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  • هر که عدل عمرش ننمود دست  ** پیش او حجاج خونی عادلست 
  • In the eyes of any one to whom the justice of ‘Umar has not displayed its power, the murderous Hajjáj is just.
  • دختران را لعبت مرده دهند  ** که ز لعب زندگان بی‌آگهند 
  • A dead (lifeless) doll is given to (young) girls, for they are ignorant of the play (dalliance) of living (men).
  • چون ندارند از فتوت زور و دست  ** کودکان را تیغ چوبین بهترست 
  • A wooden sword is better suited to children (young boys), since they have not the strength and power (that comes) from manhood.
  • کافران قانع بنقش انبیا  ** که نگاریده‌ست اندر دیرها 
  • Infidels are content with the figures of the prophets which are painted (and kept) in churches;
  • زان مهان ما را چو دور روشنیست  ** هیچ‌مان پروای نقش سایه نیست  3600
  • (But) as we have (enjoy) a bright period (of inward illumination) from those moons, we have no care for a shadow-figure.
  • این یکی نقشش نشسته در جهان  ** وآن دگر نقشش چو مه در آسمان 
  • The one figure of him (the prophet) is seated in the (sublunary) world, while his other figure is in heaven, like the moon.
  • این دهانش نکته‌گویان با جلیس  ** و آن دگر با حق به گفتار و انیس 
  • This mouth of him is speaking on subtle points (of religion) to those sitting beside him, while the other (mouth) is (engaged) in discourse with God and intimate (with Him).
  • گوش ظاهر این سخن را ضبط کن  ** گوش جانش جاذب اسرار کن 
  • His outward ear is apprehending these (external) words, while his spiritual ear is drawing (into itself) the mysteries of (the Creative Word)Be.
  • چشم ظاهر ضابط حلیه‌ی بشر  ** چشم سر حیران مازاغ البصر 
  • His outward eye is apprehending human forms and features, while his inward eye is dazzled in (the glory of) the eye did not stray.
  • پای ظاهر در صف مسجد صواف  ** پای معنی فوق گردون در طواف  3605
  • His outward feet stand evenly in the row (of worshippers) in the mosque, while his spiritual feet are (engaged) in circumambulation above the sky.
  • جزو جزوش را تو بشمر هم‌چنین  ** این درون وقت و آن بیرون حین 
  • Reckon up every member of him (and judge of it) in like fashion: this (bodily part) is within Time, while that (spiritual part) is beyond Time.
  • این که در وقتست باشد تا اجل  ** وان دگر یار ابد قرن ازل 
  • This which is in Time endures till death, while the other is the associate of everlastingness and the peer of eternity.
  • هست یک نامش ولی الدولتین  ** هست یک نعتش امام القبلتین 
  • One name of him is “owner of the two empires”; one description of him is “Imám of the two qiblas.”
  • خلوت و چله برو لازم نماند  ** هیچ غیمی مر ورا غایم نماند 
  • The religious seclusion and the forty days' fast are no longer incumbent on him: no cloud is overclouding him any more.
  • قرص خورشیدست خلوت‌خانه‌اش  ** کی حجاب آرد شب بیگانه‌اش  3610
  • His solitary cell is (resplendent as) the sun's orb: how should alien night throw a veil over it?
  • علت و پرهیز شد بحران نماند  ** کفر او ایمان شد و کفران نماند 
  • Sickness and abstinence are gone, the crisis is past: his infidelity has become faith, and disbelief is no more.
  • چون الف از استقامت شد به پیش  ** او ندارد هیچ از اوصاف خویش 
  • Like (the letter) alif, he has taken the foremost place because of his straightness (rectitude): he retains nothing of his own qualities.
  • گشت فرد از کسوه‌ی خوهای خویش  ** شد برهنه جان به جان‌افزای خویش 
  • He has become separated from the garment of his own dispositions: his spirit has gone, naked, to Him who gives it increase of spirituality.
