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3033-3082

  • He replied, “(The only remedy is) that you should bid farewell to pride and cunning, and come to him with sword and shroud.”
  • گفت آنک ترک گویی کبر و فن  ** پیش او آیی به شمشیر و کفن 
  • “Why,” said the king, “is not he a single man (and) alone?” He (the vizier) replied, “Do not look with contempt on the man's loneliness.
  • گفت آخر نه یکی مردیست فرد  ** گفت منگر خوار در فردی مرد 
  • Open your eye: look well at the fortress: it is trembling before him like quicksilver. 3035
  • چشم بگشا قلعه را بنگر نکو  ** هم‌چو سیمابست لرزان پیش او 
  • He sits (alone) on the saddle, (but) his nerve is just as unshaken as if an (army of the) East and West were accompanying him.
  • شسته در زین آن‌چنان محکم‌پیست  ** گوییا شرقی و غربی با ویست 
  • Several men rushed forward, like Fidá’ís (desperate assassins), and flung themselves into combat with him.
  • چند کس هم‌چون فدایی تاختند  ** خویشتن را پیش او انداختند 
  • He felled each of them with a blow of his mace (so that they were hurled) headlong at the feet of his steed.
  • هر یکی را او بگرزی می‌فکند  ** سر نگوسار اندر اقدام سمند 
  • God's (creative) action had bestowed on him such a collectedness that he was attacking a (whole) people single-handed.
  • داده بودش صنع حق جمعیتی  ** که همی‌زد یک تنه بر امتی 
  • When mine eye beheld the face of that (spiritual) emperor, (all) plurality vanished from my sight.” 3040
  • چشم من چون دید روی آن قباد  ** کثرت اعداد از چشمم فتاد 
  • The stars are many; though the sun is one, (yet) on his appearance their foundation is demolished.
  • اختران بسیار و خورشید ار یکیست  ** پیش او بنیاد ایشان مندکیست 
  • If a thousand mice put forth their heads, the cat feels no fear or apprehension of danger.
  • گر هزاران موش پیش آرند سر  ** گربه را نه ترس باشد نه حذر 
  • How should mice advance (to the attack), O such-and-such? They have no collectedness in their souls.
  • کی به پیش آیند موشان ای فلان  ** نیست جمعیت درون جانشان 
  • The collectedness (that consists) in outward forms is a vain thing: hark, beg from the Creator collectedness of spirit.
  • هست جمعیت به صورتها فشار  ** جمع معنی خواه هین از کردگار 
  • Collectedness is not the result of bodily multitude: know that body, like name, is built on (empty) air. 3045
  • نیست جمعیت ز بسیاری جسم  ** جسم را بر باد قایم دان چو اسم 
  • If there were any collectedness in the heart of the mouse, a number of mice would be collected (united) by a feeling of indignation,
  • در دل موش ار بدی جمعیتی  ** جمع گشتی چند موش از حمیتی 
  • And, rushing up like assassins, they would throw themselves on a cat without (giving her) any respite.
  • بر زدندی چون فدایی حمله‌ای  ** خویش را بر گربه‌ی بی‌مهله‌ای 
  • One would tear out her eyes in conflict (with her), while another would rip her ears with its teeth,
  • آن یکی چشمش بکندی از ضراب  ** وان دگر گوشش دریدی هم به ناب 
  • And another make a hole in her side: there would be no way of escape for her from the united party.
  • وان دگر سوراخ کردی پهلوش  ** از جماعت گم شدی بیرون شوش 
  • But the soul of the mouse has no collectedness: at the miaul of a cat (all) its wits fly out of its soul. 3050
  • لیک جمعیت ندارد جان موش  ** بجهد از جانش به بانگ گربه هوش 
  • The mouse is paralysed by the wily cat, (even) if the numbers of the mice amount to a hundred thousand.
  • خشک گردد موش زان گربه‌ی عیار  ** گر بود اعداد موشان صد هزار 
  • What cares the butcher for the numerous flock (of sheep)? How can abundance of consciousness prevent (the approach of) slumber?
  • از رمه‌ی انبه چه غم قصاب را  ** انبهی هش چه بندد خواب را 
  • He (God) is the Lord of the kingdom: He gives collectedness to the lion, so that he springs on the herd of onagers.
  • مالک الملک است جمعیت دهد  ** شیر را تا بر گله‌ی گوران جهد 
  • A hundred thousand savage and courageous onagers are as naught before the onset of the lion.
  • صد هزاران گور ده‌شاخ و دلیر  ** چون عدم باشند پیش صول شیر 
  • He is the Lord of the kingdom: He gives to a Joseph the kingdom of Beauty, so that he is (lovely) as the water of white clouds. 3055
  • مالک الملک است بدهد ملک حسن  ** یوسفی را تا بود چون ماء مزن 
  • He bestows upon one face the radiance of a star, so that a king becomes the slave of a girl.
  • در رخی بنهد شعاع اختری  ** که شود شاهی غلام دختری 
  • He bestows upon another face His own Light, so that at midnight it sees everything good and evil.
  • بنهد اندر روی دیگر نور خود  ** که ببیند نیم‌شب هر نیک و بد 
  • Joseph and Moses fetched light from God into their cheeks and countenances and into their inmost bosoms.
