Puta Mata ki Asis

Puta Mata ki Asis!

ਪੂਤਾ ਮਾਤਾ ਕੀ ਆਸੀਸ


This is another
popular shabad we love to hear on our child’s birthday!

The flow of Gurbani is larger and deeper then ocean! In-depth research and
insight into it is required for understanding the message. By and large banee
is addressed to our subtle body. Considering the subject verse of Guru Arjun (GGS:
496), modern generation rarely listen to their parents! They are on their own,
like hero! Let us try to understand this verse line by line as enshrined in Sri
Guru Granth Sahib. In His first line Guru says……


simraṯ sabẖ kilvikẖ nāsėh piṯrī ho▫e uḏẖāro.)

Akal Purakh, the Almighrt God, all our sins are erased, and the whole generations
are saved.


har har ṯumĥ saḏ hī jāpahu jā kā anṯ na pāro. ||1||)

So engross
and continuously remember the Lord, Akal Purakh who is limitless.


māṯā kī āsīs.)

O my
child, this is your mother’s good wishes and prayers too,

(Here the child is Munn and the
mother is Mutt!)

* Guru Nanak “maataa mat pitaa
santokh, sat bhaa-ee kar ayhu visaykh”.

Let wisdom be your mother, and contentment your
father, Let Truth be your brother – these are your best relatives. (GGS: 151)

* Also Guru Ramdas said “mat maataa mat jee-o naam mukh
raamaa, santokh pitaa kar gur purakh ajnamaa”.

Make that teaching your mother that it may teach you
to keep the Lord’s Name in your mouth. Let
contentment be your father; the Guru is the Primal Being, beyond birth or
incarnation. (GGS: 172)

@ Guru Ramdas also said “kaaN-i-aa nagar ik baalak vasi-aa khin
pal thir na rahaa-ee”.

Guru Ramdas: Within the body-village there lives a
child who cannot hold still, even for a moment. (GGS: 1191), and this is human


(Nimakẖ na
bisara▫o ṯumĥ ka▫o har har saḏā bẖajahu jagḏīs.) (rahā▫o)

May you never
forget the Almighty Lord, Waheguru even for a moment? ||1||Pause||


ṯumĥ ka▫o ho▫e ḏa▫i▫ālā saṯsang ṯerī parīṯ.)

May Waheguru be kind enough and bless you with the holy company of saints, the
Saadh Sangat.


paṯ parmesar rākẖī bẖojan kīrṯan nīṯ.) ||2||

Here kapar is our physical body, and this is being controlled by Akal Purakh,
the Lord of Universe. All the organs of our body are programmed and they are
tuned in Hukam. Breathing, blood circulations, digestion of food and waste
removal all is automatic that is the preservation of your honor is also by the
Transcendent Lord.   Amrit kirtan or
melodious shabad is ambrosial food (Bhojan) for the soul within. ||2||


pīvhu saḏā cẖir jīvhu har simraṯ ananḏ ananṯā.)

So Guru says drink in the Ambrosial Nectar any time you can, with this; may you
live long, and may the constant memory of the Lord (Waheguru) give you infinite


ṯamāsā pūran āsā kabėh na bi▫āpai cẖinṯā. ||3||)

Joy and pleasure will
be yours all the time; and your hopes will be fulfilled, and may you never be
troubled by worries. ||3||


ṯumĥārā ih man hova▫o har cẖarṇā hohu ka▫ulā.)

Let this mind of
yours be the bumble bee, and let the Lord’s feet be the lotus flower.


According to
Gurbani mind (Munn) is the cluster of Surt, Mutt, Munn, and Budh, as said in
japji Sahib “tithai gharhee-ai
surat mat man buDh”.

The intuitive consciousness, intellect and
understanding of the mind are shaped there. (Saram Khand, ggs: 8).


So Guru
says: let your Surt (consciousness) be the bumble bee and let the lord’s feet (not
physical but shabad guru) be the lotus flower.

Baba Nanak all ready said on page 943 of GGS: -

guroo surat Dhun chaylaa”.

(The Shabad is the Guru, upon whom I lovingly focus my
consciousness; I am the chaylaa, the disciple)


ḏās un sang laptā▫i▫o ji▫o būʼnḏėh cẖāṯrik ma▫ulā. ||4||3||4||)

Says servant Nanak, my mind is tuned in shabad guru and attached to Akal
Purakh. Thus my surt-munn blossoms forth like the song-bird, upon finding the


Mohan Singh

Spirit of GURMAT

Toronto, Canada.



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