Individuals with a limited comprehension often find allure in the ornate language of the Vedas, emphasizing elaborate rituals as a means to ascend to celestial realms. Unfortunately, they may overlook the deeper principles embedded within these ancient scriptures. Such individuals tend to extol only those segments of the Vedas that cater to their sensory preferences, engaging in grandiose ritualistic ceremonies with the sole aim of achieving elevated social status, material wealth, sensual pleasures, and a place in heavenly realms.
The Vedas are traditionally categorized into three sections: Karm-kāṇḍ (ritualistic ceremonies), Jñāna-kāṇḍa (knowledge section), and Upāsanā-kāṇḍ (devotional section). The Karm-kāṇḍ segment advocates the performance of rituals with the aim of securing material rewards and ascending to celestial realms. Unfortunately, those fixated on sensory pleasures often exalt this section of the Vedas.
While celestial abodes offer heightened material luxuries and enhanced opportunities for sensual enjoyment, attaining them does not necessarily signify spiritual elevation. These celestial planes exist within the material universe, and upon depletion of one’s good karma, the return to Earth is inevitable. Individuals with limited insight ardently pursue heavenly realms, erroneously believing it to be the ultimate goal of the Vedas. Consequently, they perpetuate their cycle of birth and death, neglecting the pursuit of God-realization. birth in the next life.