ವೇದವಾದರತಾಃ ಪಾರ್ಥ ನಾನ್ಯದಸ್ತೀತಿ ವಾದಿನಃ ॥೪೨॥
yāmimāṃ puṣpitāṃ vācaṃ pravadaṃtyavipaścitaḥ |
vedavādaratāḥ pārtha nānyadastīti vādinaḥ ||42||
Gist of the sloka:
O Partha, those who have limited knowledge say, that this Vedic knowledge leads to the only creeper which raises to heaven. The karmas surrounding our birth itself is its fruit.
Those who are only fascinated with the poetic verses of the Vedas assume that the essence of the Vedas is only to obtain material comforts and benefits. They do not perceive Vedas being anything more than that.