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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Understand that the world is equally unstable and it will be swallowed by disease and conceit. Present will become past and the future will become present.

It is our duty to keep both the body and the Soul pure by guarding them from defilement. One has to develop a sense kyrics detachment from the blind attachment to the world, from the objects of materialistic meaninb through constant contemplation. The essence is that when one is young, one should learn and put into practice the art of renunciation of desires, which is the basic reason for all sufferings, so that by the time one gets old, it becomes a meanlng to adjust oneself to the situation at that time and one retires with peace of mind and ultimately leaves the body in tranquility and inner joy.

Telugu songs and lyrics — Welcome to the world of music : Bhaja Govindam — Adi Shankaracharya

Neither the vaasanaas of past janma or the worries of future will trouble the children. This can be removed only by devoted worship and prayer at the altar of the very Destroyer of Ego Murari. These are all undoubtedly profitless or useless thoughts, as once the prana escapes from the bundle of bones and flesh and the body gets disintegrated, all attachments will bind one. The more the number of possessions one accumulates, the more one has to feel insecure and fear, as one day one may lose them, perhaps, when one is not careful and cautious in one’s dealings, but definitely at the time of death.

Due to base instincts such as hunger for power and wealth, there are wrong people in every walk of life and unfortunately in the present day society these elements are more visible than earlier. Sri Adi Sankaracharya is suggesting here two pronged strategy to break open the shackles that we put on ourselves by conditioning our thoughts and actions.


The misconceptions must end and one should know the Reality, as only Truth will eliminate the false ego and its meaningless achievements. Without hope, which is another form of desire, there is no life. Our prayers should be so powerful and strong that they should cross the outer periphery of our being and penetrate into HIS kingdom in our innermost-self and outside as one imagines in Dwaita Bhaava and melt HIM.

They become old and they will not be any more attractive. It is a step by step struggle like the elements of good slowly occupies the place vacated by the elements of bad and evil thoughts, as one occupies oneself in Satsangat.

When one has reached the Perfection or realised the Truth, then the feeling of imperfection will automatically give way to completeness or complete satisfaction.

For example, one wishes to do all such things to make others to believe so that one gets a good name in the society.

Our elders always warned us to keep away from two important things if we wish to grow steadily in the path of spirituality.

They live only in the present. There is a story attached to the composition of this Hymn. This sloka is a warning against vanities of life and by contemplation, curbing the mind away from the false values and deceptive sense of security, one has to struggle to dedicate oneself in devotion in the service of the Permanent Lygics of Knowledge.

So, sajjana sangati, i. In you, in me and everywhere there dwells only one, the All-pervading Reality, i.

All these are indeed disguises and deceptions for the sake of filling one’s stomach. It is definitely a difficult task to overcome this state of mind at the moment, but through consistent sadhana and govindwm approach, one develops the ability to look within oneself totally to get freedom from these bonds. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The rendition of this hymn by M. So far the commentaries of all the slokas has removed one doubt very clearly that without true knowledge, life in this world is a mixture of sorrow and pleasure, and this mixture only helps increasing body-consciousness and over a period of time, life will become a hell.


Like the stars that fade at dawn, the waywardness of the then religious preachers disappeared from the Indian scene at the dawn of Sri Sankaracharya.

Do ggovindam fail to remember this truth and think over and over again in your mind. By drawing three beautiful analogies, Sri Adi Sankaracharya brings home the point to explain how it is possible. As one succeeds in this sadhana, the subtle influences from the higher planes of Consciousness starts emanating and the mind has to be made to listen to these influences to progress and to reach the Ultimate Reality.

That power or energy is one and the same, but only the name is different, to facilitate the devotee to concentrate, according to one’s choice. All the efforts at study and worship of the devotee can be washed down in a single moment’s passion, desire or lust, as it has such a power that it torpedoes the strong walls of will power.

The lapses of others are also like mine and I have no genuine right to get angry on others. Do not fall prey to maddening delusion and get enticed at the sight meanung the physical glamour of women having full bosom of young maidens and their naval, as these are nothing but a modification of flesh and fat.

Bhaja Govindam

Although with the age, human being becomes infirm from disease ridden body, desires and sense-enjoyments, worries and anxieties still haunt one. Sri Sankaracharya lyrids Moha at its roots through this composition, which was initially known as Moha Mudgara, but later on popularised as Bhaja Govindam, so as to dispel illusions and delusions and show where the remedy lies for the misery. If one keeps on analysing on teluug lines, the spiritual mind shall retreat from the disgusting ugliness of this body immediately.

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