Arsha Vidya Pitham, Saylorsburg, PA

Bhaja Govindam of Sri AdiSankaracarya


Title: Bhaja Govindam of Sri AdiSankaracarya

Author: Swami Viditatmananda

Description: ‘To Seek Govinda’ -Bhaja Govindam was originally known as Moha-Mudgara, which means ‘mallet of delusion (self-ignorance).’ In these thirty-one verses, Shankara delivers some strokes of the mallet in order to rouse us from delusion and restore objectivity. The current title, Bhaja Govindam, means ‘to seek or know Govinda (Lord Krishna) as the purpose of life.’ A distinguishing feature of this work is its rich store of poetic verses urging vairagya (objectivity in regard to life experiences). The emphasis is well placed, for if we understand the truth of such experiences, we are better equipped to understand the reality of the experience, what is experienced, and the one who is undergoing the experience. This understanding frees us from samsara, or a life of endless becoming.

Publisher: Tattva Tirth-Ahmedabad

Edition: 1st ed., Date: 2009, 211 pp., PB

Item Code: BK00738