Why Choose Bhakti Yoga over Gyan Yoga | Bhagavad Gita Chapter 12 Part 16 | Swami Mukundananda



Know why the path of Bhakti (Bhakti Yoga) is easier than the path of Gyan (Gyan Yoga) for spiritual progress. JKYog presents an amazing gem of divine knowledge from Swami Mukundananda. Swami ji has explained the role of special Grace of God and how it helps on the path of Bhakti (Bhakti Yoga).

With help of captivating and interesting references/examples from Nyaya Darshan – a baby monkey vs. baby kitten – the distinction between two paths of Bhakti and Gyan has been simply explained.

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49 thoughts on “Why Choose Bhakti Yoga over Gyan Yoga | Bhagavad Gita Chapter 12 Part 16 | Swami Mukundananda

  1. Swamiji beautifully explains why to choose Bhakti Yog over Gyan Yog. Bhakti Yog is easier path because soul completely depends on God's grace just like baby kitten, unlike Gyan Yog which is a difficult path in this soul is not depending on the Grace of God just like baby monkey.

  2. These powerful examples reiterate not only the importance of Grace of God in the devotional path but the risks of self-effort too. The baby monkey kitten example is very apt. Thanks, Swamiji for explaining the benefits of Bhakti Yog.

  3. Thank you Swamiji!! As you explained Marjari Bhakti is the real Bhakti and it allows us to be dependent on Shri Krishna! Markat Bhakti (Gyan yog) would trap us in ego and pride! Thank you once again!

  4. God's promise is that His devotee shall never perish. The path of Bhakti Yog (Devotion) depends on God's grace as the soul is surrendered where as path of Gyan Yog depends on self effort which is full of difficulties and challenges. Explained with supporting examples of a baby money (Gyan Yog) and baby kitten (Bhakti Yog) by Swamiji ji.

  5. In bhakti yog, God protects His devotee by bestowing His Grace . On the contrary, gyan marg is exceedingly difficult since God's protection is not available.

  6. We all need a little help in getting through different activities in life. Similarly in the spiritual path, the grace of God is needed to complete the journey. Thank you Swamiji for beautifully explaining how Bhakti helps in attracting the special grace.

  7. On the path of gyan, a devotee depends on self-effort for spiritual progress whereas on the path of bhakti, a devotee surrenders the intellect to God and is dependent upon His grace. In return, God maintains and protects the devotee like a cat protects its kittens. Thank you, Swamiji!

  8. We must surrender our mind and intellect to God. We must be like the baby kitten fully dependant on its mother. In bhakti God takes care of us like a baby kitten.
    Thank you Swamiju for such a crystal clear explanation

  9. Swami ji explains very nicely with an example of baby kitten why to choose Bhakti Yog over Gyan Yog. Swami Ji says the Path of Bhakti Yog attracts Grace and the Path of Gyan Yog is based on self-effort. Thank you Swami ji for the knowledge.

  10. Very beautiful!
    God will not break devotees promise, and so He asks Arjun to say that The Lord will not let devotees perish. Strengthens the devotees faith and the bhakti marg versus the more difficult gyan marg. I love the analogy of baby monkey amd baby kitten for gyan and bhakti marg. 🙏

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