The whole World in front of the Imam's (as)

حدثنا على بن اسماعيل عن موسى بن طلحه عن حمزة بن عبد المطلب بن عبد الله الجعفي قال دخلت على الرضا عليه السلام ومعى صحيفة أو قرطاس فيه عن جعفر عليه السلام ان الدنيا مثلت لصاحب هذا الامر في مثل فلقه الجوزة فقال يا حمزة ذا والله حق فانقلوه إلى اديم

It has been narrated to us by Ali Bin Ismail, from Musa Bin Talha, from Hamza Bin Abdul Muttalib Bin Abdullah Al-Ju’fy who said:

"I came up to Al-Reza (as) and with Me was a Parchment, or a paper, in it (was written) from Imam Jafar Sadiq (as) that; "The example of this world to the Master of this Command, is like the example of a segment of a walnut". The Imam (as) said, "O Hamza, by Allah (swt) that is the truth. Transfer it to a surface (make a copy of it)."

[Source: Basair al-Darajaat, Pg. 121 / Al-Ikhtesaas, Pg. 217]

حدثنا محمد بن الحسين عن موسى بن سعدان عن عبد الله بن القاسم عن سماعة بن مهران قال قال أبو عبد الله عليه السلام ان الدنيا تمثل للامام في فلقة الجوز فما تعرض لشئ منها وانه ليتناولها من اطرافها كما يتناول احدآم من فوق مائدته ما يشاء فلا يعزب عنه منها شئ

It has been narrated to us by Muhammad Bin Al-Husayn, from Musa Bin Sa’dan, from Abdullah Bin Al-Qasim, from Sama’at Bin Mahraan who said:

Abu Abdillah Imam Sadiq (as) said, "That the example of the world, for the Imam (as), is like the segment of a walnut. Whenever something occurs in it, He takes from it, or from its outskirts, just like one of you takes from above the table whatever you like. Nothing of it is hidden from Him."

[Source: Basair al-Darajaat, Pg. 121 / Al-Ikhtesaas, Pg. 217]