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3310-3359

  • The (true) intelligence, indeed, is that which was fed by God, not the intelligence that was bestowed by (the planet) Mercury. 3310
  • خود خرد آنست کو از حق چرید ** نه خرد کان را عطارد آورید
  • Explaining that the particular (discursive) intellect does not see beyond the grave and, as regards all the rest, is subject to the authority of the saints and prophets.
  • بیان آنک عقل جزوی تا بگور بیش نبیند در باقی مقلد اولیا و انبیاست
  • The foresight of this intellect extends (only) to the grave, while that of the spiritual man is till the blast of the trumpet (of Resurrection).
  • پیش‌بینی این خرد تا گور بود ** وآن صاحب دل به نفخ صور بود
  • This intellect does not pass beyond a grave and sepulchre, and this (intellectual) foot does not tread the arena of marvels.
  • این خرد از گور و خاکی نگذرد ** وین قدم عرصه‌ی عجایب نسپرد
  • Go, become quit of this foot and this intellect: seek the eye appertaining to the invisible (the inward eye) and enjoy (contemplation).
  • زین قدم وین عقل رو بیزار شو ** چشم غیبی جوی و برخوردار شو
  • How should one subservient to a preceptor and in pupilage to a book find, like Moses, light from (his own) bosom?
  • هم‌چو موسی نور کی یابد ز جیب ** سخره‌ی استاد و شاگردان کتاب
  • From this (scholastic) study and this intellect comes naught but vertigo; therefore leave this study and adopt (in its stead) expectation. 3315
  • زین نظر وین عقل ناید جز دوار ** پس نظر بگذار و بگزین انتظار
  • Do not seek (spiritual) eminence from disputation: for him who is expectant (of Divine inspiration) listening is better than speaking.
  • از سخن‌گویی مجویید ارتفاع ** منتظر را به ز گفتن استماع
  • The office of teaching is a sort of sensual desire: every sensual fancy is an idol (source of polytheism) in the Way.
  • منصب تعلیم نوع شهوتست ** هر خیال شهوتی در ره بتست
  • If every busybody had found the track (had attained) to His grace, how should God have sent so many prophets?
  • گر بفضلش پی ببردی هر فضول ** کی فرستادی خدا چندین رسول
  • The particular intellect is like the lightning and the flash: how is it possible to go to Wakhsh in a flash?
  • عقل جزوی هم‌چو برقست و درخش ** در درخشی کی توان شد سوی وخش
  • The light of the lightning is not for guidance on the way; nay, it is a command to the cloud to weep. 3320
  • نیست نور برق بهر رهبری ** بلک امریست ابر را که می‌گری
  • The lightning of our intellect is for the sake of weeping, to the end that nonexistence may weep in longing for (real) existence.
  • برق عقل ما برای گریه است ** تا بگرید نیستی در شوق هست
  • The child's intellect said, “Attend school”; but it cannot learn by itself.
  • عقل کودک گفت بر کتاب تن ** لیک نتواند به خود آموختن
  • The sick man's intellect leads him to the physician; but his intellect is not successful in curing him.
  • عقل رنجور آردش سوی طبیب ** لیک نبود در دوا عقلش مصیب
  • Mark, the devils were going heavenward and listening to the secrets on high
  • نک شیاطین سوی گردون می‌شدند ** گوش بر اسرار بالا می‌زدند
  • And carrying away a little of those secrets, till the shooting stars quickly drove them from heaven, 3325
  • می‌ربودند اندکی زان رازها ** تا شهب می‌راندشان زود از سما
  • Saying, “Begone! A prophet is come there (on the earth): from him will be obtained whatsoever ye crave.
  • که روید آنجا رسولی آمدست ** هر چه می‌خواهید زو آید به دست
  • If ye are seeking priceless pearls, enter the houses by their doors.
  • گر همی‌جویید در بی‌بها ** ادخلوا الابیات من ابوابها
  • Keep knocking that door-ring and stand at the door: there is no way for you in the direction of the vault of heaven.
  • می‌زن آن حلقه‌ی در و بر باب بیست ** از سوی بام فلکتان راه نیست
  • Ye need not take this long road: We have bestowed on an earthly one the secrets of the mystery.
  • نیست حاجتتان بدین راه دراز ** خاکیی را داده‌ایم اسرار راز
  • Come to him, if ye are not disloyal; be made sugar-cane by him, though ye are (empty) reeds.” 3330
  • پیش او آیید اگر خاین نیید ** نیشکر گردید ازو گرچه نیید
  • That Guide will cause verdure to grow from thy earth: he is not inferior to the hoof of the horse of Gabriel.
  • سبزه رویاند ز خاکت آن دلیل ** نیست کم از سم اسپ جبرئیل
  • Thou wilt be made verdure, thou wilt be made fresh anew, if thou become the dust of the horse of a Gabriel—
  • سبزه گردی تازه گردی در نوی ** گر توخاک اسپ جبریلی شوی
  • The life-giving verdure which Sámirí put into the (golden) calf, so that it became endowed with the (vital) essence.
  • سبزه‌ی جان‌بخش که آن را سامری ** کرد در گوساله تا شد گوهری
  • From that verdure it took life and bellowed—such a bellowing as confounded the foe.
  • جان گرفت و بانگ زد زان سبزه او ** آنچنان بانگی که شد فتنه‌ی عدو
  • If ye come loyally to the possessors of the mystery, ye will be freed from the hood, like a falcon— 3335
  • گر امین آیید سوی اهل راز ** وا رهید از سر کله مانند باز
  • The hood that binds eye and ear, whereby the falcon is (made) wretched and abject.
