Bhagavad Gita - Chapter 12 - Verse 12

shreyo hi jnanam abhyasaj jnanad dhyanam vishishyate
dhyanat karma-phala-tyagas tyagac cantir anantaram

Translation: 

If you cannot follow this instruction then engage yourself in the cultivation of knowledge. However, meditation is superior to knowledge. Better than meditation is the renunciation of material gain, for by such renunciation one finds peace.

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Commentary: 
Bhakti-yoga has two approaches, the direct and the indirect. Shri Krishna tells Arjuna in verse eight that the direct approach is to, “Fix your mind and intelligence on Me alone.” Such a stage is called raganuga-bhakti, or spontaneous devotion which is independent of the support of rules and regulations. However, this stage of raganuga-bhakti is not easily achieved, especially for beginners. In that case Krishna recommends the indirect approach to raganugabhakti which is the constant practice of rules and regulations known as sadhana-bhakti. ...continue reading »

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