Nama Article 26th December 2012
Bhaja Govindham – Adi Shankara
सत्सङ्गत्वे निस्स्ङ्गत्वं, निस्सङ्गत्वे निर्मोहत्वम् ।
निर्मोहत्वे निश्चलतत्त्वं, निश्चलतत्त्वे जीवन्मुक्तिः ॥
भज गोविन्दं भज गोविन्दं गोविन्दं भज मूढ़मते ।
To associate oneself in Satsang (being in the company of Holy persons) brings detachment towards worldly pursuits. Detachment leads to freedom from delusion. From freedom from delusion arises constancy of mind in meditation of Supreme Being. Constancy of mind leads us to permanent awareness (liberation), even while alive.
O deluded minded friend, Chant the Divine Name Govinda, Chant the Divine Name Govinda, Chant the Divine Name Govinda.
Please check these: Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji
Those who are Jivan Muktas today began only in this manner. (Every journey starts with a single step.)
The one whose lips are incessantly chanting the Lord’s Name is verily the Jivan Mukta (liberated soul).
How true are the words of a Mahan that the one on whose tongue God’s Divine Name resides is verily the one who has been freed from bondage –a Jivan Mukta!
A self realized Jivan Mukta appears once in a generation. If you are lucky, you will get the company of such a person.