Jnana yoga is the path to self-realization for seekers who have a predominantly intellectual nature. The jnana yoga uses the intellect to transcend itself to go the highest. In jnana yoga, the seeker follows the rationalistic method of distinguishing the truth from untruth and the real from the unreal by using the power of discrimination and analysis.
There might be few people those might have begun the sadhana or practice of jnana yoga approaching the self directly through the discriminating power of the mind. For most people the practice of jnana yoga should be ideally associated or preceded with action and interaction of karma yoga with a high level of physical and mental vitality and by an integrated approach with bhakti yoga to ventilate emotional energy and raja yoga for physical and mental strength.
Jnana yoga can be practised as meditation. In the process of meditation the mind concentrates to analyse every action and interaction seeking to distinguish the real from the unreal. The greater one`s self-awareness and dedication to this quest, the more one will observe change in response to enhanced understanding. In long-term the mind of jnana yogi becomes calm while the intelligence and clarity sharpen.
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