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  • خود تو می‌خوانی نه من ای مقتدی  ** من که طورم تو موسی وین صدا 
  • Verily thou art reciting, O model (for all), not I: I am Mount Sinai, thou art Moses, and this (discourse) is the echo.
  • کوه بیچاره چه داند گفت چیست  ** زانک موسی می‌بداند که تهیست 
  • How should the helpless mountain know what the words are? The mountain is empty of that (meaning) which Moses knows.
  • کوه می‌داند به قدر خویشتن  ** اندکی دارد ز لطف روح تن  1900
  • The mountain knows (only) according to its own measure: the body hath (only) a little of the grace of the spirit.
  • تن چو اصطرلاب باشد ز احتساب  ** آیتی از روح هم‌چون آفتاب 
  • The body is like the astrolabe in respect of (the use of the latter in) calculation (of altitudes): it is a sign (for seekers) of the sun-like spirit.
  • آن منجم چون نباشد چشم‌تیز  ** شرط باشد مرد اصطرلاب‌ریز 
  • When the astronomer is not keen-sighted, an astrolabe-moulder is required,
  • تا صطرلابی کند از بهر او  ** تا برد از حالت خورشید بو 
  • To make an astrolabe for him in order that he may gain some knowledge concerning the state of the sun.
  • جان کز اصطرلاب جوید او صواب  ** چه قدر داند ز چرخ و آفتاب 
  • The soul that seeks (to learn) the truth from the (bodily) astrolabe—how much should it know of the (spiritual) sky and sun?
  • تو که ز اصطرب دیده بنگری  ** درجهان دیدن یقین بس قاصری  1905
  • You who observe (them) with the astrolabe of the eye are certainly very far short (of perfection) in your view of the (spiritual) world.
  • تو جهان را قدر دیده دیده‌ای  ** کو جهان سبلت چرا مالیده‌ای 
  • You have seen the (spiritual) world according to the measure of your eye, (and) where is the (spiritual) world (in relation to that)? Why, (then), have you twisted your moustache (so boastfully)?
  • عارفان را سرمه‌ای هست آن بجوی  ** تا که دریا گردد این چشم چو جوی 
  • The gnostics (mystics) possess a collyrium: seek it, in order that this eye which (now) resembles a river may become an ocean.