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  • گیرم ای کر خود تو آن را نشنوی ** چون مثالش دیده‌ای چون نگروی
  • O deaf man, I grant that truly thou hearest them not; (but) since thou hast seen their (external) emblem, how wilt not thou believe?
  • جواب طعنه‌زننده در مثنوی از قصور فهم خود
  • Reply to him who rails at the Mathnawí on account of his being deficient in understanding.
  • ای سگ طاعن تو عو عو می‌کنی ** طعن قرآن را برون‌شو می‌کنی
  • O railing cur, you are bow-wowing and practising evasion for the purpose of railing at the Qur’án.
  • این نه آن شیرست کز وی جان بری ** یا ز پنجه‌ی قهر او ایمان بری
  • This is not such a lion that you will save your life from it or carry off your faith (secure) from the claws of its vengeance.
  • تا قیامت می‌زند قرآن ندی ** ای گروهی جهل را گشته فدی
  • The Qur’án is proclaiming till the Resurrection—“O people devoted to ignorance,
  • که مرا افسانه می‌پنداشتید ** تخم طعن و کافری می‌کاشتید 4285
  • Who were deeming me to be an idle tale and were sowing the seed of raillery and infidelity,
  • خود بدیدیت آنک طعنه می‌زدیت ** که شما فانی و افسانه بدیت
  • (Now) ye yourselves have seen (the truth of) what ye were scoffing at, (namely), that ye were perishable and idle tale.
  • من کلام حقم و قایم به ذات ** قوت جان جان و یاقوت زکات
  • I am the Word of God and subsistent through the (Divine) Essence; I am the Food of the soul of the soul. And (I am) the Jacinth of purity.
  • نور خورشیدم فتاده بر شما ** لیک از خورشید ناگشته جدا
  • I am the Sunlight that hath fallen upon you, but I have not become separate from the Sun.
  • نک منم ینبوع آن آب حیات ** تا رهانم عاشقان را از ممات
  • Lo, I am the Fountain of the Water of Life, that I may deliver the lovers (of God) from death.
  • گر چنان گند آزتان ننگیختی ** جرعه‌ای بر گورتان حق ریختی 4290
  • If your greed had not raised such a stench, God would have poured a draught (of that Water) on your graves.”