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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However, the significance of the text goes much deeper and contains a well defined philosophy of attaining salvation. See yourself in everyone and give up all feelings of duality completely.
Shankara added the finishing touches by adding five of his own stanzas at the last bringing the total to Stanza attributed to Nityanatha.
He then will have no altercation with Yama. The story goes that when he was walking along the streets of Kashi, he was pained to observe an elderly man trying hard to learn Sanskrit grammar.
This prompted Sri Sankara to burst out this composition, a sort of rebuke to foolish way of living. Verses 8 a nd 9 are corrected. From self-settledness comes JIvan muktI.
At Banaras, probably, he wrote 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.
Thus was a silly grammarian lost in rules cleansed of his narrow vision and shown the Light by Shankara’s apostles. Published by Chinmaya Publications Trust, Worship Govinda, worship Govinda, Worship Govinda, oh fool! The Acharya urges the man to turn towards God and sing His glory instead of trying to learn a language. This is no wonder, because such a treatment is required to wake up man from his slumber.
Though death brings an end to everything, man does not give-up the sinful path.
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A milder approach would delay the matter. Stanza attributed to Hastamalaka. Is there no one to guide you? One who lives in communion with God enjoys bliss, pure and uncontaminated, like a child and as someone intoxicated.
Chant the holy name of God and silence the turbulent mind. During his stay in Kashi, Adi Lyric noticed a very old man studying the rules of Sanskrit by Panini. A biography of Shankara and his other compositions of Vedic literature can be found in the shankara.
With whatever you get, entertain your mind, be content. Brother, ponder over these truths here. Rules of grammar will not save you at the time of your death.
Rules of Grammar will not save you at the time of your death. Lyrica devotee of the lotus feet of the Guru! Fools are they who are blind to the Self. Stanza attributed to surendra. The background of Bhaja GovindaM is worth examining. Thus stanzas with 1st as refrain are called dvAdashmanjarika stotram.
Taking pity on him, Adi Shankara went up to the scholar and advised bhja not to waste his time on grammar at his age but to turn his mind to God in worship and adoration, which would only save him from this vicious cycle of life and death. Even though in the world the ultimate end is death, even lurics man leaves not his sinful behaviour. The refrain “Bhaja Govindam” meaninh 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. Translated by Giridhar, M.
Youth is lost by attachment to woman. But when the soul departs from the body, even his wife runs away in fear of the corpse.
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Who is your son? Who art thou, where do I come from? When water is evaporated, where is the lake? The fourteen disciples are said to have accompanied him.