  • چون برهنه رفت پیش شاه فرد  ** شاهش از اوصاف قدسی جامه کرد 
  • Inasmuch as it went naked into the presence of the incomparable King, the King made for it a raiment of holy qualities.
  • خلعتی پوشید از اوصاف شاه  ** بر پرید از چاه بر ایوان جاه  3615
  • It put on a robe of the King's qualities: it flew up from the pit to the palace of majesty.
  • این چنین باشد چو دردی صاف گشت  ** از بن طشت آمد او بالای طشت 
  • Such is the case: when dregs become pure, they rise from the bottom of the bowl to the top.
  • در بن طشت از چه بود او دردناک  ** شومی آمیزش اجزای خاک 
  • Although it (the spirit) remained like dregs at the bottom of the bowl owing to the ill-luck of mixing with particles of earth, (this was not in accordance with its nature).
  • یار ناخوش پر و بالش بسته بود  ** ورنه او در اصل بس برجسته بود 
  • Its disagreeable companion had tied its wings and plumes; else (it would have risen, for) originally it was very soaring.
  • چون عتاب اهبطوا انگیختند  ** هم‌چو هاروتش نگون آویختند 
  • When they uttered the rebuke Get ye down, they suspended it, head first, like Hárút.
  • بود هاروت از ملاک آسمان  ** از عتابی شد معلق هم‌چنان  3620
  • Hárút was one of the angels of Heaven: on account of a (Divine) rebuke he was suspended thus.
  • سرنگون زان شد که از سر دور ماند  ** خویش را سر ساخت و تنها پیش راند 
  • He was (suspended), head downwards, because he remained far aloof from the Head and made himself the head and advanced alone.
  • آن سپد خود را چو پر از آب دید  ** کر استغنا و از دریا برید 
  • When the basket saw itself to be full of water, it behaved with independence and parted from the sea.
  • بر جگر آبش یکی قطره نماند  ** بحر رحمت کرد و او را باز خواند 
  • (Afterwards, when) not a single drop of water remained inside it, the sea showed mercy and called it back.
  • رحمتی بی‌علتی بی‌خدمتی  ** آید از دریا مبارک ساعتی 
  • From the (Divine) Sea comes an uncaused undeserved mercy in a blessed hour.
  • الله الله گرد دریابار گرد  ** گرچه باشند اهل دریابار زرد  3625
  • For God's sake, for God's sake, frequent the Seashore, though those who dwell on the seashore are pale,
  • تا که آید لطف بخشایش‌گری  ** سرخ گردد روی زرد از گوهری 
  • In order that the grace of a Benefactor may come (to thee) and that thy pale face may be reddened by a jewel.
  • زردی رو بهترین رنگهاست  ** زانک اندر انتظار آن لقاست 
  • Yellowness (paleness) of face is the best of complexions, because it is in expectation of that meeting (with God);
  • لیک سرخی بر رخی که آن لامعست  ** بهر آن آمد که جانش قانعست 
  • But the redness on a face that is beaming appears (there) because his (its owner's) soul is content;
  • که طمع لاغر کند زرد و ذلیل  ** نیست او از علت ابدان علیل 
  • For (mere) hope makes him lean, pale, and wretched: he is not ill with bodily ailment.
  • چون ببیند روی زرد بی‌سقم  ** خیره گردد عقل جالینوس هم  3630
  • The reason of even (a physician like) Galen becomes distraught when it sees a pale face without (unaccompanied by any symptom of) disease.
  • چون طمع بستی تو در انوار هو  ** مصطفی گوید که ذلت نفسه 
  • When thou hast fixed thy hope on the Light of Him (God), Mustafá (Mohammed) says (concerning such an one), “His carnal self is abased.”
  • نور بی‌سایه لطیف و عالی است  ** آن مشبک سایه‌ی غربالی است 
  • The shadeless light is beautiful and lofty; the one enclosed in network is (only) the shadow of a sieve.
