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  • This munificence is a branch of the cypress of Paradise: woe to him that lets such a branch go from his hand!
  • این سخا شاخی است از سرو بهشت ** وای او کز کف چنین شاخی بهشت‏
  • This abandonment of sensuality is the firmest handle: this branch draws the spirit up to Heaven.
  • عروة الوثقی است این ترک هوا ** بر کشد این شاخ جان را بر سما
  • (So act) that the branch of munificence, O righteous man, drawing you aloft may bear you to its origin. 1275
  • تا برد شاخ سخا ای خوب کیش ** مر ترا بالا کشان تا اصل خویش‏
  • You are Joseph (full) of beauty, and this world is as the well, and this rope (to draw you forth) is patience with (submission to) the command of God.
  • یوسف حسنی و این عالم چو چاه ** وین رسن صبر است بر امر اله‏
  • O Joseph, the rope is come: put your two hands upon it. Do not neglect the rope, (for) it has grown late.
  • یوسفا آمد رسن در زن دو دست ** از رسن غافل مشو بی‏گه شده ست‏
  • Praise be to God, that this rope has been dangled, (and that) grace and mercy have been blended together,
  • حمد لله کین رسن آویختند ** فضل و رحمت را بهم آمیختند
  • So that you may behold the world of the new spirit, a world very manifest, (though) invisible.
  • تا ببینی عالم جان جدید ** عالم بس آشکار ناپدید
  • This (phenomenal) world of non-existence has become like (real) existence, while that world of (real) existence has become very hidden. 1280
  • این جهان نیست چون هستان شده ** و آن جهان هست بس پنهان شده‏
  • The dust is on the wind: it is playing, it is making a false show and forming a veil.
  • خاک بر باد است و بازی می‏کند ** کژنمایی پرده سازی می‏کند
  • This, which is busy (in appearance), is (really) idle and (superficial, like) a husk; and that which is hidden is its core and origin.
  • اینکه بر کار است بی‏کار است و پوست ** و انکه پنهان است مغز و اصل اوست‏