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  • The water in the spout is borrowed; the water in the cloud and in the sea is original.
  • آب اندر ناودان عاریتیست  ** آب اندر ابر و دریا فطرتیست 
  • Your thought and cogitation resemble the spout; inspiration and revelation are (like) the cloud and the sky.
  • فکر و اندیشه‌ست مثل ناودان  ** وحی و مکشوفست ابر و آسمان 
  • The rain-water produces a many-coloured garden; the spout causes your neighbour to quarrel (with you).
  • آب باران باغ صد رنگ آورد  ** ناودان همسایه در جنگ آورد 
  • The ass disputed twice or thrice with the fox, (but) since he was (only) an imitator he was beguiled by him.
  • خر دو سه حمله به روبه بحث کرد  ** چون مقلد بد فریب او بخورد 
  • He had not the glorious power of perception possessed by a (true) seer: the fox's palaver brought upon him (a stroke of) apoplexy. 2495
  • طنطنه‌ی ادراک بینایی نداشت  ** دمدمه‌ی روبه برو سکته گماشت 
  • Greedy desire to eat and drink made him so despicable that he submitted to him (the fox) notwithstanding five hundred arguments (to the contrary).
  • حرص خوردن آنچنان کردش ذلیل  ** که زبونش گشت با پانصد دلیل 
  • Fabula cinaedi cui paedicator tempore paedicandi “Quamobrem,” inquit, “hic pugio est?” Respondit: “Ut, siquis mihi injuriam facere cogitaverit, ventrem ejus diffindam.” Paedicator super eo ultro citroque se movebat et aiebat, “Deo gloria quod ego injuriam tibi facere non cogito.” “My tent (verse) is not a tent, it is a continent; my jest is not a jest, it is a lesson.” Verily, God is not ashamed to set forth as a parable a gnat or what exceeds it, i.e. “what exceeds it in respect of the corruption of (men's) souls by disbelief”; (for the infidels ask), “What is it that Allah means by using this as a parable?” and then He answers (them), “I mean this: He lets many be led astray thereby and He lets many be guided aright thereby.” Every temptation is like a pair of scales: many come off with honour and many with disgrace; and if you were to meditate on it (this parable) a little, you would feel many of its excellent effects. [The story of the sodomite and the sodomizer’s asking him during the occasion of sodomy, “What is this dagger (of yours) for?” He (the sodomite) answered, “So that, (regarding) anyone who thinks evil (bears evil desires) toward me, I may rip (open) his belly.” The sodomizer was coming and going (moving back and forth in the act of sodomy) and was saying, “God be praised, since I am not thinking evil toward you.” “My tent ....]
  • حکایت آن مخنث و پرسیدن لوطی ازو در حالت لواطه کی این خنجر از بهر چیست گفت از برای آنک هر کی با من بد اندیشد اشکمش بشکافم لوطی بر سر او آمد شد می‌کرد و می‌گفت الحمدلله کی من بد نمی‌اندیشم با تو «بیت من بیت نیست اقلیمست هزل من هزل نیست تعلیمست» ان الله یستحیی ان یضرب مثلا ما بعوضة فما فوقها ای فما فوقها فی تغییر النفوس بالانکار ان ما ذا ا راد الله بهذا مثلا و آنگه جواب می‌فرماید کی این خواستم یضل به کثیرا و یهدی به کثیرا کی هر فتنه‌ای هم‌چون میزانست بسیاران ازو سرخ‌رو شوند و بسیاران بی‌مراد شوند و لو تاملت فیه قلیلا وجدت من نتایجه الشریفة کثیرا 
  • Juvenem imberbem paedicator quidam domum duxit, capite deorsum verso stravit et in eum trusit. [A sodomizer brought a beardless youth (catamite) into a house, threw him head-downwards, and pressed into him (in the act of sodomy).]
  • کنده‌ای را لوطیی در خانه برد  ** سرنگون افکندش و در وی فشرد 
  • The accursed wretch saw a dagger on his waist, so he said to him, “What is this on your waist?”
  • بر میانش خنجری دید آن لعین  ** پس بگفتش بر میانت چیست این 
  • He replied, “’Tis in order that, if any evil-minded person should think of committing evil against me, I may rip his belly.”
  • گفت آنک با من ار یک بدمنش  ** بد بیندیشد بدرم اشکمش 
  • The lútí said, “God be praised that I have not thought of plotting evil against you.” 2500
  • گفت لوطی حمد لله را که من  ** بد نه اندیشیده‌ام با تو به فن