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1235-1284

  • اسم هر چیزی چنان کان چیز هست ** تا به پایان جان او را داد دست‌‌ 1235
  • To his soul accrued (knowledge of) the name of every thing, even as that thing exists (in its real nature) unto the end (of the world).
  • هر لقب کاو داد آن مبدل نشد ** آن که چستش خواند او کاهل نشد
  • No title that he gave became changed: that one whom he called ‘brisk’ did not become ‘lazy.’
  • هر که آخر مومن است اول بدید ** هر که آخر کافر او را شد پدید
  • Whoso is (to be) a believer at the last, he saw at the first; whoso is (to be) an infidel at the last, to him it became manifest.
  • اسم هر چیزی تو از دانا شنو ** سر رمز علم الاسما شنو
  • Do thou hear the name of every thing from the knower: hear the inmost meaning of the mystery of He taught the Names.
  • اسم هر چیزی بر ما ظاهرش ** اسم هر چیزی بر خالق سرش‌‌
  • With us, the name of every thing is its outward (appearance); with the Creator, the name of every thing is its inward (reality).
  • نزد موسی نام چوبش بد عصا ** نزد خالق بود نامش اژدها 1240
  • In the eyes of Moses the name of his rod was ‘staff’; in the eyes of the Creator its name was ‘dragon.’
  • بد عمر را نام اینجا بت پرست ** لیک مومن بود نامش در الست‌‌
  • Here the name of ‘Umar was ‘idolater,’ but in Alast. his name was ‘believer.’
  • آن که بد نزدیک ما نامش منی ** پیش حق این نقش بد که با منی‌‌
  • That of which the name, with us, was ‘seed’ was, in the sight of God, this figure (of thee) who art (now) with me.
  • صورتی بود این منی اندر عدم ** پیش حق موجود نه بیش و نه کم‌‌
  • This ‘seed’ was a form (idea) in non-existence (potentiality), existent with God, neither more nor less (than the form in which it appeared externally).
  • حاصل آن آمد حقیقت نام ما ** پیش حضرت کان بود انجام ما
  • In brief, that which is our end is really our name with God.
  • مرد را بر عاقبت نامی نهد ** نه بر آن کاو عاریت نامی نهد 1245
  • He bestows on a man a name according to his final state, not according to that (state) to which He gives the name of ‘a loan.’
  • چشم آدم چون به نور پاک دید ** جان و سر نامها گشتش پدید
  • Inasmuch as the eye of Adam saw by means of the Pure Light, the soul and inmost sense of the names became evident to him.
  • چون ملک انوار حق در وی بیافت ** در سجود افتاد و در خدمت شتافت‌‌
  • Since the angels perceived in him the rays of God, they fell in worship and hastened to do homage.
  • مدح این آدم که نامش می‌‌برم ** قاصرم گر تا قیامت بشمرم‌‌
  • If until the Resurrection I reckon up the praise of this Adam whose name I am celebrating, I fall short (of what is due).
  • این همه دانست و چون آمد قضا ** دانش یک نهی شد بر وی خطا
  • All this he knew; (yet) when the Divine destiny came, he was at fault in the knowledge of a single prohibition,
  • کای عجب نهی از پی تحریم بود ** یا به تاویلی بد و توهیم بود 1250
  • Wondering whether the prohibition was for the purpose of making unlawful (the thing prohibited), or whether it admitted of an interpretation and was a cause of perplexity.
  • در دلش تاویل چون ترجیح یافت ** طبع در حیرت سوی گندم شتافت‌‌
  • When (the view that it admitted of) interpretation prevailed in his mind, his nature hastened in bewilderment towards the wheat.
  • باغبان را خار چون در پای رفت ** دزد فرصت یافت، کالا برد تفت‌‌
  • When the thorn went into the foot of the gardener (Adam), the thief (Satan) found an opportunity and quickly carried off the goods.
  • چون ز حیرت رست باز آمد به راه ** دید برده دزد رخت از کارگاه‌‌
  • As soon as he escaped from bewilderment, he returned into the (right) road; (then) he saw that the thief had carried off the wares from the shop.
  • ربنا إنا ظلمنا گفت و آه ** یعنی آمد ظلمت و گم گشت راه‌‌
  • He cried, ‘O Lord, we have done wrong,’ and ‘Alas,’ that is to say, ‘darkness came and the way was lost.’
  • پس قضا ابری بود خورشید پوش ** شیر و اژدرها شود زو همچو موش‌‌ 1255
  • Divine destiny, then, is a cloud that covers the sun: thereby lions and dragons become as mice.
  • من اگر دامی نبینم گاه حکم ** من نه تنها جاهلم در راه حکم‌‌
  • If I (the hoopoe) do not see a snare in the hour of Divine ordainment, ’tis not I alone who am ignorant in the course of Divine ordainment.”
  • ای خنک آن کاو نکو کاری گرفت ** زور را بگذاشت او زاری گرفت‌‌
  • Oh, happy he that clave to righteousness, he (that) let (his own) strength go and took to supplication!
  • گر قضا پوشد سیه همچون شبت ** هم قضا دستت بگیرد عاقبت‌‌
  • If the Divine destiny shrouds thee in black like night, yet the Divine destiny will take thy hand (and guide thee) at the last.
  • گر قضا صد بار قصد جان کند ** هم قضا جانت دهد درمان کند
  • If the Divine destiny a hundred times attempts thy life, yet the Divine destiny gives thee life and heals thee.
