English    Türkçe    فارسی   

1
2587-2636

  • و آن دگر را در گلو پیدا کند ** و آن دگر را در بدن رسوا کند
  • And to another it will declare (itself) in his throat, while to another it will unmask in his body;
  • و آن دگر را در حدث سوزش دهد ** ذوق آن زخم جگر دوزش دهد
  • And to another it will give burning pain in evacuation: its taste will deal him a blow that pierces his liver.
  • و آن دگر را بعد ایام و شهور ** و آن دگر را بعد مرگ از قعر گور
  • And to another (it will become manifest) after days and months; and to another after death, from the depth of the grave;
  • ور دهندش مهلت اندر قعر گور ** لا بد آن پیدا شود یوم النشور 2590
  • And if he be given a respite in the depth of the grave, (then) it will inevitably become manifest on the Day of Resurrection.
  • هر نبات و شکری را در جهان ** مهلتی پیداست از دور زمان‌‌
  • Every piece of candy and sugar (desirable thing) in the world manifestly has a period granted to it from the revolution of Time.
  • سالها باید که اندر آفتاب ** لعل یابد رنگ و رخشانی و تاب‌‌
  • Years are needed in order that the ruby in (exposed to the rays of) the sun may obtain (the perfect) tint and splendour and brilliance.
  • باز تره در دو ماه اندر رسد ** باز تا سالی گل احمر رسد
  • Vegetables, again, reach maturity in two months, while the red rose comes to perfection in a year.
  • بهر این فرمود حق عز و جل ** سوره الانعام در ذکر اجل‌‌
  • For this reason the Almighty and Glorious God in the Súratu ’l-An‘ám has made mention of an appointed term (ajal).
  • این شنیدی مو به مویت گوش باد ** آب حیوان است خوردی نوش باد 2595
  • You have heard this (discourse): may the whole of you, hair by hair, be an ear (to receive it)! ’Tis the Water of Life: (if) you have drunk, may it do you good!
  • آب حیوان خوان مخوان این را سخن ** روح نو بین در تن حرف کهن‌‌
  • Call it the Water of Life, call it not a discourse: behold the new spirit in the body of the old letter!
  • نکته‌‌ی دیگر تو بشنو ای رفیق ** همچو جان او سخت پیدا و دقیق‌‌
  • (Now), my friend, hearken to another saying (which is), like the soul, very clear (to mystics) and abstruse (to the rest):
  • در مقامی هست هم این زهر مار ** از تصاریف خدایی خوش گوار
  • In a certain place (spiritual degree), through Divine dispositions even this poison and snake (worldliness and sensuality) is (rendered) digestible.
  • در مقامی زهر و در جایی دوا ** در مقامی کفر و در جایی روا
  • In one place (it is) poison and in one place medicine, in one place infidelity and in one place approved.
  • گر چه آن جا او گزند جان بود ** چون بدین جا در رسد درمان بود 2600
  • Although there it is injurious to the soul, when it arrives here it is a remedy.
  • آب در غوره ترش باشد و لیک ** چون به انگوری رسد شیرین و نیک‌‌
  • In the young grape (ghúra) the juice is sour, but it is sweet and good when the ghúra comes to be an angúr (ripe grape).
  • باز در خم او شود تلخ و حرام ** در مقام سرکگی نعم الادام‌‌
  • Again in the wine-jar it becomes bitter and unlawful, (but) in the state (form) of vinegar how excellent it is as a seasoning!
  • در معنی آن که آن چه ولی کند مرید را نشاید گستاخی کردن و همان فعل کردن که حلوا طبیب را زیان ندارد اما بیمار را زیان دارد و سرما و برف انگور را زیان ندارد اما غوره را زیان دارد که در راهست که ليغفر لک الله ما تقدم من ذنبک و ما تأخر
  • Concerning the impropriety of the disciple's (muríd) presuming to do the same things as are done by the saint (walí), inasmuch as sweetmeat does no harm to the physician, but is harmful to the sick, and frost and snow do no harm to the ripe grape, but are injurious to the young fruit; for he (the disciple) is (still) on the way, for he has not (yet) become (the saint to whom are applicable the words in the Qur’án): “That God may forgive thee thy former and latter sins.”
