Position of Devotee greater than Jnani Yogi | Devotion to Vishnu is the greatest | Shandilya Bhakti Sutra-09
Bhakti is the crest jewel of all endeavors both material and spiritual. One who strives for Bhakti alone can be considered most intelligent. All aspects of spiritual discipline are to be considered supportive or supplementary to Bhakti. Bhakti is the life-giver to spiritual pursuits. If spiritual discipline including Karma, Jnana and Yoga is the tree, then Bhakti is the fruit of that tree. Unless spiritual discipline culminates into Bhakti, all spiritual endeavors remain open ended and incomplete.