  • این قضا صد بار اگر راهت زند ** بر فراز چرخ خرگاهت زند 1260
  • This Divine destiny, if a hundred times it waylays thee, (nevertheless) pitches thy tent on the top of Heaven.
  • از کرم دان این که می‌‌ترساندت ** تا به ملک ایمنی بنشاندت‌‌
  • Know that this is from the loving kindness (of God), that He terrifies thee in order that He may establish thee in the kingdom of security.
  • این سخن پایان ندارد گشت دیر ** گوش کن تو قصه‌‌ی خرگوش و شیر
  • This subject hath no end. ’Tis late. Hearken (now) to the story of the hare and the lion.
  • پای واپس کشیدن خرگوش از شیر چون نزدیک چاه رسید
  • How the hare drew back from the lion when he approached the well.
  • چون که نزد چاه آمد شیر دید ** کز ره آن خرگوش ماند و پا کشید
  • When the lion came near the well, he saw that the hare lagged on the way and stepped back.
  • گفت پا واپس کشیدی تو چرا ** پای را واپس مکش پیش اندر آ
  • He said, “Why have you stepped back? Do not step back, come on!”
  • گفت کو پایم که دست و پای رفت ** جان من لرزید و دل از جای رفت‌‌ 1265
  • The hare said, “Where is my (power to move a) foot? for (both) hand and foot are gone. My soul trembles and my heart (courage) has fled.
  • رنگ رویم را نمی‌‌بینی چو زر ** ز اندرون خود می‌‌دهد رنگم خبر
  • Seest thou not the colour of my face (pale) as gold? My colour indeed is giving knowledge of my inward state.
  • حق چو سیما را معرف خوانده است ** چشم عارف سوی سیما مانده است‌‌
  • Since God has called the (external) sign (aspect) informative, the eye of the gnostic has remained turned towards the sign.
  • رنگ و بو غماز آمد چون جرس ** از فرس آگه کند بانگ فرس‌‌
  • Colour and scent are significant like a bell: the neigh of a horse makes (one) acquainted with the horse.
  • بانگ هر چیزی رساند زو خبر ** تا بدانی بانگ خر از بانگ در
  • The sound made by any thing conveys knowledge of it, so that you may distinguish the bray of an ass from the creak of a door.
  • گفت پیغمبر به تمییز کسان ** مرء مخفی لدی طی اللسان‌‌ 1270
  • Touching the discrimination of persons (one from another), the Prophet said, ‘A man is hidden when his tongue is folded up.’
  • رنگ رو از حال دل دارد نشان ** رحمتم کن مهر من در دل نشان‌‌
  • The colour of the face indicates the state of the heart: have pity on me, implant love of me in thy heart.
  • رنگ روی سرخ دارد بانگ شکر ** بانگ روی زرد باشد صبر و نکر
  • A red complexion has the sound of (declares and expresses) thankfulness (satisfaction); the sound (signification) of a pale complexion has the sound (signification) of patience.
  • در من آمد آن که دست و پا برد ** رنگ رو و قوت و سیما برد
  • There has come upon me that which takes away hand and foot, takes away colour of face and strength and (every outward) mark;
  • آن که در هر چه در آید بشکند ** هر درخت از بیخ و بن او بر کند
  • That which shatters every thing it comes upon, tears up every tree from root and bottom;
  • در من آمد آن که از وی گشت مات ** آدمی و جانور جامد نبات‌‌ 1275
  • There has come upon me that by which man and animal, mineral and plant have been checkmated.
  • این خود اجزایند کلیات از او ** زرد کرده رنگ و فاسد کرده بو
  • These indeed are (only) parts, (but) wholes (too) are by him (Doom) made yellow in hue and corrupt in odour,
  • تا جهان گه صابر است و گه شکور ** بوستان گه حله پوشد گاه عور
  • So that the world is now patient, now thankful; the garden now puts on a robe (of verdure) and again is bare.
  • آفتابی کاو بر آید نارگون ** ساعتی دیگر شود او سر نگون‌‌
  • The sun, which rises fire-coloured, at another hour sinks headlong.
  • اختران تافته بر چار طاق ** لحظه لحظه مبتلای احتراق‌‌
  • Stars shining in the four quarters (of the sky) are, from time to time, afflicted with (consumed by) burning.
  • ماه کاو افزود ز اختر در جمال ** شد ز رنج دق او همچون خیال‌‌ 1280
  • The moon, which excels the stars in beauty, becomes like a phantom from the malady of a hectic fever.
  • این زمین با سکون با ادب ** اندر آرد زلزله‌‌ش در لرز تب‌‌
  • This earth, quiet and controlled, is thrown by earthquakes into feverish tremors.
  • ای بسا که زین بلای مرده‌‌ریگ ** گشته است اندر جهان او خرد و ریگ‌‌
  • Oh, from this inherited woe many a mountain in the world has become tiny fragments and (grains of) sand.
  • این هوا با روح آمد مقترن ** چون قضا آید وبا گشت و عفن‌‌
  • This air is conjoined with the (vital) spirit, (but) when the Divine destiny comes, it turns pestilential and stinking.
  • آب خوش کاو روح را همشیره شد ** در غدیری زرد و تلخ و تیره شد
  • The sweet water that was a sister (congenial) to the spirit, (after standing) in a pool, became yellow and bitter and turbid.