What is the difference between a jnani and jnani-yogi?

by Chaitanya Charan dasSeptember 21, 2014

From Anuj Agarwal

Is it mentioned somewhere in the Gita?

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  • Gokulpriya
    September 22, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    Hare Krishna,

    Jnani – Is the one who applies intelligence for selfish purposes, People in general use their intelligence for personal gain, not caring for the consequences, they come under Jnani category I believe. all the pollution created by automobiles, pollution in rivers and oceans caused by factories, people leaving villages and moving into cities (sadly/fortunately, I’m one of those)

    Jnana-Yogi – Is the one who applies his intelligence to connect with God (Sri Krishna), watering the root of the tree. If Krishna is satisfied every one else will be satisfied. Just like the analogy given in Srimad Bhagavatam, if we water the root, all the branches, leaves and twigs will be nourished automatically.

    Again please correct me if there are any mis understandings,
    Thank you very much,
    Hare Krishna
    Gokulpriya devi dasi.

  • vignesh k
    September 23, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    There is not much hardcore difference between the above terms .They can be used interchangeably .but for making the point that you are trying to prove , certainly understanding the difference between these two term in above context can help make the point more clear and precise .

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