[Advaita-l] (Advaita) Bhakti vs. Jnana
rajaramvenk at gmail.com
Fri Jul 1 01:17:26 CDT 2011
Well ... Lord Krishna says in 9.13 that bhajana is for the noble ones.
"Others" meditate on one brahman etc. There is no question about
supremacy of bhakti over karma and homologousness of bhakti and jnana.
The question is if bhakti marga is superior to jnana marga. That seems
to be the opinion of Lord Krishna. If anyone disagrees without a basis
- tough luck.
On 01/07/2011, Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com> wrote:
> 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
> Hare Krishna
> 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
> with jagadguru'.
> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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