Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2004. — 266 p. — (Historische Sprachforschung. Ergänzungsheft 43). — ISBN 9783525262337.The specific focus of the work is the rare and shadowy figure of the Gandharva in the Rig Veda which the author attempts to connect thematically and functionally with the Gandharva in much later Buddhist texts, particularly the Tibetan Book of the Dead and the Abhidharmakosa. In these latter texts, according to the author, the Gandharva is the being, representing the transmigrating soul, who inhabits the temporal period between death and rebirth, seeking to be implanted in the new womb. Her aim is to find traces of the association of the Gandharva and rebirth in the Rigvedic passages mentioning the Gandharva. Her procedure is to consider each Rigvedic Gandharva passage in turn, and immediately afterwards to cite, translate, and discuss Sāyaṇa's medieval commentary on the same passage.
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