BHAJA GOVINDAM

Bhaja Govindam – verse 10

Translation  When youth has passed where is sensual excitement? When water has dried up where is the lake? When wealth is spent where is the retinue? When Truth is known where is samsara (the world)?   […]

Bhaja Govindam – verse 11

Translation  Do not be arrogant about wealth, following or youth. Time removes them all in an instant. Having known that all this is illusive, understand and enter the state of Brahman.Do not be arrogant about wealth, following or youth. Time removes them all in an instant. Having known that all this is illusive, understand and enter the state of Brahman.   […]

Bhaja Govindam – verse 12

Translation  Day and night, dusk and dawn, winter and spring come again and again. Time sports, life passes. Still one does not give up the gust of desire.   […]

Bhaja Govindam – verse 13

Translation  Why are you worried about wife and wealth? O confused one, do you not have an Ordainer? In the three worlds only the company of the good acts as a boat to cross the ocean of worldly existence.   […]

Bhaja Govindam – verse 14

Translation  One ascetic with matted hair, one with tonsured head, one with hair plucked out, one disguised in many ways in ochre robes. They are fools who, though seeing, do not see. The many disguises are only to feed the stomach.   […]

Bhaja Govindam – verse 15

Translation With worn-out body, grey hair, toothless mouth, the old man walks holding a stick. Still the bunch of desires, he does not leave.   […]

Bhaja Govindam – verse 16

Translation  With fire in front and sun behind, with knees tucked into the chin at night, receiving bhiksha (alms) in the palms, living under trees, even then the bundle of desires does not go.   […]

Bhaja Govindam – verse 18

Translation  Living in a temple under a tree, sleeping on the ground, wearing deer skin, having renounced all thought of possession and craving to enjoy, to whom will dispassion not give happiness?   […]

Bhaja Govindam – verse 17

Translation Worshipping at the place where the Ganga enters the ocean, maintaining vows or doing charity, without knowledge one does not obtain liberation even in a hundred years according to all faiths.   […]

Bhaja Govindam – verse 19

Translation  Whether devoted to yoga (spiritual practice) or delighting in bhoga (sense indulgence), fond of company or solitude, only the one whose mind rejoices in Brahman is happy, revels, exults.   […]

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