Gardaktilar They do so to make it more acceptable to present-day science. The life line extends from the edge of the palm above the thumb and travels down towards the wrist. Click Here to contact oursubhakaryam. Welcome to Vedic Vidya Institute Some relevant Vedic treatises mingle hand analysis and Jyotisha to the extent that samuddrika Western student is hard-pressed to decide if the manuscript deals chiefly with Hasta Samudrika or Jyotisha Shastra. For this service we charge Rs.
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Hasta Samudrika Shastra Samudrika Shastra In the Vedic tradition, hand analysis falls in the category of Samudrika Shastra, a Sanskrit term that translates roughly as "knowledge of [body] features. Elevation, depression, elongation, diminution, and other marks become relevant. Traditional stories in India thus abound with descriptions of rare auspicious markings found on the bodies of memorable people.
Not to be outdone, fragments of it pop up in other cultures as well. Phrenology and face reading evoke its principles. Hasta Samudrika Shastra Features analyzed in Samudrika Shastra may belong to any part of the physique. Those marks found on the human hand, however, form a specialized study known within the Vedic tradition as Hasta Samudrika Shastra.
Praised in antiquity, Hasta Samudrika Shastra confines itself to the hand because Hasta means "hand. Hasta Samudrika Shastra thus serves as a sanctioned collection of ancient rules for hand analysis. Its doctrine describes the art of knowing both character and fortune from the hand. Perpetuated by initiated members of special clans, wardens of long-established methods, this knowledge travels orally to those thought worthy recipients.
Although manuscripts play a role in that transmission, the written word alone forms too fragile a thread to sustain the warp and woof of a durable, robust Hasta Samudrika Shastra. This tradition, like other sacred Vedic traditions, therefore relies on living teachers to teach worthy students who, in turn, teach new pupils in an unbroken mentor-disciple chain that spans many generations.
Along the way, manuscripts work as loose outlines for teachers to follow, fill in, expand, and clarify for their students. In oversimplified terms, many think of Hasta Samudrika Shastra as Indian palmistry.
But to think of it thus is to impoverish this sacred tradition, to shear it of its roots, to pluck its foliage. It is to strip it of its life and self-expression.
Shariraka Shastra Body Knowledge is the title of but one representative classical Sanskrit work. It holds a large section devoted to Hasta Samudrika Shastra.
As implied by its name, the manuscript outlines interpretation of general physique; however, most of its verses deal with the hand. The work specifically describes slightly more than one hundred and fifty lines that may appear on the right or left hand. What surprises most Westerners about the manuscript, however, is its format, which is so typical of classical Hasta Samudrika Shastra manuscripts.
The treatise, like others, describes elements of Jyotisha which, to this day, remains an inextricable theme in genuine, classical Indian hand analysis. Some relevant Vedic treatises mingle hand analysis and Jyotisha to the extent that a Western student is hard-pressed to decide if the manuscript deals chiefly with Hasta Samudrika or Jyotisha Shastra. Even the hint of a faint equivalent disturbs many modern Western hand analysts, who devote themselves to erasing all astrological references such as "Jupiter finger" or "Mount of Venus" from their tradition.
They do so to make it more acceptable to present-day science. True practitioners of Hasta Samudrika Shastra take the opposite approach. They revel in including Jyotisha in their hand analysis methods.
Without Jyotisha, they view Hasta Samudrika as over-pruned, cut away from its Jyotishical trunk. For a handful of Westerners to assert that Jyotisha contaminates hand analysis is akin to allopathic doctors declaring meridians pollute acupuncture because of their esoteric Taoist roots.
Much like acupuncture, such a system has a right to thrive within the context of its own principles, irrespective of fashionable opinions. Hearing that Hasta Samudrika Shastra integrates parts of Jyotisha Shastra is one thing, knowing the extent of this alliance is another matter even for those Westerners keen on Jyotisha. The integration quickly overwhelms casual students who lack the benefit of years of training and practice.
Like many classical Indian traditions, learning and doing Hasta Samudrika Shastra needs effort, time, and patience.
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