Akhar parh parh bhuliye bheki bohat abheman

Akhar parh parh bulee-ai bhaykee bahut abhimaan
Tirah naataa ki-aa karay man meh main gumaan
Gur bin kin samjaa-ee man raajaa sultaan

Reference: Aakhya Baba Nanak Ne, Editor Shafqat Tanvir Mirza

English Translation

Reading their books over and over again, people continue making mistakes; they are so proud of their religious robes. But what is the use of bathing at sacred shrines of pilgrimage, when the filth of stubborn pride is within the mind? Other than the Guru, who can explain that within the mind is the Lord, the King, the Emperor?

Translation: S. S. Khalsa