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

Rajaram Venkataramani rajaramvenk at gmail.com
Wed Jul 6 17:31:38 CDT 2011

On Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:16 PM, Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com> wrote:

> praNAms Sri Rajaram prabhuji
> Hare Krishna
> It is interesting to meet someone who is so categorical about sankara.
> > why go anywhere else!!??  meet shankara in shankara's prasthAna trayi
> bhAshya..has he anywhere atleast gives us the hint that bhakti is superior
> to jnAna and bhakti is a separate mArga for mOksha??  he does speak about
> the different phala of upAsana & jnAna but he never gives highest rank to
> bhakti that too at the cost of jnAna.  I would like to repeat here
> shankara : sAkshAdeva cha kAraNatvAt shravaNamanananidhidhyAsanAnAm..and
> shruti : Atma vA are drashtavyaH shrOtavyaH mantavyO nidhidhyAsitavyaH..
 *RV: for example in 12.1 - 12.7, sankara gives the "hint" that madhusudana
> elucidates. a bhakta is delivered IMMEDIATELY by the lord. and a jnani,
> there is no question of him not attending the lord - afterall he is also a
> devotee and the very self of the lord. *
 I don't subscribe to all that you said abour Madhusudana.
> >  I have not added anything new, I just said what I gained from your
> mails...Kindly correct me if I said anything wrong on Sri Madhusudana
> Saraswati.
*RV: he does not say there is a different goal like dualists say. he also
accepts that brahman is the goal. he equates brahman and bhagavan and then
bhagavan and bhakti rasa. *

> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
> bhaskar
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