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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Instead, realising the illusory nature of these world of objects, one should concentrate and realise the state and true nature of Brahman.

It is no doubt that it is a tall order to ask the human beings who are totally immersed in worldly affairs, where one is after the life of the other, for petty gains to develop divine outlook. Angam – the body, Galitam – has been worn out, Palitam – has turned grey, Mundam – the hair the headDasanaviheenam – toothless, Jaatam – has become, Tundam – mouth, Vriddhah – the old man, Yaati – moves goes about, Griheetvaa – having taken leaning onDandam – his staff, Tadapi – even then, Na – never, Munchaty – leaves, Aasaapindam – the bundle of desires.

It means very clearly that by reading and 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.

The allurement towards woman’s physical beauty or the physical fitness or body-building of man will fade away with the passage of time. When the wealth is reduced, where are the relatives? We need to practice again and again vaaram vaaram to acquire this art and ultimately firmly establish in it, because Mother Maya is always ready to strike at us with Her attractions of world of objects spread around us. He exhorts each one of us, through these slokas, to develop discerning and discriminating faculty, which is dormant in us, due to our complete surrender to Moha and worldly attractions, in order to distinguish between the permanent and the transitory, the real and the unreal and to practice dispassion or Vairagya.

Bhaja Govindam

By renouncing the entire idea of possession and relinquishing all exercises to acquire materialistic pleasure, one lives happily, ever self-sufficient, as one has discovered an inexhaustible well of joy and a rich mind of true satisfaction in one’s own deep within. He says that, “In the presence of my Master, I found out that man could be perfect, even in this body. What is the first step to reach the Ultimate or to realise the Truth? And the joy of Mother India knew no bounds. Central Chinmaya Mission Trust, One has to identify the purpose and mission of life.


Lobha is such a desire that one is not entitled or eligible but still one wants to have it.

Translated by Giridhar, M. These persons are dangerous to the society. There is absolutely no confusion with regard to the God or Goddess that one wishes to worship, whether it is Siva or Vishnu. One should keep it clean, feed it, clothe it, etc. Discrimination is distorted by the limitations of sense impressions. With this bhava, the devotee has to worship the Govinda, who is the knower of each atom of this universe. That is what Govinxam Adi Sankaracharya is teaching and preaching.

Do not boast of them. Kurute – goes to pilgrimage, Ganga saagara gamanam – to where the Ganges meets the ocean, Vrataparilamanam – observes the vows, Athavaa – or, Daanam – distributes gifts away, Gyaanaviheenah – devoid of helugu of Truth, Sarvamatena – according to all schools of thought, Muktim – release, Na – not, Bhajati – gains, Janmasatena – even in hundred lives. The moment one liquidates one’s identification as an individual, the person will become like a child, forgetting the body-consciousness.

The desire to possess and enjoy will one day end in dissipation, as these sense objects will wither away with the time. So also the realised soul. But, we forget the truth due to our ignorance that if we succeed in realising God, govindak of all other material objects will turn out to be so simple. One has maning renounce everything Manasa, Vacha and Karmana. Like this, one has to surrender oneself to His grace, imploring and beseeching for HIS mercy, as He is karunasagara and only He can excuse one, in spite of all the sins telugh commits.


They are, 1 pranaayam, i. Otherwise, the mind will become a slave to thoughts and schemes to fulfil them one way or tflugu other. When all the false values are removed from their roots with one pointed sadhana, the mind mellows down its tricks of enticing with the worldly objects and slowly starts listening to the inner voice.


One will enjoy name and fame as long as one is rich.

Old age passes away on thinking over many past things and in worry about the security and future of one’s wife and meaninng pang. It is the practice in Hindu tradition to learn any sacred scripture at the feet of Guru in Gurukul. Praana perceptions and reception of things into the subjective lifeapaana rejection of things and responsesVyaana, the digestive systemSamaana meabing circulatory systemand Udaana the capacity to lift ourselves from our present state of understanding to a nobler and better peak of thought on the mount of knowledge.

Meahing are several means suggested by our great ancestors, which are valid for all times. One may be well read, have good command over many languages, adept in making discourses, yet if the same person is a victim of delusion and attachment, then it does not mean that one has acquired Jnana.

In fact, Sri Adi Sankaracharya prescribed four fold sadhana to control and restrain the unbridled horses. One should learn to do the duty without any attachment and only such an attitude will give happiness.

Wealth can purchase only sense-gratification that too for a limited period of time but if one wants permanent peace of mind, the only recourse is to contemplate on God. Naaree – the maidens, Sthanabhara – with the weight of their bosom, Naabheedesam – their naval, Drishtvaa – having seen, Maa – do not, Aa Gaa – bbaja a prey, Mohaavesam – maddening delusion, Etat – this is, Maamsam – of flesh or fragrance, Vasaa – of fat, Aadi – etc.

Once it is vanished, all the relationships will vanish in no time. He forgets his originality, which teulgu endless peace and selfless love.

How to get over this delusion?

Bhaja Govindam – Wikipedia

govinsam Attachment to worldly things will make one to forget the Actual Source of Pleasure. Without any doubt, the only unfailing remedy for the sorrows of life in this Samsaara is knowledge of the Self. But, it is a problem for one, whose mind is still struggling with desires, passions meanlng attachments. It is said that Shri Adi Shankaracharya, accompanied by his disciples, was walking along a street in Varanasi one day when he came across an aged scholar reciting the rules of Sanskrit grammar repeatedly on the street.