interpretations will not carry thee away (from the truth).
  • چون ندارد جان تو قندیلها ** بهر بینش کرده‌ای تاویلها
  • Since thy soul hath not the lamps (the lights necessary) for seeing, thou hast made interpretations,
  • که غرض تسبیح ظاهر کی بود ** دعوی دیدن خیال غی بود
  • Saying, “How should visible glorification (of God) be the meaning intended? The claim to see (that glorification) is an erroneous fancy.
  • بلک مر بیننده را دیدار آن ** وقت عبرت می‌کند تسبیح‌خوان 1025
  • Nay, the sight of that (inanimate object) causes him that sees it to glorify God at the time when he regards its significance.
  • پس چو از تسبیح یادت می‌دهد ** آن دلالت همچو گفتن می‌بود
  • Therefore, inasmuch as it reminds you of glorification, that indication (which it gives to you) is even as (equivalent to its) uttering (the words of glorification).”
  • این بود تاویل اهل اعتزال ** و آن آنکس کو ندارد نور حال
  • This is the interpretation of the Mu‘tazilites and of those who do not possess the light of immediate (mystical) intuition.
  • چون ز حس بیرون نیامد آدمی ** باشد از تصویر غیبی اعجمی
  • When a man has not escaped from sense-perception, he will be a stranger to the ideas of the unseen world.
  • این سخن پایان ندارد مارگیر ** می‌کشید آن مار را با صد زحیر
  • This discourse hath no end. The snake-catcher, with a hundred pains, was bringing the snake along,
  • تا به بغداد آمد آن هنگامه‌جو ** تا نهد هنگامه‌ای بر چارسو 1030
  • Till (at last) the would-be showman arrived at Baghdád, that he might set up a public show at the cross-roads.
  • بر لب شط مرد هنگامه نهاد ** غلغله در شهر بغداد اوفتاد
  • The man set up a show on the bank of the Tigris, and a hubbub arose in the city of Baghdád—
  • مارگیری اژدها آورده است ** بوالعجب نادر شکاری کرده است
  • “A snake-catcher has brought a dragon: he has captured a marvellous rare beast.”
  • جمع آمد صد هزاران خام‌ریش ** صید او گشته چو او از ابلهیش
  • Myriads of simpletons assembled, who had become a prey to him as he (to it) in his folly.
  • منتظر ایشان و هم او منتظر ** تا که جمع آیند خلق منتشر
  • They were waiting (to see the dragon), and he too was waiting for the scattered people to assemble.
  • مردم هنگامه افزون‌تر شود ** کدیه و توزیع نیکوتر رود 1035
  • The greater the crowd, the better goes the begging and contributing (of money).
  • جمع آمد صد هزاران ژاژخا ** حلقه کرده پشت پا بر پشت پا
  • Myriads of idle babblers assembled, forming a ring, sole against sole.