[Advaita-l] Bhakti and Jnana
kuntimaddisada at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 8 19:05:32 CST 2012
In Vivekachudamani Shankara defines Bhakti as
mokshakaaraNa saamaagryaam bhaktireva gariiyasi|
Swaamtaanubhavasandhaanam bhaktiriti aparejaguH||
Of all the paths for moksha, bhakti is the supreme. - that bhakti is defined as swa swaruupa anusandhaanaam - contemplation on the intrinsic nature of one's own self. Others say that Bhakti is realization of owns own self.
>From this from the point of advaita, ultimate bhakti is not different from jnaana.
--- On Wed, 2/8/12, rajaramvenk at gmail.com <rajaramvenk at gmail.com> wrote:
> I hear para bhakti being equated to
> jnana. I would like to know how otherwise they can be
> equated. They are two different words with distinctly
> different meanings.
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