How the cock foretold

How the cock foretold

How the cock foretold the death of the Khwája. خبر کردن خروس از مرگ خواجه

لیک فردا خواهد او مردن یقین گاو خواهد کشت وارث در حنین
“But to-morrow he will certainly die: his heir, in mourning (for him), will slaughter a cow.
صاحب خانه بخواهد مرد رفت روز فردا نک رسیدت لوت زفت
The owner of the house will die (and) depart (from this world): lo, to-morrow a great deal of food will reach you.
پاره‌های نان و لالنگ و طعام در میان کوی یابد خاص و عام
High and low will get pieces of bread and dainty morsels and viands in the midst of the street.
گاو قربانی و نانهای تنک بر سگان و سایلان ریزد سبک
(The flesh of) the sacrificed cow and thin loaves of bread will be scattered quickly over the dogs and the beggars.”
مرگ اسپ و استر و مرگ غلام بد قضا گردان این مغرور خام
The death of the horse and mule and the death of the slave were bringing round the doom of this foolish deluded man.
از زیان مال و درد آن گریخت مال افزون کرد و خون خویش ریخت
He fled (escaped) from the loss of wealth and from grief thereat: he increased his wealth and shed his own blood.
این ریاضتهای درویشان چراست کان بلا بر تن بقای جانهاست
These austerities of dervishes what are they for? (The reason is) that that tribulation (imposed) on the body is (in effect) the everlasting life of spirits.
تا بقای خود نیابد سالکی چون کند تن را سقیم و هالکی
Unless a (mystic) traveller gains the everlasting life of his (spiritual) self, how should he make his body a sick and perishing (thing)?
دست کی جنبد به ایثار و عمل تا نبیند داده را جانش بدل
How should he move his hand to (acts of) altruism and (devotional) work unless he sees (the salvation of) his soul in exchange for what is given (by him)?
آنک بدهد بی امید سودها آن خدایست آن خدایست آن خدا
That one who gives without expectation of (any) gains that one is God, is God, is God,
یا ولی حق که خوی حق گرفت نور گشت و تابش مطلق گرفت
Or the friend of God (the saint), who has assumed the nature of God and has become luminous and has received the Absolute Radiance;
کو غنی است و جز او جمله فقیر کی فقیری بی عوض گوید که گیر
For He is rich, while all except Him are poor: how should a poor man say “Take” without compensation?
تا نبیند کودکی که سیب هست او پیاز گنده را ندهد ز دست
Till a child sees that the apple is there, it will not give up from its hand the stinking onion.
این همه بازار بهر این غرض بر دکانها شسته بر بوی عوض
All these market-folk, for the sake of this (worldly) object, are seated on the benches (in the shops) in the hope of (receiving) compensation:
صد متاع خوب عرضه می‌کنند واندرون دل عوضها می‌تنند
They offer a hundred fine articles of merchandise, and within their hearts they are intent on compensations.
یک سلامی نشنوی ای مرد دین که نگیرد آخرت آن آستین
O man of the (true) Religion, you will not hear a single salaam (blessing) whereof the end will not pluck your sleeve (and demand something of you).
بی طمع نشنیده‌ام از خاص و عام من سلامی ای برادر والسلام
I have never heard a disinterested salaam from high or low, O brother and (I give) the salaam (to thee).
جز سلام حق هین آن را بجو خانه خانه جا بجا و کو بکو
Except the salaam of God. Come, seek that (salaam) from house to house, from place to place, and from street to street!
از دهان آدمی خوش‌مشام هم پیام حق شنودم هم سلام
From the mouth of the man who has a good scent (for spiritual things) I heard both the message and the salaam of God;
وین سلام باقیان بر بوی آن من همی‌نوشم به دل خوشتر ز جان
And in the hope of that (salaam) I am listening with my heart to the salaams of (all) the rest (as though they were) sweeter than life.
زان سلام او سلام حق شدست کتش اندر دودمان خود زدست
His (the saint’s) salaam has become the salaam of God because he has set fire to the household of self.
مرده است از خود شده زنده برب زان بود اسرار حقش در دو لب
He has died to self and become living through the Lord: hence the mysteries of God are on his lips.
مردن تن در ریاضت زندگیست رنج این تن روح را پایندگیست
The death of the body in self-discipline is life: the sufferings of this body are (the cause of) everlastingness to the spirit.
گوش بنهاده بد آن مرد خبیث می‌شنود او از خروسش آن حدیث
That wicked man had lent ear: he was hearing from his cock the news (of his death).


 

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