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  • لاجرم حقش دهد چوپانیی  ** بر فراز چرخ مه روحانیی 
  • Inevitably God will bestow on him a spiritual shepherd's office (exalted) above the sphere of the moon,
  • آنچنان که انبیا را زین رعا  ** بر کشید و داد رعی اصفیا  3295
  • Even as He raised the prophets from this herding (of sheep) and gave them the task of tending the righteous.
  • خواجه باری تو درین چوپانیت  ** کردی آنچ کور گردد شانیت 
  • “Thou, in short, O Khwája, hast performed in thy shepherding (of the poor) that which causes him that hates thee to become blind (utterly confounded).
  • دانم آنجا در مکافات ایزدت  ** سروری جاودانه بخشدت 
  • I know that God will give thee yonder an everlasting sovereignty in compensation.
  • بر امید کف چون دریای تو  ** بر وظیفه دادن و ایفای تو 
  • In hope of thy (open) hand as (bountiful as) the ocean and (in reliance) upon thy giving (me) a stipend and discharging (my obligations) in full,
  • وام کردم نه هزار از زر گزاف  ** تو کجایی تا شود این درد صاف 
  • I recklessly incurred debts (amounting to) nine thousand pieces of gold: where art thou, that these dregs may become clear?
  • تو کجایی تا که خندان چون چمن  ** گویی بستان آن و ده چندان ز من  3300
  • Where art thou, that laughing like the (verdant) garden thou mayst say, ‘Receive that (sum) and ten times as much from me’?
  • تو کجایی تا مرا خندان کنی  ** لطف و احسان چون خداوندان کنی 
  • Where art thou, that thou mayst make me laughing (flourishing) and show favour and beneficence as lords (are wont to do)?
  • تو کجایی تا بری در مخزنم  ** تا کنی از وام و فاقه آمنم 
  • Where art thou, that thou mayst take me into thy treasury and make me secure from debt and poverty?—
  • من همی‌گویم بس و تو مفضلم  ** گفته کین هم گیر از بهر دلم 
  • (Whilst) I am saying continually, ‘Enough!’ and thou, my bounteous friend, replying, ‘Accept this too for my heart's sake.’
  • چون همی‌گنجد جهانی زیر طین  ** چون بگنجد آسمانی در زمین 
  • How can a world (microcosm) be contained under the clay (of the body)? How should a Heaven be contained in the earth?
  • حاش لله تو برونی زین جهان  ** هم به وقت زندگی هم این زمان  3305
  • God forfend! Thou art beyond this world both in thy lifetime and at the present hour.
  • در هوای غیب مرغی می‌پرد  ** سایه‌ی او بر زمینی می‌زند 
  • A bird is flying in the atmosphere of the Unseen: its shadow falls on a piece of earth.
  • جسم سایه‌ی سایه‌ی سایه‌ی دلست  ** جسم کی اندر خور پایه‌ی دلست 
  • The body is the shadow of the shadow of the shadow of the heart: how is the body worthy of the (lofty) rank of the heart?
  • مرد خفته روح او چون آفتاب  ** در فلک تابان و تن در جامه خواب 
  • A man lies asleep: his spirit is shining in Heaven, like the sun, while his body is in bed.
  • جان نهان اندر خلا هم‌چون سجاف  ** تن تقلب می‌کند زیر لحاف 
  • His spirit is hidden in the Void, like the fringe (sewn inside a garment): his body is turning to and fro beneath the coverlet.
  • روح چون من امر ربی مختفیست  ** هر مثالی که بگویم منتفیست  3310
  • Since the spirit, being from the command of my Lord, is invisible, every similitude that I may utter (concerning it) is denying (the truth of the description).
  • ای عجب کو لعل شکربار تو  ** وان جوابات خوش و اسرار تو 
  • Oh, where, I wonder, is thy sugar-shedding ruby (lip) and those sweet replies and mysteries of thine?
  • ای عجب کو آن عقیق قندخا  ** آن کلید قفل مشکل‌های ما 
  • Oh, where, I wonder, is that candy-chewing cornelian (lip), the key to the lock of our perplexities?
  • ای عجب کو آن دم چون ذوالفقار  ** آنک کردی عقل‌ها را بی‌قرار 
  • Oh, where, I wonder, is that breath (keen) as Dhu ’l-faqár, that used to make our understandings distraught?
  • چند هم‌چون فاخته کاشانه‌جو  ** کو و کو و کو و کو و کو و کو 
  • How long, like a ringdove seeking her nest, (shall I cry) ‘where (kú) and where and where and where and where and where?’
  • کو همان‌جا که صفات رحمتست  ** قدرتست و نزهتست و فطنتست  3315
  • Where (is he now)? In the place where are the Attributes of (Divine) Mercy, and (the Divine) Power and Transcendence, and (celestial) Intelligence.
  • کو همان‌جا که دل و اندیشه‌اش  ** دایم آن‌جا بد چو شیر و بیشه‌اش 
  • Where (is he now)? In the same place where his heart and thought always dwelt, like the lion in his jungle.
  • کو همان‌جا که امید مرد و زن  ** می‌رود در وقت اندوه و حزن 
  • Where (is he now)? In that place whither the hope of (every) man and woman turns in the hour of anguish and sorrow.
