Originally posted by karoly aczel
I'm not sure about the "speculative" needs of man, but I dont see a problem with catering for the materlistis needs of man. A religon should be realistic and provide framework for the spiritual direction. I believe there are e few vedas devoted to explaining mans physical situation (quite well, as I remember). (The ayurveda?)
Yes you are corect in saying that, and the Vedas have many branch,s....to name a few:
* Aryur veda......medicine
* Gandava veda.........music
* Dhanur veda ......martial science
* Sthapatya veda....architecture
* Jytisa veda ......astromony & astology
* Canda veda poetry
* Kalpa veda ...rituals
* Nirukta veda....etymology & lexicology
* kalas veda.....carpentry, jewel craft, metal testing..... and hundreds more.
These Vedas assist the people in living their lives (economic lives) in the green sense of living.
But Vedanta Sutra is for the person who is finished with this material life, and wants to develope their spiritual life and go back home to Godhead, forever, and not return to this world of suffering.