  • عاشقان عریان همی‌خواهند تن  ** پیش عنینان چه جامه چه بدن 
  • Amatores corpus volunt nudum; enervatis nil interest vestisne sit an corpus. [Lovers want to be naked of body; to the impotent what (difference is there between) a (naked) body and (one covered by) a garment?]
  • روزه‌داران را بود آن نان و خوان  ** خرمگس را چه ابا چه دیگدان 
  • The (delicious) bread and dishes of food are (reserved) for the fasters; for the horse-fly what difference is there between the soup and the trivet?
  • دگربار استدعاء شاه از ایاز کی تاویل کار خود بگو و مشکل منکران را و طاعنان را حل کن کی ایشان را در آن التباس رها کردن مروت نیست 
  • How the King (Mahmud) requested Ayáz for the second time, saying, “Explain thy case and solve the difficulty felt by the incredulous and censorious; for it is not (like thy) generosity to leave them in perplexity.”
  • این سخن از حد و اندازه‌ست بیش  ** ای ایاز اکنون بگو احوال خویش  3635
  • This topic is beyond limit and measure. “Now, O Ayáz, tell of thy ‘states.’
  • هست احوال تو از کان نوی  ** تو بدین احوال کی راضی شوی 
  • Thy states’ are from the mine of novelty” how shouldst thou be satisfied with these (vulgar) ‘states’?
  • هین حکایت کن از آن احوال خوش  ** خاک بر احوال و درس پنج و شش 
  • Hark, tell the story of those goodly ‘states’- dust (be thrown) upon the ‘states’ and lessons of the five (elements) and the six (directions)!”
  • حال باطن گر نمی‌آید بگفت  ** حال ظاهر گویمت در طاق وجفت 
  • If the inward “state” is not to be told, (yet) I will tell thee the outward “state” in a word or two,
  • که ز لطف یار تلخیهای مات  ** گشت بر جان خوشتر از شکرنبات 
  • (Namely), that by grace of the Beloved the bitternesses of death were made sweeter than sugar-cane to the soul.
  • زان نبات ار گرد در دریا رود  ** تلخی دریا همه شیرین شود  3640
  • If the dust from that sugar-cane should enter the sea, all the bitterness of the sea would become sweet.
  • صدهزار احوال آمد هم‌چنین  ** باز سوی غیب رفتند ای امین 
  • Even so a hundred thousand “states” came (hither) and went back to the Unseen, O trusted one.
  • حال هر روزی بدی مانند نی  ** هم‌چو جو اندر روش کش بند نی 
  • Each day’s “state” is not like (that of) the day before: (they are passing) as a  rive that hath no obstacle in its course.
  • شادی هر روز از نوعی دگر  ** فکرت هر روز را دیگر اثر 
  • Each day’s joy is of a different kind, each day’s thought makes a different impression.
  • تمثیل تن آدمی به مهمان‌خانه و اندیشه‌های مختلف به مهمانان مختلف عارف در رضا بدان اندیشه‌های غم و شادی چون شخص مهمان‌دوست غریب‌نواز خلیل‌وار کی در خلیل باکرام ضیف پیوسته باز بود بر کافر و ممن و امین و خاین و با همه مهمانان روی تازه داشتی 
  • Comparison of the human body to a guest-house and of the diverse thoughts to the diverse guests. The gnostic, acquiescing in those thoughts of sorrow or joy, resembles a hospitable person who treats strangers with kindness., like Khalíl (Abraham); for Khalíl’s door was always open to receive his guest with honour— infidel and true believer and trusty and treacherous alike; and he would show a cheerful face to all his guests.
  • هست مهمان‌خانه این تن ای جوان  ** هر صباحی ضیف نو آید دوان 
  • This body, O youth, is a guest house: every morning a new guest comes running (into it).
  • هین مگو کین مانند اندر گردنم  ** که هم اکنون باز پرد در عدم  3645
  • Beware, do not say, “This (guest) is a burden to me,” for presently he will fly back into non-existence.