DnwsrI mhlw 1 ]
dhunaasuree mehulaa 1
Dhanaasaree, First Mehl:
hm AwdmI hW iek dmI muhliq muhqu n jwxw ]
hum aadhumee haa eik dhumee muhulath muhuth n jaanaa
We are human beings of the briefest moment; we do not know the appointed time of our departure.
nwnku ibnvY iqsY sryvhu jw ky jIA prwxw ]1]
naanuk binuvai thisai suraevuhu jaa kae jeea puraanaa
Prays Nanak, serve the One, to whom our soul and breath of life belong. ||1||
AMDy jIvnw vIcwir dyiK kyqy ky idnw ]1] rhwau ]
andhae jeevunaa veechaar dhaekh kaethae kae dhinaa
You are blind - see and consider, how many days your life shall last. ||1||Pause||
swsu mwsu sBu jIau qumwrw qU mY Krw ipAwrw ]
saas maas subh jeeo thumaaraa thoo mai khuraa piaaraa
My breath, my flesh and my soul are all Yours, Lord; You are so very dear to me.
nwnku swieru eyv khqu hY scy prvdgwrw ]2]
naanuk saaeir eaev kehuth hai suchae puruvudhugaaraa
Nanak, the poet, says this, O True Lord Cherisher. ||2||
jy qU iksY n dyhI myry swihbw ikAw ko kFY ghxw ]
jae thoo kisai n dhaehee maerae saahibaa kiaa ko kutai gehunaa
If you gave nothing, O my Lord and Master, what could anyone pledge to You?
nwnku ibnvY so ikCu pweIAY purib ilKy kw lhxw ]3]
naanuk binuvai so kish paaeeai purab likhae kaa lehunaa
Nanak prays, we receive that which we are pre-destined to receive. ||3||
nwmu Ksm kw iciq n kIAw kptI kptu kmwxw ]
naam khusum kaa chith n keeaa kuputtee kuputt kumaanaa
The deceitful person does not remember the Lord's Name; he practices only deceit.
jm duAwir jw pkiV clwieAw qw cldw pCuqwxw ]4]
jum dhuaar jaa pukarr chulaaeiaa thaa chuludhaa pushuthaanaa
When he is marched in chains to Death's door, then, he regrets his actions. ||4||
jb lgu dunIAw rhIAY nwnk ikCu suxIAY ikCu khIAY ]
jub lug dhuneeaa reheeai naanuk kish suneeai kish keheeai
As long as we are in this world, O Nanak, we should listen, and speak of the Lord.
Bwil rhy hm rhxu n pwieAw jIviqAw mir rhIAY ]5]2]
bhaal rehae hum rehun n paaeiaa jeevathiaa mar reheeai
I have searched, but I have found no way to remain here; so, remain dead while yet alive. ||5||2||