Questions tagged [jnana]

Jnana (Sanskrit: ज्ञान) means the knowledge and realization of Brahman. JnanaYoga is the path for attaining the ultimate/supreme. Jnana is also termed for vidhya (विद्या), self-realization (आत्मज्ञान) & Brahmajnana (ब्रह्मज्ञान) in Upanishad and Vedanta

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
27
votes
3answers
9k views

How do I control and slay indriyas (senses)?

I've recently read the 3rd chapter of the Bhagavad Gita. At the end, the following is said to get control over the indriyas (senses): इन्द्रियाणि मनो बुद्धिरस्याधिष्ठानमुच्यते । एतैर्विमोहयत्येष ज्ञा...
18
votes
6answers
2k views

Approach to the Ultimate/Absolute Truth (Jnana)

I want to get/achieve/realize/attain the Ultimate/Absolute Truth (Aatman & Brahman). And I think Jnana path is perfect for this. And I believe if one truly achieves Jnana, then one gets moksha ...
10
votes
4answers
985 views

Are Sri RamaKrishna's statements about attaining Brahman through Bhakti inline with Adi Shankara?

According to Shankaracharya, knowledge of Brahman can only be had through Jnana Yoga but recent Mahatmas like Ramakrishna Paramahamsa say that it can also be gotten through Bhakti Yoga. Why doesn't ...
8
votes
1answer
1k views

What is Raja-yoga? Is it related to Jnana-Yoga?

There are three known classical yoga viz. Karma, Bhakti and Jnana. I recently found Raja-Yoga in this answer. So, What is Raja-Yoga? and Is there any relation between Raja-yoga and Jnana-Yoga? ...
7
votes
3answers
326 views

Is there a second to me? Are you (seperate from me) real?

Atma is one no doubt, but the people around me also have the same athma and the rest of individuality left in them is jada. My question is Does the person reading this question have any separate ...
7
votes
1answer
296 views

What is the difference between Jijnashu and Jnani Bhaktas mentioned in Bhagavad Gita?

There are four types of Bhaktas (devotee) mentioned in Srimad Bhagavad Gita: Arta (आर्त​) Artharthi (अर्थार्थी) Jijnashu (जिज्ञासु) Jnani (ज्ञानी) चतुर्विधा भजन्ते मां जनाः सुकृतिनोऽर्जुन। आर्तो ...
6
votes
3answers
792 views

According to Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and Swami Vivekananda, which is more important in attaining moksha- Bhakti or Jnana?

According to Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and Swami Vivekananda, which is more important in attaining moksha- Bhakti or Jnana? As far as I know Jnana is more important in Advaita and both were Advaitins. ...
6
votes
2answers
140 views

jñāna-yoga and dhyāna-yoga

Namaskar to all saintly ladies and gentlemen I'd like to know about jñāna-yoga. Do jñāna-yogīs meditate? If they practice dhyāna-yoga, what do they meditate upon? Is there any siloka how and what ...
6
votes
1answer
626 views

Is this shlokha from the Garuda Purana? If so, which chapter?

From here: Garuda Purana says: tAvattapO vrataM tIrthaM japahOmArchanAdikaM vEdashAstrAgamakathA yAvattattvaM na vindati So long as one has not achieved atma jnana, one should ...
6
votes
1answer
2k views

Jnana and Vijnana

According to Hinduism philosophy I want to know: What is Jnana (ज्ञान) and What is Vijnana (विज्ञान) ? What is the difference between them?
6
votes
1answer
552 views

What are steps for following gyan yoga or gyan marga?

Is there any difference between gyan yoga and gyan marga? please tell the steps for gyan marga. whether remembering sanskrit shloka and references itself is also part of this, or reading scriptures ...
6
votes
1answer
2k views

Karma Kanda & Jnana Kanda [duplicate]

In the Vedas there are two paths mentioned Karma Kanda & Jnana Kanda. First one goes through Karma and then one comes to Jnana. At the same time it's often mentioned that there are also the paths ...
5
votes
1answer
166 views

Is Knowledge superior to karma?

