How he formed an intention

How he formed an intention

How he formed an intention, saying, ‘I will give this money to that carrier of firewood, since I have obtained daily provision through the miraculous gifts of the Shaykhs’; and how the carrier of firewood was offended by his secret thought and intention. نیت کردن او کی این زر بدهم بدان هیزم‌کش چون من روزی یافتم به کرامات مشایخ و رنجیدن آن هیزم‌کش از ضمیر و نیت او

آن یکی درویش هیزم می‌کشید
خسته و مانده ز بیشه در رسید
A poor man was carrying firewood: he approached (me), weary and exhausted, from the forest.
پس بگفتم من ز روزی فارغم
زین سپس از بهر رزقم نیست غم
So I said (to myself), ‘I am independent of (earning) daily bread: henceforth I have no anxiety for the daily portion.
میوه‌ی مکروه بر من خوش شدست
رزق خاصی جسم را آمد به دست
The loathed fruit has become sweet to me: a special provision for my body has come to hand
چونک من فارغ شدستم از گلو
حبه‌ای چندست این بدهم بدو
Since I have been freed from the (cravings of the) gullet, here are some small pieces of money: I will give him these.
بدهم این زر را بدین تکلیف‌کش
تا دو سه روزک شود از قوت خوش
I will give this money to this toil-worn man, that for two or three brief days he may be made happy by food.’
خود ضمیرم را همی‌دانست او
زانک سمعش داشت نور از شمع هو
He himself was knowing my mind, because his (inward) hearing had illumination from the candle of Hú (God).
بود پیشش سر هر اندیشه‌ای
چون چراغی در درون شیشه‌ای
To him the secret of every thought was as a lamp within a glass.
هیچ پنهان می‌نشد از وی ضمیر
بود بر مضمون دلها او امیر
No mental conception was hidden from him: he was ruler over the contents of (men’s) hearts.
پس همی منگید با خود زیر لب
در جواب فکرتم آن بوالعجب
Therefore that wondrous man was muttering to himself under his breath in answer to my (unspoken) thought,
که چنین اندیشی از بهر ملوک
کیف تلقی الرزق ان لم یرزقوک
Thou thinkest so concerning the (spiritual) kings: how shouldst thou meet (receive) the daily provision unless they provide thee (with it)?’
من نمی‌کردم سخن را فهم لیک
بر دلم می‌زد عتابش نیک نیک
I was not understanding his words, but his rebuke smote my heart mightily.
سوی من آمد به هیبت هم‌چو شیر
تنگ هیزم را ز خود بنهاد زیر
He approached me with awful mien, like a lion, and laid down his bundle of firewood 
پرتو حالی که او هیزم نهاد
لرزه بر هر هفت عضو من فتاد
(Through) the influence of the ecstatic state in which he laid down the firewood, a trembling fell upon all my seven limbs.
گفت یا رب گر ترا خاصان هی‌اند
که مبارک‌دعوت و فرخ‌پی‌اند
He said, ‘O Lord, if Thou hast elect ones whose prayers are blessed and whose feet (comings and goings) are auspicious,
لطف تو خواهم که میناگر شود
این زمان این تنگ هیزم زر شود
I entreat that Thy grace may become an alchemist (may work a transmutation) and that this bundle of firewood may be turned into gold at this moment.’
در زمان دیدم که زر شد هیزمش
هم‌چو آتش بر زمین می‌تافت خوش
Immediately I saw that his firewood was turned into gold, gleaming brightly on the ground, like fire.
من در آن بی‌خود شدم تا دیرگه
چونک با خویش آمدم من از وله
Thereat I became beside myself for a long while. When I came to myself (again) out of (that) bewilderment,
بعد از آن گفت ای خداگر آن کبار
بس غیورند و گریزان ز اشتهار
He said afterwards, ‘O God, if those great ones (the saints) are very jealous and are fleeing from celebrity,
باز این را بند هیزم ساز زود
بی‌توقف هم بر آن حالی که بود
At once, without delay, make this (gold) a bundle of firewood again, just as it was (before).’
در زمان هیزم شد آن اغصان زر
مست شد در کار او عقل و نظر
Immediately those branches of gold turned into firewood: the intellect and the sight were intoxicated (amazed) at his (miraculous) work.
بعد از آن برداشت هیزم را و رفت
سوی شهر از پیش من او تیز و تفت
After that, he took up the firewood and went from me in hot haste towards the town.
خواستم تا در پی آن شه روم
پرسم از وی مشکلات و بشنوم
I wished to follow that (spiritual) king and ask him about (some) difficulties and hear (his answer);
بسته کرد آن هیبت او مر مرا
پیش خاصان ره نباشد عامه را
(But) the awe (which he inspired) made me (as though I were) bound: the vulgar have no way (admission) to the presence of the elect.”
ور کسی را ره شود گو سر فشان
کان بود از رحمت و از جذبشان
And if the way become (open) to any one, let him offer his head (in utter devotion), for that (admission to their presence) comes from their mercy and their drawing (him towards them).
پس غنیمت دار آن توفیق را
چون بیابی صحبت صدیق را
Therefore, when you gain companionship with the siddíq (true saint), deem that Divine favour (conferred on you) to be a precious opportunity. 
نه چو آن ابله که یابد قرب شاه
سهل و آسان در فتد آن دم ز راه
(Do) not (be) like the fool who wins the favour of the King, and then lightly and easily falls away from the path (of favour).
چون ز قربانی دهندش بیشتر
پس بگوید ران گاوست این مگر
When more of (the King’s) favour is bestowed on him, then he says, “Surely this is the thigh of an ox.”
نیست این از ران گاو ای مفتری
ران گاوت می‌نماید از خری
This does not consist of the thigh of an ox, O deviser of falsehood: to you it appears to be the thigh of an ox because you are an ass.
بذل شاهانه‌ست این بی رشوتی
بخشش محضست این از رحمتی
This is a royal gift devoid of any corruption: this is pure munificence (springing) from a (great) mercy,


 

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