Dhartee upar kot garh kaytee ga-ee wajaa-ay

dhartee upar kot garh kaytee ga-ee waja-ay
jo asmaan na maavnee tin nak nathaa paa-ay
Jay man jaaneh soolee-aa kaahay mithaa khaahi

Reference: Aakhya Baba Nanak Ne; Editor Shafqat Tanvir Mirza

English Translation

Many have proclaimed their sovereignty over millions of fortresses on the earth, but they have now departed and Those, whom even the sky could not contain, had ropes put through their noses. O mind, if you only knew the torment in your future, you would not relish the sweet pleasures of the present.

Translation: S. S. Khalsa