Story of atabak tukla حکایت اتابک تکله

Story of atabak tukla حکایت اتابک تکله

Bustan Saadi بوستان سعدی

In the records of monarchs of yore,
it is shown That when Tukla succeeded to Zangi’s great throne
  در اخبار شاهان پیشینه هست
که چون تکله بر تخت زنگی نشست
In his reign not a person another could touch —
He excelled if he only accomplished this much
He once to a pious believer thus spoke :
“My life to the present has ended in smoke.  
به دورانش از کس نیازرد کس
سبق برد اگر خود همین بود و بس
چنین گفت یک ره به صاحبدلی
که عمرم بسر رفت بی حاصلی
When country, position, and throne disappear,
From the world none takes riches, except the Fakir,
To sit in the corner of worship I’m fain,
And turn to account the l Jive days ‘ that remain.”  
بخواهم به کنج عبادت نشست
که دریابم این پنج روزی که هست
چو می‌بگذرد ملک و جاه و سریر
نبرد از جهان دولت الا فقیر
When the wise man of luminous soul heard this stuff,
In a towering rage, he said, “Tukla, enough!
Save in ruling your subjects, no path you possess;
Not in rosaries, carpets, nor mendicant’s dress.’  
!چو بشنید دانای روشن نفس
بتندی برآشفت کای تکله بس
طریقت به جز خدمت خلق نیست
به تسبیح و سجاده و دلق نیست
On your own royal throne you must tarry secure,
And the rank of a Dervish by virtues procure.
In intention and truth with your loins girt be found;
Let your tongue ‘gainst desires and pretensions be bound!
تو بر تخت سلطانی خویش باش
به اخلاق پاکیزه درویش باش
بصدق و ارادت میان بسته‌دار
ز طامات و دعوی زبان بسته‌دار
It is right to advance in the Faith and not boast;
For to brag and not act, is a wind-bag, at most.
The nobles, who Purity’s money possessed,
In tatters, like these, under mantles were dressed.”  
قدم باید اندر طریقت نه دم
که اصلی ندارد دم بی‌قدم
بزرگان که نقد صفا داشتند
چنین خرقه زیر قبا داشتند

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