August 12, 2006
Adi Sankara's clarity of express never fails to amaze. Was recently reading his immortal work Bhaja Govindam, where he extolls an old man breaking his head over Sanskrit grammar to think of the Supreme alone, for language or grammar is not going to aid his liberation.
How often do we fall into such traps....where we hold onto the finger pointing to the moon rather than look at the moon itself. Our lives , if we observe closely are akin to buying a car, trying to maintain it as best as we can, but rarely using it for the purpose it is intended, i.e. travel.
All our efforts are directed towards augmenting our lifestyles and enhancing our comforts....a vehicle taking precedence over the act of travel in explore our life seems intended for...
Bhaja Govindam, Bhaja Govindam
Govindam Bhaja Moodhamathe.
Sampraapte Sannihite Kaale,
Nahin Nahin Rakshati Dukrin Karane....