How Iblís again made answer to Mu‘áwiya

How Iblís again made answer to Mu‘áwiya. باز جواب گفتن ابلیس معاویه را

گفت ما اول فرشته بوده‏ایم
راه طاعت را به جان پیموده‏ایم‏
He said, “At first I was an angel: I traversed the way of obedience (to God) with (all my) soul.
سالکان راه را محرم بدیم
ساکنان عرش را هم دم بدیم‏
I was the confidant of them that follow the path (of devotion): I was familiar with them that dwell by the Throne of God.
پیشه‏ی اول کجا از دل رود
مهر اول کی ز دل بیرون شود
How should (one’s) first calling go out of (one’s) mind? How should (one’s) first love go forth from (one’s) heart?
در سفر گر روم بینی یا ختن
از دل تو کی رود حب الوطن‏
If in travel you see Anatolia or Khutan, how should love of your own country go from your heart?
ما هم از مستان این می بوده‏ایم
عاشقان درگه وی بوده‏ایم‏
I too have been one of those drunken with this wine: I have been a lover at His court.
ناف ما بر مهر او ببریده‏اند
عشق او در جان ما کاریده‏اند
They cut my navel in (predestined me from birth to) love of Him: they sowed love of Him in my heart.
روز نیکو دیده‏ایم از روزگار
آب رحمت خورده‏ایم اندر بهار
I have seen good days from Fortune: I have drunk the water of (Divine) Mercy in (my) spring-time.
نه که ما را دست فضلش کاشته ست
از عدم ما را نه او برداشته ست‏
Was it not the hand of His bounty that sowed me? Was it not He that raised me up from non-existence?
ای بسا کز وی نوازش دیده‏ایم
در گلستان رضا گردیده‏ایم‏
Oh, many is the time I have received kindness from Him and walked in the rose-garden of (His) approval.
بر سر ما دست رحمت می‏نهاد
چشمه‏های لطف از ما می‏گشاد
He would lay the hand of mercy on my head, He would open (let flow) from me the fountains of grace.
وقت طفلی‏ام که بودم شیر جو
گاهوارم را که جنبانید او
Who found milk for me in the season of my infancy? Who rocked my cradle? He.
از که خوردم شیر غیر شیر او
کی مرا پرورد جز تدبیر او
From whom did I drink milk other than His milk? Who nourished me except His providence?
خوی کان با شیر رفت اندر وجود
کی توان آن را ز مردم واگشود
The disposition which has entered with the milk into (their) being—how can it be discharged (expelled) from folk?
گر عتابی کرد دریای کرم
بسته کی گردند درهای کرم‏
If the Sea of Bounty has given (me) a rebuke, (yet) how have the doors of Bounty been shut?
اصل نقدش داد و لطف و بخشش است
قهر بر وی چون غباری از غش است‏
Giving and grace and favour are the fundamental substance of His coin: wrath is (only) as a speck of alloy on it.
از برای لطف عالم را بساخت
ذره‏ها را آفتاب او نواخت‏
He made the world for kindness’ sake: His sun caressed the motes (in its beams).
فرقت از قهرش اگر آبستن است
بهر قدر وصل او دانستن است‏
If separation (from Him) is big with His wrath, ’tis for the sake of knowing the worth of union with Him,
تا دهد جان را فراقش گوشمال
جان بداند قدر ایام وصال‏
So that separation from Him may give the soul chastisement, (and that) the soul may know the value of the days of union.
گفت پیغمبر که حق فرموده است
قصد من از خلق احسان بوده است‏
The Prophet has declared that God said, ‘My purpose in creating was to do good:
آفریدم تا ز من سودی کنند
تا ز شهدم دست‏آلودی کنند
I created to the intent that they (My creatures) might draw some gain from Me, and that they might smear their hands with My honey;
نی برای آن که تا سودی کنم
و ز برهنه من قبایی بر کنم‏
Not to the end that I might draw some gain (from them), and that I might tear off a coat from one (who is) naked.’
چند روزی که ز پیشم رانده است
چشم من در روی خوبش مانده است‏
During the short while since He drove me from His presence, mine eye hath remained (fixed) upon His beauteous face;
کز چنان رویی چنین قهر ای عجب
هر کسی مشغول گشته در سبب‏
(And my thought has always been), ‘Such wrath from such a face! Oh, wonderful!’ (whereas) every one (else) has become occupied with (considering) the (secondary) cause (His wrath).
من سبب را ننگرم کان حادث است
ز انکه حادث حادثی را باعث است‏
I do not look at the cause (His wrath), which is temporal, inasmuch as the temporal (only) produces something temporal (like itself).
لطف سابق را نظاره می‏کنم
هر چه آن حادث دو پاره می‏کنم‏
I am regarding (His eternally) precedent mercy: whatsoever is temporal I rend in twain.
ترک سجده از حسد گیرم که بود
آن حسد از عشق خیزد نز جحود
Grant that my declining to worship (Adam) was from envy; (yet) that envy arises from love (of God), not from denial (of obedience to His command).
هر حسد از دوستی خیزد یقین
که شود با دوست غیری همنشین‏
“Tis certain, all envy arises from love, (for fear) lest another become the companion of the beloved.
هست شرط دوستی غیرت پزی
همچو شرط عطسه گفتن دیر زی‏
Brooding jealousy is the necessary consequence of love, just as saying ‘Live long!’ must follow the sneeze.
چون که بر نطعش جز این بازی نبود
گفت بازی کن چه دانم در فزود
Since there was no play but this on His board, and He said, ‘Play,’ what more can I do?
آن یکی بازی که بد من باختم
خویشتن را در بلا انداختم‏
I played the one play (move) that there was, and cast myself into woe.
در بلا هم می‏چشم لذات او
مات اویم مات اویم مات او
Even in woe I am tasting His delights: I am mated by Him, mated by Him, mated by Him!
چون رهاند خویشتن را ای سره
هیچ کس در شش جهت از شش دره‏
How shall any one, O noble sir, in (this world of) six directions deliver himself from the shashdara (the place with six doors)?
جزو شش از کل شش چون وارهد
خاصه که بی‏چون مر او را کژ نهد
How shall the part of the six escape from the whole of the six, especially when the Unconditioned sets it wrong?
هر که در شش او درون آتش است
اوش برهاند که خلاق شش است‏
Whoever is in the six is in the fire; (only) He that is the creator of the six will deliver him.
خود اگر کفر است و گر ایمان او
دست باف حضرت است و آن او
Truly, whether it be infidelity or faith in Him (to which he is predestined), he is the hand-loom (instrument) of the Lord and belongs to Him.”




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