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2791-2840

  • Put thy hand beneath the mat, O trusted man, in order to blindfold (deceive) the evil eye.
  • دست زیر بوریا کن ای سند  ** از برای روی‌پوش چشم بد 
  • Fill thy fist, therefore, from beneath the mat and give (the money) into the hand of the beggar whose back is broken (by poverty).
  • پس ز زیر بوریا پر کن تو مشت  ** ده به دست سایل بشکسته پشت 
  • Henceforth give from the wage that is not grudged: give the hidden pearl to every one who desires (it).
  • بعد ازین از اجر ناممنون بده  ** هر که خواهد گوهر مکنون بده 
  • Go, be thou (what is signified by) the Hand of God is above their hands: do thou, like the Hand of God, scatter the daily bread recklessly. 2795
  • رو ید الله فوق ایدیهم تو باش  ** هم‌چو دست حق گزافی رزق پاش 
  • Release those in debt from their responsibility: like rain, make the carpet of the world green.”
  • وام داران را ز عهده وا رهان  ** هم‌چو باران سبز کن فرش جهان 
  • During another year this was his work, that he was always giving gold from the purse of the Lord of the Judgement.
  • بود یک سال دگر کارش همین  ** که بدادی زر ز کیسه‌ی رب دین 
  • The black earth turned into gold in his hand: beside him Hátim of (the tribe) Tayyi’ was a beggar.
  • زر شدی خاک سیه اندر کفش  ** حاتم طایی گدایی در صفش 
  • How the Shaykh knew the unspoken thoughts of those who begged of him and the sums owed by the debtors without their telling him, which is a sign of (his being endowed with Divine attributes, in accordance with the command), “Go forth with My attributes unto My creatures.”
  • دانستن شیخ ضمیر سایل را بی گفتن و دانستن قدر وام وام‌داران بی گفتن کی نشان آن باشد کی اخرج به صفاتی الی خلقی 
  • If a dervish said nothing about his need, he (the Shaykh) would give (what he required) and would know his secret thought;
  • حاجت خود گر نگفتی آن فقیر  ** او بدادی و بدانستی ضمیر 
  • He would give that bent-backed one the amount that he had in mind, neither more nor less. 2800
  • آنچ در دل داشتی آن پشت‌خم  ** قدر آن دادی بدو نه بیش و کم 
  • Then they would ask, “How didst thou know, uncle, that he was thinking of this amount?”
  • پس بگفتندی چه دانستی که او  ** این قدر اندیشه دارد ای عمو 
  • He would reply: “My heart's house is empty: it is void of beggary, like Paradise.
  • او بگفتی خانه‌ی دل خلوتست  ** خالی از کدیه مثال جنتست 
  • There is no work (being done) in it except love of God: there is no inhabitant except the idea of union with Him.
  • اندرو جز عشق یزدان کار نیست  ** جز خیال وصل او دیار نیست 
  • I have swept the house clean of good and evil: my house is filled with love of the One.
  • خانه را من روفتم از نیک و بد  ** خانه‌ام پرست از عشق احد 
  • When I see in it anything other than God, (I know that) it (the thing seen) is not mine but is reflected from the beggar (who is with me at the moment).” 2805
  • هرچه بینم اندرو غیر خدا  ** آن من نبود بود عکس گدا 
  • If a date-palm or a raceme of dates has appeared in a piece of water, it is only the reflexion from the tree outside.
  • گر در آبی نخل یا عرجون نمود  ** جز ز عکس نخله‌ی بیرون نبود 
  • If you see a form (of something) at the bottom of the water, that image is reflected from outside, O youth;
  • در تگ آب ار ببینی صورتی  ** عکس بیرون باشد آن نقش ای فتی 
  • But it is necessary to cleanse the canal, (which is) the body, until the water is cleared of scum,
  • لیک تا آب از قذی خالی شدن  ** تنقیه شرطست در جوی بدن 
  • In order that no obscurity and rubbish may remain therein and that it may become trustworthy and that the reflexion of the (inward) aspect (of everything) may appear (in it).
  • تا نماند تیرگی و خس درو  ** تا امین گردد نماید عکس رو 
  • Where in your body is aught but muddy water, O you who are (spiritually) destitute? Make the water pure (and free) from mud, O enemy of the heart. 2810
  • جز گلابه در تنت کو ای مقل  ** آب صافی کن ز گل ای خصم دل 
  • By (indulgence in) sleeping and eating and drinking you are ever intent on pouring into this canal more (and more) earth.
  • تو بر آنی هر دمی کز خواب و خور  ** خاک ریزی اندرین جو بیشتر 
  • The means of knowing people's hidden thoughts.
  • سبب دانستن ضمیرهای خلق 
  • (Only) when the heart of that water is void of these (defilements), does the reflexion of the (inward) aspects (of all things) dart into the water.
  • چون دل آن آب زینها خالیست  ** عکس روها از برون در آب جست 
  • Therefore, unless your interior has been purified, (and while) the (heart's) house is full of demons and monsters and wild beasts,
  • پس ترا باطن مصفا ناشده  ** خانه پر از دیو و نسناس و دده 
  • O ass who have obstinately remained in asininity, how will you get scent of (apprehend) the (life-giving) breaths which resemble those of the Messiah?
  • ای خری ز استیزه ماند در خری  ** کی ز ارواح مسیحی بو بری 
  • If a phantasy appear (in your heart), how will you know from what hiding-place it springs forth? 2815
  • کی شناسی گر خیالی سر کند  ** کز کدامین مکمنی سر بر کند 
  • Ere (all) phantasies are swept from the inward part, the body will become (insubstantial) as a phantasy in (consequence of) renunciation.