  • گر ولی زهری خورد نوشی شود ** ور خورد طالب سیه هوشی شود
  • If the saint drinks a poison it becomes an antidote, but if the seeker (disciple) drinks it, his mind is darkened.
  • رب هب لی از سلیمان آمده ست ** که مده غیر مرا این ملک و دست‌‌
  • From Solomon have come the words, “O Lord, give me (a kingdom that it behoves not any one after me to obtain),” that is, “do not give this kingdom and power to any but me.
  • تو مکن با غیر من این لطف و جود ** این حسد را ماند اما آن نبود 2605
  • Do not bestow this grace and bounty on any but me.” This looks like envy, but it was not that (in reality).
  • نکته‌‌ی لا ينبغی می‌‌خوان به جان ** سر من بعدی ز بخل او مدان‌‌
  • Read with your soul the mystery of “it behoves not,” do not deem the inward meaning of “after me” (to be derived) from his (Solomon's) avarice.
  • بلکه اندر ملک دید او صد خطر ** مو به مو ملک جهان بد بیم سر
  • Nay, but in sovereignty he saw a hundred dangers: the kingdom of this world was (has ever been), hair by hair (in every respect), fear for one's head.
  • بیم سر با بیم سر با بیم دین ** امتحانی نیست ما را مثل این‌‌
  • Fear for head with fear for heart with fear for religion— there is no trial for us like this.
  • پس سلیمان همتی باید که او ** بگذرد زین صد هزاران رنگ و بو
  • Therefore one must needs possess the high aspiration of a Solomon in order to escape from these myriads of colours and perfumes (enticing vanities).
  • با چنان قوت که او را بود هم ** موج آن ملکش فرومی‌‌بست دم‌‌ 2610
  • Even with such (great) strength (of spirit) as he had, the waves of that (worldly) kingdom were stifling his breath (choking him).
  • چون بر او بنشست زین اندوه گرد ** بر همه شاهان عالم رحم کرد
  • Since dust settled on him from this sorrow, he had compassion for all the kings of the world.
  • شد شفیع و گفت این ملک و لوا ** با کمالی ده که دادی مر مرا
  • He interceded (with God on their behalf) and said, “Give this kingdom and banner (to them) with (accompanied by) the (spiritual) perfection which Thou hast given to me.
  • هر که را بدهی و بکنی آن کرم ** او سلیمان است و آن کس هم منم‌‌
  • To whomsoever Thou wilt give (it), and (on whomsoever) Thou wilt confer that bounty, he (that person) is Solomon, and I also am he.
  • او نباشد بعدی او باشد معی ** خود معی چه بود منم بی‌‌مدعی‌‌
  • He is not ‘after me,’ he is with me. What of ‘with me,’ indeed? I am without rival.”
  • شرح این فرض است گفتن لیک من ** باز می‌‌گردم به قصه‌‌ی مرد و زن‌‌ 2615
  • ’Tis my duty to explain this, but (now) I will return to the story of the man and wife.
  • مخلص ماجرای عرب و جفت او
  • The moral of the altercation of the Arab and his wife.
  • ماجرای مرد و زن را مخلصی ** باز می‌‌جوید درون مخلصی‌‌
  • The heart of one who is sincere is seeking (to find) a moral for the altercation of the man and wife.
  • ماجرای مرد و زن افتاد نقل ** آن مثال نفس خود می‌‌دان و عقل‌‌
  • The altercation of the man and wife has been related (as a story): know that it is a parable of your own flesh (nafs) and reason.
