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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You will experience behold the Lord that dwells in your own heart. And there is hardly any time left for contemplation on God, as at no stage one is lost in the thoughts of Parabrahman.

From where did I come? The first and the strongest sign of ego is development of body-consciousness. The only answer to get away from this extreme sense of attachment to the world is through intelligent discrimination and detachment. Reflect thus at all times. The desires give birth to ego and from that stems all problems and karmas, which bind one to take birth again and again.

To worry on anything materialistic means waste of our mental energies. The purpose of this life is to gain that Self-knowledge Atma-gyaanawhich dispels all types of desires, anger, greed and delusion.

As one progresses in this path, one discovers in onself the rays of light of detachment, i. Starting with these simple questions, one will be puzzled by many more such questions and the reasons for one’s anxiety and attachment. The heart, which melts at the singing the names of God, will bear fruit, otherwise whatever length of time that one spends in devotional practices, it will be futile.

Without any doubt, the only unfailing remedy for the sorrows of life in this Samsaara is knowledge of the Self. Who is your son? At successive stages of life, one is engrossed in inconsequential anxieties of life. One has to identify the purpose and mission of life.

Artha – wealth, Anartham – is calamitous or ruinous, Bhaavaya – thus reflect, Nityam – constantly, Na asti – there is no, Tatah – from it, Sukhalesah – even a little happiness, Satyam – truth, Putraat api – even from his own son, Dhanabhaajam – to the rich, Bheetih – there is fear, Sarvatra – everywhere, Eshaa – this, Vihitaa – is the ordainedReetih – the way.

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. Most of the human beings are under the wrong notion that one gets real pleasure if one succeeds in keeping the body comfortably. It means very clearly that by reading bhajz understanding Srimad Bhagavad Gita one acquires the true knowledge and with that one learns to distinguish between Shreyas and Preyas, good and bad, true and false, permanent and impermanent, pleasure and pain and chose that one, which is good for the development and refinement of the self, and by reciting the thousand names of the Lord, i.


Acquiring wealth is not wrong, but the insatiable desire mexning keep on acquiring wealth is a sin and one has to give it up sooner than later.

The mirage will disappear and one finds liberation. As long as one does not realise that One-ness in all, one keeps getting doubts and requires answers too. Wealth is ruinous as there is no real joy in it.

Self-control will lead to mental peace, which ultimately result in inner-joy or peace of mind. Sri Adi Sankaracharya says, keeping this fundamental truth in mind, that one can be popular and beloved of the people around him only so long as one is capable of earning wealth.

Desire is a natural instinct and sublimation, and not suppression, of this natural instinct is the positive development and a giant step towards spiritual unfoldment. First of all, one has to sincerely practice the art of forgetting the sex of other person. With the accumulation of wealth, the desires also increase, which ultimately breed pain and misery.

It is our duty to keep both the body and the Soul pure by guarding them from defilement. Soul is considered as the representative of God in the human body, which is made of Pancha Tanmatras, i. There are Nine types of Service to be offered at the feet of Lord. Such actions are mere pretentions, not felugu out of a noble thought or one really intends to serve other. And the life passes by fulfilling one desire after another.

Bhaja Govindam

Both pleasure and pain must be borne with equanimity. So, one should assess the genuinity of the desire that crops up in one’s mind through discrimination, before deciding when, how and where to fulfil it.

One cannot seek true fulfilment in life by striving to acquire and possess the outer world. The company of the good weans one away from false attachments; from non-attachment comes freedom from delusion, when the delusion ends, the mind becomes unwavering and steady and from an unwavering and steady mind comes Jeevat Mukti liberation even in this life.


The first stanza of the composition, featuring the eponymous line “Bhaja Govindam”, reads as follows: It also does not mean that one should cling on to these relations, let what may come, but what it really means is that one should make sincere efforts to develop discriminatory sense and understanding and educate oneself constantly between the real and the unreal, so as to reach the Ultimate.

With increasing hunger to satisfy desires, one gets deeper tlugu deeper into that quicksand and loses peace of mind and ultimately ends up in frustration. Such a person has no duty to perform, he takes upon himself all duties out of infinite love for the society, as on Rishis and Munis used to live in forests but serve the mankind.

There is absolutely no confusion with regard to the God govjndam Goddess that one wishes to worship, whether it is Siva or Vishnu. Bhakti is mainly Bhava pradhan, rather than outward show. Real happiness is an internal state of mind, but not comes from an external object.

Desires multiply as long as we keep on satisfying them. It is difficult to describe, as it is beyond the qualities of any qualifications. These acquisitions will not help one gain the knowledge of the Soul, which is permanent, when the impermanent body withers, it turns out to be a dead-wood. Attraction towards opposite sex is natural, but the ultimate destination of this attraction is sorrow, as this attraction and the enjoyment one gets out of it is temporary and transitory.

Ultimately, one realises tleugu truth that one belongs only to the Divine Father or Mother and nobody else.


keaning Then only one can turn away the mind from the impulses of the flesh and body-consciousness. The rendition of this hymn by M. Then only one can reach the stage withh desirelessness, not as a result of deliberate running away from life, but due to a positive experience of intense self-sufficiency felt and lived within. Renunciation does not lie in external appearance which I used to do earlierbut in inward thought, feeling and attitude.