In chapter 3 of Bhagvat Geeta, Krishna says knowledge is more important than karma. I could not understand that. Can someone please explain me this?
5
votes
0answers
189 views

What Vedanta philosophy is followed in Utkaliya Vaishnava of Mahapurusha Achyutananda of Odisha?

Achyutananda (and the other four saints) believed in a concept of God (Vishnu) as Shunya (emptiness, void, zero) called Shunya Purusha and/or Shunya Brahman. This shunya signifies a transcendental ...
4
votes
1answer
186 views

Stages for Jnana marga

Jnana marga is a way to attain liberation in Sanathan dharma. It is a path of knowledge. The aspirant enquires about existence using scriptures and finally attains moksha. Do any scripture tells in ...
4
votes
2answers
120 views

What would one realise if they meditated without knowledge of any Hindu metaphysics?

Are Vedanta and other systems derived purely through logic or do they have an experiential basis too?
4
votes
1answer
337 views

Is there any statement that bhakti destroys karma?

The Bhagavad Gita 4.37 directly and explicitly says that jnAna or knowledge destroys all karmas. मूल श्लोकः - यथैधांसि समिद्धोऽग्निर्भस्मसात्कुरुतेऽर्जुन। ज्ञानाग्निः सर्वकर्माणि भस्मसात्कुरुते ...
4
votes
2answers
265 views

Merge of Karma & Bhakti into Jnana

Read my previous question where I said that I think/believe that other ways should merge into Jnana ultimately but this can be considered as my opinion only. The scriptural reference supporting this ...
3
votes
1answer
170 views

Does Jnana marga takes much time compared to Karma and Bhakti?

Traditionally, there are three ways to attain moksha: Jnana, Bhakti, and Karma. Is it true that it will take more time for a person to attain moksha in Jnana marga?
3
votes
2answers
339 views

Is it mandatory to follow one Marga?

Bhagavad Gita says: Bg 12.9 — My dear Arjuna, O winner of wealth, if you cannot fix your mind upon Me without deviation, then follow the regulative principles of bhakti-yoga. In this way develop a ...
3
votes
2answers
119 views

What exactly is the concept of Manonasha in Advaita?

What is the meaning and concept of Manonasha according to Advaita. It seems to imply destruction of the mind and sookshma shareera, as sookshma shareera is made of mind. Please answer with citations ...
3
votes
0answers
40 views

Does Srimad-Bhagavatam glorify the Jnana-marga?

Srimad -Bhagataam is referred to by Sri Ramakrishna and many other saints as 'Bhakti-grantha' or a book of devotion. Does this scripture also glorify the Jnana-marga that leads to the Formless ...
2
votes
2answers
115 views

Is Brahm Gyan and Moksha same?

Brahm gyan, atma gyan and moksha are same? When do we get brahm gyan? Or does moksha means permanent staying in nirvikalpa avastha?
2
votes
0answers
65 views

Details On Smriti, and Kalpana?

Please someone provide detail on Smriti, Kalpana and its working.. from Hinduism side of view.. For Example: I recently came to know about Vak, and its working.. on answer written HERE Im looking for ...
2
votes
0answers
52 views

What are Shāstras’ view on people seeking to learn without adhikāra?

Though the traditional varnashrama dharma is on decline at present, there exists many curious souls who want to know the truth through self-study, many of whom are uninitiated through upanayana, ...
2
votes
0answers
493 views

Jada Samadhi , Jeeva samadhi and Siddha vithai does this lead to jnana and moksha?

Swami Sivananda Saraswati - Says in hatha yoga when one collects all of his prana using either lambika yoga/khechari mudra and focuses it in his eyebrow center he goes into jada samadhi. This is more ...
1
vote
1answer
74 views

Is Jnana means knowledge alone or knowledge by experience in Hinduism?

We come across the word Jnana several times in Hinduism. In general, Jnana stands for knowledge. But there are several types of knowledge. Knowledge of a human may come from books, experience etc., ...
1
vote
0answers
54 views

Is there any person experienced subtle body temporarily leaving body due to vichara?

There are several stories in which I heard people experiencing their subtle body leaving physical body for sometime and coming back into it. One of them is HH Sri Siddheswarananda Bharati. He ...