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This Shabad is just the sweetest prayer of love and well-wishing from a mother to her child. That all your desires, peace, and joy be yours. May you forever remember the Divine and find solace and fulfillment in this life.....
To me it is a lullaby of care and love.
View original Gurmukhi Lyrics here:
jis simarath sabh kilavikh naasehi pitharee hoe oudhhaaro ||
Remembering Him, all sins are erased, and ones generations are saved.
so har har thumh sadh hee jaapahu jaa kaa anth n paaro ||1||
So meditate continually on the Lord, Har, Har; He has no end or limitation. ||1||
poothaa maathaa kee aasees ||
O son, this is your mother's hope and prayer
nimakh n bisaro thumh ko har har sadhaa bhajahu jagadhees ||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||
sathigur thumh ko hoe dhaeiaalaa santhasang thaeree preeth ||
May the True Guru be kind to you, and may you love the Society of the Saints.
kaaparr path paramaesar raakhee bhojan keerathan neeth ||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||
anmrith peevahu sadhaa chir jeevahu har simarath anadh ananthaa ||
So drink in forever the Ambrosial Nectar; may you live long, and may the meditative remembrance of the Lord give you infinite delight.
rang thamaasaa pooran aasaa kabehi n biaapai chinthaa ||3||
May joy and pleasure be yours; may your hopes be fulfilled, and may you never be troubled by worries. ||3||
bhavar thumhaaraa eihu 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 dhaas oun sang lapattaaeiou jio boondhehi chaathrik 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||
from Ardas Prem,
released November 13, 2023
Original Poetry: Guru Arjan Dev Ji
Vocals, composition, production, mixing and mastering by Bachan Kaur, 2023.