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INDIASPIRITUALITY: English Translation of Bhaja Govindam by Adi Shankara

Still in his heart, he is a wretched puppet at the hands meqning passions. But only he whose mind steadily delights in Brahman enjoys bliss, no one else. Alas we humans are condemned by our lust, passion, anger, fears whose bondage is so strong even tough we know it WRONG! At the end of composing the first stanza, it is said that Shankara burst forth with the next 12 stanzas of bhaja govindam.

Freed from vices and virtues, onward he wanders. Each one of these are destroyed within a minute. Bhaja Govindam Complete Mantra: Taking pity on him, Adi Shankara went up to the scholar and advised him not to waste his time on grammar at his age but to turn his mind to God in worship and adoration, which bovindam only save him from this vicious cycle of life and death. Translated by Giridhar, M. At his advanced age, the remaining valuable little time of his life should have been used for worshipping the God, instead of wasting on learning a language.


See yourself in everyone and give up all feelings of duality completely. Each word in Bhaja Govindam is pregnant with meaning and the composition is a sort of short synopsis of the teachings of Santana Dharma.

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Bhaja Govindam

Sadly, I was not able to locate the name of the translator. Govinda be Praised, O You mindless fool!

Shankara’s words seem to be quite piercing and seem to lack the softness and tenderness often found in his other texts, thus addressing directly. These are nothing but a modification of flesh. The refrain “Bhaja Govindam” which defines the composition and gives it its name invokes the almighty in the aspect of Vishnu ; it is therefore very popular not only with Sri Adi Shankaracharya’s immediate followers, the Smarthasbut also with Vaishnavas and others.

In me, in you and in everything, none but the same Vishnu dwells. Do not fail to remember this again and again in your mind. Who is your son? Where are the relatives when wealth is gone? Glvindam into hell, they suffer there endlessly. At the time of your death, Rules of grammar will not save you.

When the Truth is realised, where is samsara? There is a story attached to the composition of this Hymn. Who is my mother and my father? Who is my mother? Shankara was touched with pity at seeing the plight of the old man spending his years at a mere intellectual accomplishment while he fovindam be better off praying and spending time to control his mind. Divas and Devas by Dave Stringer. A rich man fears even his own son.


Stanza attributed to medhAtithira. When the truth is known, where is this world? Word meanings The following words and meanings are added as an appendix to allow the reader to learn Sanskrit words. Stanza attributed to Subodha. Each one of these are destroyed within a minute by time. From where did I come? Bhaja govindaM is divided into dvAdashamanjarikA stotram and chaturdashamanjarika stotram.

Be content with what comes through actions already performed in the past.

Grant me the protection of grace, O Lord. The reason is that this was an extempore recital to an old man. They may not follow exact word construction in the above verses. A biography of Shankara and his other compositions of Vedic literature can be found in the shankara. The head has turned grey. Worship Govinda, worship Govinda, Worship Govinda, bhaia fool!