Bhaja Govindam is a popular Hindu devotional composition attributed to Adi Shankara. This work of Adi Shankara underscores the view that devotion (Bhakti) to. Govinda leads us from darkness to light, ignorance to knowledge and despair to aspiration. Bhaja Govindam means, always sing the glory of the Lord, who is the . would like to chant Bhaja Govindam with you rather than give one sided lecture. Normally This sounded like those Telugu words and he lost the true meaning.

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One should cry for God as incessantly as a small child cries for her or his mother. One should learn to do the duty without any attachment and only such an attitude will give happiness. Though aware of the delusion, at no period of one’s life, does one seek to know the Real. Who is my mother?

There is a story attached to the composition of this Hymn. Thus, a grammarian, who has lost in rules, cleansed ij his narrow vision and shown the Light by Sri Adi Sankaracharya’s teachings. It cannot be achieved otherwise.

The mind waits for a chance to become prey to the deceitful senses.

Telugu songs and lyrics — Welcome to the world of music : Bhaja Govindam — Adi Shankaracharya

What is this Maya? As long as there is life in one’s body, people enquire kindly about one’s welfare and show concern, but when the soul departs from the body, even one’s own wife runs away in fear of govinfam same body corpse. One will enjoy name and fame as long as one is rich. Sat sangatve – through the company of the good, Nissangatvam – there arises non-attachment, Nissangatve – through non-attachment, Nirmohatvam – there arises freedom from delusion, Nirmohatve – through the freedom from delusion, Nischala – Immutable, Tattvam – Reality, Nischalatattve – through the Immutable Reality, Jeevanmuktih – etlugu the state of ‘liberated-in-life’.

As the mind gets tamed, viveka develops to understand the subtler meanings and deep imports of declarations. It is to the credit of India that it has produced the greatest scholar, philosopher and thinker ever produced in any lyriics in the world. It is “be-equal-minded in all circumstances”.


It means, one sees but yet one fails to see and implement the noble lessons of life. Other scriptures Bhagavad Gita Agamas.

One may be old and decrepit, unable to stand the cold, sits by fire to warm oneself, one cannot stretch one’s legs out due to cold and old age, not sure of next meal, yet desires bind one with their meaing power. It does not mean that one should run away into forests, leaving behind the kith and kin or dependents high and dry.

That is what we should opt for always. He always revels in the peaceful state and maintains perfect equipoise. Other than God or Soul, everything else is temporary. They are, 1 pranaayam, i.


The Rishis — the very embodiments of wisdom — who were slumbering for long, were again roused up by the sacred chanting of the Upanishds. As we learnt in sloka 7, we spent our energies in games and play when we are children, in youth, we waste our energies on sense-passions and lyfics we grow old, we keep thinking about the children and their welfare and the life in the old age.

The path will become very clear if one tries to approach the goal from these two paths, although if one opts for one path, at the end of it, one will come to know about the second path automatically.

Bhaja does not mean monotonous and routine ritual with mechanical chanting of some selected Namas or Mantras. One should not delude oneself thinking that one can feel secured by amassing wealth. If one starts reflecting and thinking rationally about these attachments and examine carefully the connection between one soul called wife and another soul called self or husband in this life and also between oneself and the wealth one wishes to amass, one can easily understand that all this botheration is for transitory pleasures.

Knowledge jnana which has become mature is spoken of as devotion bhakti. One has to identify the purpose and mission of life.

The head has become bald or turned grey. Sensory pleasures are momentary and lead to grief. So, one has to be very and very careful so that one does not get into the iron grip of Maya.


One has to be solid and strive to filter away from one’s mind the influences of vicissitudes of life in order to develop the mental equipoise. Living in flesh and implicitly obeying to the wretched body-consciousness is universally very easy for any one, as the body wants such sensory pleasures or gratification and no practice is necessary for that, but to fight against its own low instincts and come to win the divine mastery over the flesh is very difficult.

Attachment to worldly things will make one to forget the Actual Source of Pleasure. They used to dance in divine joy, not caring about the surroundings. The animal body has some value at least when it is dead, but human body, once dead, has no value whatsoever. When one has reached the Perfection or realised the Truth, then the feeling of imperfection will automatically give way to completeness or complete satisfaction.

They become old and they will not be any more attractive.

Bhaja Govindam

The misconceptions lhrics end and one should know the Reality, as only Truth will eliminate the false ego and its meaningless achievements. The money-mania would make one jealous and conceit and it gives false confidence that one is very powerful. Desire is the root cause for forcing one to hanker for sense-satisfaction. It means very clearly that by reading and understanding Srimad Bhagavad Gita one acquires the true knowledge and with that one learns to distinguish between Shreyas and Preyas, good and bad, true and false, permanent and impermanent, pleasure and pain and chose that one, which is good for the development and refinement of the self, and by reciting the thousand names of the Lord, i.