But the general mass of people in the midst of which this great and surprising Vided phenomenon took place were evidently primitive and infra-rational, dominated by the needs of the body and limited to the engrossing demands of the physical mind. What was important for this mass of people was the Vided ritualism, its ceremonies and the institution of sacrifice. In due course of time, this ritualism grew and developed ‘into an elaborate and complicated system.
It over-burdened the inner core of the Vided secret, and it became increasingly difficult to penetrate through the crust of the outer ceremonies and acts to reach the inner heart of the true and living Vided knowledge. The inner Vided knowledge was a kind of a synthesis of the spiritual and the physical, and this provided a fine balance and a graded ladder connecting the material and spiritual poles of existence. In this scheme, the outer ritual and ceremonies reflected the sunshine of the highest and profoundest spiritual knowledge, and thus they were to a mere artifice or a misleading or imprisoning super-structure.
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They provided, on the contrary, a meaningful gate of entry for the physical mind of man to undertake the long Journey of a true and balanced spiritual-material culture. The great achievement of the Vided period was indeed the marvelous training that it provided to the physical mentality to admit the impress upon it of the brilliant rays of the spiritual light and to look upon men and the universe as a symbol of some deeper realities intensely worthy of adoration and worship. Founder Of Hinduism By Eden-Paul