|According to the
Mimamsa school karma or ritual is all in all in the Veda and the other two parts are only
accessories to it. This view is rejected by the Vedanta school, which believes that ritual
and worship are accessories to religious experience in which the soul feels its union with
God. Therefore the Vedanta Darsana was superseded all other Darsanas.
From what has been said above it will be seen that the Veda, taken as a
whole, is the main source or the fountainhead of all Indian culture. Its philosophical
speculations lead to the Vedanta. Its forms of meditation and prayer lead to the Bhakti
doctrine, its rituals and sacrifices lead to the Mimamsa school, its accounts of creation
lead to the cosmology and psychology of Samkhya, its descriptions of religious ecstasy
lead to the Sadhanas of Yoga and its metaphysical disquisition's lead to there
a soning of
Nyaya and Vaisesika.