In this exquisite piece of poetry, Adi Sankaracharya indicates the goal of realization and describes the path to be taken. He also reveals the causes for human misery and warns us of the consequences of continuing the present egocentric living. In the opening verse Sankara says "Bhaja Govindam, Bhaja Govindam, Govindam Bhaja Moodamate, Samprapte Sannihite Kale Nahi Nahi Rakshati Dukrinyakarane ". Meaning - Seek Govind, Seek Govind, O Fool! When the appointed time comes (death), the rules of grammar surely will not save you.