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  • By the analogical reasoning which the deaf man adopted a ten years' friendship was made vain.
  • از قیاسی که بکرد آن کر گزین ** صحبت ده ساله باطل شد بدین‌‌
  • Especially, O master, (you must avoid) the analogy drawn by the low senses in regard to the Revelation which is illimitable.
  • خاصه ای خواجه قیاس حس دون ** اندر آن وحیی که هست از حد فزون‌‌
  • If your sensuous ear is fit for (understanding) the letter (of the Revelation), know that your ear that receives the occult (meaning) is deaf. 3395
  • گوش حس تو به حرف ار در خور است ** دان که گوش غیب گیر تو کر است‌‌
  • The first to bring analogical reasoning to bear against the Revealed Text was Iblís.
  • اول کسی که در مقابله‌‌ی نص قیاس آورد ابلیس بود
  • The first person who produced these paltry analogies in the presence of the Lights of God was Iblís.
  • اول آن کس کاین قیاسکها نمود ** پیش انوار خدا ابلیس بود
  • He said, “Beyond doubt fire is superior to earth: I am of fire, and he (Adam) is of dingy earth.
  • گفت نار از خاک بی‌‌شک بهتر است ** من ز نار و او ز خاک اکدر است‌‌
  • Let us, then, judge by comparing the secondary with its principal: he is of darkness, I of radiant light.”
  • پس قیاس فرع بر اصلش کنیم ** او ز ظلمت ما ز نور روشنیم‌‌
  • God said, “Nay, but on the contrary there shall be no relationships : asceticism and piety shall be the (sole) avenue to pre-eminence.”
  • گفت حق نی بل که لا انساب شد ** زهد و تقوی فضل را محراب شد
  • This is not the heritage of the fleeting world, so that thou shouldst gain it by ties of relationship: ’tis a spiritual (heritage). 3400
  • این نه میراث جهان فانی است ** که به انسابش بیابی جانی است‌‌
  • Nay, these things are the heritage of the prophets; the inheritors of these are the spirits of the devout.
  • بلکه این میراثهای انبیاست ** وارث این جانهای اتقیاست‌‌
  • The son of Bú Jahl became a true believer for all to see; the son of the prophet Noah became one of those who lost the way.
  • پور آن بو جهل شد مومن عیان ** پور آن نوح نبی از گمرهان‌‌
  • “The child of earth (Adam) became illumined like the moon; thou art the child of fire: get thee gone with thy face black (in disgrace)!”
  • زاده‌‌ی خاکی منور شد چو ماه ** زاده‌‌ی آتش تویی رو رو سیاه‌‌
  • The wise man has made (use of) such reasonings and investigation on a cloudy day or at night for the sake of (finding) the qibla;
  • این قیاسات و تحری روز ابر ** یا به شب مر قبله را کرده ست حبر
  • But with the sun and with the Ka‘ba before your face, do not seek to reason and investigate in this manner. 3405
  • لیک با خورشید و کعبه پیش رو ** این قیاس و این تحری را مجو
  • Do not pretend that you cannot see the Ka‘ba, do not avert your face from it because you have reasoned (that it is not to be seen). God knows best what is right.
  • کعبه نادیده مکن رو زو متاب ** از قیاس الله أعلم بالصواب‌‌
  • When you hear a pipe from the Bird of God, you commit its outward (meaning) to memory, like a lesson,
  • چون صفیری بشنوی از مرغ حق ** ظاهرش را یاد گیری چون سبق‌‌
  • And then from yourself (out of your own head) you make some analogies: you make (what is) mere fancy into a (thing of) substance (reality).
  • وانگهی از خود قیاساتی کنی ** مر خیال محض را ذاتی کنی‌‌
  • The Abdál have certain mystical expressions of which the doctrines (of external religion) are ignorant.
  • اصطلاحاتی است مر ابدال را ** که نباشد ز آن خبر اقوال را
  • You have learned the birds' language by the sound (alone), you have kindled (invented) a hundred analogies and a hundred caprices. 3410
  • منطق الطیری به صوت آموختی ** صد قیاس و صد هوس افروختی‌‌
  • The hearts (of the saints) are wounded by you, as the invalid (was hurt by the deaf man), (while) the deaf man became intoxicated (overjoyed) with the vain notion of success.
  • همچو آن رنجور دلها از تو خست ** کر به پندار اصابت گشته مست‌‌
  • The writer of the Revelation, from (hearing) the Bird's voice, supposed that he was the Bird's equal:
  • کاتب آن وحی ز آن آواز مرغ ** برده ظنی کاو بود همباز مرغ‌‌
  • The Bird flapped a wing and blinded him: lo, it plunged him in the abyss of death and bale.
  • مرغ پری زد مر او را کور کرد ** نک فرو بردش به قعر مرگ و درد
  • “Beware! do not ye also, (beguiled) by a reflexion or an opinion, fall from the dignities of Heaven!
  • هین به عکسی یا به ظنی هم شما ** در میفتید از مقامات سما
  • Although ye are Hárút and Márút and superior to all (the angels) on the terrace of We are they that stand in ranks, 3415
  • گر چه هاروتید و ماروت و فزون ** از همه بر بام نحن الصافون‌‌
  • (Yet) take mercy on the wickednesses of the wicked: execrate egoism and the self-conceited (egoist).
  • بر بدیهای بدان رحمت کنید ** بر منی و خویش بینی کم تنید
  • Beware, lest (the Divine) jealousy come from ambush and ye fall headlong to the bottom of the earth.”
  • هین مبادا غیرت آید از کمین ** سر نگون افتید در قعر زمین‌‌
  • They both said, “O God, Thine is the command: without Thy security (protection) where indeed is any security?”
