Re Man Shabad – Music by Guru Shabad Singh Khalsa

In this video from the 2022 Virtual Summer Solstice Event, Guru Shabad Singh describes how Yogi Bhajan directed him to put this Shabad to music.  Scroll down to listen to the full audio of Guru Shabad Singh singing this Shabad, and to see the English transliteration and translation of the Shabad.

Listen to the full Re Man Shabad by Guru Shabad Singh here:


Re 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

English Translation

Oh my mind practice Yoga in this way.
Let Truth be your horn, sincerity your necklace, and meditation the ashes you apply 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.
The Universe plays its divine music. The sound of reality is shrill, but this is where God is.
When you listen to the reality from this place of awareness the sweet essence of Raag arises.
Waves of melodies, emotions, and passions arise and flow through you. Bind yourself with the song of God.
The Universe spins like a potter’s wheel and from it fly demons and angels.
The sage listens to this and instead 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.
Instruct and clothe yourself with self-control. Meditate unto infinity until you are meditating without meditating.
In this way, your body shall remain forever golden, and death shall never approach you.

Quote by Yogi Bhajan

“Guru Gobind Singh’s entire bani is meant to penetrate through the mental body, right into your own spirit. The secret of this bani; it is a pure Naad Yoga. It is in Brij Baashaa language. The combination and permutation of sound is totally practical in his bani. The tongue creates a certain pressure on the upper palate. This shabad has the capacity, if man is bewitched by incurable disease, if sung properly through the tongue and mouth, can bring total health. Each sound must be said exactly correctly. It can lead to perfect state of mental health and surrounding spirit.

Perfection of this shabad can make you like a Golden Buddha. You will have wisdom, you will have purity of a yogi, and you will have an essence. I request everyone who believes in higher values to remember this shabad in perfect sound. It is very perfect combination. As a shabad you can sing 11 times a day, you will feel the miraculous effect of it on your body, mind and soul.” ~ Yogi Bhajan

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