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  • The (material) form of bread and salt, which is a benefit (conferred by God), has as its result (bodily) strength, which is formless.
  • صورت نان و نمک کان نعمتست  ** فایده‌ش آن قوت بی‌صورتست 
  • On the battle-field the (material) form of sword and shield has as its result a formless thing, i.e. victory. 3735
  • در مصاف آن صورت تیغ و سپر  ** فایده‌ش بی‌صورتی یعنی ظفر 
  • (Attendance at) college and learning and the (various) forms thereof are (all) done with, as soon as they have reached (their goal, namely) knowledge.
  • مدرسه و تعلیق و صورت‌های وی  ** چون به دانش متصل شد گشت طی 
  • Since these forms are the slaves of the Formless, why, then, are they denying their Benefactor?
  • این صور چون بنده‌ی بی‌صورتند  ** پس چرا در نفی صاحب‌نعمتند 
  • These forms have their existence from the Formless: what means, then, their denial of Him who brought them into existence?
  • این صور دارد ز بی‌صورت وجود  ** چیست پس بر موجد خویشش جحود 
  • His (the sceptic's) disbelief is really manifested by Him: in truth this act of his is naught but a reflexion.
  • خود ازو یابد ظهور انکار او  ** نیست غیر عکس خود این کار او 
  • Know that the form of the walls and roof of every dwelling-place is a shadow (reflexion) of the thought of the architect, 3740
  • صورت دیوار و سقف هر مکان  ** سایه‌ی اندیشه‌ی معمار دان 
  • Even though in the seat of his thought there is no visible (material) stone and wood and brick.
  • گرچه خود اندر محل افتکار  ** نیست سنگ و چوب و خشتی آشکار 
  • Assuredly the Absolute Agent is formless: form is as a tool in His hand.
  • فاعل مطلق یقین بی‌صورتست  ** صورت اندر دست او چون آلتست 
  • Sometimes the Formless One graciously shows His face to the forms from the concealment (veil) of non-existence,
  • گه گه آن بی‌صورت از کتم عدم  ** مر صور را رو نماید از کرم