"As a person puts on new garments, giving up old ones, the soul similarly accepts new material bodies, giving up the old and useless ones." Bhagavad-gita 2.22
"As the embodied soul continually passes, in this body, from  boyhood to youth to old age,  the soul similarly passes into another body at death. A  sober person is not  bewildered by such a change." Bhagavad-gita 2.13

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada is the world's foremost Vedic scholar and teacher, here he is seen preaching in Thompson Square Park, New York City, 1966The Six Goswamis, Circa 1500, scrutinizingly studied all the Vedic scriptures in order to establish the cult of Caitanya Mahaprabhu, Srila Rupa Gosvami wrote the Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhuOriginally presereved through oral traditition, the Vedas were first put into writing 5,000 years ago by Srila Vyasadeva, the "literary incarnation of God." Here Vyasadeva is depicted singing the vedas to Lord Ganesha who transcribed them.