Sulekha Creative Blog – Bhaja Govindam of Jagadguru Shankaracharya in English Verse, by Girdhar Gopal Your impatience and anger are without meaning. Bhaja Govindam [Praise/Seek Govinda (Vishnu)] also known as Moha Mudgara ( Hammer [to अवतार-वरिष्ठाय रामकृष्णाय ते नमः ॥ meaning “( Salutations) to the establisher of Dharma who is of the essence of all of nature;. Bhaja Govindam of Adi Shankaracharya with Slokas and Translation.

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In the three worlds it is the association-with-good-people alone that can serve as a boat to cross the sea of change, birth and death.

One who lives in communion with god enjoys bliss, pure and uncontaminated, like a child and as an intoxicated. Yet, devoid lyrcs jnana, nothing can give mukthi even at the end of a hundred births. At Banaras, probably, he glvindam his famous commentaries on the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita, and Brahma Sutras in which he attacked with theological ardour and scholastic subtlety all the heretics of India, and restored Brahmanism to the position of intellectual leadership from which Buddha and Kapila had deposed it.

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It is a knife into the heart of worldliness, and by removing this tumour of ignorance, we can attain everlasting bliss with the grace of Govinda. The former is a set of verses verses while the rest of the verses form charpaTamanjarikA. First time I went through the the lyrlcs coupletsits meaning is immense. It seemed to him that the profoundest religion and the profoundest philosophy were those of the Upanishads. He then will have no altercation with Yama. Give up your thirst to amass wealth, devote your mind to thoughts to the Real.


Do not fail to remember meanng again and again in your mind. Born again, govindaam again, birth again to stay in the mother’s womb! Fools are they who are blind to the Self. Ponder thus, look at everything as essenceless and give up the world as an idle dream. Stanza attributed to dRiDhabhakti. Still in his heart, he is a wretched puppet at the hands of passions. Time sports and life ebbs away.

INDIASPIRITUALITY: English Translation of Bhaja Govindam by Adi Shankara

If you want to attain soon the Vishnu-status, be equal-minded in all circumstances. Once the breath leaves, the body decays, even the wife fears that very same body. Other than chanting the Lord’s names, there is no other way to cross the life’s ocean. Yet, devoid of jnana, nothing can give mukti even at the end of a hundred births. It is divided into dvAdashamanjarikA and charpaTapanjarikA for this purpose.

Govinda be Praised, O You mindless fool! The last two verses in this version is not found in all editions. Where are kin, when wealth disappears?

They are fools those who have not Self-knowledge, and they consequently, as a captive in hell, are tortured. It may be added here that the tone of Bhajagovindam is not at all soft, but somewhat striking, in spite of its exotic poetic beauty and perfection of composition. The file is not to be copied or reposted for promotion of any website or individuals or for commercial purpose without permission. Where are Samsara’s coils when the Truth appears?

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Ponder over your real nature.

Bhaja Govindam

What use is a lake which has no water? When that wisdom vignyana is integrated with life and issues meaninng in action, it becomes devotion bhakti. Thanks for the suchaa wonderful song sriguru. Regulate the pranas, remain unaffected by external influences and discriminate between the real and the fleeting. These are nothing but a modification of flesh.

Reflect thus at all times.

Is there none to guide thee and show the way? Being impatient, you are unnecessarily getting angry with me. Stanza attributed to Hastamalaka. Stanza attributed to sumatira. To the rich, there is fear even from his own bhsja. Alas we humans are condemned by our lust, passion, anger, fears whose bondage is so strong even tough we know it WRONG!

I pray to Adi Shakaracharya that by his blessings I meanign be blessed with darshan of Murari. Why am I amassing wealth, family, but have no peace?

Understand, the very world is consumed by disease and conceit, and is riddled with pangs. Take your residence in a temple or below a tree, wear the deerskin for the dress, and sleep with mother earth as goovindam bed.

This is but a modification of flesh and fat. But there is hardly anyone who wants to be lost in parabrahman. Stanza attributed to Nityananda. This is no wonder, because such a treatment is required to wake up man from his slumber.