|This is the last verse of the Bhaja
Govindam hymn of Sri Sankara.
Our body and heart are the temple of God.
It is our duty to keep them pure and guard them from defilement. Our great ancestors tell
us the means to this end. They have taught us in person and through the sacred writings
they have left behind. Their teachings are for all time. We should endeavour our utmost;
making mental obeisance to these great personages, we should resign ourselves to God's
Trust yourself wholly to the lotus feet of
Freed from the shackles of samsaara;
With your senses and mind controlled in
You will see the God residing in your