Jnani - an essential subject

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Jnana means knowledge, therefore one who is knowledgeable is a jnani. However, even though one may be a jnani, it is not necessary that he has mastery of the right kind of knowledge. In the spiritual context, when one has knowledge of Vedic literature, and applies it to his daily life, he is known to be knowledgeable. Further, if he uses it in the right direction to serve Lord Krishna, he is given an even higher title; that of a bhakta. Thus, is it stated in scriptures that "Since a devotee of Lord Kṛṣṇa is desireless, he is peaceful. Fruitive workers (karmis) desire material enjoyment, jñānīs desire liberation, and yogīs desire material opulence; therefore they are all lusty and cannot be peaceful."

Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Jnani category. An introduction from his books is given below in the following 8 quotes.



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