Give up your lust to amass wealth. Give up such desires from your mind and take up the path of righteousness. Keep your mind happy with the money which comes as the result of your hard work. Deliberate on this again and again in your mind. But afterwards, when the body becomes weak no one inquiries about him even during the talks. But when the vital air Prana departs from the body, even the wife fears from the corpse.

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Kalar If you wish to attain the status of Vishnu, have samabhAva, equanimity, always. Bhaja govijdam has been set to musical tones and sung as prayer songs by children. Distribute your wealth in charity to the poor and the needy. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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. 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 aged scholar reciting the rules of Sanskrit grammar repeatedly on the street.

This is the way of wealth everywhere. The person thus awakened gets set on a path to the inner road back to the God principle. Who is my mother, who is my father? Know that the whole world remains a prey to disease, ego and grief. Sanskrit Wikisource has original text related to this article: From where do I come? Taking pity on him, Adi Shankara went up to the scholar and advised him not to waste his time on grammar at his age but to turn his mind to God in worship and adoration, which would only save him from this vicious cycle of life and death.

Bhaja Govindam — Seeing this, he burst forth with the verses of Bhaja govindaM. What is the purpose of life? Sri Adi Shankaracharya Swami Deity: A biography of Shankara and his other compositions of Vedic literature can be found in the shankara. Why this engrossment in thoughts of wealth? Thus bhaja govindaM was originally known as moha mudgAra, the remover of delusions. Seeing truth revealed before them, still the foolish ones see it not.

Freed from vices and virtues, onward he wanders. Time plays and life ebbs away. Even then the attachment is strong and he clings firmly to fruitless desires. They may not follow exact word construction in the above verses. When that wisdom vignyana is integrated with life and issues out in action, it becomes devotion bhakti. It is divided into dvAdashamanjarikA and charpaTapanjarikA for this purpose. Who is your son?

Translated by Giridhar, M. There is a story attached to the composition of this Hymn. Shankara understood that the majority of the world was also engaged in mere intellectual, sense pleasures and not in the divine contemplation. But no one at home cares to even have a word with him when his body totters due to old age. Take delight to be with the noble and the holy. These are nothing but a modification of flesh.

Thus stanzas with 1st as refrain are called dvAdashmanjarika stotram. Related Articles


Bhaja Govindam

Dojinn The fourteen disciples who were with the Master on that occasion are believed to have added one verse each. During his stay in Kashi, Adi Shankaracharya noticed a very old man studying the rules of Sanskrit by Panini. Bhaj Govindam with a Sanskrit Commentary. The rendition of this hymn by M. Be content with what comes through actions already sankrit in the past. Stanza attributed to surendra. Thank you so much.



The fourteen disciples are said to have accompanied him. The story goes that when he was walking along the streets of Kashi, he was pained to observe an elderly man trying hard to learn Sanskrit grammar. 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 prompted Sri Sankara to burst out this composition, a sort of rebuke to foolish way of living. The Acharya urges the man to turn towards God and sing His glory instead of trying to learn a language. A censure is implied when the Acharya calls the man a fool Moodhamathe.






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