Kabir denounced idolatry and the ritualistic practices of the Hindus.
But the prophetic teaching was obscured in part by the nationalism of the prophets themselves, who exalted Israel as at once God's instrument and the peculiar object of his love; and in part by the triumph of a legal-ritualistic sacrificial system.
The result was to make Denison a keen champion of the ritualistic school.
Ellen was disturbed by much of what she saw in the small village in South America, including the macabre ritualistic dance performed by the village leaders.
Now, in considering the body of writings connected with this Veda, we are at once confronted by the fact that there are two different schools, an older and a younger one, in which the traditional body of ritualistic matter has been treated in a very different way.