jin sir sohan patee-aa maaNgee paa-ay sanDhoor.
Those heads adorned with braided hair, with their parts painted with vermillion
sy isr kwqI muMnIAin@ gl ivic AwvY DUiV ]
say sir kaatee munnee-aniH gal vich aavai Dhoorh.
- those heads were shaved with scissors, and their throats were choked with dust.
mhlw AMdir hodIAw huix bhix n imlin@ hdUir ]1]
mehlaa andar hodee-aa hun bahan na milniH hadoor. ||1||
They lived in palatial mansions, but now, they cannot even sit near the palaces. ||1||
Awdysu bwbw Awdysu ]
aadays baabaa aadays.
Hail to You, O Father Lord, Hail to You!
Awid purK qyrw AMqu n pwieAw kir kir dyKih vys ]1] rhwau ]
aad purakh tayraa ant na paa-i-aa kar kar daykheh vays. ||1|| rahaa-o.
O Primal Lord. Your limits are not known; You create, and create, and behold the scenes. ||1||Pause||
jdhu sIAw vIAwhIAw lwVy sohin pwis ]
jadahu see-aa vee-aahee-aa laarhay sohan paas.
When they were married, their husbands looked so handsome beside them.
hIfolI ciV AweIAw dMd KMf kIqy rwis ]
heedolee charh aa-ee-aa dand khand keetay raas.
They came in palanquins, decorated with ivory;
auprhu pwxI vwrIAY Jly iJmkin pwis ]2]
uprahu paanee vaaree-ai jhalay jhimkan paas. ||2||
water was sprinkled over their heads, and glittering fans were waved above them. ||2||
ieku lKu lhin@ bihTIAw lKu lhin@ KVIAw ]
ik lakh lehniH behthee-aa lakh lehniH kharhee-aa.
They were given hundreds of thousands of coins when they sat, and hundreds of thousands of coins when they stood.
grI Cuhwry KWdIAw mwxin@ syjVIAw ]
garee chhuhaaray khaaNdee-aa maanniH sayjrhee-aa.
They ate coconuts and dates, and rested comfortably upon their beds.
iqn@ gil islkw pweIAw qutin@ moqsrIAw ]3]
tinH gal silkaa paa-ee-aa tutniH motsaree-aa. ||3||
But ropes were put around their necks, and their strings of pearls were broken. ||3||
Dnu jobnu duie vYrI hoey ijn@I rKy rMgu lwie ]
Dhan joban du-ay vairee ho-ay jinHee rakhay rang laa-ay.
Their wealth and youthful beauty, which gave them so much pleasure, have now become their enemies.
dUqw no PurmwieAw lY cly piq gvwie ]
dootaa no furmaa-i-aa lai chalay pat gavaa-ay.
The order was given to the soldiers, who dishonored them, and carried them away.
jy iqsu BwvY dy vifAweI jy BwvY dyie sjwie ]4]
jay tis bhaavai day vadi-aa-ee jay bhaavai day-ay sajaa-ay. ||4||
If it is pleasing to God's Will, He bestows greatness; if is pleases His Will, He bestows punishment. ||4||
Ago dy jy cyqIAY qW kwiequ imlY sjwie ]
ago day jay chaytee-ai taaN kaa-it milai sajaa-ay.
If someone focuses on the Lord beforehand, then why should he be punished?
swhW suriq gvweIAw rMig qmwsY cwie ]
saahaaN surat gavaa-ee-aa rang tamaasai chaa-ay.
The kings had lost their higher consciousness, reveling in pleasure and sensuality.
bwbrvwxI iPir geI kuieru n rotI Kwie ]5]
baabarvaanee fir ga-ee ku-ir na rotee khaa-ay. ||5||
Since Baabar's rule has been proclaimed, even the princes have no food to eat. ||5||
ieknw vKq KuAweIAih iekn@w pUjw jwie ]
iknaa vakhat khu-aa-ee-ah iknHaa poojaa jaa-ay.
The Muslims have lost their five times of daily prayer, and the Hindus have lost their worship as well.
cauky ivxu ihMdvwxIAw ikau itky kFih nwie ]
cha-ukay vin hindvaanee-aa ki-o tikay kadheh naa-ay.
Without their sacred squares, how shall the Hindu women bathe and apply the frontal marks to their foreheads?
rwmu n kbhU cyiqE huix khix n imlY Kudwie ]6]
raam na kabhoo chayti-o hun kahan na milai khudaa-ay. ||6||
They never remembered their Lord as Raam, and now they cannot even chant Khudaa-i||6||
ieik Gir Awvih AwpxY ieik imil imil puCih suK ]
ik ghar aavahi aapnai ik mil mil puchheh sukh.
Some have returned to their homes, and meeting their relatives, they ask about their safety.
iekn@w eyho iliKAw bih bih rovih duK ]
iknHaa ayho likhi-aa bahi bahi roveh dukh.
For some, it is pre-ordained that they shall sit and cry out in pain.
jo iqsu BwvY so QIAY nwnk ikAw mwnuK ]7]11]
jo tis bhaavai so thee-ai naanak ki-aa maanukh. ||7||11||
Whatever pleases Him, comes to pass. O Nanak, what is the fate of mankind? ||7||11||