Srimad Bhagavadgita Sadhaka Sanjivani -Swami Ramsukhdas
Appendix—Sa yogi paramo match' (Gita 6/32), 'sa me yuktatamo match' (Gita 6/47), 'te me yuktatama match' (Gita 12/2)—Thus the Lord has mentioned the Supreme (the most perfect) Yogi; it means that a striver may practise anyone of the paths such as Karmayoga, Jnanayoga etc., but he is the best (Supreme) who has attained devotion. A KarmayogI and a Jnanayogi finally attain devotion but a Bhaktiyogi from the outset remains absorbed in devotion (which is the fruit of Karmayogi and Jnanayoga), therefore he is the best of all. Knowledge and devotion—both are equal as far as the freedom from sufferings is concerned, but devotion is more glorious than knowledge, because in knowledge there is 'akhanda' (integral) relish (bliss) but in devotion there is infinite relish, Infinite relish increases every moment, in it there are waves of singular bliss which make it unique. As in the world when we come to know that 'this is a paper currency' or 'this is a watch' etc., our ignorance in regard to that is wiped out, similarly by Self-realization, ignorance of the self is removed. When ingorance is removed, a man is delivered from sufferings, fear and bondage of birth and death etc. But love (devotion) is more singular than knowledge. Knowledge has no access to God but devotion has. Knowledge is realized by the Self but love is relished by God and He is the knower of love. God is not hungry for knowledge but He is hungry for love. Having attained salvation, a Jnanayogi is satisfied with the self and content in the self (Gita 3/17), but having attained devotion, a devotee is not satisfied but his bliss is enhanced more and more. Therefore the last stage is love, not salvation.