Rajaram Ramachandran

Gold Star - 21,469 Points (13-7-31 (see reverse) / Chennai born, now at Juhu, Mumbai, India)

(adi Sankara) 28 Chant The Name Of Govinda (5) - Poem by Rajaram Ramachandran

A long stay in a temple,
With an austere life simple,
As an ascetic under a tree,
They’ll make you carefree.

Give up all attachments.
And worldly commitments,
Lead a life of contentment,
As a spiritual fulfillment.

Disciple Anandagiri sang:

One may practice Yoga
Or indulge in sensual Bhoga
Or give up attachments
Or keep up detachments.

They take you nowhere
Unless one goes after
Brahman and enjoys
The gift of eternal bliss.

Disciple Dridhabhakta sang:

A drink of holy water
From the Ganges River,
A reading from Bhagvad Gita
Will lead you to Lord Govinda.

A worship of Govinda will
Keep you away from hell.
You’ll have no fear
Of Yama coming near

(Bhoga – Sensual pleasures)
(Brahman – The Lord of Lords)
(Govinda – Lord Krishna)
(Yama – The Lord of death)

Disciple Nityanatha sang:

Born again, death again,
A birth once again
In a mother’s womb
To go again to the tomb.

This cycle of birth and death,
On this mundane earth
This ocean, how to cross?
Only God can help us.

Another from Disciple Nityanatha:

The rags on the road side,
Here and there scattered,
Will clothe a seeker,
Living like a wanderer?

Like an innocent child,
Or like a fallen drunkard,
He’s highly intoxicated
With the thoughts of God.

Comments about (adi Sankara) 28 Chant The Name Of Govinda (5) by Rajaram Ramachandran

  • (1/5/2008 3:04:00 AM)

    Rajaram Sir,
    Luckily I came to read this collection of poems. They are excellent. Simple and profound. Frankly speaking i can understand only your poems clearly. Since, I think they are from a clear mind. I am inspired to write more on spiritual field. You opened many doors for this new comer to poems world!
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  • (6/8/2007 7:27:00 AM)

    Very interesting.It is true that thoughts of God helps us to rise above mere existence
    in whatever condition we find ourselves. The spiritual side of life is always the bright side of life. Well written, Rajaram.

    Warmest regards,

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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 8, 2007

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 9, 2011

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