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  • ور بدیدی شاخی از دجله‌‌ی خدا ** آن سبو را او فنا کردی فنا
  • And if he (the Arab) had seen a branch of the Divine Tigris, he would have destroyed that jug, destroyed it.
  • آن که دیدندش همیشه بی‌‌خودند ** بی‌‌خودانه بر سبو سنگی زدند 2865
  • They that saw it are always beside themselves: like one beside himself, they hurled a stone at the jug (of their self-existence).
  • ای ز غیرت بر سبو سنگی زده ** و این سبو ز اشکست کاملتر شده‌‌
  • O thou who from jealousy hast hurled a stone at the jug, and thy brokenness has in truth become soundness,
  • خم شکسته آب از او ناریخته ** صد درستی زین شکست انگیخته‌‌
  • The jar is shattered, (but) the water is not spilled from it: from this shattering have arisen a hundred soundnesses.
  • جزو جزو خم به رقص است و به حال ** عقل جزوی را نموده این محال‌‌
  • Every piece of the jar is in dance and ecstasy, (though) to the partial (discursive) reason this seems absurd.
  • نی سبو پیدا در این حالت نه آب ** خوش ببین و الله اعلم بالصواب‌‌
  • In this state (of ecstasy) neither the jug is manifest nor the water. Consider well, and God knoweth best what is right.
  • چون در معنی زنی بازت کنند ** پر فکرت زن که شهبازت کنند 2870
  • When you knock at the door of Reality, it will be opened to you: beat the pinion of thought, in order that you may be made a king-falcon.
  • پر فکرت شد گل آلود و گران ** ز آن که گل خواری ترا گل شد چو نان‌‌
  • The pinion of your thought has become mud-stained and heavy because you are a clay-eater: clay has become to you as bread.
  • نان گل است و گوشت کمتر خور از این ** تا نمانی همچو گل اندر زمین‌‌
  • Bread and meat are (originally) clay: eat little thereof, that you may not remain in the earth, like clay.
  • چون گرسنه می‌‌شوی سگ می‌‌شوی ** تند و بد پیوند و بد رگ می‌‌شوی‌‌
  • When you become hungry, you become a dog: you become fierce and ill-tempered and ill-natured.