Rose for mother

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| Opinion | 11 March 2017 | Asia Samachar | 12392

TOD 11/03/17

Jeevat pittar na maaney kou muey Shraadh karahi (ang 332)

ਜੀਵਤ ਪਿਤਰ ਨ ਮਾਨੈ ਕੋਊ ਮੂਏਂ ਸਿਰਾਧ ਕਰਾਹੀ ॥

 

Jeevat – alive
Pittar – ancestors
Na maaney kou – no one cares
Muey – after death
Shraadh – ceremony after death

While the parents are alive, no one cares about them. After death, they do Shraadh in their names.

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Rose for Mother:

A man stopped at a flower shop to order some flowers to be wired to his mother who lived two hundred miles away. As he got out of his car he noticed a young girl sitting on the curb sobbing. He asked her what was wrong and she replied, “I wanted to buy a red rose for my mother. But I only have seventy-five cents, and a rose costs two dollars.”

The man smiled and said, “Come on in with me. I’ll buy you a rose.” He bought the little girl her rose and ordered his own mother’s flowers. As they were leaving he offered the girl a ride home. She said, “Yes, please! You can take me to my mother.” She directed him to a cemetery, where she placed the rose on a freshly dug grave.

The man returned to the flower shop, cancelled the wire order, picked up a bouquet and drove the two hundred miles to his mother’s house.

Moral: Shraadh is the ceremony of sending homage to their ancestors especially through food offerings.

Instead of waiting to do that after their demise, care for them while they are alive.
Life is Short. Spend much time as you can loving and caring people who love you. Enjoy each moment with them before it’s too late.

FULL SHABAD:

Ik Oankaar Sathigur Prasaadh ||

Jeevath Pithar N Maanai Kooo Mooeaen Siraadhh Karaahee ||

Pithar Bhee Bapurae Kahu Kio Paavehi Kooaa Kookar Khaahee ||1||

Mo Ko Kusal Bathaavahu Koee ||

Kusal Kusal Karathae Jag Binasai Kusal Bhee Kaisae Hoee ||1|| Rehaao ||

Maattee Kae Kar Dhaevee Dhaevaa This Aagai Jeeo Dhaehee ||

Aisae Pithar Thumaarae Keheeahi Aapan Kehiaa N Laehee ||2||

Sarajeeo Kaattehi Nirajeeo Poojehi Anth Kaal Ko Bhaaree ||

Raam Naam Kee Gath Nehee Jaanee Bhai Ddoobae Sansaaree ||3||

Dhaevee Dhaevaa Poojehi Ddolehi Paarabreham Nehee Jaanaa ||

Kehath Kabeer Akul Nehee Chaethiaa Bikhiaa Sio Lapattaanaa ||4||1||45||

ੴ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥

ਜੀਵਤ ਪਿਤਰ ਨ ਮਾਨੈ ਕੋਊ ਮੂਏਂ ਸਿਰਾਧ ਕਰਾਹੀ ॥

ਪਿਤਰ ਭੀ ਬਪੁਰੇ ਕਹੁ ਕਿਉ ਪਾਵਹਿ ਕਊਆ ਕੂਕਰ ਖਾਹੀ ॥੧॥

ਮੋ ਕਉ ਕੁਸਲੁ ਬਤਾਵਹੁ ਕੋਈ ॥

ਕੁਸਲੁ ਕੁਸਲੁ ਕਰਤੇ ਜਗੁ ਬਿਨਸੈ ਕੁਸਲੁ ਭੀ ਕੈਸੇ ਹੋਈ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥

ਮਾਟੀ ਕੇ ਕਰਿ ਦੇਵੀ ਦੇਵਾ ਤਿਸੁ ਆਗੈ ਜੀਉ ਦੇਹੀ ॥

ਐਸੇ ਪਿਤਰ ਤੁਮਾਰੇ ਕਹੀਅਹਿ ਆਪਨ ਕਹਿਆ ਨ ਲੇਹੀ ॥੨॥

ਸਰਜੀਉ ਕਾਟਹਿ ਨਿਰਜੀਉ ਪੂਜਹਿ ਅੰਤ ਕਾਲ ਕਉ ਭਾਰੀ ॥

ਰਾਮ ਨਾਮ ਕੀ ਗਤਿ ਨਹੀ ਜਾਨੀ ਭੈ ਡੂਬੇ ਸੰਸਾਰੀ ॥੩॥

ਦੇਵੀ ਦੇਵਾ ਪੂਜਹਿ ਡੋਲਹਿ ਪਾਰਬ੍ਰਹਮੁ ਨਹੀ ਜਾਨਾ ॥

ਕਹਤ ਕਬੀਰ ਅਕੁਲੁ ਨਹੀ ਚੇਤਿਆ ਬਿਖਿਆ ਸਿਉ ਲਪਟਾਨਾ ॥੪॥੧॥੪੫॥

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