Devotional Singing: Songs in praise of God are sung with love and devotion. The singing of these songs has always been at the heart of spiritual practice for Sathya Sai Baba's followers. Songs of praise to God from any religion may be sung.
The songs are sung in English, Indian, Spanish, and other languages. Participants enjoy the devotional atmosphere arising from the rhythm, vibrations, and spirit of these songs. Indian language 'bhajans" consist largely of the Sanskrit names of the various aspects and forms of God and are sung in a call-and-response format. Many English songs are sung in unison style. Deities and saints of the major religions of the world are also honored in these songs.
"When you dwell on the names of the Lord, His Majesty, His Grace, His Omnipotence, His All Persuasiveness, get fixed in your consciousness; and your own capacities and capabilities get eclipsed in the Divine. So, humility develops and a spirit of surrender sprouts in the heart. This takes the devotees nearer to God and prepares him/her to merge in His Glory. The mind is gradually liberated from all distracting thoughts, desires and imagery that give free play to all the senses. All accumulated impurities that veil the bliss (ananda) within are removed, and the latent divinity manifests Itself." - Sathya Sai Baba