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  • ما محب و صادق و دل خسته‏ایم ** در دو عالم دل به تو در بسته‏ایم‏
  • We are loving and true and with wounded (bleeding) hearts: in the two worlds we have fixed our hearts on thee (alone).”
  • فحش آغازید و دشنام از گزاف ** گفت او دیوانگانه زی و قاف‏ 1455
  • He began (to use) foul words and bad names recklessly: he spoke gibberish like madmen.
  • بر جهید و سنگ پران کرد و چوب ** جملگی بگریختند از بیم کوب‏
  • He jumped up and let fly stones and sticks; the whole party fled for fear of blows.
  • قهقهه خندید و جنبانید سر ** گفت باد ریش این یاران نگر
  • He laughed loudly and tossed his head (in scorn). “Look,” said he, “at the vain bluster of these friends!
  • دوستان بین، کو نشان دوستان ** دوستان را رنج باشد همچو جان‏
  • See the friends! Where is the sign of (true) friends? To (true) friends pain is as (dear as) life.”
  • کی کران گیرد ز رنج دوست دوست ** رنج مغز و دوستی آن را چو پوست‏
  • How should a friend turn aside from the pain inflicted by his friend? Pain is the kernel, and friendship is (only) as the husk to it.
  • نه نشان دوستی شد سر خوشی ** در بلا و آفت و محنت کشی‏ 1460
  • Has not joy in tribulation and calamity and suffering become the sign of (true) friendship?
  • دوست همچون زر بلا چون آتش است ** زر خالص در دل آتش خوش است‏
  • A friend is like gold, tribulation is like the fire: the pure gold is glad in the heart of the fire.
  • امتحان کردن خواجه‏ی لقمان زیرکی لقمان را
  • How Luqmán's master tested his sagacity.
  • نه که لقمان را که بنده‏ی پاک بود ** روز و شب در بندگی چالاک بود
  • (Was it) not (the case) that (this happened) to Luqmán, who was a pure (unselfish) slave, and day and night was brisk in service?
  • خواجه‏اش می‏داشتی در کار پیش ** بهترش دیدی ز فرزندان خویش‏
  • His master used to prefer him (to all others) in the work (of service) and deem him better than his own sons,