Kapila continues and concludes thus:— For all people the Vedas are the authority; they cannot and should not be violated. Both the Brahmans, i.e., Brahman in its verbal form and in its absolute nature (Sabda- and para-brahman) are to be known; one who knows the former well would be able to know the latter. Actions done in the following manner indirectly lead to eternity.
Those who perform sacrifices and other rituals without expecting anything, just because it is Dharma to perform them, are freed from all passions, egoism and sins, obtain certain knowledge and hold fast to it, and work for the good of all beings. They are always content, happy, peaceful, sincere and honest, and conduct themselves according to the Vedas.
There have been many like that,
Kshatriyas, Brahmanas and others, who remained as grhasthas and never abandoned actions. They do attain everlastingness (anantya), says the eternal Veda.
Actions purify and knowledge liberates. The eternal Dharma of the strivers which culminates in liberation may be practised independently by the renunciates, or conjointly with their duties by others in any station of life (as celibate-students, householders, or forestdwellers).
Persons belonging to any caste or station in life can practise this safe and faultless Dharma and attain Moksha. The one and same Dharma is, indeed, fourfold (as the four ashramas), and everyone in any situation may follow it. Thus in the path of knowledge all ashramas are unified, and all castes are eligible for it. The paths to Brahman, the Supreme, are sincerity, patience, peace, non-injury, truth, straightforwardness, non-malice, non-arrogance, modesty, tolerance and tranquillity.
No human being is precluded from cultivating them. That which the happy and contented who possess these and have certain knowledge attain is the ultimate good, the supreme end. According to Kapila while the Veda-knower is one who knows the Vedas and what is to be known through them, anyone else only emits 'gas'. A Veda knower knows everything, as everything is established in the Veda. Whatever is and is
not, has its basis in the Veda.
What is known from and knowable in the Veda (Kapila
finishes) is righteousness and truth, the Self of all, Brahman, which is the good established in total relinquishment (samasta-tyāga), tranquillity (sama) and contentment (santoṣa).