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Bhaja Govindam (by Ai Shankaracharya)

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<font face="Courier New"><span style="font-size: 12px;">(Source:&nbsp; <span><a title="null" target="_self" href="null"><span></span></a><a title="null" target="_blank" href="http://www.sankaracharya.org/bhaja_govindam.php">Bhaja Govindam by Shankaracharya</a></span><span><a title="null" target="_self" href="Bhaja Givindam by Adi Shankara"></a></span>)<br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty="">Srimad Adi Shankaracharya bhagavadpada is believed to have composed the Bhaja Govindam during his famous pilgrimage to Kashi (Benares).&nbsp; The fourteen disciples are said to have accompanied him.&nbsp; 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.&nbsp; 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.&nbsp; A censure is implied when the Acharya calls the man a fool (Moodhamathe).&nbsp; It may be added here that the tone of Bhajagovindam is not at all soft, but somewhat striking, in spite of its exotic poetic beauty and perfection of composition.&nbsp; This is no wonder, because such a treatment is required to wake up man from his slumber.&nbsp; A milder approach would delay the matter.&nbsp; The matter is urgent, as the Acharya explains in the next verse, for, when the hour of death approaches without any forewarning, the hard-learned verses of grammar are not going to save the poor soul.&nbsp; Hence the song rightly starts without any preamble:<br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty="">&nbsp;<br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty=""><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">bhajagovindaM bhajagovindaM</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">govindaM bhajamuuDhamate .</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">saMpraapte sannihite kaale</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">nahi nahi rakshati DukRiJNkaraNe .. (1)</span><br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty="">Worship Govinda, Worship Govinda, Worship Govinda. Oh fool! Rules of Grammar will not save you at the time of your death.<br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty=""><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">mUDha jahiihi dhanaagamatRishhNaaM</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">kuru sadbuddhiM manasi vitRishhNaam.</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">yallabhase nijakarmopaattaM</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">vittaM tena vinodaya chittam. .. (2)</span><br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty="">Oh fool ! Give up your thirst to amass wealth, devote your mind to thoughts to the Real. Be content with what comes through actions already performed in the past.<br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty=""><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">naariistanabhara naabhiideshaM</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">dRishhTvaa maagaamohaavesham.</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">etanmaaMsaavasaadi vikaaraM</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">manasi vichintaya vaaraM vaaram. .. (3)</span><br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty="">Do not get drowned in delusion by going wild with passions and lust by seeing a woman's navel and chest. These are nothing but a modification of flesh. Do not fail to remember this again and again in your mind.<br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">naliniidalagata jalamatitaralaM</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">tadvajjiivitamatishayachapalam .</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">viddhi vyaadhyabhimaanagrastaM</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">lokaM shokahataM cha samastam .. (4)</span><br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty="">The life of a man is as uncertain as rain drops trembling on a lotus leaf. Know that the whole world remains a prey to disease, ego and grief.<br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty=""><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">yaavadvittopaarjana saktaH</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">staavannija parivaaro raktaH .</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">pashchaajjiivati jarjara dehe</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">vaartaaM ko.api na pRichchhati gehe .. (5)</span><br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty="">So long as a man is fit and able to support his family, see the affection all those around him show. But no one at home cares to even have a word with him when his body totters due to old age.<br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty=""><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">yaavatpavano nivasati dehe</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">taavatpRichchhati kushalaM gehe .</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">gatavati vaayau dehaapaaye</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">bhaaryaa bibhyati tasminkaaye .. (6)</span><br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty="">When one is alive, his family members enquire kindly about his welfare. But when the soul departs from the body, even his wife runs away in fear of the corpse.<br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty=""><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">baalastaavatkriiDaasaktaH</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">taruNastaavattaruNiisaktaH .</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">vRiddhastaavachchintaasaktaH</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">pare brahmaNi ko.api na saktaH .. (7)</span><br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty="">The childhood is lost by attachment to playfulness. Youth is lost by attachment to woman. Old age passes away by thinking over many past things. But there is hardly anyone who wants to be lost in parabrahmam.