Adi Sankaracharya is among the greatest revolutionary thinkers of all time. He renewed, uplifted and restored Vaidika culture to its true greatness. He was not only the founder of a great philosophical movement but also a compassionate teacher, a tireless missionary and a brilliant poet & writer who could convey complex and profound truths in words of elegant simplicity.
Bhaja Govindam is one of Adi Sankaracharya's most beautiful works, composed in clear and effective language and addressed to simple folk struggling with the demands of life but also capable of keeping intellectual philosophers engrossed. The fundamentals of Vedanta are indicated in 31 simple but powerful verses. Adi Sankara ruthlessly dissects the shell of thoughtlessness veiling the glory of man. He points to the wretchedness of the state of one who is spiritually ignorant and shows the path to redemption.
Bhaja Govindam is rightly described as a fragrant bouquet of verses. The clear precise and eloquent commentary of Swami Chinmayananda adds to the fragrance of the original composition; inviting the spiritual seeker to reflect upon the meaning of the verses, attempt to understand, absorb and live the truth behind the words.