Purport of Aphorism 6

Comparison between Jnana Yoga and Bhakti Yoga

Comparison between Jnana Yoga and Bhakti Yoga | Shandilya Bhakti Sutra-05

The comparison between Bhakti and Jnana is adage. The Shastra speaks greatly about both Jnana and Bhakti. Jnana reflects the intelligence aspect while Bhakti reflects the sweetness aspect of the Supreme Reality. Bhakti includes within its fold, all intelligence while Jnana may not include that sweetness and can be dry in its glorification and explanation about the Supreme Reality. The Shandilya Bhakti Sutra an attempt made by the great sage to explain the superiority of Bhakti, although Shandilya is normally known for Jnana Yoga