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1095-1144

  • خیز بلقیسا که بازاریست تیز ** زین خسیسان کسادافکن گریز 1095
  • Arise, O Bilqís, for ’tis a keen (busy and lucrative) market: flee from these vile wretches who ruin (the spiritual) trade.
  • خیز بلقیسا کنون با اختیار ** پیش از آنک مرگ آرد گیر و دار
  • O Bilqís, arise now with free-will, ere Death appear in his sovereign might.
  • بعد از آن گوشت کشد مرگ آنچنان ** که چو دزد آیی به شحنه جان‌کنان
  • After that, Death will pull thy ear (torment thee) in such wise that thou wilt come in agony, like a thief to the magistrate.
  • زین خران تا چند باشی نعل‌دزد ** گر همی دزدی بیا و لعل دزد
  • How long wilt thou be (engaged in) stealing shoes from these asses? If thou art going to steal, come and steal a ruby!
  • خواهرانت یافته ملک خلود ** تو گرفته ملکت کور و کبود
  • Thy sisters have gained the kingdom of everlasting life; thou hast won the kingdom of misery.
  • ای خنک آن را کزین ملکت بجست ** که اجل این ملک را ویران‌گرست 1100
  • Oh, happy he that escaped from this kingdom, for Death makes this kingdom desolate.
  • خیز بلقیسا بیا باری ببین ** ملکت شاهان و سلطانان دین
  • Arise, O Bilqís! Come, behold for once the kingdom of the Sháhs and Sultans of the (true) Religion.
  • شسته در باطن میان گلستان ** ظاهر آحادی میان دوستان
  • He (such a king) is seated inwardly (in spirit) amidst the rose-garden (of union with God); outwardly (in the body) he is acting as a hádí amongst his friends.
  • بوستان با او روان هر جا رود ** لیک آن از خلق پنهان می‌شود
  • The garden is going with him wherever he goes, but it is (always) being concealed from the people.
  • میوه‌ها لایه‌کنان کز من بچر ** آب حیوان آمده کز من بخور
  • The fruit is making entreaty, saying, “Eat of me”; the Water of Life is come, saying, “Drink of me.”
  • طوف می‌کن بر فلک بی‌پر و بال ** هم‌چو خورشید و چو بدر و چون هلال 1105
  • Make a circuit of heaven without wing and pinion, like the sun and like the full-moon and like the new moon.
  • چون روان باشی روان و پای نی ** می‌خوری صد لوت و لقمه‌خای نی
  • Thou wilt be moving, like the spirit, and (there will be) no foot; thou wilt be eating a hundred dainties, and (there will be) none chewing a morsel.
  • نی‌نهنگ غم زند بر کشتیت ** نی پدید آید ز مردم زشتیت
  • Neither will the leviathan, Pain, dash against thy ship, nor will ugliness appear in thee from dying.
  • هم تو شاه و هم تو لشکر هم تو تخت ** هم تو نیکوبخت باشی هم تو بخت
  • Thou wilt be sovereign, army, and throne, all together: thou wilt be both the fortunate and Fortune.
  • گر تو نیکوبختی و سلطان زفت ** بخت غیر تست روزی بخت رفت
  • (Even) if thou art fortunate and a powerful monarch, (yet) Fortune is other than thou: one day Fortune goes,
  • تو بماندی چون گدایان بی‌نوا ** دولت خود هم تو باش ای مجتبی 1110
  • And thou art left destitute like beggars. Be thou thine own fortune, O elect one!
  • چون تو باشی بخت خود ای معنوی ** پس تو که بختی ز خود کی گم شوی
  • When thou art thine own fortune, O man of Reality, then how wilt thou, who art Fortune, lose thyself?
  • تو ز خود کی گم شوی از خوش‌خصال ** چونک عین تو ترا شد ملک و مال
  • How wilt thou lose thyself, O man with goodly qualities, when thy Essence has become thy kingdom and riches?
  • بقیه‌ی عمارت کردن سلیمان علیه‌السلام مسجد اقصی را به تعلیم و وحی خدا جهت حکمتهایی کی او داند و معاونت ملایکه و دیو و پری و آدمی آشکارا
  • The rest of the story of Solomon, on whom be peace: how he built the Farther Mosque (the Temple of Solomon) by instruction and inspiration from God, (given to him) for wise purposes which He (only) knows; and how angels, demons, genies, and men lent visible aid.
  • ای سلیمان مسجد اقصی بساز ** لشکر بلقیس آمد در نماز
  • (God said) “O Solomon, build the Farther Mosque, the army of Bilqís has come into (has adopted) the (ritual) prayer.”
  • چونک او بنیاد آن مسجد نهاد ** جن و انس آمد بدن در کار داد
  • When he laid the foundation of that Mosque, genies and men came and threw themselves into the work,
  • یک گروه از عشق و قومی بی‌مراد ** هم‌چنانک در ره طاعت عباد 1115
  • One party from love, and another company unwillingly, just as God’s servants (do) in the way of obedience (to Him).
  • خلق دیوانند و شهوت سلسله ** می‌کشدشان سوی دکان و غله
  • The folk (of the world) are (like) demons, and desire is the chain dragging them to shop and crops.
  • هست این زنجیر از خوف و وله ** تو مبین این خلق را بی‌سلسله
  • This chain is (the result) of being afraid (of poverty) and crazed (with worldliness): do not regard these folk as unchained.
  • می‌کشاندشان سوی کسب و شکار ** می‌کشاندشان سوی کان و بحار
  • It drags them to earning and hunting; it drags them to the mine and the seas.
