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According to Purva Mimamsa and Vedanta, the Vedas are eternal and unauthored. That is, the Vedic words and sentences were not composed or created by any sentient being, human or divine.

Yamunacharya, an ancient Sri Vaishnava acharya who predates Ramanujacharya by a few generations, says this in his Agama Pramanyam, or "validity of the Pancharatra Agamas":

Moreover, if the Vedas were created by someone, this creator would be remembered: [as,] "He is the one who has composed them." It is not proper to assume that he has been forgotten, just as the digger of an exhausted well is forgotten. The latter is justifiable because the well no longer serves a purpose. But in the case of the Vedas, who, without remembering that the author was reliable, would give credence to all the Vedic rites which are to be performed at the expense of great trouble involving the loss of various properties?

Therefore, the Vedas do not originate from a person.

Are there works from any school of philosophy in the world, that address this argument?

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    He said the same thing that Vedas don't originate from a person so he is on the same page as others. What argument to address now? – Chinmay Sarupria Feb 8 at 4:26
  • I think he is asking if Other schools either make this argument or refute it as inadequate. OP, please change the question title to reflect the body of Question more appropriately. – DirghaChintayanti Feb 8 at 6:05
  • Title and body is different! Change the title! – Akshay S Feb 8 at 10:52
  • Does this not just mean that the Vedas are authored from a place beyond persons and authors, from Truth itself? I.e. 'channelled' rather than authored. . – PeterJ Feb 8 at 12:01

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