naaNgay aavan naaNgay jaanaa

BYrau kbIr jIau (1157-19)
bhairo kabeer jee-o.
Bhairao, Kabeer Jee:


nWgy Awvnu nWgy jwnw ]
naaNgay aavan naaNgay jaanaa.
Naked we come, and naked we go.

koie n rihhY rwjw rwnw ]1]
ko-ay na rahihai raajaa raanaa. ||1||
No one, not even the kings and queens, shall remain. ||1||

rwmu rwjw nau iniD myrY ]
raam raajaa na-o niDh mayrai.
The Sovereign Lord is the nine treasures for me.

sMpY hyqu klqu Dnu qyrY ]1] rhwau ]
sampai hayt kalat Dhan tayrai. ||1|| rahaa-o.
The possessions and the spouse to which the mortal is lovingly attached, are Your wealth, O Lord. ||1||Pause||

Awvq sMg n jwq sMgwqI ]
aavat sang na jaat sangaatee.
They do not come with the mortal, and they do not go with him.

khw BieE dir bWDy hwQI ]2]
kahaa bha-i-o dar baaNDhay haathee. ||2||
What good does it do him, if he has elephants tied up at his doorway? ||2||

lkw gFu sony kw BieAw ]
lankaa gadh sonay kaa bha-i-aa.
The fortress of Sri Lanka was made out of gold,

mUrKu rwvnu ikAw ly gieAw ]3]
moorakh raavan ki-aa lay ga-i-aa. ||3||
but what could the foolish Raawan take with him when he left? ||3||

kih kbIr ikCu gunu bIcwir ]
kahi kabeer kichh gun beechaar.
Says Kabeer, think of doing some good deeds.

cly juAwrI duie hQ Jwir ]4]2]
chalay ju-aaree du-ay hath jhaar. ||4||2||
In the end, the gambler shall depart empty-handed. ||4||2||