On the inner sense of “Let him who desires

On the inner sense of “Let him who desires to sit with God sit with the Súfís” در معنی آن که من أراد أن یجلس مع الله فلیجلس مع أهل التصوف‌‌

آن رسول از خود بشد زین یک دو جام
نه رسالت یاد ماندش نه پیام‌‌
The ambassador became beside himself from these one or two cups (of spiritual discourse): neither embassage nor message remained in his memory.
واله اندر قدرت الله شد
آن رسول اینجا رسید و شاه شد
He became distraught at the power of God. The ambassador arrived at this place (state) and became a king.
سیل چون آمد به دریا بحر گشت
دانه چون آمد به مزرع گشت کشت‌‌
When the torrent reached the sea, it became the sea; when the seed reached the cornland, it became the crop of corn.
چون تعلق یافت نان با بو البشر
نان مرده زنده گشت و با خبر
When the bread attained to connexion with Man, the dead bread became living and endowed with knowledge.
موم و هیزم چون فدای نار شد
ذات ظلمانی او انوار شد
When the wax and firewood were devoted to the fire, their dark essence became (filled with) light.
سنگ سرمه چون که شد در دیده‌‌گان
گشت بینایی شد آن جا دیدبان‌‌
When the (powdered) stone of antimony went into the eyes, it turned to sight and there became a scout (one who observes the enemy from some point of vantage).
ای خنک آن مرد کز خود رسته شد
در وجود زنده‌‌ای پیوسته شد
Oh, happy is the man who was freed from himself and united with the existence of a living one!
وای آن زنده که با مرده نشست
مرده گشت و زندگی از وی بجست‌‌
Alas for the living one who consorted with the dead! He became dead, and life sped away from him.
چون تو در قرآن حق بگریختی
با روان انبیا آمیختی‌‌
When you have fled (for refuge) to the Qur’án of God, you have mingled with the spirit of the prophets.
هست قرآن حالهای انبیا
ماهیان بحر پاک کبریا
The Qur’án is (a description of) the states of the prophets, (who are) the fishes of the holy sea of (Divine) Majesty.
ور بخوانی و نه‌‌ای قرآن پذیر
انبیا و اولیا را دیده گیر
And if you read and do not accept (take to heart) the Qur’án, suppose you have seen the prophets and saints (what will that avail you?);
ور پذیرایی چو بر خوانی قصص
مرغ جانت تنگ آید در قفص‌‌
But if you are accepting (the Qur’án), when you read the stories (of the prophets), the bird, your soul, will be distressed in its cage.
مرغ کاو اندر قفس زندانی است
می‌‌نجوید رستن از نادانی است‌‌
The bird that is a prisoner in a cage, (if it) is not seeking to escape, ’tis from ignorance.
روحهایی کز قفسها رسته‌‌اند
انبیای رهبر شایسته‌‌اند
The spirits which have escaped from their cages are the prophets, (those) worthy guides.
از برون آوازشان آید ز دین
که ره رستن ترا این است این‌‌
From without comes their voice, (telling) of religion, (and crying), “This, this is the way of escape for thee.
ما به دین رستیم زین ننگین قفس
جز که این ره نیست چاره‌‌ی این قفس‌‌
By this we escaped from this narrow cage: there is no means of escape from this cage but this way,
خویش را رنجور سازی زار زار
تا ترا بیرون کنند از اشتهار
(That) thou shouldst make thyself ill, exceedingly wretched, in order that thou mayst be let out from (the cage of) reputation.”
که اشتهار خلق بند محکم است
در ره این از بند آهن کی کم است‌‌
Worldly reputation is a strong chain: in the Way how is this less than a chain of iron?




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