  • چون خیالی می‌شود در زهد تن  ** تا خیالات از درونه روفتن 
  • How the cunning of the fox prevailed over the attempt of the ass to preserve himself from falling into temptation.
  • غالب شدن مکر روبه بر استعصام خر 
  • The ass strove long and argued (stoutly) against him, but ravenous hunger never quitted the ass.
  • خر بسی کوشید و او را دفع گفت  ** لیک جوع الکلب با خر بود جفت 
  • Greed prevailed, and his self-restraint was (too) weak: many are the gullets that are cut by love of the loaf.
  • غالب آمد حرص و صبرش بد ضعیف  ** بس گلوها که برد عشق رغیف 
  • From the Messenger (Prophet) to whom the realities revealed themselves has come down (the saying), “A (great) penury is near being infidelity.”
  • زان رسولی کش حقایق داد دست  ** کاد فقر ان یکن کفر آمدست 
  • The ass had been made prisoner by hunger: he said (to himself), “If it is a plot, (what then?). Suppose I am dead once and for all, 2820
  • گشته بود آن خر مجاعت را اسیر  ** گفت اگر مکرست یک ره مرده گیر 
  • At any rate I shall be delivered from this torment of hunger: if this is life, I am better dead.”
  • زین عذاب جوع باری وا رهم  ** گر حیات اینست من مرده بهم 
  • If at first the ass repented and swore (to keep his vow), in the end, because of his asininity, he made a (great) lapse.
  • گر خر اول توبه و سوگند خورد  ** عاقبت هم از خری خبطی بکرد 
  • Greed makes one blind and foolish and ignorant: to fools it makes death (seem) easy;
  • حرص کور و احمق و نادان کند  ** مرگ را بر احمقان آسان کند 
  • (But) death is not (really) easy to the souls of asses who do not possess the splendour of the everlasting soul.
  • نیست آسان مرگ بر جان خران  ** که ندارند آب جان جاودان 
  • Since he (the ass) does not possess the everlasting soul, he is damned: his boldness in (facing) death is the result of folly. 2825
  • چون ندارد جان جاوید او شقیست  ** جرات او بر اجل از احمقیست 
  • Endeavour that your soul may become immortal, so that on the day of death you will have a (goodly) store.
  • جهد کن تا جان مخلد گردد  ** تا به روز مرگ برگی باشدت 
  • Again, he (the ass) had no confidence in the Provider (to assure him) that He would scatter over him largesse from the Unseen.
  • اعتمادش نیز بر رازق نبود  ** که بر افشاند برو از غیب جود 
  • Until now, the (Divine) Bounty had not kept him without the daily provision, though at times He subjected his body to a (severe) hunger.
  • تاکنونش فضل بی‌روزی نداشت  ** گرچه گه‌گه بر تنش جوعی گماشت 
  • Were hunger absent, in consequence of indigestion a hundred other afflictions would raise their heads in you.
  • گر نباشد جوع صد رنج دگر  ** از پی هیضه بر آرد از تو سر 
  • Truly the affliction of hunger is better than those maladies in respect both of its subtilty and its lightness and (its effect on devotional) work. 2830
  • رنج جوع اولی بود خود زان علل  ** هم به لطف و هم به خفت هم عمل 
  • The affliction of hunger is purer than (all other) afflictions, especially (as) in hunger there are a hundred advantages and excellences.
  • رنج جوع از رنجها پاکیزه‌تر  ** خاصه در جوعست صد نفع و هنر 
  • Explaining the excellency of abstinence and hunger.
  • در بیان فضیلت احتما و جوع 
  • Indeed hunger is the king of medicines: hark, lay hunger to thy heart, do not regard it with such contempt.
  • جوع خود سلطان داروهاست هین  ** جوع در جان نه چنین خوارش مبین 
  • Everything unsweet is made sweet by hunger: without hunger all sweet things are unacceptable.
  • جمله ناخوش از مجاعت خوش شدست  ** جمله خوشها بی‌مجاعتها ردست 
  • Parable.
  • مثل 
  • A certain person was eating bread made of bran: some one asked him, “How are you so fond of this?”
  • آن یکی می‌خورد نان فخفره  ** گفت سایل چون بدین استت شره 
  • He replied, “When hunger is doubled by self-denial, barley bread is (as sweet as) halwá in my opinion; 2835
  • گفت جوع از صبر چون دوتا شود  ** نان جو در پیش من حلوا شود 
  • Therefore when I deny myself once, I can eat halwá entirely, (so) of course I am very self-denying (abstinent).”
  • پس توانم که همه حلوا خورم  ** چون کنم صبری صبورم لاجرم 
  • Hunger, in truth, is not conquered by every one, for this (world) is a place where fodder is abundant beyond measure.
  • خود نباشد جوع هر کس را زبون  ** کین علف‌زاریست ز اندازه برون 
  • Hunger is bestowed as a gift on God's elect (alone), that through hunger they may become puissant lions.
  • جوع مر خاصان حق را داده‌اند  ** تا شوند از جوع شیر زورمند 
  • How should hunger be bestowed on every beggarly churl? Since the fodder is not scarce they set it before him,
  • جوع هر جلف گدا را کی دهند  ** چون علف کم نیست پیش او نهند 
  • Saying, “Eat! This is all thou art worth: thou art not a waterfowl, thou art a bread-fowl.” 2840
  • که بخور که هم بدین ارزانیی  ** تو نه‌ای مرغاب مرغ نانیی 
  • Story of the disciple of whose greediness and secret thoughts his Shaykh became aware. He admonished him with his tongue and in the course of his admonition bestowed on him, by Divine command, the food of trust in God.
  • حکایت مریدی کی شیخ از حرص و ضمیر او واقف شد او را نصیحت کرد به زبان و در ضمن نصیحت قوت توکل بخشیدش به امر حق