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  • One must be dead in presence of the decree of God, so that no blow may come from the Lord of the daybreak.”
  • مرده باید بود پیش حکم حق ** تا نیاید زخم از رب الفلق‌‌
  • How the lion upheld the superiority of exertion and acquisition to trust in God and resignation.
  • ترجیح نهادن شیر جهد و اکتساب را بر توکل و تسلیم‌‌
  • “Yes,” he said; “(but) if trust in God is the (true) guide, (yet use of) the means too is the Prophet's rule (Sunna).
  • گفت آری گر توکل رهبر است ** این سبب هم سنت پیغمبر است‌‌
  • The Prophet said with a loud voice, ‘While trusting in God bind the knee of thy camel.’
  • گفت پیغمبر به آواز بلند ** با توکل زانوی اشتر ببند
  • Hearken to the signification of ‘The earner (worker) is beloved of God’: through trusting in God do not become neglectful as to the (ways and) means.”
  • رمز الکاسب حبیب الله شنو ** از توکل در سبب کاهل مشو
  • How the beasts preferred trust in God to exertion.
  • ترجیح نهادن نخجیران توکل را بر اجتهاد
  • The party (of beasts) answered him, saying, “Regard acquisition (work), arising from the infirmity of (God's) creatures, as a mouthful of deceit proportionate to the size of the gullet. 915
  • قوم گفتندش که کسب از ضعف خلق ** لقمه‌‌ی تزویر دان بر قدر حلق‌‌
  • There is no work better than trust in God: what, indeed, is dearer (to God) than resignation?
  • نیست کسبی از توکل خوبتر ** چیست از تسلیم خود محبوبتر
  • Often do they flee from affliction (only) to (fall into) affliction; often do they recoil from the snake (only) to (meet with) the dragon.
  • بس گریزند از بلا سوی بلا ** بس جهند از مار سوی اژدها
  • Man devised (something), and his device was a snare (wherein he was trapped): that which he thought to be life was (actually) the drainer of his blood (his destroyer).
  • حیله کرد انسان و حیله‌‌ش دام بود ** آن که جان پنداشت خون آشام بود
  • He locked the door while the foe was in the house: the plot of Pharaoh was a story of this sort.
  • در ببست و دشمن اندر خانه بود ** حیله‌‌ی فرعون زین افسانه بود
  • That vengeful man slew hundreds of thousands of babes, while the one he was searching after was in his (Pharaoh's) house. 920
  • صد هزاران طفل کشت آن کینه کش ** و آن که او می‌‌جست اندر خانه‌‌اش‌‌
  • Since in our eyesight (foresight) there is much defect, go, let your own sight pass away (faná) in the sight of the Friend (God).
  • دیده‌‌ی ما چون بسی علت در اوست ** رو فنا کن دید خود در دید دوست‌‌
  • His sight for ours—what a goodly recompense! In His sight you will find the whole object of your desire.
  • دید ما را دید او نعم العوض ** یابی اندر دید او کل غرض‌‌
  • So long as the child could neither grasp (exert strength) nor run, he had nothing to ride on but his father's neck;
  • طفل تا گیرا و تا پویا نبود ** مرکبش جز گردن بابا نبود
  • When he became a busybody and plied hand and foot (exerted himself), he fell into trouble and wretchedness.
  • چون فضولی گشت و دست و پا نمود ** در عنا افتاد و در کور و کبود
  • The spirits of created beings, before (the creation of) hand and foot, by reason of their faithfulness were flying in (the realm of) purity; 925
  • جانهای خلق پیش از دست و پا ** می‌‌پریدند از وفا اندر صفا
  • When they were constrained by the (Divine) command, Get ye down, they became engaoled in anger and covetousness and contentment.
  • چون به امر اهبطوا بندی شدند ** حبس خشم و حرص و خرسندی شدند
  • We are the family of the Lord and craving after milk (like infants): he (the Prophet) said, ‘The people are God's family.’
  • ما عیال حضرتیم و شیر خواه ** گفت الخلق عیال للإله‌‌
  • He who gives rain from heaven is also able, from His mercy, to give us bread.”
  • آن که او از آسمان باران دهد ** هم تواند کاو ز رحمت نان دهد
  • How the lion pronounced exertion to be superior to trust in God.
  • باز ترجیح‌‌نهادن شیر جهد را بر توکل‌‌
  • “Yes,” said the lion; “but the Lord of His servants set a ladder before our feet.
  • گفت شیر آری ولی رب العباد ** نردبانی پیش پای ما نهاد
  • Step by step must we climb towards the roof: to be a necessitarian here is (to indulge in) foolish hopes. 930
  • پایه پایه رفت باید سوی بام ** هست جبری بودن اینجا طمع خام‌‌
  • You have feet: why do you make yourself out to be lame? you have hands: why do you conceal the fingers (whereby you grasp)?
  • پای داری چون کنی خود را تو لنگ ** دست داری چون کنی پنهان تو چنگ‌‌
  • When the master put a spade in the slave's hand, his object was made known to him (the slave) without (a word falling from his) tongue.
  • خواجه چون بیلی به دست بنده داد ** بی‌‌زبان معلوم شد او را مراد
  • Hand and spade alike are His (God's) implicit signs; (our powers of) thinking upon the end are His explicit declarations.
  • دست همچون بیل اشارتهای اوست ** آخر اندیشی عبارتهای اوست‌‌
  • When you take His signs to heart (and) devote your life to fulfilling that indication (of His will),
  • چون اشارتهاش را بر جان نهی ** در وفای آن اشارت جان دهی‌‌
  • Then He will give you many hints (for the understanding) of mysteries, He will remove the burden from you and give you (spiritual) authority. 935
  • پس اشارتهای اسرارت دهد ** بار بر دارد ز تو کارت دهد