”Ray man eh bidh jog kamao
Singhee saach akapat kanthala
Dhiaan bibhoot charhaao
Taatee gaho aatam bas kar kee
Bichaa naam adhaarang
Baaje param taar tat har ko
Upajay raag rasaarang
Ughatay taan tarang rang atay giaan geet bandhaanang
Chak chak rahay dayv daanav mun
Chhak chaak biyom bivaanang
Aatam upadays bhays sanjam ko
Jaap so ajapa jaapay
Sada rahay kanchan si kaya
Kaal na kabahoo byaapay.”
Ray Man Shabad translation:
”Oh my mind practice Yoga in this method:
Let Truth be your horn, sincerity your necklace, and meditation the ashes you put on your body.
Catch your burning soul (self) and stop the flames. Let the soul (self) be the alms bowl in which you collect the sweet Naam and this will be the only support you will ever need.
Nature plays its divine music. The sacred sound of reality is shrill, but this is where God is.
When you listen to the reality from this higher place of awareness the delicious essence of Raag arises.
Waves of melodies, passions, and emotions arise and flow through you. Bind yourself with the song of God.
Nature spins like a potter’s wheel and from it fly angels and demons. The sage listens to this and rather of getting caught in either one, the sage drinks in the nectar of the heavens and is carried to the heavens in a divine chariot.
Train and clothe yourself with self control. Meditate daily unto infinity until you are meditating without meditating.
In this form, your body shall remain forever golden, and death shall never approach you.”
Yogi Bhajan explains about this Shabad – ”Perfection of this Shabad can make you like a Golden Buddha. You will have knowledge and wisdom, you will have the purity of a yogi, and you will have an essence. I request every individual who believes in higher values to remember this potent Shabad in perfect sound. It is a very perfect combination. As a Shabad you can recite eleven times daily, you will feel the beneficial effect of it on your mind, body, and soul.”
Furthermore, Yogi Bhajan tells us that Mantra Yoga is one of the most ancient techniques of self realization. Mantra Yoga is based on the experience of how healing sound vibrations affect the mind, body, and spirit through the movement of the mouth, the tongue, and changes in the important chemicals in the brain. Mantras are energetic portals into a world of mystery, wonder, happiness, abundance and prosperity. We can raise our consciousness from reciting them, really blissed out.
Shabad chanting benefits:
Ray Man Eh Bidh Jog Kamao Shabad permeates the mind and replaces unhealthy thought patterns with healing vibrations.