Bhakti yoga

Stephanie Stean cerebral_rose at MAC.COM
Tue Jun 18 05:38:37 CDT 2002

I must not have been clear.  I apologize. I was looking for evidence in
commentaries or other writings (not scriptural texts only).
So Shri Ramana, Shri Ramakrishna, Acharya, if they discuss the
inseparability of jnana and bhakti (or the oneness of the two, the sameness
of the two)  then that is exactly what I'm looking for.
So yes, my interest in this is academic.


On 6/18/02 12:49 AM, "hbdave" <hbd at DDIT.ERNET.IN> wrote:

> The point I was trying to convey is this : though the most trusted and
> profound interpretation of Vedas lead to what Vibhutis like Shri
> Ramana say (i.e. Jnana and Bhakti are the same), in scripture there
> are no direct references to it. We understand this only from the
> interpretations by persons of acievement like  Acharya,
> Shri Ramana or Shri RamaKrishna and many others.
> In fact this is the reason that I asked the questioner : "is your query
> for academic purposes or for clarifying path of spiritual progress?'"
> because in the later case the interpretations are fully acceptable, and
> indeed highly beneficial,
> but in the former case (depending upon the project supervisor  :-(   )
> such interpretive references may not be adequate.

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