Thursday, May 3, 2012

Manasa Bhajare Gurucharanam - Bhajan


Manasa Bhajare Guru Charanam. Dustara Bhava Sagara Taranam.
Gura Maha Raj, Guru Jai Jai, Sai Natha Sadguru Jai Jai.
Om Namah Shivaya, Om Namah Shivaya, Om Namashivaya,
Shivaya Namah Om.
Aruna Chala Shiva, Aruna Chala Shiva, Aruna Chala Shiva, Aruna ShivaOm.
Omkaram Baba, Omkaram Baba, Omkaram Baba, Om Namo Baba.

Maanasa Bhajare

Discourse of Sathya Sai Baba, Vijayadhashami, Prashanthi Nilayam, 1953
Published by Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust
When I was at Uravakonda studying in the High School, you know I came away one day and threw off my books and declared that I have My work waiting for Me. The Thelugu Pandith (scholar) described the incident of that evening to you all in his speech. Well, that day when I came out publicly as Sai Baaba, that first song I taught the gathering in the garden to which I went from the Thelugu Pandith's house was:
"Maanasa bhajare guru charanam
Dhusthara bhava saagara tharanam"

I called on all those suffering in the endless round of birth and death to worship the Feet of the Guru (spiritual preceptor), the Guru that was announcing Himself, who had come again for taking upon Himself the burden of those who find refuge in Him. That was the very first Message of Mine to Humanity. "Maanasa bhajare", "Worship in the mind!". I do not need your flower garlands and fruits, things that you get for an anna or two; they are not genuinely yours. Give Me something that is yours, something which is clean and fragrant with the perfume of virtue and innocence, and washed in the tears of repentance! Garlands and fruits you bring as items in the show, as an exhibition of your devotion; poorer devotees who cannot afford to bring them are humiliated and they feel sorry that they are helpless; they cannot demonstrate their devotion in the grand way in which you are doing it. Install the Lord in your heart and offer Him the fruits of your actions and the flowers of your inner thoughts and feelings. That is the worship I like most, the devotion I appreciate most.

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