40 Days of Radiant Words

Day Thirty Five

Today’s radiant words come from the Sikh tradition’s Puta Mata Ki Asis, or The Mother’s Prayer.  This is a poem that a woman chants, repeats, and reflects upon in dedication to her children.

So drink in forever the Ambrosial Nectar.  May you live long, may the meditative remembrance of the Lord give you infinite delight.  May joy and pleasure be yours.  May your hopes be fulfilled, and may you never be troubled by worries.  Let this mind of yours be the bumble bee, and let the Lord’s feet be the lotus flower.  Says servant Nanak, attach your mind to them, and blossom forth like the songbird, upon finding the raindrop.

Today is my daughter’s birthday, so I repeat the Puta Mata Ki Asis 108 times as an expression of my devotion.

I really do hope that she is not troubled by worries.  My mind has endured the experience of being troubled by worries.  But I am growing to realize what a waste of time that is.  Delighting in the meditative remembrance of the divine is much sweeter.

May all beings grow to abandon worries in favor of immersing an all-meditative mind with the remembrance of divine love, divine light, and divine peace.  Sat Nam!

Please join my in practicing this meditation for 11 minutes a day for 40 days: Meditation to Develop the Radiant Body.

Question for reflection:

What words would I think, write, speak, and repeat if I knew that whatever words I think, write, speak, and repeat must happen?


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