<br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty=""><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">kaate kaantaa kaste putraH</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">saMsaaro.ayamatiiva vichitraH .</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">kasya tvaM kaH kuta aayaataH</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">tattvaM chintaya tadiha bhraataH .. (8)</span><br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty="">Who is your wife ? Who is your son ? Strange is this samsara. Of whom are you ? From where have you come ? Brother, ponder over these truths here.<br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty=""><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">satsaNgatve nissN^gatvaM</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">nissaNgatve nirmohatvam.h .</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">nirmohatve nishchalatattvaM</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">nishcalatattve jiivanmuktiH .. (9)</span><br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty="">From Satsangh comes non-attachment, from non-attachment comes freedom from delusion, which leads to self-settledness. From self-settledness comes Jeevan Mukti.<br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty=""><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">vayasigate kaH kaamavikaaraH</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">shushhke niire kaH kaasaaraH .</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">kshiiNevitte kaH parivaaraH</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">GYaate tattve kaH saMsaaraH .. (10)</span><br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty="">What good is lust when youth has fled ? What use is a lake which has no water ? Where are the relatives when wealth is gone ? Where is samsara when the Truth is known ?<br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty=""><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">maa kuru dhana jana yauvana garvaM</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">harati nimeshhaatkaalaH sarvam.h .</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">maayaamayamidamakhilaM hitvaa</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">brahmapadaM tvaM pravisha viditvaa .. (11)</span><br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty="">Do not boast of wealth, friends, and youth. Each one of these are destroyed within a minute. Free yourself from the illusion of the world of Maya and attain the timeless Truth.<br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty=""><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">dinayaaminyau saayaM praataH</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">shishiravasantau punaraayaataH .</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">kaalaH kriiDati gachchhatyaayuH</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">tadapi na muJNcatyaashaavaayuH .. (12)</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><br _moz_dirty="">Daylight and darkness, dusk and dawn, winter and springtime come and go. Time plays and life ebbs away. But the storm of desire never leaves.<br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty=""><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">dvaadashamaJNjarikaabhirasheshhaH</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">kathito vaiyaakaraNasyaishhaH .</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">upadesho bhuudvidyaanipuNaiH</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">shriimachchhankarabhagavachchharaNariH .. (12a)</span><br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty="">This bouquet of twelve verses was imparted to a grammarian by the all-knowing Shankara, adored as the bhagavadpada.<br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty=""><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">kaate kaantaa dhana gatachintaa</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">vaatula kiM tava naasti niyantaa .</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">trijagati sajjanasaM gatiraikaa</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">bhavati bhavaarNavataraNe naukaa .. (13)</span><br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty="">Oh mad man ! Why this engrossment in thoughts of wealth ? Is there no one to guide you ? There is only one thing in three worlds that can save you from the ocean from samsara. Get into that boat of satsangha quickly. Stanza attributed to Padmapada.<br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty=""><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">jaTilo muNDii luJNchhitakeshaH</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">kaashhaayaambarabahukRitaveshhaH .</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">pashyannapi cana pashyati muuDhaH</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">udaranimittaM bahukRitaveshhaH .. (14)</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><br _moz_dirty="">There are many who go with matted locks, many who have clean shaven heads, many whose hairs have been plucked out; some are clothed in saffron, yet others in various colors --- all just for a livelihood. Seeing truth revealed before them, still the foolish ones see it not. Stanza attributed to Totakacharya.<br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty=""><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">aNgaM galitaM palitaM muNDaM</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">dashanavihiinaM jataM tuNDam.</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">vRiddho yaati gRihiitvaa daNDaM</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">tadapi na muJNcatyaashaapiNDam.. (15)</span><br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty="">Strength has left the old man's body; his head has become bald, his gums toothless and leaning on crutches. Even then the attachment is strong and he clings firmly to fruitless desires. Stanza attributed to Hastamalaka.<br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty=""><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">agre vahniH pRishhThebhaanuH</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">raatrau chubukasamarpitajaanuH .