  • یوسف و موسی ز حق بردند نور  ** در رخ و رخسار و در ذات الصدور 
  • The face of Moses shot forth a flashing beam: he hung a veil in front of his face.
  • روی موسی بارقی انگیخته  ** پیش رو او توبره آویخته 
  • The splendour of his face would have dazzled (men's) eyes as the emerald (blinds) the eyes of the deaf adder. 3060
  • نور رویش آن‌چنان بردی بصر  ** که زمرد از دو دیده‌ی مار کر 
  • He besought God that the veil might become a covering for that powerful Light.
  • او ز حق در خواسته تا توبره  ** گردد آن نور قوی را ساتره 
  • He (God) said, “Hark, make a veil of thy felt raiment, for the garment of one who is a knower of God can be trusted (to keep it safe),
  • توبره گفت از گلیمت ساز هین  ** کان لباس عارفی آمد امین 
  • Because that robe has become inured to the Light: the Light of the Spirit shines through its warp and woof.
  • کان کسا از نور صبری یافتست  ** نور جان در تار و پودش تافتست 
  • Nothing will be a (safe) repository (for it) except a mantle like this: nothing else can endure Our Light.
  • جز چنین خرقه نخواهد شد صوان  ** نور ما را بر نتابد غیر آن 
  • If Mt Qáf should come forward as a barrier (to it), the Light would rend it asunder like Mt Sinai.” 3065
  • کوه قاف ار پیش آید بهرسد  ** هم‌چو کوه طور نورش بر درد 
  • Through the (Divine) omnipotence the bodies of (holy) men have gained ability to support the unconditioned Light.
  • از کمال قدرت ابدان رجال  ** یافت اندر نور بی‌چون احتمال 
  • His (God's) power makes a glass vessel the dwelling-place of that (Light) of which Sinai cannot bear (even) a mote.
  • آنچ طورش بر نتابد ذره‌ای  ** قدرتش جا سازد از قاروره‌ای 
  • A lamp-niche and a lamp-glass have become the dwelling-place of the Light by which Mt Qáf and Mt Sinai are torn to pieces.
  • گشت مشکات و زجاجی جای نور  ** که همی‌درد ز نور آن قاف و طور 
  • Know that their (the holy men's) bodies are the lamp-niche and their hearts the glass: this lamp illumines the empyrean and the heavens.
  • جسمشان مشکات دان دلشان زجاج  ** تافته بر عرش و افلاک این سراج 
  • Their (the heavens') light is dazzled by this Light and vanishes like the stars in this radiance of morning. 3070
  • نورشان حیران این نور آمده  ** چون ستاره زین ضحی فانی شده 
  • Hence the Seal of the prophets has related (the saying) of the everlasting and eternal Lord—
  • زین حکایت کرد آن ختم رسل  ** از ملیک لا یزال و لم یزل 
  • “I am not contained in the heavens or in the void or in the exalted intelligences and souls;
  • که نگنجیدم در افلاک و خلا  ** در عقول و در نفوس با علا 
  • (But) I am contained, as a guest, in the true believer's heart, without qualification or definition or description,
  • در دل ممن بگنجیدم چو ضیف  ** بی ز چون و بی چگونه بی ز کیف 
  • To the end that by the mediation of that heart (all) above and below may win from Me sovereignties and fortune.
  • تا به دلالی آن دل فوق و تحت  ** یابد از من پادشاهی‌ها و بخت 
  • Without such a mirror neither Earth nor Time could bear the vision of My beauty. 3075
  • بی‌چنین آیینه از خوبی من  ** برنتابد نه زمین و نه زمن 
  • I caused the steed of (My) mercy to gallop over the two worlds: I fashioned a very spacious mirror.
  • بر دو کون اسپ ترحم تاختیم  ** پس عریض آیینه‌ای بر ساختیم 
  • From this mirror (appear) at every moment fifty (spiritual) wedding-feasts: hearken to the mirror, but do not ask (Me) to describe it.”
  • هر دمی زین آینه پنجاه عرس  ** بشنو آیینه ولی شرحش مپرس 
  • The gist (of the discourse) is this, that he (Moses) made a veil of his raiment, since he knew the penetrativeness of (the light of) that Moon.
  • حاصل این کزلبس خویشش پرده ساخت  ** که نفوذ آن قمر را می‌شناخت 
  • Had the veil been (made) of anything except his raiment, it would have been torn to shreds, (even) if it had been (like) a solid mountain.
  • گر بدی پرده ز غیر لبس او  ** پاره گشتی گر بدی کوه دوتو 
  • It (the Light) would penetrate through iron walls: what contrivance could the veil employ against the Light of God? 3080
  • ز آهنین دیوارها نافذ شدی  ** توبره با نور حق چه فن زدی 
  • That veil had become glowing: it was the mantle of a gnostic in the moment of ecstasy.
  • گشته بود آن توبره صاحب تفی  ** بود وقت شور خرقه‌ی عارفی 
  • The fire is deposited (becomes immanent) in the tinder because it (the tinder) is already familiar with the fire.
  • زان شود آتش رهین سوخته  ** کوست با آتش ز پیش آموخته