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.
Hindu texts Govnidam texts Bhakti movement Adi Shankara. Old age passes away by thinking over many things.
Brother, ponder over these truths. At the time of your death, Rules of grammar will not save you. Hence, the hymn bears the title “Dvadasamanjarika- Stotra ” A hymn which is a bunch of twelve verse-blossoms. Reader is requested to consult a dictionary and commentaries for additional details. But the storm of desire never leaves. Give up all attachments and renounce all comforts. Who is your son? Knowledge jnana which has become mature is spoken of as devotion bhakti.
But when the soul departs from the body, even his wife runs away in fear of yovindam corpse. Each one of these are destroyed within a minute by time. Stanza attributed to vArttikakAra sureshvara.
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.
Sravya Varma rated it liked it May 21, Anyone who listens to the music of Bhaja govindaM is attracted to it.
Views Read Edit View history. From self-settledness comes JIvan muktI. S C rated it it was amazing Mar 14, The first stanza of the govindaj, featuring the eponymous line “Bhaja Govindam”, reads as follows: The former is a set of verses verses while the rest of the verses form charpaTamanjarikA. From where do I come? Trivia About Adi Sankaracharya Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
Thus stanzas with 1st as refrain are called dvAdashmanjarika stotram. 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:. Retrieved from ” https: Sivanta Das added it Nov 02, Govibdam this prayer, Adi Shankaracharya emphasizes the importance of devotion for God as a means to spiritual development and to liberation from the cycle givindam birth and death.
Rules of grammar will not save you at the time of your death. Palanivelrajan marked it as to-read Apr 22, Seeing truth revealed before them, still the foolish ones see it not. May the AchAryA guide us from ignorance to truth. Girish Nair rated it really liked it Jun 23, ogvindam Badri Ojha marked it as to-read Mar 14, These fourteen verses are together called “Chaturdasa-manjarika-Stotra” a hymn consisting of fourteen verse-blossoms.
Shankara understood that the majority of the world was also engaged in mere govondam, sense pleasures and not in the divine contemplation. Stanza attributed to nityanAtha.
To see what your friends thought of this sajskrit, please sign up. Give up your thirst to amass wealth, devote your mind to thoughts to the Real. Shyam Banerji rated it it was amazing Jun 15, Jack Ramsubhag marked it as to-read Apr 04, His works in Sanskrit concern themselves with establishing the doctrine of advaita nondualism. Cast into hell, they suffer there endlessly.
The refrain “Bhaja Govindam” which defines the composition and gives it its name invokes govineam almighty in the aspect of Vishnu; it is therefore very popular not only with Sri Adi Shankaracharya’s immediate followers, the Smarthas, but also with Vaishnavas and others.
Where is samsAra, the world, when the Truth is known?