  • این زن و مردی که نفس است و خرد ** نیک بایسته ست بهر نیک و بد
  • This man and wife, which are the flesh and the reason, are very necessary for (the manifestation of) good and evil;
  • وین دو بایسته در این خاکی سرا ** روز و شب در جنگ و اندر ماجرا
  • And this necessary pair in this house of earth are (engaged) in strife and altercation day and night.
  • زن همی‌‌خواهد هویج خانگاه ** یعنی آب رو و نان و خوان و جاه‌‌ 2620
  • The wife is craving requisites for the household, that is to say, reputation and bread and viands and rank.
  • نفس همچون زن پی چاره‌‌گری ** گاه خاکی گاه جوید سروری‌‌
  • Like the wife, the flesh, in order to contrive the means (of gratifying its desires), is at one time seeking (having recourse to) humility and at another time to domination.
  • عقل خود زین فکرها آگاه نیست ** در دماغش جز غم الله نیست‌‌
  • The reason is really unconscious of these (worldly) thoughts: in its brain is nothing but love of God.
  • گر چه سر قصه این دانه ست و دام ** صورت قصه شنو اکنون تمام‌‌
  • Although the inner meaning of the tale is this bait and trap, listen now to the outward form of the tale in its entirety.
  • گر بیان معنوی کافی شدی ** خلق عالم عاطل و باطل بدی‌‌
  • If the spiritual explanation were sufficient, the creation of the world would have been vain and idle.
  • گر محبت فکرت و معنیستی ** صورت روزه و نمازت نیستی‌‌ 2625
  • If love were (only spiritual) thought and reality, the form of your fasting and prayer would be non-existent.
  • هدیه‌‌های دوستان با همدیگر ** نیست اندر دوستی الا صور
  • The gifts of lovers to one another are, in respect of love, naught but forms;
  • تا گواهی داده باشد هدیه‌‌ها ** بر محبتهای مضمر در حفا
  • (But the purpose is) that the gifts may have borne testimony to feelings of love which are concealed in secrecy,
  • ز آن که احسانهای ظاهر شاهدند ** بر محبتهای سر ای ارجمند
  • Because outward acts of kindness bear witness to feelings of love in the heart, O dear friend.
  • شاهدت گه راست باشد گه دروغ ** مست گاهی از می و گاهی ز دوغ‌‌
  • Your witness is sometimes true, sometimes false, sometimes drunken with wine, sometimes with sour curds.
  • دوغ خورده مستیی پیدا کند ** های و هوی و سر گرانیها کند 2630
  • He that has drunk sour curds makes a show of intoxication, shouts ecstatically, and behaves like one whose head is heavy (with the fumes of wine);
  • آن مرایی در صیام و در صلاست ** تا گمان آید که او مست ولاست‌‌
  • That hypocrite is (assiduous) in fasting and praying, in order that it may be supposed that he is drunken with devotion (to God).
  • حاصل افعال برونی دیگر است ** تا نشان باشد بر آن چه مضمر است‌‌
  • In short, external acts are different (from internal feelings), (and their purpose is) to indicate that which is hidden.
  • یا رب آن تمییز ده ما را به خواست ** تا شناسیم آن نشان کژ ز راست‌‌
  • O Lord, grant us according to our desire such discernment that we may know the false indication from the true.
  • حس را تمییز دانی چون شود ** آن که حس ینظر بنور الله بود
  • Do you know how the sense-perception becomes discerning? In this way, that the sense-perception should be seeing by the light of God.
  • ور اثر نبود سبب هم مظهر است ** همچو خویشی کز محبت مخبر است‌‌ 2635
  • And if there be no effect (outward sign), the cause too makes manifest (that which is hidden), as (for example) kinship gives information concerning love (enables you to infer the presence of love).
  • نبود آن که نور حقش شد امام ** مر اثر را یا سببها را غلام‌‌
  • He to whom the light of God has become a guide is not a slave to effects or causes—