Gymnosophists etc.

Anand Venkt Raman A.Raman at
Sun May 12 22:53:12 UTC 1996

>The later dating of the UpaniSads is irrelevant if it can be shown (1) that
>notions of reincarnation existed already in the RV [and I think it can be],

I am almost certain that there is no mention of transmigration before
the upanishadic period.  The Rig Veda is conspicuously silent about a
doctrine which seems to be central to later hindu compositions.  

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