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  • عاجزم من از منی خویشتن  ** چه نشستی پر منی تو پیش من 
  • I am helpless against my own egoism: why hast thou, full of egoism, sat down beside me?
  • بی‌من و مایی همی‌جویم به جان  ** تا شوم من گوی آن خوش صولجان 
  • I am seeking with (all) my soul one who is free from egoism, that I may become the ball of that goodly bat.
  • هر که بی‌من شد همه من‌ها خود اوست  ** دوست جمله شد چو خود را نیست دوست  2665
  • In sooth any one who has become without ego is all egos: when he is not loved by himself he becomes loved by (them) all.
  • آینه بی‌نقش شد یابد بها  ** زانک شد حاکی جمله نقشها 
  • (When) a mirror becomes devoid of images, it gains splendour because (then) it is the reporter (reflector) of all images.
  • حکایت شیخ محمد سررزی غزنوی قدس الله سره 
  • Story of Shaykh Mohammed Sar-razí of Ghazna, may God sanctify his spirit!
  • زاهدی در غزنی از دانش مزی  ** بد محمد نام و کفیت سررزی 
  • In Ghazna there was an ascetic, abounding in knowledge (of divinity): his name was Mohammed and his title Sar-razí.
  • بود افطارش سر رز هر شبی  ** هفت سال او دایم اندر مطلبی 
  • Every night he would break his fast with vine-tendrils (sar-i raz): during seven years he was continually (engaged) in one quest.
  • بس عجایب دید از شاه وجود  ** لیک مقصودش جمال شاه بود 
  • He experienced many marvellous things from the King of existence, but his object was (to behold) the beauty of the King.
  • بر سر که رفت آن از خویش سیر  ** گفت بنما یا فتادم من به زیر  2670
  • That man who was surfeited with himself went to the top of a mountain and said, “Appear, or I will fall (throw myself) to the bottom.”
  • گفت نامد مهلت آن مکرمت  ** ور فرو افتی نمیری نکشمت 
  • He (God) said, “The time for that favour is not (yet) come, and if thou fall down, thou wilt not die: I will not kill thee.”
  • او فرو افکند خود را از وداد  ** در میان عمق آبی اوفتاد 
  • He, from love (of God), threw himself down: he fell into the depths of a (piece of) water.