Explaining that whatsoever God most High bestowed

Explaining that whatsoever God most High bestowed

Explaining that whatsoever God most High bestowed and created the heavens and the earths and the substances and the accidents He created all (this) at the demand of need, and that one must make one’s self in need of a thing, so that He may bestow it; for “… Or He who answers the sorely distressed when he calls unto Him?” Sore distress is the evidence of worthiness (to receive the Divine bounty). بیان آنک حق تعالی هرچه داد و آفرید از سماوات و ارضین و اعیان و اعراض همه باستدعاء حاجت آفرید خود را محتاج چیزی باید کردن تا بدهد کی امن یجیب المضطر اذا دعاه اضطرار گواه استحقاقست

آن نیاز مریمی بودست و درد                      که چنان طفلی سخن آغاز کرد

Twas Mary’s want and pain that made such a babe (as Jesus) begin to speak (in the cradle).

جزو او بی او برای او بگفت                         جزو جزوت گفت دارد در نهفت

Part of her spoke on her behalf without her: every part of thee hath speech in secret.

دست و پا شاهد شوندت ای رهی                  منکری را چند دست و پا نهی

Thy hands and feet become witnesses (against thee), O slave: how long wilt thou set hand and foot (strenuously apply thyself) to denial?

ور نباشی مستحق شرح و گفت                     ناطقه‌ی ناطق ترا دید و بخفت

And if thou art not worthy of (hearing) the exposition and the speech, the rational soul of the speaker saw thee (to be unworthy) and went to sleep (refrained from action).

هر چه رویید از پی محتاج رست                   تا بیابد طالبی چیزی که جست

Whatsoever grew has grown for the sake of the needy, in order that a seeker may find the thing he sought.

حق تعالی گر سماوات آفرید                       از برای دفع حاجات آفرید

If God most High has created the heavens, He has created them for the purpose of removing needs.

هر کجا دردی دوا آنجا رود                         هر کجا فقری نوا آنجا رود

Wherever a pain is, the cure goes thither; wherever a poverty is, the provision goes thither.

هر کجا مشکل جواب آنجا رود                    هر کجا کشتیست آب آنجا رود

Wherever a difficult question is, the answer goes thither; wherever a ship is, the water goes thither.

آب کم جو تشنگی آور بدست                     تا بجوشد آب از بالا و پست

Do not seek the water, (but) get thirst, so that the water may gush forth from above and below.

تا نزاید طفلک نازک گلو                            کی روان گردد ز پستان شیر او

Until the tender-throated babe is born, how should the milk for it begin to flow from the (mother’s) breast?

رو بدین بالا و پستیها بدو                            تا شوی تشنه و حرارت را گرو

Go, run on these hills and dales, to the end that thou mayst become thirsty and a prey to heat;

بعد از آن بانگ زنبور هوا                           بانگ آب جو بنوشی ای کیا

After that, from the noise of the hornet of the air (the thundercloud) thou wilt hear the noise of the water of the stream, O king.

حاجت تو کم نباشد از حشیش                     آب را گیری سوی او می‌کشیش

Thy need is not less than (that of) dry plants: thou takest water and art drawing it towards them;

گوش گیری آب را تو می‌کشی                    سوی زرع خشک تا یابد خوشی

Thou takest the water by the ear and drawest it towards the dry crops that they may obtain refreshment.

زرع جان را کش جواهر مضمرست               ابر رحمت پر ز آب کوثرست

For the spiritual crops, whose essences are concealed, the cloud of (Divine) mercy is full of the water of Kawthar.

تا سقاهم ربهم آید خطاب                           تشنه باش الله اعلم بالصواب

In order that (the words) their Lord gave them to drink may be addressed (to thee), be thirsty! God best knoweth the right course.

هر کجا دردی دوا آنجا رود                   هر کجا فقری نوا آنجا رود
Wherever a pain is, the cure goes thither; wherever a poverty is, the provision goes thither.
هر کجا مشکل جواب آنجا رود                   هر کجا کشتیست آب آنجا رود
Wherever a difficult question is, the answer goes thither; wherever a ship is, the water goes thither.
آب کم جو تشنگی آور بدست                   تا بجوشد آب از بالا و پست
Do not seek the water, (but) get thirst, so that the water may gush forth from above and below.
تا نزاید طفلک نازک گلو                   کی روان گردد ز پستان شیر او
Until the tender-throated babe is born, how should the milk for it begin to flow from the (mother’s) breast?
رو بدین بالا و پستیها بدو                   تا شوی تشنه و حرارت را گرو
Go, run on these hills and dales, to the end that thou mayst become thirsty and a prey to heat;
بعد از آن بانگ زنبور هوا                   بانگ آب جو بنوشی ای کیا
After that, from the noise of the hornet of the air (the thundercloud) thou wilt hear the noise of the water of the stream, O king.
حاجت تو کم نباشد از حشیش                   آب را گیری سوی او می‌کشیش
Thy need is not less than (that of) dry plants: thou takest water and art drawing it towards them;
گوش گیری آب را تو می‌کشی                   سوی زرع خشک تا یابد خوشی
Thou takest the water by the ear and drawest it towards the dry crops that they may obtain refreshment.
زرع جان را کش جواهر مضمرست                   ابر رحمت پر ز آب کوثرست
For the spiritual crops, whose essences are concealed, the cloud of (Divine) mercy is full of the water of Kawthar.
تا سقاهم ربهم آید خطاب                   تشنه باش الله اعلم بالصواب
In order that (the words) their Lord gave them to drink may be addressed (to thee), be thirsty! God best knoweth the right course.


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