Story on the disappointment of the conceited حکایت در محرومی خویشتن بینان

Story on the disappointment of the conceited حکایت در محرومی خویشتن بینان

Bustan Saadi بوستان سعدی

Of Astrology some one a smattering had,
But his head was because of his vanity mad.
From a far distant land he reached Koshiyar’s side,
With a heart full of longing and head full of pride.
یکی در نجوم اندکی دست داشت
ولی از تکبر سری مست داشت
بر گوشیار آمد از راه دور
دلی پر ارادت، سری پر غرور
On his face the philosopher shut both his eyes,
Nor taught him an atom regarding the skies.
When portionless, back he determined to go,
The eminent sage gave advice to him, so:
خردمند از او دیده بردوختی
یکی حرف در وی نیاموختی
چو بی بهره عزم سفر کرد باز
بدو گفت دانای گردن فراز
“You thought yourself full of Astrologer’s lore!
Can a jug that is brimful contain any more?
Come free from pretensions, that full you may be
You are full of yourself and go empty from me.”
تو خود را گمان بردهای پر خرد
انائی که پر شد دگر چون برد؟
ز دعوی پری زان تهی میروی
تهی آی تا پر معنای شوی
In this world, as does Sadi, all self-love resign!
And return again full of the knowledge divine.
ز هستی در آفاق سعدی صفت
تهی گرد و باز آی پر معرفت


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