Written by Sri Swami Chandrashekarendra
All Vedas have one common goal though there are differences among
their adherents. What is the goal? It is the well-being of the entire
and all creatures living in it, and the uplift of the Self of each one
and its everlasting union with the Ultimate Reality.
We may take pride in the Vedas for another reason also. They do not
point to a single way and proclaim, "This alone is the path" nor do they
affirm, "This is the only God" with reference to their own view of the
Supreme Being. Instead, they declare that, if one adheres to any path
with faith or worships any deity with devotion, one will be led towards
the Truth. The scripture of no other religion speaks thus of the many
paths to liberation. On the contrary, each of them insists that the way
shown by it alone will lead to liberation. The Vedas alone give
to the high-minded view that different people may take different paths
discover the one and only Truth.