Saturday, February 14, 2009

One line SHLOKA to get centered

Contributed by my friend Meenu:
Jai Gurudev,

Hello Everyone :-)

Just wanted to share this with u all..
I was listening to one of Guruji's talk Secret of Secrets....
In this talk, Guruji said:
Krishna said to Arjuna the following shloka and Guruji said we should keep this shloka in mind and even memorise it..
When Guruji said it for the first time, i could not remember the entire shloka but when he explained part by part, its not easy to forget it :-)

Anityam Asukham Lokam Imam Prapyam Bhajsamah :-)

Anityam: World is not permanent but we live as though it is permanent and as though we are going to live forever..

Asukham: World is not pleasurable. It is not bliss. If you look for joy in it, there will be craving for it and this will lead to misery...

So Anityam Asuhkham Lokam (world)

Imam Prapyam: Having attained this knowledge, Bhajsamah (remember me).... remember me means divine (not me :-))

So whenever you are miserable, just say, "oh!! i forgot Anityam Asukham Lokam Imam Prapyam Bhajsamah" and you immediately come to the centre...!


Jai Gurudev
P.s. Now easy to remember? :-)


  1. Thankyou so much Meenu for sharing this :-)

    And yes I will remember it
    Jai Gurudev

  2. I have been listening to Secret of Secrets for is soooooooooooooo beautiful. Thanks for reminding.


  3. There is a small correction. The shloka is: anityam asukhaḿ lokam imaḿ prāpya bhajasva mām.
    Details available here:

  4. Nothing on this earth is permanent, everything ever changes even the hurdles one faces are all do change, for those who realizes the self, which is the source of all, reach that self which is nothing but me says Krisna to Arjuna by thinking of me, before the start of the war for reinstating the life's principles on this earth.