Remarks on foresight and providence گفتار اندر آینده نگری و مشعیت الهی

Remarks on foresight and providence گفتار اندر آینده نگری و مشعیت الهی

Bustan Saadi بوستان سعدی

How well spoke Bihram of the desert renowned,
When thrown by an obstinate horse to the ground:
“From the pasture another horse must be obtained;
For when one is rebellious he must be restrained.”  
  چه خوش گفت بهرام صحرانشین
چو یکران توسن زدش بر زمین
دگر اسبی از گله باید گرفت
که گر سر کشد باز شاید گرفت
You may stop, with a bodkin, the fountain’s weak source;
When flooded, an elephant can’t stem its course.
Dam the Tigris, oh son! when the water is scant;
For when it increases in volume, you can’t!  
  ببند ای پسر دجله در آب کاست
که سودی ندارد چو سیلاب خاست
When the wicked old wolf puts his head in the noose,
Take his life! or your heart from your flocks you may loose.  
  چو گرگ خبیث آمدت در کمند
بکش ورنه دل بر کن از گوسفند
Adoration from Satan’s a thing quite unknown;
Good actions have never by villains been shown.  
  از ابلیس هرگز نیاید سجود
نه از بد گهر نیکویی در وجود
Of a fit place and time, let no foe be possessed!
A foe in a well, and fiend bottled, are best  
  بد اندیش را جاه و فرصت مده
عدو در چه و دیو در شیشه به
Do not say that this snake, with a stick, you must slay;
When you have its head under a stone, pound away!
When a writer has injured his poor fellow men,
A sword for his hands is more fit than a pen.  
  مگو شاید این مار کشتن به چوب
چو سر زیر سنگ تو دارد بکوب
قلم زن که بد کرد با زیردست
قلم بهتر او را به شمشیر دست
The vizier who imposes the bad laws he frames,
Will carry you on till he gives you to flames.
Do not say, “This vizier is befitting the state. ”
Do not call him vizier; he’s the people’s bad fate.  
  مدبر که قانون بد می‌نهد
تو را می‌برد تا به دوزخ دهد
مگو ملک را این مدبر بس است
مدبر مخوانش که مدبر کس است
To the sayings of Sadi the fortunate list;
For in them growth of state, sense and wisdom exist  
  سعید آورد قول سعدی به جای
که ترتیب ملک است و تدبیر رای

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