Bahutaa jeevan mangee-ai mu-aa na lorhai ko-ay

Bahutaa jeevan mangee-ai mu-aa na lorhai ko-ay
Sukh jeevan tis aakhee-ai jis gurmukh vasi-aa so-ay
Naam vihoonay ki-aa ganee jis har gur daras na ho-ay
Ji-o supnai nis bhulee-ai jab lag nidra ho-ay
i-o sarpan kai vas jee-arhaa antar ha-mai do-ay
gurmat ho-ay veecharee-ai supnaa ih jag lo-ay
agan marai jal paa-ee-ai ji-o baarik doodhai maa-ai
bin jal kamal so naa thee-ai bin jal meen maraa-ay
Naanak gurmukh har ras milai jeevaa har gun gaa-ay

Reference: Aakhya Baba Nanak Ne, Editor Shafqat Tanvir Mirza

English Translation

Everyone begs for a long life no one wishes to die. A life of peace and comfort comes to that Gurmukh, within whom God dwells. Without the Naam, what good those who do not have the Blessed Vision, the Darshan of the Lord and Guru? In their dreams at night, people wander around as long as they sleep, just so, they are under the power of the snake Maya, as long as their heart are filled with ego and duality. Through the Guru's teachings, they come to understand and see that this world is just a dream. As thirst is quenched with water, and the baby is satisfied with mother's milk; and as the lotus does not exist without water, and as the fish dies without water -O Nanak, so does the Gurmukh live, receiving the Sublime Essence of the Lord, and singing the Glorious Praises of the Lord.

Translation: S. S. Khalsa