Though both Vedantin and Mimamsaka-s accept that the scripture in itself is certainly a great argument to believe and that the authority of scripture is unquestionable, yet they both have also accepted the other canons of interpretation of Sruti.
Of them, the major canon of interpretation, accepted by both, is called "UPAPATTI" ( logical reasoning ).
Even if many Sruti-texts repeatedly declare with all authority of truth "FIRE IS COLD," it will not make the fire tame.
In such places we have to understand that the style is metaphorical and a reasonable meaning is to be given to the text.
Thus in the text-book chosen by us for our Yajna-study, mantra-s provide the enunciation of Truth, and the Karika points out a line of enquiry and thinking.
Gaudapada in his gloss provides us with the staple food for our intellect, almost over feeding us with logic and reason.
To be continued .....