I knew I had a leaf.  I was at an evening seminar Toronto lead by an enlightened Siddha Master from India.  He spoke of these mysterious leaves that promised to be destiny changing.

Although the logic of it seemed improbable, my gut feeling was that I had a leaf and I was going to India to find it.   I knew I had a leaf.

Within 4 weeks I was at the entrance to a ‘Nadi House’ where the leaves were waiting.  I’d since learned that written on these leaves was the story of my soul; what was my past,  present and the future of my journey.  The system itself was referred to as Nadi Astrology and I was at a Nadi Reader’s house to experience ‘something’ that was truly amazing.  The anticipation was a mix of anxiety and excitement.

I was ushered into a small room filled with heady incense and the sweet aroma of chai tea.  The Nadi Reader had bundles of ancient palm leaves on the desk in front of him.  He ceremoniously  unwound the string that held the seemingly fragile writings together.  The actions were so reverent.  He pondered over the first leaf for a moment and then began to ‘read’.  I couldn’t understand a word as the language was the almost lost old Tamil that was written and spoken in prose.   I was swept away in its charming intoxicating spell only to be urged to consciousness as the translator asked me if I had 3 brothers.

I obliged with the terms of agreement only to answer yes or no to the Reader’s questions.  I said no.  He flipped to the next leaf in the bundle and started to ‘sing’ again.  The translator asked if my mother’s name started with ‘pa’.  I said no.  Again, the reader flipped to the next leaf.  Was I born on a Tuesday?  Yes.  Did my father work as a doctor?  No… on to the next leaf.  It went on for about 45 minutes like this.  Yes or no.  Yes or no.

Then yes, yes, yes, yes….was this my leaf?  All the answers were yes!

My leaf had been found.  The next step was to have the leaf and all its’ ‘chapters’ translated and go and do the remedies.

…To Be Continued…

I was asked to talk about the epistemology I subscribed to when posting karma entries to this blog.  After I looked up epistemology…

e·pis·te·mol·o·gy  (-pst-ml-j)
n.
The branch of philosophy that studies the nature of knowledge, its presuppositions and foundations, and its extent and validity

….my reply is this…It takes a lot of time to philosophize about something….here is a chance to bust your old paradigms of how things work and bust your karma so that you can think with no limits…think illogically….logic only gets you to places that are known…
…what is the nature of wisdom?
Any comments?

We must go ‘back to the future’ to have a different relationship with time and space.

In order to have become a lawyer, a clerk, a cashier, a doctor, a cowboy or minister, we  have to have had that thought  in the past.  Sometimes it takes a few life times to accomplish this.  Then once that thought has been realized, we are not satisfied.  At that point we are unable to make the change and are stuck with the past thought, stuck with the past.

So in this way, our past is our future.  The past is strong in our memory.  The past weighs us down.  We only relive the past in terms of what we call future.   We have to understand this concept of karma if we want change.

We need to erase the past in order not to have the past/future that we don’t want.  Only then can we succeed in creating a dynamic future that can change as fast as life moves.  Life moves very fast but we are caught up in the restrictions and limitations of this dense body/mind.

How then do we restructure the past?

Since the physical world is bound by logic and the principle of cause and effect, we need to transcend it, transcend logic.  There is a tool that doesn’t come from rational reality.  It is a Divine Spiritual Science.  It is Nadi Astrology.

Paraphrased from a lecture on Divine Mind – Dr. Baskaran Pillai