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 . Besides the refrain of the song beginning with the words “Bhaja Govindam”, Shankaracharya is said to have sung twelve other verses. Bhaja Govindam Lyrics +Meaning as per M.S.S Singing Artist: Subbulakshmi M S . Ragam: Raagamaalika Composer: Adi Shankarar Raagam: Raagamaalika.
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It is indeed hard to cross this boundless ocean of samsAra.
Bhaja Govindam – Lyrics and meaning – rambling…
The mouth has become toothless. Even then the attachment is strong and he clings firmly to fruitless desires. The reason is that this was an extempore recital to an old man. Who is your son? Of whom are you? What use is a lake which has no water?
Bhaja Govindam in English Verse, by Girdhar Gopal | Sulekha Creative
But the storm of desire never leaves. In this prayer, Adi Shankaracharya emphasizes the importance of devotion for God as a means to spiritual development and to liberation from the cycle of birth and death. Thus stanzas with 1st as refrain are called dvAdashmanjarika stotram.
Yet, devoid of jnana, nothing can give mukti even at the end of a hundred births. In the three worlds it is the association-with-good-people alone that can serve as a boat to cross the sea of change, birth and death. Redeem me through Thy mercy. Give up your thirst to amass wealth, devote your mind to thoughts to the Real.
Save me from this, Oh merciful Lord! The following two are not found in standard text of Bhajagovindam. You are commenting using your Twitter account.
From where did I come? Who art thou, where do I come from? Who is your son? Published by Chinmaya Publications Trust, The ascetic with matted looks, the man with the shaven head or one with hair pulled out, Or the bbhaja parading in the ochre robes — they all have eyes but yet do not see. Stanza attributed to Anandagiri.
The composition consists of thirty-three verses. Who is my mother? So are Shankara’s words, which pierce and point out our ignorance. This is the way of wealth everywhere. Rajagopalachari put in his commentary, “When intelligence jnana matures and lodges securely in the heart, it becomes wisdom vignyana.
Though sung as a bhajan, it contains the essence of Vedanta and implores the man to think, Why am I here in this life? To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Sadly, I was not able to locate the name of the translator. A biography of Shankara and his other compositions of Vedic literature can be found in the shankara.
Several writers have written paens on Shankara, but to me Will Durant in his wonderful essay on Shankara encapsulates the essence of this titan of Vedantic thought. As long as there is life in your body, Your people may have concern for you. An unwavering and steady mind is merited for jeevan mukti — liberation even in this life.
Stanza attributed to nityanAtha.
Worship Govinda, worship Govinda, Worship Govinda, oh fool! He lived during a time when Hinduism was in decline with a rise of Buddhism and the first contacts of Islam in the Indian sub continent. O brother, think of meaninv Truth here. Other than chanting the Lord’s names, there meaninb no other way to cross the life’s ocean. It seemed to him that the profoundest religion and the profoundest philosophy were those of the Upanishads. Of whom are you? See yourself in everyone and give up all feelings of duality completely.
Once the breath leaves, the body decays, even the wife fears that very same body. These are nothing but a modification of flesh. Govinda be Praised O You mindless fool!
Time plays and life ebbs away. Stanza attributed to yogAnanda. Newer Post Older Post Home. But when the soul departs from the body, even his wife runs away in fear of the corpse. However, the significance of the text goes much deeper and contains a well defined philosophy of attaining salvation.