Bhaja Govindam (To Seek Govinda) was originally known as Moha-Mudgara, which means “mallet of delusion.” In these thirty-one verses, Shankara delivers some strokes of the mallet in order to rouse us from delusion and restore objectivity. The current title, Bhaja Govindam, means “To seek or know Govinda (Lord Krishna) as the purpose of life”. A distinguishing feature of this work is its rich store of poetic verses urging Vairagya (Objectivity in regard to life experiences). The emphasis is well placed, for if we understand the truth of such experiences, we are better equipped to understand the reality of the experience, what is experienced, and the one who is undergoing the experience. This understanding frees us from samsara, or a life of endless becoming. A course in which Swamiji eloquently unfolds the verses.
A Video Course on Vedanta Texts- Prakarana Granthas: Bhaja Govindam by Swami Viditatmananda Saraswati.