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Overeating And Gluttony

Overeating and Gluttony-الشبع والبطنة

1. Be wary of gluttony, for whoever persists in it, his maladies increase and his dreams get corrupted.

1ـ إيّاكَ وَ الْبِطْنَةَ، فَمَنْ لَزِمَها كَثُرَتْ أسْقامُهُ، وَ فَسَدَتْ أحْلامُهُ.

2. Be wary of gluttony, for indeed it causes hardening of the heart, sluggishness in prayer and corruption of the body.

2ـ إيّاكُمْ وَ الْبِطْنَةَ، فَإنَّها مِقْساةٌ لِلْقَلْبِ مَكْسَلَةٌ عَنِ الصَّلاةِ مَفْسَدَةٌ لِلْجَسَدِ.

3. Gluttony prevents astuteness.

3ـ اَلبِطْنَةُ تَمْنَعُ الفِطْنَةَ.

4. One who is cloyed by gluttony is obstructed by it from astuteness.

4ـ مَنْ كَظَّتْهُ الْبِطْنَةُ حَجَبَتْهُ عَنِ الْفِطْنَةِ.

5. There is no astuteness with gluttony.

5ـ لا فِطْنَةَ مَعَ بِطْنَة.

6. Gluttony and astuteness do not go together.

6ـ لا تَجْتَمِعُ الفِطْنَةُ وَالْبِطْنَةُ.

7. Overeating corrupts wisdom.

7ـ التُّخْمَةُ تُفْسِدُ الْحِكْمَةَ.

8. Gluttony obstructs astuteness.

8ـ البِطْنَة تَحْجُبُ الْفِطْنَةَ.

9. Eating to one’s fill corrupts piety.

9ـ اَلشَّبَعُ يُفْسِدُ الْوَرَعَ.

10. When the stomach gets filled with the permissible, the heart becomes blind to righteousness.

10ـ إذا مُلِئَ البَطْنُ مِنَ الْمُباحِ عَمِيَ الْقَلْبُ عَنِ الصَّلاحِ.

11. What an evil companion of piety overeating is!

11ـ بِئْسَ قَرينُ الْوَرِعِ الشَّبَعُ.

12. Habitual overeating leads to a variety of ailments.

12ـ إدْمانُ الشِّبَعِ يُورِثُ أنْواعَ الْوَجَعِ.

13. Overeating brings about insolence and corrupts piety.

13ـ اَلشِّبَعُ يُورِثُ الأشَرَ، و يُفْسِدُ الْوَرَعَ.

14. One who increases his overeating is cloyed by his gluttony.

14ـ مَنْ زادَ شَبْعَهُ كَظَّتْهُ الْبِطْنَةُ.

15. Overeating and performing one’s obligation do not go together.

15ـ لا تَجْتَمِعُ الشَّبَعُ وَ الْقِيامُ بِالمُفْتَرَضِ.

16. How helpful to sins overeating is!

16ـ نِعْمَ عَوْنُ الْمَعاصي الشِّبَعُ.

17. You must avoid habitual overeating, for verily it induces maladies and foments diseases.

17ـ إيّاكَ وَ إدْمانَ الشِّبَعِ، فَإنَّهُ يُهَيِّجُ الأسْقامَ، وَ يُثيرُ الْعِلَلَ.