Last Saturday (22 June 2013), few families (Radhika’s, Ramana’s and Lakshmi’s) have done Shirdi Sai Baba Nama Japam for 6 hours at Radhka’s residence praying for Baba’s blessings to shower on Sirisha for her speedy recovery. During the nama japam, we were trying to sing some bhajans besides singing our usual “Sai charanam” and “Om Sai Ram”. One song that kept on coming to my mind was “Manasa Bhajarae Guru Charanam”, but I did not sing that song with the fear that I might not recollect the whole lyrics. I need to mention one fact, I was going to Satya Sai Baba bhajans every Sunday at Flushing Temple for several years some 30 + years ago. And this is one of the songs sung at the Bhajans. Besides doing 6 hours nama japam on Saturday, some of us made a commitment to Baba to do bhajan for one hour everyday at our respective homes. So Monday, when I was offering prayers at home, this song had come back to my mind again. I just sang the song with whatever lyrics I remembered. Same thing happened on Tuesday also. It happened on Wednesday too, and suddenly I felt like searching for the lyrics at Google which I did while I was praying. I got several youtube links and I opened the second one with out looking at the title. There was audio with some Satya Sai Baba pics scrolling and the lyrics was also there at the bottom, The voice of the person who was singing the song was very powerful and attractive. Underneath the lyrics, there was some notes too and I just browsed the first two lines and it was stated that it was the first Bhajan sung by Satya Sai Baba after he announced that He was Sai Baba.
The bhajan was so vibrant and energetic and I played it several times singing along with it. Today also I wanted to play it again, and opened my iPad and searched for that song, and opened the second link again, this time I read the title and my joy knows no bounds – that song was sung by none other than Satya Sai Baba Himself. I was so emotional that He so willingly came into my house and sang the Bhajan for me. I was not looking for any youtube videos of Satya Sai Baba nor of any one’s, I was just looking for the lyrics only. He just came into my house with a purpose. I felt so very much blessed and suddenly remembered that He used to call my husband very affectionately “Bangaru”. My husband had met Him many times at different occasions, sometimes official visits, and the other times personal visits. I am sure that my prayers to God would be answered and Sirisha would get back to normal soon. Om Sai Ram !
Sri Sathya Saibaba singing “Manasa Bhajare Guru Charanam” Bhajan