Signs of a perfect Jnani 1) A Jnani is a truly knowledgeable being. 2) His realizations coincide with that of the Shastras like Adi Shankara..
Oneness and Duality is deeper than what we perceive. There is no difference in philosophy, although the teaching might seem to contradict each other.
Viraha is the Feeling of extreme separation. This is an internal mood in which the Bhakta is eternally established until he unites with Bhagawan in the spiritual domain. Viraha bhava at times synonymously used with Gopi-Bhaav but, it might not necessarily be so. The basis of Viraha can also be with respect to Dasya, Sakhya and Vatsalya Bhavas.
Though essentially living entities are spiritual, they are subjected to the Mayic force of Bhagawan, due to their enjoying tendency overpowering their spiritual characteristic.
Many people feel that Spiritual discipline or Sadhana is not meant for people who have a lot more to see in life. Most people associate Sadhana with religion or faith. But there are valid and more important arguments that need to be considered for every individual, so as to follow a spiritual discipline pattern at the earliest. Interestingly, spirituality, common sense and pure intelligence are different names for the same facet.
Many times the Sanskrit term Seva is used interchangeably with the term Service. It is convenient to use the word Service in the English language, but this English word lacks that depth, that the word Seva connotes. It can be interesting to see and grapple the depth and the high standards of the word Seva. We should have deep reverence for the word Seva. Seva cannot happen without Bhakti. So it is important to unravel the mystery around Bhakti first and then understand the word Seva that is hand-in-glove with the word Bhakti.
Understanding the position of the great Acharyas of Sanatana Dharma is a preliminary condition for one to be accepted by the Power of the Dharma. Unless one learns and understands the high philosophy of these great world- teachers one cannot probably be qualified to enter the spiritual realm that Sanatana Dharma represents.
Spirituality is all about the soul's final destination. Our journey in the higher and lower realms of existence is our search for infinite happiness. The irony of this search is that we have been going in endless circles without finding the source of this eluding happiness.
It is important to understand the various limbs of Yoga. Unless one understands these limbs of spiritual practice, one shall not be sure or ascertained about the proper spiritual discipline that one should take up. Understanding the nature of mind and its relation to the spirit as well as the world is important. Understanding Jnana and Bhakti in that context becomes vital.
Unless one refers the teachings of the Gita, the path to our spiritual origins shall remain obscure. many times people are enamoured by spiritual experiences of ther people and regard them as someone great because of their so-called experiences of the other-world. However the Gita clearly defines the characteristics of a truly enlightened being. The Gita becomes the ultimate book of reference for the sincere seeker. Studying the Gita under able guidance can help one getting embroiled in the clasp of charlatans. Gita ithus becomes an indispensable book of reference for the true seeker.