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Where are the relatives when wealth is gone? Stanza attributed to surendra. May thou be soon free from Samsara.

Alas we humans are condemned by our lust, passion, anger, fears whose bondage is so strong even tough we know it WRONG! Ponder over your real nature. Freed from vices and virtues, onward he wanders. He could pardon the polytheism of the people, but not the atheism of Sankhya, or the agnosticism of Buddha.

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Who is my mother? Stanza attributed to Totakacharya. At his advanced age, the remaining valuable little time of his life should have been used for worshipping the God, instead of wasting on learning a language. This is the way of wealth everywhere. Strength has left the old man’s body; his head has become bald, his gums toothless and leaning on crutches.

From where did I come?

Reflect thus at all times. Youth is lost by attachment to woman. The former is a set of verses verses while the rest of the verses form charpaTamanjarikA. Shankara explains, nay chides, neaning for spending our 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. Published by Chinmaya Publications Trust, Give up lust, anger, infatuation, and greed. The fourteen disciples who were with the Master on that occasion are believed to have added one verse each.


When the appointed times comes deathgrammar rules surely will not save you. One govjndam lives in communion with god enjoys bliss, pure and uncontaminated, like a child and as an intoxicated.

One may take delight in yoga or bhoga, may have attachment or detachment. Born among the studious Nambudiri Brahmans of Malabar, he rejected the luxuries of meajing world, and while still a youth became a Sanyasi, worshipping unpretentiously the gods of the Hindu pantheon, and yet mystically absorbed in the vision of all-embracing Brahman. The life of a man is as tovindam as rain drops trembling on a lotus leaf.

Is there none to guide thee and show the way? It really inspired me and thanks for Adi Shankara may he bless us more with such wisdom. Stanza attributed to yogAnanda. Shankara was touched with pity at seeing the plight of the old man spending his years at a mere meanlng accomplishment while he would be better off praying and spending time to control his mind.

Knowledge jnana which has become mature is spoken of as devotion bhakti. But no one at home cares to even have a word with him when his body nhaja due to old age.

Spirit Voyage Ordering from Spirit Voyage. Thus was a silly grammarian lost in rules cleansed of his narrow vision and shown the Light by Shankara’s apostles. Who art thou, where do I come from?

Thus bhaja govindaM was originally known as moha mudgAra, the remover of delusions.


Bhaja Govindam

Your anger and impatience is meaningless. Stanza attributed to bhArativamsha. Who is my mother, who is my father? However, the significance of the text goes much deeper and contains a well defined philosophy of attaining salvation. Strange is this samsara. Think well thus in your mind again and again. Chronology of Hindu texts. Other than chanting the Lord’s names, there is no other way to cross the life’s ocean.

Do not fail to remember this again and again in your mind. He then will have no altercation with Yama.

There is only one thing in three worlds that can save you from the ocean of samsAra, get into the boat of satsanga, company of good people, quickly. During his stay in Kashi, Bhaua Shankaracharya noticed a very old man studying the rules of Sanskrit by Panini. There is only one thing in three worlds that can save you from the ocean from samsara. Sanskrit Wikisource meaing original text related to this article: Youth is lost by attachment to woman.

It is said that Shri Adi Shankaracharya, accompanied by his disciples, was walking along a street in Varanasi one day when he came across an bhajq scholar reciting the rules of Sanskrit grammar repeatedly on the street.

Though death brings an end to everything, man does not give up the sinful path. Give up all attachments and renounce all comforts.