[Advaita-l] (Advaita) Bhakti vs. Jnana
bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com
Thu Jun 30 23:38:22 CDT 2011
It should be bhakti marga (bhajana) vs. jnana marga (manana on aham
brahmasmi etc.)? The Lord clearly says that the best is bhagavat bhajana.
Is it it not?
praNAms Sri Rajaram prabhuji
bhajana, upAsana, dhyAna are all auxiliary sAdhana-s prepares the mind to
do 'direct' sAdhana-s like shravaNa, manana & nidhidhyAsana. As per
advaita, there is no substitute for vedAnta vAkya shravaNa, manana &
nidhidhyAsana. sAkshAdeva cha kAraNatvAt shravaNa manana nidhidhyAsanAnAM
clarifies shankara in taitireeya bhAshya. And shruti also says AtmA vA
are drashtavyaH shrOtavyO maNtavyO nidhidhyAsitavyaH...As far as I know,
there is no compromise on this stand among advaita vedAntins. Sri
chandrashekhara bhArati mahAswaminaH has talked about bhajana & nAma
smaraNa etc. at the cost of 'svadharmAcharaNa' in the work, 'dialogues
Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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