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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

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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...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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? ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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., ...
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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 ...
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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, ...