[Advaita-l] (Advaita) Bhakti vs. Jnana

shyam Subramanian shyam_md at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 30 07:19:08 CDT 2011

Pranams. Your title I humbly submit is fallacious. Bhakti without Jnana is incomplete. Jnana without Bhakti is impossible. At their culmination the two are homologous. 
You may find this perspective - http://www.adi-shankara.org/2007/03/does-devotion-or-bhakti-have-role-in.html - to be of interest.

Hari Om
Shri Gurubhyo namah

On Jun 30, 2011, at 2:20 AM, Rajaram Venkataramani <rajaramvenk at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hare Krishna. A devotee (with dualistic or unitary vision) is absorbed
> in bhakti. In BG 9.13, Lord Krishna says says that a noble minded one
> worships Him, the Isvara. In 9.14, he talks about those "others" - not
> so noble ones -who have the jnana that there is only Brahman. If we go
> by what the Lord says here, is it not crystal clear that worshipping
> (bhajanti) as bhagavan is the best, better than jnana?
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