Mantra Marathon: Reman Shabad

Saturday, 22 April, 1:30-4:30pm


On this afternoon, we'll come together to chant for 2 1/2 hours the Reman Shabad. The words for this shabad come from Guru Gobind Singh. Recitation of this powerful mantra is said to make you like the Golden Buddha.

About this shabad, Yogi Bhajan said, “…the perfection of the Re Man Shabad brings a person total health and penetrates through the mental body right to the spirit. The potential manifestation of this meditation is that your state of consciousness is always meditating even when you are not formally meditators…” “…the meditators can develop an arc line of gold. It can lead to perfect state of mental health… You will have wisdom, you will have purity of a yogi…”

Everyone is welcome to join this mantra marathon, regardless of prior experience with Kundalini Yoga or with long meditations. If you feel uncertain about or a little intimidated by the thought of meditating for such a long period of time, you might find helpful our recent article about rising to the challenge of a 2 ½ hour meditation. Click here to read the article.

There are mats and bolsters at the venue. Please bring a bottle of water to drink and a shawl or wrap to keep warm. You are encouraged - but not required - to cover your head, which helps to contain the energy you produce while chanting. If you do not have a head cover, some will be available for purchase for £3.

Clerkenwellbeing • 178 Goswell Road • London EC1V 7DT

This mantra marathon is being offered by donation. The suggested donation is £11 but any amount is welcome. Please register. You have the option to pay £11 at registration or you can make an anonymous cash donation at the event.

The Mantra

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


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.

This translation was written by Snatam Kaur and is posted on Spirit Voyage's website.