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For the advanced, the path is stillness of mind.

 

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आरुरुक्षोर्मुनेर्योगं कर्म कारणमुच्यते |
योगारूढस्य तस्यैव शम: कारणमुच्यते || 3||

ārurukṣhor muner yogaṁ karma kāraṇam uchyate
yogārūḍhasya tasyaiva śhamaḥ kāraṇam uchyate

 

To the soul who is aspiring for perfection in Yog, work without attachment is said to be the means; to the sage who is already elevated in Yog, tranquility in meditation is said to be the means.

 

https://www.holy-bhagavad-gita.org/chapter/6/verse/3

 

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4 hours ago, dwai said:

For the advanced, the path is stillness of mind.

 

 

 

Doesn't the Gita eventually say that the most advanced path, though, is bhakti? 

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10 hours ago, forestofemptiness said:

 

Doesn't the Gita eventually say that the most advanced path, though, is bhakti? 

No. The fact is that different chapters of the Gita provide different paths to Self-realization/preparation. Of course depending on who is interpreting the Gita, one path is emphasized over the others (in the commentary).
 

For instance, Srila Prabhupada (ISKCON founder) interprets Bhakti as the most advanced, because he is of the Gaudiya Vaishnav school of Hinduism. 

 

There are levels of bhakti too. The bhakti of the unrealized is different from the bhakti of the realIzed. Bhakti based on jnana is more advanced than bhakti of blind faith kind. 
 

 

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