Adi Moola Ganapathi uvaacha: Vedas are said to be anadhi or endless, without beginning and infinite. Vedas are self-luminous aksharas or letters that have their origin in Aksharam or Imperishable or the Supreme Self. Vedas are Avyakta or Unmanifest but appear Vyakta or Manifest. Vedas are timeless yet appear to be bound to Time.
Vedas are self-luminous aksharas or letters with inherent light, sound and matter and in its individual capacities and forms joined together to create this wide expanse of the universe with differentials of time, space, movement, ego, intellect, mind, five-fold elements of space, air, fire, water and earth or panchabhutas, five-fold attributes of sabda, sparsa, rupa, gandha and rasa known as pancha tanmatras, action and inaction, word, thought and reaction or fruits of the action and inaction.
The union of these aksharas or letters with their inherent self-luminosity, sound and matter created crescendos and diminuendos and thus, was born the categories of beings in the universe along with their assigned duty and purpose in the universe and creation. The union and merger of these self-luminous aksharas or letters among themselves created more attributes of the universe thereby expanding the created universe. The merger of these self-luminous aksharas or letters among themselves gave rise to Mantras, Vakyas, Swaras, Metre, Devatas, the six-fold or six angas of a mantra and other aspects of recitation and enunciation and the myriad forms of the Supreme Self.
What is important to be remembered here though is that the Vedas are in reality and Truth however ambiguous it may sound Aksharam or Imperishable or the Supreme Self as its origin is in Aksharam or Imperishable or the Supreme Self.
Each Veda has a Vakya or Saying or declaration constituting in all as Maha Vakyas. Prajnanam Brahma, Aham Brahmasmi, Tat Twam Asi and Ayamatma Brahma are the Vakyas or Great Sayings or declarations of each of the Vedas namely Rig, Yajur, Sama and Atharva.
These Vakyas or Great Sayings are very important to be understood, realized and experienced as it will help a created being to become immersed and absorbed into the Supreme Self. The experience and realization of these Vakyas or Great Sayings have been extolled by all Jeevanmuktas, Jnanis, Seers and Sages and can be rendered only by the Supreme Self as it is based entirely on Self-Surrender.
The quintessence of the Vedas is the transcendental journey of Swayambhu Lingam that leads one to become immersed and absorbed into the Supreme Self. This transcendental journey is beyond SATCHITANAND and beyond the Avyakta or Unmanifest of the Self or self-luminous akshara or letter. But, what is important to realize and experience and transcend this Avyakta or Unmanifest of the Self or self-luminous akshara or letter, is a “body” or Vyakta or Manifest state of the Self or self-luminous akshara or letter.