  • هر دو گفتند ای خدا فرمان تراست ** بی‌‌امان تو امانی خود کجاست‌‌
  • They were saying this, but their hearts were throbbing (with desire)—“How should evil come from us? Good servants (of God) are we!”
  • این همی‌‌گفتند و دلشان می‌‌طپید ** بد کجا آید ز ما نعم العبید
  • The prick of desire in the two angels did not leave (them) until it sowed the seed of self-conceit. 3420
  • خار خار دو فرشته هم نهشت ** تا که تخم خویش بینی را نکشت‌‌
  • Then they were saying, “O ye that are composed of the (four) elements (and are) unacquainted with the purity of the spiritual beings,
  • پس همی‌‌گفتند کای ارکانیان ** بی‌‌خبر از پاکی روحانیان‌‌
  • We are weaving veils (of worship and glorification of God) over this Heaven (in which we dwell), we will come to earth and set up the canopy,
  • ما بر این گردون تتقها می‌‌تنیم ** بر زمین آییم و شادروان زنیم‌‌
  • We will deal justice and perform worship and every night we will fly up again to Heaven,
  • عدل توزیم و عبادت آوریم ** باز هر شب سوی گردون بر پریم‌‌
  • That we may become the wonder of the world, that we may establish safety and security on the earth.”
  • تا شویم اعجوبه‌‌ی دور زمان ** تا نهیم اندر زمین امن و امان‌‌
  • The analogy between the state of Heaven and (that of) the earth is inexact: it has a concealed difference. 3425
  • آن قیاس حال گردون بر زمین ** راست ناید فرق دارد در کمین‌‌
  • Explaining that one must keep one's own (spiritual) state and (mystical) intoxication hidden from the ignorant.
  • در بیان آن که حال خود و مستی خود پنهان باید داشت از جاهلان‌‌
  • Hearken to the words of the Sage (Hakím) who lived in seclusion, “Lay thy head in the same place where thou hast drunk the wine.”
  • بشنو الفاظ حکیم پرده‌‌ای ** سر همانجا نه که باده خورده‌‌ای‌‌
  • When the drunken man has gone astray from a tavern, he becomes the children's laughing-stock and plaything.
  • چون که از میخانه مستی ضال شد ** تسخر و بازیچه‌‌ی اطفال شد
  • Whatever way he goes, he is falling in the mud, (now) on this side and (now) on that side, and every fool is laughing at him.
  • می‌‌فتد او سو به سو بر هر رهی ** در گل و می‌‌خنددش هر ابلهی‌‌
  • He (goes on) like this, while the children at his heels are without knowledge of his intoxication and the taste of his wine.
  • او چنین و کودکان اندر پی‌‌اش ** بی‌‌خبر از مستی و ذوق می‌‌اش‌‌
  • All mankind are children except him that is intoxicated with God; none is grownup except him that is freed from sensual desire. 3430
  • خلق اطفال‌‌اند جز مست خدا ** نیست بالغ جز رهیده از هوا
  • He (God) said, “This world is a play and pastime, and ye are children”; and God speaks truth.
  • گفت دنیا لعب و لهو است و شما ** کودکید و راست فرماید خدا
  • If you have not gone forth from (taken leave of) play, you are a child: without purity of spirit how should he (any one) be fully intelligent?
  • از لعب بیرون نرفتی کودکی ** بی‌‌ذکات روح کی باشد ذکی‌‌
  • Know, O youth, that the lust in which men are indulging here (in this world) is like the sexual intercourse of children.
  • چون جماع طفل دان این شهوتی ** که همی‌‌رانند اینجا ای فتی‌‌
  • What is the child's sexual intercourse? An idle play, compared with the sexual intercourse of a Rustam and a brave champion of Islam.
  • آن جماع طفل چه بود بازیی ** با جماع رستمی و غازیی‌‌
  • The wars of mankind are like children's fights—all meaningless, pithless, and contemptible. 3435
  • جنگ خلقان همچو جنگ کودکان ** جمله بی‌‌معنی و بی‌‌مغز و مهان‌‌
  • All their fights are (fought) with wooden swords, all their purposes are (centred) in futility;
  • جمله با شمشیر چوبین جنگشان ** جمله در لاینفعی آهنگشان‌‌
  • They all are riding on a reed-cane (hobby-horse), saying, “This is our Buráq or mule that goes like Duldul.”
  • جمله‌‌شان گشته سواره بر نیی ** کاین براق ماست یا دلدل پیی‌‌
  • They are (really) carrying (their hobby-horses), but in their folly they have raised themselves on high: they have fancied themselves to be riders and carried along the road.
  • حامل‌‌اند و خود ز جهل افراشته ** راکب و محمول ره پنداشته‌‌
  • Wait till the day when those who are borne aloft by God shall pass, galloping, beyond the nine tiers (of Heaven)!
  • باش تا روزی که محمولان حق ** اسب تازان بگذرند از نه طبق‌‌
  • “The spirit and the angels shall ascend to Him”: at the ascension of the spirit Heaven shall tremble. 3440
  • تعرج الروح إلیه و الملک ** من عروج الروح یهتز الفلک‌‌
  • Like children, ye all are riding on your skirts: ye have taken hold of the corner of your skirt (to serve) as a horse.
  • همچو طفلان جمله‌‌تان دامن سوار ** گوشه‌‌ی دامن‌‌گرفته اسب‌‌وار
  • From God came (the text), “Verily, opinion doth not enable (you) to dispense (with the Truth)”: when did the steed of opinion run (mount) to the Heavens?
  • از حق إن الظن لا يغنی رسید ** مرکب ظن بر فلک‌‌ها کی دوید