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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Bhaja Govindam

The hymn “Bhaja Govindam” is said to have been composed on this occasion. Looking at things will not produce satisfaction, it only breeds more desire. As we learnt in sloka 7, we spent our energies in games and play when we are children, in youth, we waste our energies on sense-passions and when we grow old, we keep thinking about the children and their welfare and the life bhajx the old age.

As and when I am blessed with new ideas, I will keep incorporating them in this commentary and submitting it to HIM every time. Sat sangatve – through the company of the good, Nissangatvam – there arises non-attachment, Nissangatve – through non-attachment, Nirmohatvam – there arises freedom from delusion, Nirmohatve – through the freedom from delusion, Nischala – Immutable, Tattvam – Reality, Nischalatattve – through the Immutable Reality, Jeevanmuktih – comes the state of ‘liberated-in-life’.

Unfortunately, in the present day world, most of us are under the false belief that a bundle of currency notes will bring us happiness. And as Geetachaarya says, one has to give up all other paths, surrender oneself completely to Him and then He shall save one from every sin and one does not need to grieve.

Generous and positive actions may give some gainful results, but not liberation lyricz birth even in hundred years. With that, the practice of being directly instructed by a guru has almost ceased.

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 ogvindam one, which is good for the development and refinement of the self, and by reciting the thousand names of the Lord, i.

Though the death brings an end to everything, man does not leave his sinful behaviour. Time thus frolics and plays and life ebbs away. The only way out of getting entrapped in this quagmire or quicksand is to raise oneself above the body-consciousness.


Only with good thoughts from within one cannot keep on fighting against the predating bad habits of this life and prarabdha of earlier lives. So, it is important to recognise the truth that One Eternal Source, as expressing through all the names and forms, is to change the very nature of our environment, the very vision of our world around.

The only possible way out of such mean actions is to associate oneself constantly and continuously with good people, who are endowed with vision and mission in their lives. Since a realised soul totally engrossed inwardly, though outwardly it does not appear so, as he moves amongst us, it is difficult to gauge and understand.

A discriminative intellect to distinguish between Nitya Eternal and Anitya impermanent should also be developed through constant and scientific thinking. Sri Sankaracharya was touched and moved with pity at the ignorance of the old Pundit, who was wasting away the most precious time at that age for a mere intellectual accomplishment instead of enlightenment and for release from the bondage of Samsara. Having successfully dismissed all the sense-passions from one’s mind, turn the mind inwards for a close and critical observation of oneself to find out answers to the above questions, one would understand the hollowness of the world of names and forms and the enchantments of the objects and their vanities around us.

These persons are dangerous to the society. Even then the attachment is so strong that he clings firmly to the bundle of fruitless desires. As one keeps on contemplating and meditating on such questions, the delusion will vanish and one will be at peace.

The banner of Sanatana-dharma was unfurled everywhere from the Himalayas to the Cape Cameron. No doubt that body is the carrier of the soul and one should look after it as bhajw temple, but not with attachment and vanities. This is the govinadm easy and best way to educate our mind so that we will not run after the perishable and filth-filled body, but dedicate ourselves for the nobler cause to attain the Lotus Feet of Lord.

Dinayaminyau – day and night, Saayam – dusk, Praatah – dawn, Sisira vasantau – winter wjth spring, Punah – again, Aayaatah – come and departKaalah – time, Witn – sports, Gachchhati – ebbs away goes awayAayuh – life breathTat api – and yet, Na – not, Munchati – leaves, Aasaa vaayuh – the gust of desire.

Reflect thus at all times. The knowledge that we gain from the books may make our lives happy in a materialistic sense, but that knowledge does not teach us anything about our own Self.


He does not get enamoured or attracted by the pomp and show of the devotee. Time cuts off the days of life and the death snatches away the life. So also the realised soul. As long as one is in the grip of desires, whether one is young or old, one strives to fulfil them. No amount of study of scriptural literature will help one to realise the Truth, unless one applies the knowledge learnt in search of that Truth.


The state of renunciation cannot be attained and one will not get enlightenment by mere book learning without having devotion and complete surrender to God.

When renunciation is only external, and when there is still the sense of attachment within, one cannot discover the true joy of living. Swamiji asked that person to go and play foot-ball and come back to receive the lessons.

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

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. So, such a man alone will enjoy in this world, who grows beyond sorrows and tribulations, pleasures and pains, disease and death. Bhaja Govindam, Bhaja Govindam Meaning: One will enjoy name and fame as long as one is rich.

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. Bhaja Govindam, Bhaja Govindam. If mind is withdrawn from the sensory objects and the objects of entertainment, it stops from dissipating itself on mundane pleasures It will become empty and its infinite power starts working.

It does not mean that one should run away into forests, leaving behind the kith and kin or dependents high and dry. Sri Adi Sankaracharya has provided an easy remedy to overcome the feeling of duality. Therefore, O fool, at least now understand the purport of life and cross the life’s ocean with the help of worshiping Govinda and reciting His sacred names with every breath that you take. Unless the ideas gained from reading scriptures are diligently put into practice in one’s life, the acquired knowledge will not get one the required result.

So, what has to be renounced sincerely is the desire and the attachment with an intention and spirit of dedication to God. Very strange is this family bond or samsaara.

This sajjana sangati will work as a nauka or boat to cross the ocean of limitation.