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The few known ways to reach god are bhakthi marga, karma marga, gnana marga & yoga marga.

How one can know the best way which suits to him? Are there any references?

For this timetabled life style, is there a way to know the proposition of them which suits to the person to take him to the next spiritual level?

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The ultimate goal moksha is only attained when we master the Raja Yoga the king of all yogas which contains all bhakti yoga,karma yoga,gayana yoga.physical yoga; – Yogi Jul 26 '14 at 7:13
I think Bhakti Yoga is the best of all the yogas, it is the meaning of life. – JavaTechnical Nov 7 '14 at 13:45
We need bhakthi karma gnana n raja yoga in mixture to achieve mukthi...for sure..final answer – user3507 Aug 13 '15 at 23:24
There is nothing called yoga marg. Only 3 ways, Bhakti < Gyana < Karma. – iammilind Aug 14 '15 at 3:14
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The answer is simple. Just ask yourself how much attached you are to this material life. How much material desires do you have? Do you like the life experience here? Depending upon the answers and what you feel, you can easily decide what path is suitable for you. Because the scripture says as below:

nirviṇṇānāṁ jñāna-yogo nyāsinām iha karmasu
teṣv anirviṇṇa-cittānāṁ karma-yogas tu kāminām
[SB - 11.20.7]

Among these three paths, jñāna-yoga, the path of philosophical speculation, is recommended for those who are disgusted with material life and are thus detached from ordinary, fruitive activities. Those who are not disgusted with material life, having many desires yet to fulfill, should seek perfection through the path of karma-yoga.

yadṛcchayā mat-kathādau jāta-śraddhas tu yaḥ pumān
na nirviṇṇo nāti-sakto bhakti-yogo ’sya siddhi-daḥ
[SB - 11.20.8]

If somehow or other by good fortune one develops faith in hearing and chanting My glories, such a person, being neither disgusted with nor very much attached to material life, should achieve perfection through the path of loving devotion to Me.

So the rule is simple:

  • If you are not interested in material life then follow path of jnana (dhyana is primary part of it)
  • If you are attached to material life and have material desires without much interest in God and spiritual things then follow path of Karma.
  • If you neither too detached, nor too attached and have faith and interest in God, then follow path of bhakti.

Irrespective of which path you follow, if you do it properly then it will automatically lead you to the other. However, in this present age of Kali, following the path of jnana is very difficult. So generally path of devotion can be easily followed by most people without any risk. And bhakti (devotion to God) gives the result of all the other paths:

yat karmabhir yat tapasā jñāna-vairāgyataś ca yat
yogena dāna-dharmeṇa śreyobhir itarair api
sarvaṁ mad-bhakti-yogena mad-bhakto labhate ’ñjasā
svargāpavargaṁ mad-dhāma kathañcid yadi vāñchati
[SB - 11.20.31,32]

Everything that can be achieved by fruitive activities, penance, knowledge, detachment, mystic yoga, charity, religious duties and all other means of perfecting life is easily achieved by My devotee through loving service unto Me. If somehow or other My devotee desires promotion to heaven, liberation, or residence in My abode, he easily achieves such benedictions.

So ask your self those questions and depending upon your state of mind you can easily decide which path is suitable for your current situation.

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It is not only according to Hinduism, It applies to all religious, Karma Yoga is the best way to reach god and it is also a best way of achieving "Moksha".

From tripod.com

Karma Yoga

As we have seen, karma yoga can be described as the way of faithful action without any interest in its effects and without any personal sense of giving. In other words, one must renounce any selfish motive behind one's act. Those who follow this path do what is required of them by their caste and place in life without any thought of the consequence of their action. In so doing, one avoids the accumulation of negative karma while simultaneously acquiring good karma. As we have seen, Rama exemplifies this way of faithfulness in the Ramayana.

In the Bhagavad-Gita, karma yoga is actually connected to the concept of devotion to a god. In 3:30-31 of the Bhagavad-Gita, Krishna says:

Dedicating all works to Me in a spiritual frame of mind, free from desire, attachment, and mental grief, do your duty.

Those who always practice this teaching of Mine, with faith and free from cavil, are freed from the bondage of Karma.

It should be noted that in some ways the Bhagavad-Gita is addressing those who claimed that the only way to keep from accumulating negative karma is to do nothing. Many people had concluded that they would have to renounce the world, withdraw from it, and do as little as possible in order to avoid the negative consequences of action. There were two problems with this approach. On the one hand, it is simply not possible to renounce all activities. On the other hand, if everyone renounced all actions because of fear of negative karma, the cosmos itself would collapse.

The one who does not help to keep the wheel of creation in motion by sacrificial duty, and who rejoices in sense pleasures, that sinful person lives in vain, O Arjuna.

Notice in the verse above, the the "wheel of creation" is kept in motion by "sacrificial duty." Thus, complete renunciation of duties and responsibilities is not only impossible, the attempt to do so endangers the order of the world. Karma yoga provides an alternative to the renunciation of duty and responsibility.In karma yoga, one renounces not the world, but the selfish motives behind any actions. One who acts without any thought of reward or punishment has in fact renounces all selfish motives.The result of fulfilling one's duties without thought of reward or punishment is freedom from the effects of karma.

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"mOksha kAraNa sAmagryAm bhaktirEva garIyasi" - Sankaracharya in Vivekachudamani.

Having said that, our mind and soul steer towards a particular path based on the practices done in previous lives and the one in which we are deficient. All four are required for mOksha and excellence in one path leads to the realization of the others.

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