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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Starting with these simple questions, one will be puzzled by many more such questions and the reasons for one’s anxiety and attachment. Of course, it is difficult to practice initially, as it is against the very nature of body-desires.

If money can purchase happiness, then it is but natural that the absence of it can procure only sorrow. They are only for show-business or a kind of propaganda about oneself. It does not mean that one should run away into forests, leaving behind the kith and kin or dependents high and dry.

Naturally, the first questions is who am I? If so, what is the use of all these disguising appearances, if not for the sake of filling one’s own hhaja There is no end to it.

Bhaja Govindam

The objects of fascination are so numerous and their enchantments are so powerful that it is too difficult to resist and fight against. Our body is the temple and the Soul in it is God.

Giving up all egoistic-feelings of duality completely and maintaining equal-minded in all circumstances, attain soon the Vishnu-status. This assurance will become true only when our inner-self is free from all kinds of malice for anything and anybody.

Such was the sacred bond between the Guru and Sishya. At the same time, one should not indulge in criticism of others, who do not believe in God or who are not devotees, as despise them would be arrogance.


As the mind gets tamed, viveka develops to understand the subtler meanings and deep imports of declarations. There is no need to condemn those objects which give physical happiness, but one’s relationship with them is always limited and transitory.

All this is possible only by cultivating devotion for realising Govinda, the abiding Truth and making a concerted effort to get released from the bondage of this phenomenal existence. All that glitters is not gold is the clear example of Lobha, as in the present day world, most of us go for the outward shine and the price, bhaj knowing what is its use ultimately.

From the hierarchy of things, the sloka starts with Kamam, Krodham, On and then Moham.

As one proceeds in this path, withdrawing one’s mind at will without much difficulty, from all sense-objects, will become possible and one reaches a state of lyric thoughtlessness Samaadhi. One should identify oneself with the Lord, who can only give solace to the parched materialistic lives. There is no other means to gain and enjoy bliss except through perfect renunciation.

Sanskrit Wikisource has original text related to this article: It is, therefore, imperative that one govindsm keep repeating the Divine Namas of Lord at every possible moment.

Even the most persistent sorrows will be cured by the true knowledge of the self, as with the dawn of wisdom, man’s native powers will assert themselves.

Bhaja Govindam – Wikipedia

At that time, one has to leave behind one’s material benefits and social status. One does not hate one’s own body, though it is stinking due to some disease, but the person hates even one’s own most loved person, if the body of that person has the same problem. Published by Chinmaya Publications Trust, As one enjoys the company of mother, sister, daughter, father, brother, son and other such relations of opposite sex, the same way one should move with other in the society, killing animal thoughts and learning to seek delight in a cultured manner.


Renunciation does not lie in external appearance which I used to do earlierbut in inward thought, feeling and attitude. There are Nine types of Service to be offered at the feet of Lord. Praanaayaama – a system of very regulated exercises of breathing – can really be achieved only through withh and sincere practice, for sufficiently long time under the direct supervision of a trained teacher, of devotion to the Lord. Bhaja Govindam, Bhaja Govindam Meaning: All gpvindam are indeed disguises and deceptions for the sake of filling one’s stomach.

Although the mind initially resists any attempts of associating oneself with learned and self-controlled people, ultimately it will learn to forget, over a period of time, the old habits of thought. It is really strange that money was discovered and made by man and yet man has become its slave. Many scholars hold that this composition encapsulates with both brevity and simplicity the substance of all Vedantic thought found in whatever other works that Adi Shankaracharya wrote:.

As long as one does not realise that One-ness in all, one keeps getting doubts and requires answers too. Do not boast of them. The purport of these words is that any amount of knowledge cannot save the soul when death knocks at the door of this limited body. While doing so, the sadhaka must eith the mind from wandering away through the sense organs Pratyaahaara.

If one gets used to the pleasures, which the senses give, an insatiable craving for them set in again and again. Chronology of Hindu texts. Though the death brings an end to everything, man does not leave his sinful behaviour. One must acquire the true knowledge to bear these vicissitudes of time and life with fortitude.