SANdilya Bhakti sUtra emphasizes the supremacy of Bhakti over means like karma (Action) and jnAna (Knowledge). Bhakti is the substratum which constitutes the fundamental and principal means. Other means like karma and jnAna are subordinate to Bhakti and are dependent on it.
According to Jaimini Rishi, chanting of divine name is the best path to develop unconditional love. Chanting of SrI RAdhA KrshNa in ecstasy quickly leads to premabhakti. Hence Bhakti is the highest of all means and a Bhakta is superior to a kArmi, jnAni or Yogi.sA mukhyetarApekshitatvAt !
Namneti jaimini: sambhavAt !
Tadeva karmajnAniyogibhyah Adhikya SabdAt !
--- SANdilya Bhakti sUtra