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Bhaja Govindam
Kulapati's Preface

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Bhaja Govindam

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Major Sections
Books By Rajaji
Ramayana Mahabharata

Bhagavad Gita

Bhaja Govindam

Kural

Upanishads

Hinduism Doctrine And Way Of Living

BHAJA GOVINDAM

Introduction

Sri Sankara crossed the ocean of Maya as easily as one steps over a small irrigation channel in the field.  He wrote a number of Vedaantic works for imparting the knowledge of the Self.  He composed a number of hymns to foster the sense of devotion in the hearts of men and this I consider to be his greatest service. One of these hymns is the famous "Bhaja Govindam".

Some immature critics of Indian philosophy believe and say that the way of devotion is different from the way of knowledge.  The learned employ this distinction to emphasise a particular thesis on which they discourse in different contexts.  We should not get confused by this and fail to understand the truth.   When intelligence matures and lodges securely in the heart, it becomes wisdom.

When that wisdom is integrated with life and issues out in action, it becomes devotion.  Knowledge which has become mature is spoken of as devotion.  If it does not get transformed into devotion, such knowledge is useless tinsel.  To hold and to say that jnaana and bhakti, knowledge and devotion, are as different from each other as gold is from baser metal is to expose one's ignorance.

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Dr.C.Rajagopalachari
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