Is the state of impersonal merging higher that personal devotion?
From Mithilesh Mishra P
1.Vivekanandji talks about SUPERCONSCIOUS state and says that this very
state is achieved by all i.e. through highest knowledge or nirvikalpa
samadhi(jnana yogi),Nirbeej Samadhi(raja yogi)and pure love of God(bhakta)
.He further adds about the state which can’t be conceived through mind
because the knower and the known become one. Here those who want to keep
their minds (specially bhaktas) come back on the Bhav Samadhi stage and
serve God or Ishvar (which is shuddha sattva).
He says that bhakta becomes one with Brahman in pure stage of love (beyond
Bhav Samadhi) and again he comes on the platform of name and form and he
describes the things according to stages he passed through using his mind.
Even srutis tell in this connection “avadmansagocharam”.