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 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 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 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.   […]

Bhaja Govindam – Verse 20

Translation  One who has studied the Bhagavad Gita just a little, drunk even a drop of Ganga water, has worshipped Murari (Krishna) just once, does not meet with Yama (lord of death).   […]

Bhaja Govindam – Verse 21

Translation  Birth, death and sleeping in the mother’s womb over and over again – this samsara (world) is unfathomable and difficult to cross. O Murari (Krishna), protect me by your grace.   […]

Bhaja Govindam – Verse 22

Translation  Wearing a patched garment made of rags from the streets, the yogi treading the path free from punya (virtue) and apunya (vice), with mind focused on yoga (union), rejoices like a child, like one insane.   […]

Bhaja Govindam – Verse 23

Translation Who are you? Who am I? From where have I come? Who is my mother? Who is my father? Contemplate over this, setting aside the whole unsubstantial world which is just an imaginary dream.   […]