Why we do matha take

We do Matha take, meaning bowing to Guru, to show our love and respect and acceptance of the teaching.  When we do matha take we are basically saying to whome we matha take (bowing) to is that we hereby surrender to the higher power.  We only do matha take to Adh Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji (The True teaching and guidance of God) for Blessing, to be one with one God.  We accept that Guru's teaching as God.

 

bwxI gurU gurU hY bwxI ivic bwxI AMimRqu swry ]
baanee guroo guroo hai baanee vich baanee a(n)mrith saarae ||
The Word, the Bani is Guru, and Guru is the Bani. Within the Bani, the Ambrosial Nectar is contained.

guru bwxI khY syvku jnu mwnY prqiK gurU insqwry ]5]
gur baanee kehai saevak jan maanai parathakh guroo nisathaarae ||5||

If His humble servant believes, and acts according to the Words of the Guru's Bani, then the Guru, in person, emancipates him. ||5||

guru prmysru eyko jwxu ]
gur paramaesar eaeko jaan ||
Know that the Guru and the Transcendent Lord are One.

jo iqsu BwvY so prvwxu ]1] rhwau ]
jo this bhaavai so paravaan ||1|| rehaao ||
Whatever pleases Him is acceptable and approved.