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Ray Man Shabad

Recently I discovered Snatam Kaur’s rendition of Ray Man Shabad. 15 minutes of conscious changing music. The halfway point captures a feeling of love to pure consciousness and enlightenment. It’s floored me. Further research showed me this beautiful mantra and powerful words.

“The Ray Man Shabad was written by Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs, who was a master of yoga, a master of poetry, a master warrior, and a master of the Shabad Guru.”

Notes from this post.

Ong Kundalini Yoga Mantra

Bound Lotus Kriya

Snatam Kaur

Ray man eh bidh jog kamaa-o
Singee saach akapat kanthalaa
Dhi-aan Bibhoot charaa-o
Taatee geho aatam bas kar kee
Bhicchhaa naam adhaarang
Baajay param taar tat har ko
Upajai raag rasaarang
Ughatai taan tarang rang
Gi-aan geet bandhaanang
Chak chak rehay dayv daanav mun
Chhak chhak bayom bivaanang
Aatam upadays bhays sanjam ko
Jaap so ajapaa jaapa
Kaal na kabahoo bayaapai

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 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.

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The Drive Home

10 years ago Hogpath and Pilot Pictures worked on a documentary film project about the first electronic music festival in Detroit at Hart Plaza. This sliver of history comes to the big screen this Friday the 28th at Music Hall with the help of Planet E and Paxahau. The title of the work is The Drive Home.

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Podcast 20 – Jason Huvaere – Part 4

In a few weeks Hart Plaza will be overtaken by an electronic music festival unlike any other in the world. For three days Detroit turns into a vibrant cosmopolitan city with parties all over the place and a lineup packed with talent and diversity. As Huvaere states in this interview, it’s all about the people attending the festival.

I was interested in finding out how Paxahau was able to keep this music festival going. For those of us around town the beginning had some serious growing pains and we almost lost it. I wanted to find how Paxahau had the vision and discipline to keep it alive. I asked Huvaere point-blank about the highs and lows of the festival. Here is how he responded.

High Resolution Media – Podcast 20 – Jason Huvaere – Part 3

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Podcast 19 – Jason Huvaere – Part 3

In this installment of the Hogpath interview with Jason Huvaere he discusses the changes in electronic music over the years. He elucidates how the changes in technology have affected the delivery and social dynamics of the music in clubs and into headphones. It illustrates how technology has completely opened things like genres and categories, almost making those things mute.

High Resolution Media – Podcast 19 – Jason Huvaere – Part 3

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