  • می‌کشدشان سوی نیک و سوی بد ** گفت حق فی جیدها حبل المسد
  • It drags them to good and to evil: God hath said, “On her neck a cord of palm-fibre.
  • قد جعلنا الحبل فی اعناقهم ** واتخذنا الحبل من اخلاقهم 1120
  • We have put the cordon their necks: We have made the cord (to consist) of their natural dispositions.
  • لیس من مستقذر مستنقه ** قط الا طایره فی عنقه
  • There is none ever, (be he) defiled or (be he) recovered (from foul disease), but his fortune is on his neck
  • حرص تو در کار بد چون آتشست ** اخگر از رنگ خوش آتش خوشست
  • Your greed for evil-doing is like fire: the live coal (the evil deed) is (made) pleasing by the fire’s pleasing hue.
  • آن سیاهی فحم در آتش نهان ** چونک آتش شد سیاهی شد عیان
  • The blackness of the coal is hidden in the fire: when the fire is gone, the blackness becomes evident.
  • اخگر از حرص تو شد فحم سیاه ** حرص چون شد ماند آن فحم تباه
  • By your greed the black coal is made live: when the greed is gone, that vicious coal remains.
  • آن زمان آن فحم اخگر می‌نمود ** آن نه حسن کار نار حرص بود 1125
  • At that (former) time the coal appeared to be live; that was not (owing to) the goodness of (your) action: it was (owing to) the fire of greed.
  • حرص کارت را بیاراییده بود ** حرص رفت و ماند کار تو کبود
  • Greed had embellished your action: greed departed, and your action was left in squalor
  • غوله‌ای را که بر آرایید غول ** پخته پندارد کسی که هست گول
  • (Only) one who is foolish will think ripe (and sweet) the ghawla which the ghouls deck out (describe as being attractive).
  • آزمایش چون نماید جان او ** کند گردد ز آزمون دندان او
  • When his soul makes trial (of it), its teeth are blunted by the experiment.
  • از هوس آن دام دانه می‌نمود ** عکس غول حرص و آن خود خام بود
  • From vain desire, the reflexion (distorting influence) of the ghoul, (which is) greed, was causing the trap to appear a (delicious) berry, though in truth it was unripe.
  • حرص اندر کار دین و خیر جو ** چون نماند حرص باشد نغزرو 1130
  • Seek greed (seek to be eager) in the practice of religion and in good works: they are (still) beautiful, (even) when the greed (eagerness) remains not.
  • خیرها نغزند نه از عکس غیر ** تاب حرص ار رفت ماند تاب خیر
  • Good works are beautiful (in themselves), not through the re flexion of any other thing: if the glow of greed is gone, the glow of good remains;
  • تاب حرص از کار دنیا چون برفت ** فحم باشد مانده از اخگر بتفت
  • (But) when the glow of greed is gone from worldly work, of the red-hot coal (only) the black ashes are left.
  • کودکان را حرص می‌آرد غرار ** تا شوند از ذوق دل دامن‌سوار
  • Folly excites greed (for amusement) in children, so that from gleefulness of heart they ride a cock-horse
  • چون ز کودک رفت آن حرص بدش ** بر دگر اطفال خنده آیدش
  • When that evil greed of his is gone from the child, he begins to laugh at the other children,
  • که چه می‌کردم چه می‌دیدم درین ** خل ز عکس حرص بنمود انگبین 1135
  • Saying, “What was I doing? What was I seeing in this?” From the reflexion of greed the vinegar appeared to be honey.
  • آن بنای انبیا بی حرص بود ** زان چنان پیوسته رونقها فزود
  • That edifice of the prophets was (raised) without greed (self- interest); hence the splendours (of its renown) increased so uninterruptedly.
  • ای بسا مسجد بر آورده کرام ** لیک نبود مسجد اقصاش نام
  • Oh, many a mosque have (worldly) magnates erected, but “the Farther mosque” is not its name.
  • کعبه را که هر دمی عزی فزود ** آن ز اخلاصات ابراهیم بود
  • The grandeur which at every moment accrued to the Ka’ba— that (grandeur) was (derived) from the acts done in pure de voti on by Abraham.
  • فضل آن مسجد خاک و سنگ نیست ** لیک در بناش حرص و جنگ نیست
  • The excellence of that mosque (which the prophets build) is not from earth and stone, but (because) there is no greed or enmity in its builder.
  • نه کتبشان مثل کتب دیگران ** نی مساجدشان نی کسب وخان و مان 1140
  • Their Books are not as the books of others, nor their mosques nor their means of livelihood nor their houses and homes,
  • نه ادبشان نه غضبشان نه نکال ** نه نعاس و نه قیاس و نه مقال
  • Nor their observance of respect nor their anger nor their chastisement nor their slumber nor their reasoning nor their discourse.
  • هر یکیشان را یکی فری دگر ** مرغ جانشان طایر از پری دگر
  • To each one of them belongs a different glory: (in each of them) the bird, their spirit, flies with a different wing.
  • دل همی لرزد ز ذکر حالشان ** قبله‌ی افعال ما افعالشان
  • The heart is trembling at mention of their (high) estate: their actions are the qibla (to which we turn for guidance) of our actions.
  • مرغشان را بیضه‌ها زرین بدست ** نیم‌شب جانشان سحرگه بین شدست
  • The eggs laid by their bird (spirit) are golden: at midnight their spirit hath beheld the dawn.