Vedas can be served to one who knows the purpose behind them (Chapter 2 Text 46)
- Hare Krishna Friends,Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized
yavan artha udapane
tavan sarvesu vedesu
yavan--all that; arthah--is meant; uda-pane--in a well of water; sarvatah--in all respects; sampluta-udake--in a great reservoir of water; tavan--similarly; sarvesu--in all; vedesu--Vedic literatures; brahmanasya--of the man who knows the Supreme Brahman; vijanatah--of one who is in complete knowledge.
All purposes that are served by the small pond can at once be served by the great reservoirs of water. Similarly, all the purposes of the Vedas can be served to one who knows the purpose behind them.
The rituals and sacrifices mentioned in the karma-kanda division of the Vedic literature are to encourage gradual development of self realization. And the purpose of self-realization is clearly stated in the Fifteenth Chapter of the Bhagavad-gita (15.15): the purpose of studying the Vedas is to know Lord Krsna, the primeval cause of
everything. So, self-realization means understanding Krsna and one's eternal relationship with Him. The relationship of the living entities with Krsna is also mentioned in the Fifteenth Chapter of Bhagavad-gita (15.7). The living entities are parts and parcels of Krsna; therefore, revival of Krsna consciousness by the individual living entity is the highest perfectional stage of Vedic knowledge.
.......to be continued.Source As It Is by HDG. A.C. BhaktiVedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada.