slok mÚ 1 ]
Shalok, First Mehl:
slok pihlI pwiqSwhI[
igAwn ivhUxw gwvY gIq ]
The one who lacks spiritual wisdom sings religious songs.
bRhm-boD qoN s`Kxw AwdmI Bjn AwlwpdwhY[
BuKy mulW Gry msIiq ]
The hungry Mullah turns his home into a mosque.
KuiDAwvMq mu`lw Awpxy Dwm nUM hI msjd bxw lYNdw hY[
mKtU hoie kY kMn pVwey ]
The lazy unemployed has his ears pierced to look like a Yogi.
mK`tU bxw ky, ieh Awpxy kMn pVvw lYNdw hY[
Pkru kry horu jwiq gvwey ]
Someone else becomes a pan-handler, and loses his social status.
hors jxw PkIrI Dwrn kr, AwpxI jwq guAw lYNdw hY[
guru pIru sdwey mMgx jwie ]
One who calls himself a guru or a spiritual teacher, while he goes around begging
jo Awpxy Awp nUM gurU Aqy ruhwnI rihbr AKvwauNdw hY Aqy gdwgrI krn jWdw hY,
qw kY mUil n lgIAY pwie ]
- don't ever touch his feet.
qUM kdy BI aus dy pYrI nW paU[
Gwil Kwie ikCu hQhu dyie ]
One who works for what he eats, and gives some of what he has
jo dsw nONhw dI imhnq muS`kq kr ky KWdw hY Aqy Awpxy h`QoN kuJ puMn-dwn idMdw hY,
nwnk rwhu pCwxih syie ]1]
- O Nanak, he knows the Path. ||1||
hy nwnk, kyvl auh hI s`cI jIvn rhu-rIqI nUM jwxdw hY[