  • کو همان‌جا که به وقت علتی  ** چشم پرد بر امید صحتی 
  • Where (is he now)? In the place to which in time of illness the eye takes wing in hope of (regaining) health—
  • آن طرف که بهر دفع زشتیی  ** باد جویی بهر کشت و کشتیی 
  • In that quarter where, in order to avert a calamity, you seek wind for (winnowing) the corn or (speeding) a ship (on its way);
  • آن طرف که دل اشارت می‌کند  ** چون زبان یا هو عبارت می‌کند  3320
  • In that quarter which is signified by the heart when the tongue utters the expression ‘Yá Hú.’
  • او مع‌الله است بی کو کو همی  ** کاش جولاهانه ماکو گفتمی 
  • He is always with God (and) beyond ‘where? where?’ (kú, kú). Would that like weavers I might have said má kú!
  • عقل ما کو تا ببیند غرب و شرق  ** روح‌ها را می‌زند صد گونه برق 
  • Where is our reason, that in West and East (i.e. in the world of spatial relations) it should (be able to) perceive a hundred kinds of splendour flashing on the spirits (of the elect)?
  • جزر و مدش بد به بحری در زبد  ** منتهی شد جزر و باقی ماند مد 
  • His (the Khwája's) ebb and flow was caused by a (great) foaming Sea: (now) the ebb has ceased and (only) the flow remains.
  • نه هزارم وام و من بی دست‌رس  ** هست صد دینار ازین توزیع و بس 
  • I am nine thousand (dinars) in debt and have no resources: there are (only) a hundred dinars, (resulting) from this subscription.
  • حق کشیدت ماندم در کش‌مکش  ** می‌روم نومید ای خاک تو خوش  3325
  • God hath withdrawn thee (from this world) and I am left in agony: I am going (hence) in despair, O thou whose dust is sweet!
  • همتی می‌دار در پر حسرتت  ** ای همایون روی و دست و همتت 
  • Keep in thy mind a prayer for thy grief-stricken (mourner), O thou whose face and hands and prayers are auspicious.
  • آمدم بر چشمه و اصل عیون  ** یافتم در وی به جای آب خون 
  • I come to the spring and the source of (all) fountains: I find in it instead of water blood.
  • چرخ آن چرخست آن مهتاب نیست  ** جوی آن جویست آب آن آب نیست 
  • The sky is the same sky, (but) ’tis not the same moonlight: the river is the same river, (but) the water is not the same water.
  • محسنان هستند کو آن مستطاب  ** اختران هستند کو آن آفتاب 
  • There are benefactors, (but) where is that one who was found (by all) to be (supremely) good? There are stars, (but) where is that sun?
  • تو شدی سوی خدا ای محترم  ** پس به سوی حق روم من نیز هم  3330
  • Thou hast gone unto God, O venerated man: I too, therefore, will go unto God.”
  • مجمع و پای علم ماوی القرون  ** هست حق کل لدینا محضرون 
  • God is the assembly-place where the generations (of mankind) are mustered under His banner: all are brought before Us.
  • نقش‌ها گر بی‌خبر گر با خبر  ** در کف نقاش باشد محتصر 
  • The pictures (phenomenal forms), whether unconscious or conscious (of it), are (always) present in the hand of the Painter.
  • دم به دم در صفحه‌ی اندیشه‌شان  ** ثبت و محوی می‌کند آن بی‌نشان 
  • Moment by moment that traceless One is setting down (what He will) on the page of their thought and (then) obliterating it.
  • خشم می‌آرد رضا را می‌برد  ** بخل می‌آرد سخا را می‌برد 
  • He is putting anger (there) and taking acquiescence away: He is putting stinginess (there) and taking generosity away.
  • نیم لحظه مدرکاتم شام و غدو  ** هیچ خالی نیست زین اثبات و محو  3335
  • Never for (even) half a wink at eve or morn are my ideas exempt from this (process of) imprinting (on the mind) and obliterating.
  • کوزه‌گر با کوزه باشد کارساز  ** کوزه از خود کی شود پهن و دراز 
  • The potter works at the pot to fashion it: how should the pot become broad and long of itself?
  • چوب در دست دروگر معتکف  ** ورنه چون گردد بریده و متلف 
  • The wood is kept constantly in the carpenter's hand: else how should it be hewn and put into right shape?
  • جامه اندر دست خیاطی بود  ** ورنه از خود چون بدوزد یا درد 
  • The garment (while being made) is in the hands of a tailor: else how should it sew and cut of itself?
  • مشک با سقا بود ای منتهی  ** ورنه از خود چون شود پر یا تهی 
  • The water-skin is with the water-carrier, O adept: else how should it become full or empty by itself?
  • هر دمی پر می‌شوی تی می‌شوی  ** پس بدانک در کف صنع ویی  3340
  • You are being filled and emptied at every moment: know, then, that you are in the hand of His working.
  • چشم‌بند از چشم روزی کی رود  ** صنع از صانع چه سان شیدا شود 
  • On the Day when the eye-bandage falls from the eye, how madly will the work be enamoured of the Worker!
  • چشم‌داری تو به چشم خود نگر  ** منگر از چشم سفیهی بی‌خبر 
  • (If) you have an eye, look with your own eye: do not look through the eye of an ignorant fool.
  • گوش داری تو به گوش خود شنو  ** گوش گولان را چرا باشی گرو 
  • (If) you have an ear, hearken with your own ear: why be dependent on the ears of blockheads?