We should be careful about what we sing at the bajans. The majority of the songs in our Sunday-Satsang bajans are divine-inspired or songs that have been composed by archaryas, etc. But, of course, there is a handful of which are not: Saranam Vithithaal, Enth-tha-nai Piravi Pettru, etc. (All the same, we sing them occasionally when we have new-comers in the bajan whose consciousness we do not want to disturb by our regular highbrow, difficult and philosophical songs).
For this vital reason, therefore, we are exceedingly careful as to the choice of bajan songs. Bajan songs transcend melody, diction, lyrics, quality of voice, pronunciation, tempo, music, metres, rhyme and rhythm. They have their own grammar. When you listen to Swami Sivananda, Satya Sai, Swami Chidananda and Kribananda Variyar, you will know what I mean. Because their songs have the archaryas’ blessings, they percolate down through our impenetrable crusts of karma and indelible stains of ugly ego, cauterising our psyches.