Rajaram Ramachandran

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(adi Sankara) 26 Chant The Name Of Govinda (3) - Poem by Rajaram Ramachandran

Bhaja Govindam

Where’s the place for lust,
When the manhood is lost?
Of what use is of a lake,
Waterless one, namesake?

Where had the relatives flown,
When the wealth is gone?
Will any attachment remain,
When the Truth is known?

Do not boast of wealth.
Or friends and youth,
For they aren’t permanent
And can vanish any moment.

Maya, the world of illusion,
Will keep you in confusion.
So, free yourself from this
And seek the ultimate bliss.

Time plays its vital role.
Not caring for any soul,
Seasons come and go, yet,
Your desires never abate.

(So far, Shankara recited
these verses to open the eyes
of the Grammarian-Pundit.
Thereafter, one by one,
his disciples sang forth
one verse each, addressing
the Pundit.)

(To be continued)

Comments about (adi Sankara) 26 Chant The Name Of Govinda (3) by Rajaram Ramachandran

  • (6/5/2007 8:52:00 PM)

    Time will have us all, but the soul of all things bright and beautiful lives on forever.
    Very profound write, Rajaram.

    Warm regards,

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 8, 2011

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