The truth of the Veda is affirmed in the aphorism, 'The relation of words to facts is natural [autpattika: inherent, original, primordial] (Mimamsa Sutras I.I.7)'. Just as fire and water do naturally possess their properties like heat, just as the senses like sight and hearing are naturally productive of particular kinds of cognition, words also have a natural power of imparting knowledge.
Sydnor, Jon Paul
"Ramanuja and Schleiermacher On Language: Comparative Theology for Constructive Theology,"
Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies:
Vol. 22, Article 10.
Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.7825/2164-6279.1437