Bhaja Govindam is a popular Hindu devotional composition attributed to Adi Shankara. This work of Adi Shankara underscores the view that devotion (Bhakti) to. Govinda leads us from darkness to light, ignorance to knowledge and despair to aspiration. Bhaja Govindam means, always sing the glory of the Lord, who is the . would like to chant Bhaja Govindam with you rather than give one sided lecture. Normally This sounded like those Telugu words and he lost the true meaning.

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O Fool, give up your insatiable thirst or desire to possess or amass wealth and earthly objects, devote and develop your mind to thoughts of serenity, contentment and Reality, be happy and satisfied with whatever you get as a reward of your past telgu and entertain your mind with such noble thoughts. At that time, one has to meanijg behind one’s material benefits and social status.

Hence, the hymn bears the title “Dvadasamanjarika- Stotra ” A hymn which is a bunch of twelve verse-blossoms. A rich man is frightened even by his own son. If one wants to gain Atma-gyaana, there is no other way, except renouncing desire, anger, greed and delusion. In the youth, one’s energies are dissipated in one’s beloved.

The potent bonds of desire should be totally govimdam from the system of the individual. These are forbidden things, as they are the most attractive things of lust in the world.

This work of Adi Shankara underscores the view that devotion Bhakti to God, Govinda, is a vastly important part of general spirituality, as emphasised by Bhakti Yoga and the Bhakti movement. The mind should always be kept pure, whatever may be the external form. By delving deeper into the philosophical implications of these verses, a sincere seeker will get the rare gems of knowledge in this simple composition of Jagatguru Sri Adi Sankaracharya.

The allurement towards woman’s physical beauty or the physical fitness or body-building of man will fade away with the passage of time. A yogi is like a child, bhajz is, in his innocence does not know the difference llyrics good and evil and, at times, behaves like a mad man, who does not care for the world.

One thinks that one can be happy if teougu first desire is satisfied and with that starts the endless chain of desires wwith one does not find an end to it. Very strange is this family govvindam or samsaara. This page was last edited on 30 Augustat All through the life, one does not get time to remember God and attach oneself to the Supreme Lord.


The easy way to obtain this true knowledge of the Self is mwaning read, understand and practice the principles laid down in Srimad Bhagavad Gita and meditate upon that Primordial Sakti, which is All-pervading, in and through the atom to Atma, i. Attachment to worldly things will make one to forget the Actual Source of Pleasure. The kingdom of peace was again established in Bhartavarsha.

From time immemorial, it has been taught to us by the Rishis of yore that Vishnu is the All-pervading power in me, in you and everywhere.


So, one should understand the fallacy of this argument and train the mind from the childhood itself to start practicing recitation of the Lord’s name with every breath that one inhales and exhales, otherwise it is just impossible to remember God’s name at the time of death.

That tremendous purity, that tremendous renunciation is the secret of spirituality”. By mere bookish knowledge one does not get wisdom. He searches for happiness outside himself in possessing or amassing earthly objects, wealth, name, status, fame, etc.

As the mind gets tamed, viveka develops to understand the subtler mewning and deep imports of declarations.

This argument does not have any weight because it is self-deception. The youth of today will be an elderly person of tomorrow. Every such extrovert is a fool as one is suffering from one’s own ignorance, because all the satisfaction that one gets from wealth and worldly objects is temporary. Retrieved from ” https: One has to withdraw from all such activities and spend the energy so conserved in seeking and serving God.

As and when I am blessed with new ideas, I will keep incorporating them in this commentary and submitting it to HIM every time. It is considered that God Lord Siva incarnated Himself as the teacher dith mankind, assuming the name Sri Sankara, in order to relieve the world, when the earth was tormented by the weight of demoniac beliefs and rituals of the religion prevailing then and to arrest the religious decadence, disharmony, and discord mounting up among the various sects of the Hindus.


It will serve or destroy one completely. What are these illusory forms?

Bhaja Govindam

Giving up all egoistic-feelings of duality completely and maintaining equal-minded in all circumstances, attain soon the Vishnu-status.

When the water dries up, the lake loses not only its form and existence but also its meaning and utility. By renouncing the fruits of action, i. Seeking the Self everywhere, lift the sense of difference or give up the feeling of duality completely born out of ignorance and treat all alike.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Wihh Policy. With the passage of time, the body decays and perishes. He suggests that if one analyses and perceives mentally the reality, the body is composed of only abhorrent flesh and fat, packed in a bag of skin, having nine holes.

There is no other means to gain and enjoy bliss except through perfect renunciation. Sukhatah – For the sake of happiness, Kriyate – is done one indulges in, Raamaabhogah – carnal pleasures, Paschaat – later on, Hanta – alas, Sareere – in the body, Rogah – disease comesYadyapi – even though, Loke – in the world, Maranam – death, Sarnam – is the ultimate end, Tadapi – even then, Na – he does not, Munchati – leaves, Paapaacharanam Aacharanam Paap – sinful behaviour.

We should opt maening Shreyas rather than Preyas, by effectively using our discriminatory power. He preaches man to spend his time in contemplation of the Lord rather than wasting away life in futile pursuits of acquiring mundane pleasures and groveling lyriccs the mire of earthly attachments, forgetting what is the purpose ltrics goal of Manava Janma.

So, what has to be renounced sincerely is the desire and the attachment with an intention and spirit of dedication to God. Good conduct, character and devotion are necessary to secure telugi.

The distinction govincam ‘You’ and ‘I’ subsist only so long as there is the body. Know that in the three worlds, only the association with good people alone can save you as a boat to cross the ocean of life birth and death.

To develop such an intense feeling, one has to resort to Sadhana and there is no other way out except this. His philosophy has a profound impact on the lives of Indians. The lust or craving for sex, or getting enticed by the opposite sex, is the greatest undoing for both male and female sadhakas. With increasing hunger to satisfy desires, one gets deeper and deeper into that quicksand and loses peace of mind and ultimately ends up in frustration.