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Delusion

Delusion-الغرور

1. Be cautious of being deceived by the delusion of a small hindrance or being made to stumble by the joy of an insignificant transitory pleasure [of this world].

1ـ اِحْذَرْ أنْ يَخْدَعَكَ (يَخْتَدِعَكَ)الغُرُورُ بِالحائِلِ اليَسيرِ، أوْ يَسْتَزِلَّكَ السُّرُورُ بِالزّائِلِ الحَقيرِ.

2. The consolidation of delusion is in sleeping with ease in the presence of the enemy.

2ـ جِماعُ الغُرُورِ فِي الاِسْتِنامَةِ إلَى العَدُوِّ.

3. Blessed be the one who has not been killed by the lethal poisons of deception.

3ـ طُوبى لِمَنْ لَمْ تَقْتُلْهُ قاتِلاتُ الغُرُورِ.

4. It is enough of a delusion for a person to trust all that his soul lures him towards.

4ـ كَفى بِالمَرْءِ غُرُوراً أنْ يَثِقَ بِكُلِّ ما تُسَوِّلُ لَهُ نَفْسُهُ.

5. He (‘a) said about the one whom he praised: He has not been killed by the lethal poisons of delusion and has not been covered (or overcome) by the uncertainties of matters.

5ـ وقالَ ـ عَلَيْهِ السّلامُ ـ في حَقِّ مَنْ أثنى عَلَيْهِ: لَمْ تَقْتُلْهُ قاتِلاتُ الغُرُورِ، وَلَمْتُغَمَّ (وَلَمْ تُعَمَّ) عَلَيْهِ مُشْتَبِهاتُ الأُمُورِ.

6. He who trusts in the falsehood of delusions and yearns for the false [and short-lived] joys has not thought about the consequences of matters.

6ـ لَمْ يُفَكِّرْ في عَواقِبِ الأُمُورِ مَنْ وَثِقَ بِزُورِالغُرُورِ وصَبا إلى زُورِ السُّرُورِ.

7. One who is deluded by respite, is tormented by death.

7ـ مَنِ اغْتَرَّ بِالمَهَلِ اِغْتَصَّ بِالأجَلِ.

8. Delusion is suffices as ignorance.

8ـ كَفى بِالاِغْتِرارِ جَهْلاً.

9. One who is deluded by his condition, reduces his efforts.

9ـ مَنِ اغْتَّرَ بِحالِهِ قَصَّرَ عَنِ احْتِيالِهِ.

10. One who is deluded by the peacefulness of the time gets distressed by the impact of calamities.

10ـ مَنِ اغْتَرَّ بِمُسالَمَةِ الزَّمَنِ اِغْتَصَّ بِمُصادَمَةِ المِحَنِ.

11. When a person persists in sinning and [still] expects to be forgiven, then he is under a delusion about Allah, the Glorified.

11ـ مِنَ الغِرَّةِ بِاللّهِ سُبْحانَهُ أنْ يُصِرَّ المَرْءُ عَلَى المَعْصِيَةِ ويَتَمَنَّى المَغْفِرَةَ.

12. There is no judiciousness with heedlessness.

12ـ لاحَزْمَ مَعَ غِرَّة.

13. There is no heedlessness [and delusion] like reliance on the times.

13ـ لاغِرَّةَ كَالثِّقَةِ بِالأيّامِ.

14. A deluded person may [sometimes] remain unharmed.

14ـ قَدْ يَسْلَمُ المُغَرَّرُ.

15. How many a person is deluded by the good that is spoken about him.

15ـ كَمْ مِنْ مَغْرُور بِحُسْنِ القَوْلِ فيهِ.

16. How many a person has been deluded by what is concealed from him.

16ـ كَمْ مِنْ مَغْرُور بِالسِّتْرِ عَلَيْهِ.

17. Neither is every deluded person saved, nor is every seeker needy.

17ـ لَيْسَ كُلُّ مَغْرُور بِناج، ولاكُلُّ طالِب بِمُحْتاج.