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Subramanian.R

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Bhaja Govindam of Sankara
« on: July 23, 2008, 11:03:20 AM »
Bhaja Govindam is a 17-verse composition of Sankara, in which
he prays to Govinda, (Vishnu) to give divine grace to overcome
'samsara', for which no other thing like scholarship, wealth etc.,
will be of any avail.  A sample,

Verse 12:-  "Who am I?  And who are you?
What is the place from which I come?
Who is my mother?  Who my sire?
Pondering thus, perceive them all
As fancies only, without substance;
give up with world as an idle dream;
Worship Govinda, Worship Govinda,
Worship Govinda,  foolish one!
Rules of grammar profit nothing,
Once the hour of death draws nigh."

Arunachala Siva.   

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Re: Bhaja Govindam of Sankara
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2008, 07:03:33 PM »
Dear srkudai, It is a long time, since your post appeared.  Please
cover all the 17 verses of Bhaja Govindam, in a few continuous
posts.  It will be a pleasure to read.  Many say that Sankara's advaita
works and Bhagavan's Ramana's works are dry.  It is a wrong notion.
Which can be more wet than the ocean of bliss?

Arunachala Siva.