  • سر کلاه چشم‌بند گوش‌بند ** که ازو بازست مسکین و نژند
  • The hood is (placed as) a blind on the eyes of falcons because its (the falcon's) whole desire is for its own kind.
  • زان کله مر چشم بازان را سدست ** که همه میلش سوی جنس خودست
  • When it has been severed from its kind, it associates with the king: the falconer unveils its eye.
  • چون برید از جنس با شه گشت یار ** بر گشاید چشم او را بازدار
  • God drove the devils from His place of watch, (He drove) the particular intellect from its autonomy,
  • راند دیوان را حق از مرصاد خویش ** عقل جزوی را ز استبداد خویش
  • Saying, “Do not domineer: thou art not autonomous; nay, thou art the pupil of the heart and predisposed (to learn from it). 3340
  • که سری کم کن نه‌ای تو مستبد ** بلک شاگرد دلی و مستعد
  • Go to the heart, go, for thou art a part of the heart: take heed, for thou art a slave of the just King.”
  • رو بر دل رو که تو جزو دلی ** هین که بنده‌ی پادشاه عادلی
  • To be His slave is better than being a sovereign, for “I am better” is the word of Satan.
  • بندگی او به از سلطانیست ** که انا خیر دم شیطانیست
  • Do thou see the distinction and pick out (choose by preference), O prisoner, the slavery of Adam from the pride of Iblís.
  • فرق بین و برگزین تو ای حبیس ** بندگی آدم از کبر بلیس
  • He who is the Sun of the Way uttered the saying, “Good (túbá) betide every one whose carnal soul is abased!”
  • گفت آنک هست خورشید ره او ** حرف طوبی هر که ذلت نفسه
  • Behold the shade of Túbá (the tree in Paradise) and sleep well; lay thy head in the shade and sleep without lifting thy head (haughtily). 3345
  • سایه‌ی طوبی ببین وخوش بخسپ ** سر بنه در سایه بی‌سرکش بخسپ
  • The shade of (one) “whose carnal soul is abased” is a pleasant place for reclining: it is a (good) sleeping-place for him that is predisposed to that (spiritual) purity.
  • ظل ذلت نفسه خوش مضجعیست ** مستعد آن صفا و مهجعیست
  • If thou go from this shade towards egoism, thou wilt soon become disobedient (to God) and lose the way.
  • گر ازین سایه روی سوی منی ** زود طاغی گردی و ره گم کنی
  • Explaining (the Verse), "O ye that believe, do not put (yourselves) forward in the presence of God and His Apostle." Since thou art not the Prophet, be one of the religious community; since thou art not the sovereign, be a subject.
  • بیان آنک یا ایها الذین آمنوا لا تقدموا بین یدی الله و رسوله چون نبی نیستی ز امت باش چونک سلطان نه‌ای رعیت باش پس رو خاموش باش از خود زحمتی و رایی متراش
  • Follow (do not lead): be silent in submission beneath the shade of the command of the Shaykh and Master;
  • پس برو خاموش باش از انقیاد ** زیر ظل امر شیخ و اوستاد
  • Otherwise, though thou art predisposed and capable, thou wilt become deformed through boasting of (thy) perfection.
  • ورنه گر چه مستعد و قابلی ** مسخ گردی تو ز لاف کاملی
  • Thou wilt be deprived even of (thy good) predisposition, if thou rebel against the Master of the mystery who is endowed with knowledge. 3350
  • هم ز استعداد وا مانی اگر ** سر کشی ز استاد راز و با خبر
  • Do thou still have patience in cobbling; for if thou be impatient, thou wilt become a rag-stitcher.
  • صبر کن در موزه دوزی تو هنوز ** ور بوی بی‌صبر گردی پاره‌دوز
  • If the stitchers of old clothes had patience and forbearance, all of them too would become stitchers of new garments through (acquisition of) knowledge.
  • کهنه‌دوزان گر بدیشان صبر و حلم ** جمله نودوزان شدندی هم به علم
  • Thou strivest much, and at last even thou thyself sayest in weariness that the intellect is a fetter,
  • بس بکوشی و بخر از کلال ** هم تو گویی خویش کالعقل عقال
  • Like the philosopher (who) on the day of his death perceived his intellect to be very poor and feeble,
  • هم‌چو آن مرد مفلسف روز مرگ ** عقل را می‌دید بس بی‌بال و برگ
  • And in that hour disinterestedly confessed (the truth), saying, “(Impelled) by acuteness of mind we galloped in vain. 3355
  • بی‌غرض می‌کرد آن دم اعتراف ** کز ذکاوت راندیم اسپ از گزاف
  • In delusion we drew (scornfully) away from the holy men, we swam in the sea of phantasy.”
  • از غروری سر کشیدیم از رجال ** آشنا کردیم در بحر خیال
  • In the spiritual Sea swimming is naught (of no avail): here is no resource but the ship (ark) of Noah.
  • آشنا هیچست اندر بحر روح ** نیست اینجا چاره جز کشتی نوح
  • Thus said that king of the prophets, “I am the ship in this universal Sea,
  • این چنین فرمود این شاه رسل ** که منم کشتی درین دریای کل
  • Or that person who, in respect of my (inward) clairvoyances, has become a true vicegerent in my stead.”
  • یا کسی کو در بصیرتهای من ** شد خلیفه‌ی راستی بر جای من