Spiritual Practitioners: Brahmavadi

                                                                  Questions Preface: Thanks so much for all the inspiration you have given me in Krishna consciousness through your lectures and the Q&A forum. I have a question regarding the differences between bhakti yoga and nishkama karma yoga on the platform of knowledge (detached from work and fruits of the work, but still performing work as per Krishna's injunctions in chapter 3). It seems that sometimes these two terms are used interchangeably and sometimes they are distinguished. Based on this, I have a few questions:

                                                                  Q. 1. There are still people (at least in India) who believe God is impersonal and say that devotion is just a stepping stone for realizing the Supreme Truth which they say is actually impersonal.

                                                                  Q. Brahmavadis also get self realization (the basic realization that they are not this bodies). Under what sampradaya to they belong. Do they have a disciplic succession? Is it bonafide?