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

They're equally important. I'm here quoting some relevant quotes of Swami Vivekananda from The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda/Volume 3/Bhakti-Yoga/Definition of Bhakti: There is not really so ...
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What is the difference between Jijnashu and Jnani Bhaktas mentioned in Bhagavad Gita?

According to Adi Sankaracharya commentary on this verse, Jijnashu is one who wants to know the reality of the lord and Jnani is one who already have intellectual knowledge and aspires of liberation. ...
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Is this shlokha from the Garuda Purana? If so, which chapter?

Yes the sloka is from Garuda Puranam (2.49.98). The following images(& texts) are from the book called Garuda Purana Saaraam(The essence of Garuda Purana). tŸvat tapo vrataÄ t rthaÄ japa ...
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Is there any statement that bhakti destroys karma?

Here are some verses: Bhagavata 1.2.15 yad-anudhyāsinā yuktāḥ karma-granthi-nibandhanam | chindanti kovidās tasya ko na kuryāt kathā-ratim || Who will not develop attraction for topics of ...
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Does Jnana marga takes much time compared to Karma and Bhakti?

Karma (i.e. doing actions following Dharma), Bhakti will gradually lead to Jnana and Jnana liberates. O King of mountains! Meditation with Karma and Jñâna with Bhakti will lead one to Me. Only the ...
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Merge of Karma & Bhakti into Jnana

Merge of Bhakti into Jnana: According to Bhagavad Gita, verse 10.10 & 10.11 (English translation from Gitapress): तेषां सततयुक्तानां भजतां प्रीतिपूर्वकम् । ददामि बुद्धियोगं तं येन मामुपयान्ति...
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jñāna-yoga and dhyāna-yoga

jnana-yogis receive jnana from Guru that he is part of parmatma and hence meditating on that conviction alone will make him parmatma/liberated. Vijyanbhairava Tantra, verse 102 talks about such yogi: ...
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What would one realise if they meditated without knowledge of any Hindu metaphysics?

You have asked 2 questions. The first question is what will a person realize without knowledge of Hindu metaphysics. This is an excellent question. To answer this we have to know that there are ...
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Which Upanishad in the Yajur Veda references jñāna and ajñāna?

Aha- I've found it. It was in the Niralamba Upanishad, which seems to be a minor Upanishad, formatted in a sort of 'Q&A' style. Quoting from the translated version linked above: 24: What is Jñāna?...
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What exactly is the concept of Manonasha in Advaita?

From Ramana Maharshi Self-Enquiry M:Whatever thoughts arise as obstacles to one's sadhana (spiritual discipline)—the mind should not be allowed to go in their direction, but should be made to rest in ...
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Is Knowledge superior to karma?

The OP is referring to, perhaps, to the following sloka from the 3rd chapter of BG. ज्यायसी चेत्कर्मणस्ते मता बुद्धिर्जनार्दन। तत्किं कर्मणि घोरे मां नियोजयसि केशव।।3.1।। Arjuna said O ...
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Is it mandatory to follow one Marga?

The scriptures say that all these 3 paths are valid methods to Moksha. So, one can choose one depending on one's aptitudes. And, it is not like that if one follows any one of them, one can not follow ...
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Is it mandatory to follow one Marga?

These are not independent paths to Moksha, but rather steps that build upon one another and thereby lead to Moksha. This excerpt from Vedanta Desikan's Rahasyatraya Sara describes the progression of ...
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According to Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and Swami Vivekananda, which is more important in attaining moksha- Bhakti or Jnana?

Both paths will lead to God. Bhaktiyoga is the religion for this age. But that does not mean that the lover of God will reach one goal and the philosopher (Jnani) and worker (Karmayogi) another....
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jñāna-yoga and dhyāna-yoga

Some Jnanis follow the method of Neti Neti (not this, Not this). "He who is called Brahman by the jnanis is known as Atman by the yogis and as Bhagavan by the bhaktas. The same brahmin is called ...
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Is there a second to me? Are you (separate from me) real?

There are two identities one is defined by your family tree . The second is your true self ( Atman) which is secretly coded by God. The process of life should be how closer you bring your atma (...
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What are steps for following gyan yoga or gyan marga?

Jnana Yoga or Janna Marga (wisdom or knowledge) is considered the most difficult of the four main paths of Yoga namely; 1.Jnana Yoga. 2.Karma Yoga. 3.Bhakti Yoga and 4.Raja Yoga. Jnana Yoga ...
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Is Jnana means knowledge alone or knowledge by experience in Hinduism?

Is Jnana means knowledge alone or knowledge by experience in Hinduism? According to Ramanujacharya in the Sri Bhashya, the word jnana in the Upanishads means something more than an intellectual ...
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What would one realise if they meditated without knowledge of any Hindu metaphysics?

Logic / Reason / Science not sufficient to realize God In many of his speeches, Swami Vivekananda states that logic is insufficient in achieving Moksha or realizing God. His premise is that logic is ...
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What is the philisohopical difference between Gyan Yoga and Sankhya Yoga

The Gita verse 2.39 is given below: O Arjuna! What has been described to you is the Truth according to the Samkhya (the path of knowledge). Listen now to the teaching of Yoga (the path of selfless ...
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Is Brahm Gyan and Moksha same?

Brahmajnana is the same as atmajnana according to Advaita Vedanta and leads to moksha. Brahmajnana The Vedanta system of philosophy posits Brahman as the origin of the entire universe including the ...
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Which Upanishad in the Yajur Veda references jñāna and ajñāna?

Shukla Yajurveda Brihadaranyaka Upanishad Verse 4.4.10 uses the terms vidyA and avidyA अन्धं तमः प्रविशन्ति येऽविद्यामुपासते । ततो भूय इव ते तमो य उ विद्यायां रताः ॥ १० ॥ andhaṃ tamaḥ praviśanti ye'...
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What exactly is the concept of Manonasha in Advaita?

No it does not literally imply the destruction of the mind. It means the the Avidya or ignorance that covers the mind is destroyed. There is no ignorance (Avidya) outside the mind. The mind alone is ...
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Is Brahm Gyan and Moksha same?

Maybe it will be a partial Answer, Brahma Gaayn, Atma Gaayn and Moksha are three distict things. Both Gaayn are neccessary or occur as one transits towards Moksha. (Also see Which Āstika schools ...
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Is there a second to me? Are you (separate from me) real?

Rig Veda I.164.20 says Two Birds with fair wings, knit with bonds of friendship, in the same sheltering tree have found a refuge. One of the twain eats the sweet Fig-tree's fruitage; the other ...
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Merge of Karma & Bhakti into Jnana

Your question is very appropriate as it includes proper submissive inquiry. That is implied from Bhagavad Gita 4.34 The topmost path is Bhakti Yoga (although 99% population conclude jnana wrongly). ...
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Karma Kanda & Jnana Kanda

As no explicit question is asked, I assume that the question is this: Are Bhakti Yoga and Raja Yoga part of either Gnana Yoga or Karma Yoga? No, they are not: Bhakti Yoga: The Path of Devotion God's ...
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