Do any of you know of a Buddhist divination method that uses sky images?
Okay, so by sky images/people I mean this:
You stare at your shadow in the morning while reciting mantra for one mala, then look into the sky and see the outline of your shadow in lights and then depending on that outline divine various things.
If you know of this being done, what's it called?
Just curious, Thanks!
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It's called an optical illusion.
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Yeah, afterimage illusion as they call it. But no, I haven't heard of that specifically. But it sounds not that different from mirror divination, in the sense that it's based on what you see, so I could see it being a possibility maybe.
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I do remember a technique of divining how and when a person might die by looking at their shadow. I think this was in a book by Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche.
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Paul wrote:I do remember a technique of divining how and when a person might die by looking at their shadow. I think this was in a book by Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche.
It is part of the practices outlined in the Tibetan Book of the Dead
Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition translated by Gyurme Dorje.
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