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Re: essence of bhaja govindam.

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Fri Feb 23 2001 - 17:54:43 PST

Dear Srimathi Radha:

Bhaja Govindham is a deeply stirring work
of Adhi Sankara  . It has basic questions 
about life and its purpose and provides 
Upadesam to seek shelter at the scared feet of
the Lord to get release from the misery of
SamsAram .

There are a lot of translations available.
You may wish to look up the following thre URLs as
a starter to get at the profound questions
that Adhi Shankara asks in a rhetorical sense:

(1) http://www.geocities.com/rodeoDrive/1415/bhaja1.html
(2) http://www.hindubooks.org/books_by_rajaji/bhaja_govindam
    This one is by the First Governor General of India ,
    Sri Chakravarhty RajagopAlAchaari and is brilliant 
    for its insights.
(3)http://www.carnatic.com/god/bhaja_govindam

Best wishes,
V.Sadagopan

At 07:30 PM 2/22/01 MST, you wrote:
>pranams to everybody.
>I am Radha Varadarajan,20 yers of age. and I am deeply moved by M.S.
>subbalakshmi's bhaja govindam.
>but, im not very sure of its inner meaning. although, i can guess that it has
>a lot of depth and philosophy attched to it, i couldnt quite make out its
>actual word to word meaning. i did search for some books, but then i thought
>this egroup should be able to help me out in appreciating this great piece of
>work.
>i would be very grateful if any of you could write to me about bhaja
>govindam's meaning in detail to me.
>thank you all,
>seeking your blessings,
>radha.
>
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