[Advaita-l] Bhakti/Bhakta connoting Jnani/Jnanam in Shankara's GitA BhAShyam

Rajaram Venkataramani rajaramvenk at gmail.com
Tue Jul 12 07:05:12 CDT 2011

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On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 11:31 AM, V Subrahmanian
<v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>wrote:

> Namaste.
> I just sent a post containing several quotations from Shankaracharya's
> Gitabhashya with the following message:
> //श्रीगुरुभ्यो नमः
> In the sequel a number of instances from the Bhagavadgita bhashya of
> Shankaracharya are given.  I have copied the verses and the bhashyam from
> the Gitasupersite which also has a word-search facility.  I used the words
> 'bhakti/bhakta, madbhakta/bhaktyA, etc.' I have chosen only those verses
> where Shankara has equated the words bhakta/bhakti with / as non-different
> from jnanam/jnani.  One could keep Swami Gambhiranandaji's translation at
> hand while reading these, in case of need. The list may not be exhaustive
> but fairly covering the GitAprasthAna. The ultimate message is: For
> Shankara
> a Bhakta is a Jnani and Bhakti is non-different from jnAnam.
> Readers could add other instances observed by them to this thread.   //
> However, perhaps due to undue length the message did not get delivered and
> is awaiting 'Moderator's approval'.  I am making this announcement here
> with
> a request to the Moderator to kindly pass this post to the members.
> Regards,
> subrahmanian.v
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