What is the purpose of the Akhanda Bhajan that is observed every year? Bhagawan lovingly reiterates for us as we begin this year’s Global Akhanda Bhajan.
Today we are having Akhanda Bhajan (nonstop twenty-four-hour bhajan by Sai devotees all over the world). This is being done not for the sake of one individual, one nation or one community. It is for the welfare of humanity as a whole! The bhajans that are sung permeate the ether in the form of sound waves and fill the entire atmosphere. Thereby the whole environment gets purified. Breathing in this purified atmosphere, our hearts get purified. Reciting the Lord’s name is a process of give and take. Singing the Lord’s name should become an exercise in mutual sharing of joy and holiness. It should be remembered that the sounds we produce reverberate in the atmosphere. They remain permanently in the ether as waves and outlast the individual uttering the sounds. Today the atmosphere is polluted by unholy and vicious sounds. This results in the growth of evil thoughts and feelings, which lead to evil deeds. If the atmosphere has to be purified, it must be filled with pure and sacred sounds. Hence the need to cultivate purity in thoughts, words and deeds.
– Divine Discourse, Nov 08, 1986.