~ Bhajan as Saadhana ~
The scriptures lay down Bhajan (group devotional singing), Naamasmaran (remembering God’s name) and Sankeerthan (devotional music) as the Saadhanas (spiritual practices) of this age. Bhajan is the process of singing your prayers to God, praising His glory and compassion, and pleading that He may fill you with His grace. Every unit of the organisation is enjoined to arrange for Nagarasankeerthan to go around the streets, in the early hours of the day, Bhajan every evening and morning, for this very reason.
Bhajan should not be gone through, as a painful necessity; it has to be a thrilling experience, which must leave the participants full of pure energy and elevated enthusiasm. Bhajan is a Saadhana for all who share in it; that is why it is prescribed, for every unit.
Discourse of Sathya Sai Baba, 15 Jan 1972
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