[Advaita-l] How many margas for mukti
sujal.u at gmail.com
Mon Sep 19 01:57:30 CDT 2016
*Somewhere MadhusUdan sarasvatI in his gItA commentary has said that since
> karma and Jnana are opposite, the intermediate step is bhakti.
It is in intro of gItA commentary
5. Here (in the Gītā) each section of six (chapters) should be understood
as referring to one part (of the Veda-s). Karma, i.e. Steadfastness in
Action (rites and duties) and Jñāna i.e. steadfast in Knowledge are taught
in the first and the last (sections).
6. Since the two cannot be combined because of their extreme opposition,
therefore bhakti i.e. steadfastness in devotion to the Lord has been
declared in the middle.
7. As that devotion is inherent in both of them, therefore it removes all
the obstacles. That (devotion) is of three kinds – mixed with rites, pure,
and mixed with Knowledge.
On Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 12:23 PM, Sujal Upadhyay <sujal.u at gmail.com> wrote:
> Namaste Sri Kriya ji,
> Somewhere MadhusUdan sarasvatI in his gItA commentary has said that since
> karma and Jnana are opposite, the intermediate step is bhakti. The bhakti
> of smArta / Advaita is different than pure bhakti movements like vaiShNava
> bhakti. In smArta, after one is sufficiently matured, one drops form and
> contemplates on nirguNa Brhaman. In vaiShNava bhakti, one does not even
> want moksha, but keep worshiping his IshTa devatA. One wants to constantly
> serve and be in intimate relationship with IshTa devatA.
> Neither karma, nor advaita bhakti can be done without bhakti. So bhakti
> accompnies them both. In karma kANDa, there is devotion to upAsya deva and
> in advaita bhakti is done with abheda bhAva with SAnta bhAva.
> Hari OM
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