</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">karatalabhikshastarutalavaasaH</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">tadapi na muJNcatyaashaapaashaH .. (16)</span><br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty="">Behold there lies the man who sits warming up his body with the fire in front and the sun at the back; at night he curls up the body to keep out of the cold; he eats his beggar's food from the bowl of his hand and sleeps beneath the tree. Still in his heart, he is a wretched puppet at the hands of passions. Stanza attributed to Subodha.<br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty=""><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">kurute gaNgaasaagaragamanaM</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">vrataparipaalanamathavaa daanam.h .</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">GYaanavihinaH sarvamatena</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">muktiM na bhajati janmashatena .. (17)</span><br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty="">One may go to gangasagar(ganes), observe fasts, and give away riches in charity ! Yet, devoid of jnana, nothing can give mukthi even at the end of a hundred births. Stanza attributed to Sureshwaracharya.<br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty=""><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">sura ma.ndira taru muula nivaasaH</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">shayyaa bhuutala majinaM vaasaH .</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">sarva parigraha bhoga tyaagaH</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">kasya sukhaM na karoti viraagaH .. (18)</span><br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty="">Take your residence in a temple or below a tree, wear the deerskin for the dress, and sleep with mother earth as your bed. Give up all attachments and renounce all comforts. Blessed with such vairagya, could any fail to be content ? Stanza attributed to Nityananda.<br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty=""><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">yogarato vaabhogaratovaa</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">saN^garato vaa saNgaviihinaH .</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">yasya brahmaNi ramate chittaM</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">nandati nandati nandatyeva .. (19)</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><br _moz_dirty="">One may take delight in yoga or bhoga, may have attachment or detachment. But only he whose mind steadily delights in Brahman enjoys bliss, no one else. Stanza attributed to Anandagiri.<br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty=""><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">bhagavad.h giitaa kiJNchidadhiitaa</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">gaNgaa jalalava kaNikaapiitaa .</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">sakRidapi yena muraari samarchaa</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">kriyate tasya yamena na charchaa .. (20)</span><br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty="">Let a man read but a little from Gitaa, drink just a drop of water from the ganges, worship murari (govinda) just once. He then will have no altercation with Yama. Stanza attributed to dR^iDhabhakta.<br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">punarapi jananaM punarapi maraNaM</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">punarapi jananii jaThare shayanam.h .</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">iha saMsaare bahudustaare</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">kRipayaa.apaare paahi muraare .. (21)</span><br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty="">Born again, death again, birth again to stay in the mother's womb ! It is indeed hard to cross this boundless ocean of samsara. Oh Murari ! Redeem me through Thy mercy. Stanza attributed to Nityanatha.<br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty=""><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">rathyaa charpaTa virachita kanthaH</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">puNyaapuNya vivarjita panthaH .</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">yogii yoganiyojita chitto</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">ramate baalonmattavadeva .. (22)</span><br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty="">There is no shortage of clothing for a monk so long as there are rags cast off the road. Freed from vice and virtue, onward he wanders. One who lives in communion with God enjoys bliss, pure and uncontaminated, like a child and as someone intoxicated. Stanza attributed to Nityanatha.<br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty=""><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">kastvaM ko.ahaM kuta aayaataH</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">kaa me jananii ko me taataH .</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">iti paribhaavaya sarvamasaaram.h</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">vishvaM tyaktvaa svapna vichaaram.h .. (23)</span><br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty="">Who are you ? Who am I ? From where do I come ? Who is my mother, who is my father ? Ponder thus, look at everything as essenceless and give up the world as an idle dream. Stanza attributed to surendra.<br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">tvayi mayi chaanyatraiko vishhNuH</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">vyarthaM kupyasi mayyasahishhNuH .</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">bhava samachittaH sarvatra tvaM</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">vaaJNchhasyachiraadyadi vishhNutvam.h .. (24)</span><br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty="">In me, in you and in everything, none but the same Vishnu dwells. Your anger and impatience is meaningless. If you wish to attain the status of Vishnu soon, have samabhava always. Stanza attributed to medhaatithira.