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The first stanza of the composition, featuring the eponymous line “Bhaja Govindam”, reads as follows. BhajaGovindam is one of the smaller texts composed by Adi Sankaracharya. ( When The original title of Bhaja Govindam is Moha Mudgara. Adi Sankaracharya’s Bhaja Govindam ; Original Sanskrit Text With Roman Transliteration Word For Word Meaning, Purport, Introductory Note.

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Shankara was touched with pity at seeing the plight of the old man spending his years at a mere intellectual accomplishment while he would be better off praying and spending time to control his mind. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. When that wisdom vignyana is integrated with life and issues out in action, it becomes devotion bhakti.

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May the AchAryA guide us from ignorance to truth. Give up your thirst to amass wealth, devote your mind to thoughts to the Real. A biography of Shankara and his other compositions of Vedic literature can be found in the shankara. The combined 31 are also termed as mohamudgaraH by some.

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Deepa marked it as to-read Jan 10, What use is a lake which has no water? Inspired by the extempore recital by Shankara, each of his 14 disciples composed a verse and the 14 verse sanskri is called chaturdashamanjarika stotram.


Rajagopalachari put in his commentary, “When intelligence matures and lodges securely in the heart, it becomes wisdom.

Stanza attributed to Anandagiri. Prasanth Suryamurthy marked it as to-read Apr 02, Shankara explains, nay chides, us for spending aanskrit time in useless trivia like amassing wealth, lusting after wo men and requests us to discriminate and cultivate the knowledge to learn the difference between the real and the unreal. They may not follow exact word construction in the above verses.

Girish Nair rated it really liked it Jun 23, The first stanza of the composition, featuring the eponymous line “Bhaja Govindam”, reads as follows: Sivanta Das added it Nov 02, Blessed with such vairgya, could any fail to be content? Pattem marked it as to-read Sep 16, But when the soul departs from the body, even his wife runs away in fear of the corpse.

Who is your son? Timeline Chronology of Hindu texts. He is reputed to have founded four mathas “monasteries”which helped in the historical development, revival and spread of Advaita Vedanta. Knowledge jnana which has become mature is spoken of as devotion bhakti. Lists with This Book.

Bhaja Govindam

Retrieved 30 December There are no evidences to prove the exact individual authorship of these 14 verses, we have some traditional hearsay eviences as attribution. For this song Swami Chinmaya’s commentary investigates the goindam of this song.

Chandrasekhar marked it as to-read Aug 26, The rendition of this hymn by M. Published by Chinmaya Publications Trust, If you wish to attain the status of Vishnu, have samabhAva, equanimity, always.


Know that the whole world remains a prey to disease, ego and grief. The refrain “Bhaja Govindam” which defines the composition and gives it its name invokes the almighty in the aspect of Vishnu; it is therefore very popular not only gogindam Sri Adi Shankaracharya’s immediate followers, the Smarthas, but also with Vaishnavas and others.

He also established the importance of monastic life as sanctioned in the Upanishads and Brahma Sutra, in a time when the Mimamsa school established strict ritualism and ridiculed monasticism. Stanza attributed to hastAmalaka. Stanza attributed to surendra. The last two verses in xanskrit version is not found in all editions. Just a moment while we sign you in to buaja Goodreads account. When that wisdom is integrated with life and issues out in action, it becomes devotion.

During his stay in Kashi, Adi Shankaracharya noticed a very old man studying the rules of Sanskrit by Panini. Open Preview See a Problem? Rules of grammar will not save you at the time of your death. Each one of these are destroyed within a minute by time. Harmony Celestine marked it as to-read Jun 20, If it does not get transformed into devotion bhaktisuch knowledge jnana is useless tinsel. The person thus awakened gets set on a path to the inner road back to the God principle.