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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Time plays and life ebbs away. But only he whose mind steadily delights in Brahman enjoys bliss, no one else. Be content with what comes through actions already performed in the past. At the end of composing the first stanza, it is said that Shankara burst forth with the next 12 stanzas of bhaja govindam. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Think well thus in your mind again and again.
Yet, devoid of jnana, nothing can give mukti even at the end of a hundred meanign.
Verses 8 a nd 9 are corrected. 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. From self-settledness comes JIvan muktI. Retrieved from ” https: What use is a lake which has no water? The rendition of this hymn by M. Know that the whole world remains a prey to disease, ego and grief. The former is a set of verses verses while the rest of the verses form charpaTamanjarikA.
Later on, when you come tolive with an old, infirm body, no one at home cares to speak even a word with you!! This is the way of wealth everywhere. Each word in Bhaja Govindam is pregnant with meaning and the composition is a sort of short synopsis of the teachings of Santana Dharma.
Inspired by the extempore recital by Shankara, each of his 14 disciples composed a verse and the 14 verse compendium is called chaturdashamanjarika stotram. This text is prepared by volunteers and is to be used for personal study and research. Understanding that they are all but a passing show, be detached and dispassionate, Cultivate renunciation and seek Brahman. You will come to experience the Lord that dwells in your own heart.
He then will have no altercation with Yama. Bhaja govindaM is divided into dvAdashamanjarikA stotram and chaturdashamanjarika stotram.
Shankara’s words seem to be quite piercing and seem to lack the softness and tenderness often found in his other texts, thus addressing directly. Arriving in the north as a delegate of the south, he won such popularity at the assemblies of Benaras that it crowned him with its highest honour, and sent him forth, with a retinue of disciples, to champion Brahmanism in all the debating halls of India.
These are nothing but a modification of flesh. Besides the refrain of the song beginning with the words “Bhaja Govindam”, Shankaracharya is said to have sung twelve other verses. With whatever you get, entertain your mind, be content. Let one seek enjoyment in company or let him revel in solitude away from the crowd. These fourteen verses are together called “Chaturdasa-manjarika-Stotra” a hymn consisting of fourteen verse-blossoms.
It is a knife into the heart of worldliness, and by removing this tumour of ignorance, we can attain everlasting bliss with the grace of Govinda. Your anger and impatience is meaningless. Hence, the hymn bears the title “Dvadasamanjarika- Stotra ” A hymn which is a bunch of twelve verse-blossoms. When the appointed times comes deathgrammar rules surely will not save you. Give up your thirst to amass wealth, devote your mind to thoughts to the Real. Wikisource has original text related to this article: Published by Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
However, the significance of the text goes much deeper and contains a well defined philosophy of attaining salvation. Reflect thus at all times. Where are the relatives when wealth is gone? Worship Govinda, worship Govinda, Worship Govinda, oh fool! This page was last edited on 30 Augustat Stanza below is attributed to padmapAda. 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.
Still in his heart, he is a wretched puppet at the hands of passions. Even then he leaves not the bundle of his desires.
Is there not for you the One who ordains? Govinda be Praised O You mindless fool! It is divided into dvAdashamanjarikA and charpaTapanjarikA for this purpose. Who is my mother?
Seeing truth revealed before them, still the foolish ones see it not. Translated by Giridhar, M.