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  • If he is the Supreme Lord seated on the throne, what is this blandishment on account of a single worm?” 2445
  • رب اعلی گر ویست اندر جلوس  ** بهر یک کرمی چیست این چاپلوس 
  • So long as your fleshly soul is intoxicated with the dessert and date-wine (of sensuality), know that your spirit has not beheld the cluster belonging to the World Unseen,
  • نفس تو تا مست نقلست و نبید  ** دانک روحت خوشه‌ی غیبی ندید 
  • For the signs of that vision of the Light are (consist in) your withdrawal from the abode of delusion.
  • که علاماتست زان دیدار نور  ** التجافی منک عن دار الغرور 
  • Since the bird is frequenting a briny (piece of) water, it has not seen (found) help (for its thirst) in the sweet water;
  • مرغ چون بر آب شوری می‌تند  ** آب شیرین را ندیدست او مدد 
  • Nay, its faith is (mere) imitation: its spirit has never seen the face of faith.
  • بلک تقلیدست آن ایمان او  ** روی ایمان را ندیده جان او 
  • Hence, because of the accursed Devil, the imitator is in great danger from the road and the brigand; 2450
  • پس خطر باشد مقلد را عظیم  ** از ره و ره‌زن ز شیطان رجیم 
  • (But) when he beholds the Light of God, he becomes safe: he is at rest from the agitations of doubt.
  • چون ببیند نور حق آمن شود  ** ز اضطرابات شک او ساکن شود 
  • The sea-foam (scum) is (always) in collision till it comes to the earth (land) which is its origin.
  • تا کف دریا نیاید سوی خاک  ** که اصل او آمد بود در اصطکاک 
  • The foam (scum) is earthly: it is an exile in the water: in exile agitation is inevitable.
  • خاکی است آن کف غریبست اندر آب  ** در غریبی چاره نبود ز اضطراب 
  • When his (the imitator's) eye is opened and he reads those characters (of Reality), the Devil hath no power over him any more.
  • چونک چشمش باز شد و آن نقش خواند  ** دیو را بر وی دگر دستی نماند