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2341-2365

  • Rough speeches of this sort, (whole) volumes, the woman recited to her youthful husband.
  • زن از این گونه خشن گفتارها ** خواند بر شوی جوان طومارها
  • How the man counselled his wife, saying, “Do not look with contempt on the poor, but regard the work of God as perfect, and do not let thy vain thought and opinion of thine own penury cause thee to sneer at poverty and revile the poor.”
  • نصیحت کردن مرد مر زن را که در فقیران به خواری منگر و در کار حق به گمان کمال نگر و طعنه مزن بر فقر و فقیران به خیال و گمان بی‌‌نوایی خویشتن‌‌
  • “O woman,” said he, “art thou a woman or the father of sorrow? Poverty is (my) pride, and do not thou beat me on the head (lash me with thy reproaches).
  • گفت ای زن تو زنی یا بو الحزن ** فقر فخر آمد مرا بر سر مزن‌‌
  • Wealth and gold are as a cap to the head: ’tis the bald man that makes a shelter of his cap,
  • مال و زر سر را بود همچون کلاه ** کل بود او کز کله سازد پناه‌‌
  • (But) he that has curly and beautiful locks is happier when his cap is gone.
  • آن که زلف جعد و رعنا باشدش ** چون کلاهش رفت خوشتر آیدش‌‌
  • The man of God (the saint) resembles the eye: therefore (his) sight is better bare (unveiled) than covered. 2345
  • مرد حق باشد به مانند بصر ** پس برهنه‌‌ش به که پوشیده نظر
  • When a slave-dealer offers (slaves) for sale, he removes from the (sound) slave the garment that hides defects.
  • وقت عرضه کردن آن برده فروش ** بر کند از بنده جامه‌‌ی عیب پوش‌‌
  • But if there be any defect, how should he strip him? Nay, he tricks him (the purchaser) by means of the garment.
  • ور بود عیبی برهنه کی کند ** بل به جامه خدعه‌‌ای با وی کند
  • ‘This one,’ says he, ‘is ashamed of good and evil: stripping him would cause him to run away from thee.’
  • گوید این شرمنده است از نیک و بد ** از برهنه کردن او از تو رمد
  • The (rich) merchant is plunged in vice up to the ears, (but) the merchant has money, and his money covers his vice,
  • خواجه در عیب است غرقه تا به گوش ** خواجه را مال است و مالش عیب پوش‌‌
  • For because of cupidity none that is covetous sees his vice: feelings of cupidity are a bond uniting (men's) hearts; 2350
  • کز طمع عیبش نبیند طامعی ** گشت دلها را طمعها جامعی‌‌
  • And if a beggar speak a word like the (pure) gold of the mine, his wares will not find the way to the shop.
  • ور گدا گوید سخن چون زر کان ** ره نیابد کاله‌‌ی او در دکان‌‌
  • The affair of (spiritual) poverty is beyond thy apprehension: do not look on poverty with contempt,
  • کار درویشی ورای فهم تست ** سوی درویشی بمنگر سست سست‌‌
  • Because dervishes are beyond property and wealth: they possess an abundant portion from the Almighty.
  • ز آن که درویشان ورای ملک و مال ** روزیی دارند ژرف از ذو الجلال‌‌
  • The High God is just, and how should the just behave tyrannously to the dispirited (poor and weak)?
  • حق تعالی عادل است و عادلان ** کی کنند استمگری بر بی‌‌دلان‌‌
  • (How should they) give fortune and goods to that one, while they put this one on the fire? 2355
  • آن یکی را نعمت و کالا دهند ** وین دگر را بر سر آتش نهند
  • May the fire burn him, because he hath this (evil) thought about the Lord who created both worlds.
  • آتشش سوزا که دارد این گمان ** بر خدای خالق هر دو جهان‌‌
  • Is (the saying) ‘Poverty is my pride’ vain and false? No; ’tis thousands of hidden glories and disdains.
  • فقر فخری از گزاف است و مجاز ** نی هزاران عز پنهان است و ناز
  • Thou in anger hast poured nicknames on me: (I am) a winner of friends, and thou hast called me a catcher of snakes.
  • از غضب بر من لقبها راندی ** یارگیر و مار گیرم خواندی‌‌
  • If I catch the snake, I extract its fangs in order that it may not suffer harm by having its head crushed.
  • گر بگیرم بر کنم دندان مار ** تاش از سر کوفتن نبود ضرار
  • Because those fangs are an enemy to its life, I am making the enemy a friend by means of this skill. 2360
  • ز آن که آن دندان عدوی جان اوست ** من عدو را می‌‌کنم زین علم دوست‌‌
  • Never do I chant my spell from (motives of) cupidity: I have turned this cupidity upside down (I have entirely vanquished it).
  • از طمع هرگز نخوانم من فسون ** این طمع را کرده‌‌ام من سر نگون‌‌
  • God forbid! I desire nothing from created beings: through contentment there is a (whole) world within my heart.
  • حاش لله طمع من از خلق نیست ** از قناعت در دل من عالمی است‌‌
  • Thou, (sitting) on the top of the pear-tree, seest (things) like that: come down from it, that the (evil) thought may not continue.
  • بر سر امرودبن بینی چنان ** ز آن فرود آ تا نماند آن گمان‌‌
  • When thou turnest round and round and becomest giddy, thou seest the house turning round, and ’tis thou (thyself) art that (revolving object).
  • چون که بر گردی و سر گشته شوی ** خانه را گردنده بینی و آن توی‌‌
  • Explaining how every one's movement (action) proceeds from the place where he is, (so that) he sees every one (else) from the circle of his own self-existence: a blue glass shows the sun as blue, a red glass as red, (but) when the glass escapes from (the sphere of) colour, it becomes white, (and then) it is more truthful than all other glasses and is the Imám (exemplar to them all).
  • در بیان آن که جنبیدن هر کسی از آن جا که وی است هر کس را از چنبره‌‌ی وجود خود بیند، تابه‌‌ی کبود آفتاب را کبود نماید و سرخ سرخ نماید چون تابه از رنگها بیرون آید سپید شود از همه تابه‌‌های دیگر او راست‌‌گوتر باشد و امام باشد
  • Abú Jahl saw Ahmad (Mohammed) and said, ‘’Tis an ugly figure that has sprung from the sons of Háshim!’ 2365
  • دید احمد را ابو جهل و بگفت ** زشت نقشی کز بنی هاشم شگفت‌‌