Thus the bhakti-bhAva shines explicitly even when one is only having a dualistic relationship with the saguNa brahman and this is the reason for this being called a bhakti path and the one doing this being called a bhakta.
Accordingly the two are distinguished from a JnAni and the jnAna path.
However when it comes to a self-effacing offering to the Absolute it is the jnAna-pathfinder that soars higher than the bhakta of the bhakti path.!
The bhakti path-finder certainly has extinguished for himself the ego as far as the worldly matters are concerned.
Even within himself his own mental inclinations have mellowed his ego.