The Path of Simple Jnana Yoga

Concerning my post on the Bhagavad Gita:

There are many misconceptions concerning the paths of Bhakti and Jnana, with many claiming Jnana is useless and simply trying to “think one’s self out of Samsara.” This pejorative view of Jnana is incredibly naive and misrepresentative.

If one can read Sanskrit, even the Bhagavad Gita reveals this. I will discuss these matters in-depth in upcoming blog posts.

In the meantime, it’s very important to realize that the path of ”simple” Jnana Yoga is extremely mysterious…..

“Question: Does Bhagavan make the way easy for aspirants by himself becoming a kind of ‘vicarious tapas’, so that they need not go through actual hardships?

Ramana: If this were so, every one will easily reach the goal! Each one must work for himself.

Ramana: A higher power is leading you; be led by the same. It knows what to do and how to do it. Trust to It.

Question: Have I your Grace and benediction?

Ramana: Why should you doubt it? Jnana is acquired by Sat Sanga or rather its Atmosphere.

Leave it to Him. Surrender unreservedly either because you admit your inability and require a higher power to help you, or investigate. Go into the source and merge in Self. God never forsakes one who has surrendered.

“To one who declared he had gone to Mathura and seen Krishna in a vision, Ramana Maharishi said, ‘The seer, the seen, and the seeing were all one, all within yourself. Nobody else saw it. It was your own fancy. Yet, that you really did see Krishna was also true.”

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