"Poota Maataa Kee Aasees"
A mother's prayer for her child
This Shabad is by Guru Arjan Dev Ji in Raag Gujri on Pannaa 496
goojaree mehalaa 5 ||
Goojaree, Fifth Mehla:
jis simarat sabh kilavikh naaseh pitaree hoe udhaaro ||
Remembering Him, all sins are erased, and ones generations are saved.
so har har thum sad hee jaapaho jaa kaa ant na paaro ||1||
So meditate continually on the Lord, Har, Har; He has no end or limitation. ||1||
pootaa maataa kee aasees ||
O son, this is your mother's hope and prayer,
nimakh na bisaro tumh ko har har sadaa bhajaho jagadees ||1|| rehaao ||
that you may never forget the Lord, Har, Har, even for an instant. May you ever vibrate upon the Lord of the Universe. ||1||Pause||
satigur tumh ko hoe deyaalaa santsang teree preet ||
May the True Guru be kind to you, and may you love the Society of the Saints.
kaaparr pat paramesar raakhee bhojan keeratan neet ||2||
May the preservation of your honor by the Transcendent Lord be your clothes, and may the singing of His Praises be your food. ||2||
anmrit peevaho sadaa chir jeevaho har simarat anad anantaa ||
So drink in forever the Ambrosial Nectar; may you live long, and may the meditative remembrance of the Lord give you infinite delight.
rang tamaasaa pooran aasaa kabehi na biaapai chintaa ||3||
May joy and pleasure be yours; may your hopes be fulfilled, and may you never be troubled by worries. ||3||
bhavar tumhaaraa ehu man hovo har charanaa hohu koulaa ||
Let this mind of yours be the bumble bee, and let the Lord's feet be the lotus flower.
naanak daas oun sang lapataaeeo jio boondehi chaatrik moulaa ||4||3||4||
Says servant Nanak, attach your mind to them, and blossom forth like the song-bird, upon finding the rain-drop. ||4||3||4||