Srila Prabhupäda: No, bhakti. When we speak of bhakti, mukti [liberation from material miseries] is included. Without bhakti there is no mukti, but if we act on the platform of bhakti, then mukti is included. We learn this from the Bhagavad-gitä (14.26):
mäm ca yo ’vyabhicärena
sa gunän samatityaitän
“One who engages in full devotional service, who does not fall down under any circumstance, at once transcends the modes of material nature and thus comes to the level of Brahman.”
Father Emmanuel: Is Brahman Krsna?
Srila Prabhupäda: Krsna is Parabrahman. Brahman is realized in three aspects: as impersonal Brahman, as localized Paramätmä, and as personal Brahman. Krsna is personal, and He is the Supreme Brahman, for God is ultimately a person. In the Srémad-Bhägavatam (1.2.11), this is confirmed:...