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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

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Our people have heard the "Bhaja Govindam" song and they know it. It is not new to them. Snatches of it are sung now and then. Yet, it is good to read it in full, as a whole poem. It was with great delight that I read all the 31 verses and I was seized with a desire to convey the wealth of its import to others. I am aware that this too is an impulsion of desire. Yet, the desire is irresistible and I shall fulfil it. The wise ones should forgive me.

Lift the heart up to Govinda, lift the heart up to Govinda,

Lift the heart up to Govinda, O foolish mind!

When thou art at death's door,

The rules of grammar, which you are trying to master, will be of no avail.

The Goddess of Learning Herself speaks through Sankara, beloved of her. Will the sciences that you have learnt, the books that you have read and the skills that you have acquired, will these stand by you when you are at death's door? No, they will not. Save yourself by supplicating to Govinda. When the God of Death gives an ultimatum to you and beckons to you to come to his regions, you cannot argue with him with the aid of the books you have mastered. The only way to escape is to worship Govinda. Book learning without devotion to God will not avail in the presence of Death.

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