<br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty=""><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">shatrau mitre putre bandhau</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">maa kuru yatnaM vigrahasandhau .</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">sarvasminnapi pashyaatmaanaM</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">sarvatrotsRija bhedaaGYaanam.h .. (25)</span><br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty="">Do not waste your efforts to win the love of or to fight against friend and foe, children and relatives. See yourself in everyone and give up all feelings of duality completely. Stanza attributed to medhaatithira.<br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty=""><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">kaamaM krodhaM lobhaM mohaM</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">tyaktvaa.atmaanaM bhaavaya ko.aham.h .</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">aatmaGYaana vihiinaa muuDhaaH</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">te pachyante narakaniguuDhaaH .. (26)</span><br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty="">Give up lust, anger, infatuation, and greed. Ponder over your real nature. Fools are they who are blind to the Self. Cast into hell they suffer there endlessly. Stanza attributed to bharativamsha.<br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty=""><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">geyaM giitaa naama sahasraM</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">dhyeyaM shriipati ruupamajasram .</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">neyaM sajjana saNge chittaM</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">deyaM diinajanaaya cha vittam. .. (27)</span><br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty="">Regularly recite from the Gita, meditate on Vishnu [thro' Vishnu sahasranama] in your heart, and chant His thousand glories. Take delight to be with the noble and the holy. Distribute your wealth in charity to the poor and the needy. Stanza attributed to sumatira.<br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty=""><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">sukhataH kriyate raamaabhogaH</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">pashchaaddhanta shariire rogaH .</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">yadyapi loke maraNaM sharaNaM</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">tadapi na muJNchati paapaacharaNam.h .. (28)</span><br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty="">He who yields to lust for pleasure leaves his body a prey to disease. Though death brings an end to everything, man does not give up the sinful path.<br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty=""><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">arthamanarthaM bhaavaya nityaM</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">naastitataH sukhaleshaH satyam.</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">putraadapi dhana bhaajaaM bhiitiH</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">sarvatraishhaa vihiaa riitiH .. (29)</span><br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty="">Wealth is not welfare, truly there is no joy in it. Reflect thus at all times. A rich man fears even his own son. This is the way of wealth everywhere.<br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty=""><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">praaNaayaamaM pratyaahaaraM</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">nityaanitya vivekavichaaram.</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">jaapyasameta samaadhividhaanaM</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">kurvavadhaanaM mahadavadhaanam .. (30)</span><br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty="">Regulate the pranas, remain unaffected by external influences and discriminate between the real and the fleeting. Chant the holy name of God and silence the turbulent mind. Perform these with care, with extreme care.<br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty=""><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">gurucharaNaambuja nirbhara bhakataH</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">saMsaaraadachiraadbhava muktaH .</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">sendriyamaanasa niyamaadevaM</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">drakshyasi nija hR^idayasthaM devam. .. (31)</span><br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty="">Oh devotee of the lotus feet of the Guru ! May thou be soon free from Samsara. Through disciplined senses and controlled mind, thou shalt come to experience the Indwelling Lord of your heart !<br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty=""><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">muuDhaH kashchana vaiyaakaraNo</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">DukRiJNkaraNaadhyayana dhuriNaH .</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">shriimachchhamkara bhagavachchhishhyai</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">bodhita aasichchhodhitakaraNaH .. (32)</span><br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty="">Thus was a silly grammarian lost in rules cleansed of his narrow vision and shown the Light by Shankara's apostles.<br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty=""><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">bhajagovindaM bhajagovindaM</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">govindaM bhajamuuDhamate .</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">naamasmaraNaadanyamupaayaM</span><br _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"><span _moz_dirty="" style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">nahi pashyaamo bhavataraNe .. (33)</span><br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty="">Worship Govinda, worship Govinda, worship Govinda, Oh fool ! 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