Prayer مناجات

ای دهنده‌ی قوت و تمکین و ثبات
خلق را زین بی‌ثباتی ده نجات
O Giver of (spiritual) nutriment and steadfastness and stability, give Thy creatures deliverance from this instability.
اندر آن کاری که ثابت بودنیست
قایمی ده نفس را که منثنیست
Grant unto the soul for it is bent (crooked) to stand upright (to persevere with rectitude) in the work wherein it ought to be stable.
صبرشان بخش و کفه‌ی میزان گران
وا رهانشان از فن صورتگران
Bestow patience upon them and heavy balance-scales: deliver them from the guile of impostors;
وز حسودی بازشان خر ای کریم
تا نباشند از حسد دیو رجیم
And redeem them from envy, O Gracious One, lest from envy they be devils accursed.
در نعیم فانی مال و جسد
چون همی‌سوزند عامه از حسد
How do the vulgar burn with envy for the fleeting happiness of riches and (pleasures of) the body!
پادشاهان بین که لشکر می‌کشند
از حسد خویشان خود را می‌کشند
Behold the kings, how they lead armies (to battle) and slay their own kinsmen because of envy.
عاشقان لعبتان پر قذر
کرده قصد خون و جان همدگر
The lovers of filthy dolls (darlings) have sought each other’s blood and life.
ویس و رامین خسرو و شیرین بخوان
که چه کردند از حسد آن ابلهان
Read Wís and Rámín and Khusraw and Shírín: (you will see) what those fools did because of envy.
که فنا شد عاشق و معشوق نیز ** هم نه چیزند و هواشان هم نه چیز
(You will see) that the lover perished and the beloved too: they are naught and their passion also is naught.
پاک الهی که عدم بر هم زند
مر عدم را بر عدم عاشق کند
Holy is the god who brings non-existence into collision with itself and makes non-existence to be in love with non-existence.
در دل نه‌دل حسدها سر کند
نیست را هست این چنین مضطر کند
Envies arise in the heart that is no (real) heart: thus doth Being subject not being to compulsion.
این زنانی کز همه مشفق‌تراند
از حسد دو ضره خود را می‌خورند
These women, who are kinder than all (other creatures) (even amongst them) two fellow-wives devour each other from envy,
تا که مردانی که خود سنگین‌دلند
از حسد تا در کدامین منزلند
So that (you may judge) in what degree of envy are the men who indeed are stony-hearted.
گر نکردی شرع افسونی لطیف
بر دریدی هر کسی جسم حریف
If the Law had not exercised a gracious spell (over them), every one would have torn the body of his rival to pieces.
شرع بهر دفع شر رایی زند
دیو را در شیشه‌ی حجت کند
The Law makes a plan for repelling evil: it puts the demon into the bottle of (legal) proof.
از گواه و از یمین و از نکول
تا به شیشه در رود دیو فضول
Witness and oath and shrinking (from the oath) till (at last) the insolent demon goes into the bottle (prison).
مثل میزانی که خشنودی دو ضد
جمع می‌آید یقین در هزل و جد
(The Law is) like the balance whereby the two adversaries are surely united in contentment, (whether) in jest or earnest.
شرع چون کیله و ترازو دان یقین
که بدو خصمان رهند از جنگ و کین
Know for sure that the Law is like the measure and scales by means of which the litigants are saved from wrangling and enmity.
گر ترازو نبود آن خصم از جدال
کی رهد از وهم حیف و احتیال
If there be no pair of scales, how shall the litigant escape from disputing when he suspects fraud and deceit?
پس درین مردار زشت بی‌وفا
این همه رشکست و خصمست و جفا
(If), then, there is all this jealousy and litigation and injustice in respect of this foul faithless carcase,
پس در اقبال و دولت چون بود
چون شود جنی و انسی در حسد
How, then, must it be when genies and men become envious in respect of that fortune and felicity (hereafter)?
آن شیاطین خود حسود کهنه‌اند
یک زمان از ره‌زنی خالی نه‌اند
Truly those devils are envious of old: never for a moment do they cease from waylaying;
وآن بنی آدم که عصیان کشته‌اند
از حسودی نیز شیطان گشته‌اند
And the sons of Adam who have sown (the seed of) disobedience—they too have become devils from enviousness.
از نبی برخوان که شیطانان انس
گشته‌اند از مسخ حق با دیو جنس
Read in the Qur’án how by Divine transformation the devils of mankind have become homogeneous with the Devil.
دیو چون عاجز شود در افتتان
استعانت جوید او زین انسیان
When the Devil fails to tempt (any one), he seeks aid from these human (devils).
که شما یارید با ما یاریی
جانب مایید جانب داریی
Saying, ‘Ye are my friends: (perform) an act of friendship towards me; ye are on my side: (perform) an act of partiality.’ 
گر کسی را ره زنند اندر جهان
هر دو گون شیطان بر آید شادمان
If they waylay any one in the world, both kinds of devils come off rejoicing;
ور کسی جان برد و شد در دین بلند
نوحه می‌دارند آن دو رشک‌مند
And if any one has saved his soul and become eminent in religion, those two jealous (parties) keep up lamentation.
هر دو می‌خایند دندان حسد
بر کسی که داد ادیب او را خرد
Both gnash their teeth in envy at any one upon whom the (spiritual) Teacher has bestowed wisdom.”




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