The Mustard Seed (V1​.​0: Unmastered Demo)

by Mt.Sinai

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This is a rough-mixed, unmastered version of this collection. The funds raised will be used to produce and release a higher-quality version, as well as the next project, (currently untitled).

Pay at least $5 for "The Mustard Seed V1.0" and you will receive V2.0 at no charge when it is released.

Pay $10 - $49 and receive V.20 AND the follow-up album, at no charge.

Pay $50 - $99 and receive the above and a painted 24"x12" on canvas. Click "contact Mt.Sinai" and state what word you would like, and a combination of 3 colors)

Pay $100 and receive the all the above, plus a copy of "Beyond Words", the book "Loud & Zen", and your name in the dedication section of the next album
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A few years ago inspiration struck directly, and I heard the words very clearly; "Go to Mt.Shasta and write an album." About a month later I spent two days on the mountain, writing and meditating. When I returned home, I continued writing, and eventually laid down the tracks as you hear here.

These songs are rather raw, and unmastered. Their substance is consistent with my history of dynamic, eclectic themes, unity painted in the colors of duality.

Thank you for your support-
Sinai

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released August 1, 2014

Executive producer/Art direction/Photography: Michael Sinai
Photo editing: Will Van Ord
Cover art derivative of original work by Ian Burt
(licensed under CC 4.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode)

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Mt.Sinai Sacramento, California

Mic Meditation ~
Lyrical Yoga

My work is an expression of both the wisdom I've cultivated, and the ignorance of a deluded mind...
I am also a member "Ascended Essence," and author of the book "Loud & Zen"

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Track Name: Open
Open

Let’s get open like you feel when you’re feeling completely free
Without a worry in the world, in that moment you let it be
We can call it samadhi or simply being at peace
Every being has a tune that can sooth their savage beast
I smash a beat, or take a seat upon the zafu
Watch the thought in my mind go by like “naw, it’s all cool”
The jewel is found in neither pushing or grasping
Like the flow is never still but it’s never anxious or lagging
Laughing Buddha exudes a lightness, an ambiance
That arises with acceptance of phenomena’s transience
“Ahhhhhhhhhhhh”.....this bliss
When I dismiss wishfulness & dissonance
I rinse the dust of past perceptions away
What I’m left with is a fresh perspective of “hey”
I’m like the jewel mirror reflecting the way
The Right Dharma Eye sees nothing left in my way!


I can’t keep the pen from gliding across the page
like you can’t keep compassion from oozing outta the sage
True nature expresses that we’re essentially free
And all you gotta do is...breathe.

Open like the sea, open like the sky
Open like the mind, open like the eyes
I am open to the moment, be it pleasure or pain
No trace, no stain, walking in gentle rain

This rain washes away whatever I thought of as me
Along with the ideas that I thought of as free
“I” is a vessel so the architect can see
“I” is imaginary, but I’m open enough to be, yeah
Yeah- this isn’t quantum physics
This is just what’s been whispered by the mystics
Like a voice on the breeze
Upon hearing it, Master was enlightened- the word frees
So I am at ease
Even when the mind is troubled, let your heart be at peace
(Peace) we’re all open to the moment
What matters is if we’re aware enough to know it
The poet is open to the flow of the pen
I remain open to the flow of the moment and then...
If I’m a failure then I’m open to just go it again
My eyes remain open like I’m lotus in zen




Open like the sea, open like the sky
Open like the mind, open like the eyes
I am open to the moment, be it pleasure or pain
No trace, no stain, walking in gentle rain

I can’t keep the pen from gliding across the page
Like you can’t keep compassion from oozing outta the sage
True nature expresses that we’re essentially free
And all you gotta do is...breathe.

Mindset of a monk, the body breathes deep
The spirit needs a challenge like the body needs sleep
Steep is the path that leads to the peak
Just leap & you’ll see, breathing is the reason I speak
They say seek and you’ll find, how the seeker found truth
It’s the unspeakable Way, in the words of Lau Tzu
How true, How fluent, the moment just flows open
You might need to open your mind to see that your soul’s open
Go focused, opening the heart requires balance
But once you see the key it opens the door to the palace
The galaxy outside is within let me remind you:
You’re searching for God as if he didn’t already find you!

I can’t keep the pen from gliding across the page
Like you can’t keep compassion from oozing outta the sage
True nature expresses that we’re essentially free
And all you gotta do is...breathe.
Track Name: Real Talk
Real Talk

Now, welcome back to the place, back to the jam
With Mt. Sai the legend, the myth, the man
Here I stand to give my word and share my master plan
And I’m about to go off like I got grenades in my hand
(BOOM) these are tricky times we live in
Like we want more be we aren’t thankful for what we’re given
I’m spittin’ it how I see it, I speak it how it be
We might live in different worlds but it’s the same air we breath
Me? I’m just another mystical sage
Putting pen to page like no other to hit the stage
In the age of Kali but now we got 2012
So the pressure is on to get to know ourselves
I used to puff hells, let the smoke cloud around
Now I’m dead set like Jesus with shroud around
I guess you could say I’m leaving my Mark
Like Luke, Matthew, & John, I swear on the Bible it’s on-

Real talk…I speak clear, man
Real talk-what’s going on here is
Real talk- every convo is spiritual
Lyrics like a course in miracles x2

While the media can eat at you, with bad news and more fear
Without really getting to the point of why you’re here
If you’re hearing me know, our paths were destined to cross
If we help each other forward than we’re no longer lost
I laugh at the thought of how my people might not feel this Realness…
I spit for both the hustlers & healers
Misha Parker told me my music is meant to heal
So I speak until the silence of the Bible’s Seventh Seal
I open up and reveal what makes me tick
Spit flow thick as blood in the heart of the drum kick
Evading the snares that are beset on the path
I’ve been caught a couple times, I know a lot of us have
So let’s travel light like bodies in the sky
It’s not a new age phrase when I say "open the third eye"
Word, Sai delivers sermons from the mount
Clear as day, no doubt what I’m about ..this is

Real talk…I speak clear, man
Real talk-what’s going on here is
Real talk- every convo is spiritual
Lyrics like a course in miracles x1

I know a lot of people wanna live upon the surface
But we’re deeper than that, that ain’t doing your soul service
Ain’t serving your soul purpose, not what we came for
Let’s have a little dialogue, should I say more?
What is the infinity symbol “8” for?
What do we reincarnate for? What do we wait for?
I know I’m not the only one asking the hard questions
The hard-headed, like-minded come from the same Essence
The presence of sandalwood smoke in the air
Reminds my mind that my consciousness is aware
I’m as obnoxious as I am scared, I’m human too
Same as you with all the melodrama I’m going through
Whatcha gon’ do? stay true like Judah
Due to fate we forgot our natural state’s that of a Buddha!
My mudra: microphone holding flowing ad hoc
When I rock I put it down, straight up like 12 o’clock!

And that’s real talk- I speak clear
Real talk-what’s going on here is
Real talk- every convo is spiritual
Lyrics like a course in miracles