Palm leaves library

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Has anyone heard of these ? They are apparently repositories of esoteric knowledge where every person's life is written [presumably in Sanskrit].
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Get it right ITS Palm Leaf, there is info on other threads and not necessarily Sanscrit language

A quick google will get you on the right path
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... Many ancient texts were written on palm leaves, kind of like the way the Egyptians used papyrus. Basically because people found that, well, palm leaves were useful for writing on presumably. It's still used today I think. If they'd be esoteric would have to do more with the content, not with the material it's written on I think

*The Perfection of Wisdom is claimed to be one of the oldest such texts (in the Buddhist tradition anyway, it's claimed to be the earliest surviving Buddhist text. Presumably written a long time after his death however.) I'm not gonna look it up for you but look around at http://www.sacred-texts.com/ , they seem to have some hits on it. (Not really surprising as there are many versions and the text turns up in a number of sutras apparently, or rather they're comprised versions of it.)

** A little more precisely the source (in English) on that text seems to be Edward Conze's translation The Perfection of Wisdom In Eight Thousand Lines. Still not sure if this is what you're after. It's instructive alright. There's some beautiful illustrations that go with it, kept by Cambridge University, they've been published here and there. I think the palm leaves lent themselves to painting miniatures in particular and are still used that way. (They certainly seem to be in parts of India.)

Well, yadida. Has this helped you?
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Cheers !

Thank you for those replies ! Having searched on Google and among the threads, I still don't feel any closer to this subject. Maybe that's the way it's supposed to be...
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Originally Posted by Gregory ....esoteric knowledge where every person's life is written [presumably in Sanskrit].
it is true that ancient teachings were written on palm leaves -- some ancient yoga texts were written on palm leaves.

as for everyone's personal record....you're probably thinking about the Akashic Records, which is something totally different....
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The palm leaf library is still in existence at Vaithisvarankoil, a small town in Tamil Nadu.

I hear you can go there and have an astrological reading based on a palm leaf text that is supposed to have your life story written in it. Plus your past lives.

I actually have this place in mind for my next trip this winter. If you start to follow some of the links you find on google, you'll find out more...some really very interesting history.

I initially found out about this place on IM, so I know there are some threads somewhere on it....try looking up astrology.
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Everybody's life is written everywhere.

It's not the words, it's how they are read...
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Originally Posted by edsita The palm leaf library is still in existence at Vaithisvarankoil, a small town in Tamil Nadu
Well that must be it then. I guess i tend to think of the complicated when the answer's right in front of you.

Googling for it + its variant "leaves" will give some results too. (Me? nerd? no never!)
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Originally Posted by edsita The palm leaf library is still in existence at Vaithisvarankoil, a small town in Tamil Nadu.

I hear you can go there and have an astrological reading based on a palm leaf text that is supposed to have your life story written in it.....
excellent, great info!

as for your life story, one can go to an akashic record reader (a reputable one!) where they consult the "ascended masters". I've had 3 readings done by 3 different people in 3 totally different places, with no personal info given to them whatsoever.....and they all have said the same thing...
hmmmm........coincidence?
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The Knowing Library

read more here

Vashistar Nadi Astrological Center
Nadi Navalar
No. 67, West Car Street
Vaithisvarankoil
609 117 India (Tamil Nadu)

according to the German website link, it lists the addresses of other palm leaf libraries, one in Chennai....
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I think you might be referring to the book of Brighu or The Brighu Samita Here's a link http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...39954375549277
The sage Brighu wrote it 6000yrs ago after he had kicked Vishnu while he was sleeping & because of this Lakshmi put a curse on him saying all Brahmins would be destined to live a life of begging for their food so to counterbalance this Brighu said he would write a book of the past present & future of all human beings so that the Brahmins could make a living from telling people their future (horoscopes).
Here's a few more links.
http://book_of_prophecy.quantumquests.com/
http://members.tripod.com/~dlane5/brigu.html
http://www.wandahl.com/Pages/Articles/BhriguSamhita.htm

Happy reads KK
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Originally Posted by SitaParityaga View Post The palm leaf library is still in existence at Vaithisvarankoil, a small town in Tamil Nadu.
When You show up in Vaithisvarankoil make sure You find the right house. I read in a German journal, that all of a sudden there is a naadi reader in every second house in this village since they found out it is good business.

There are other libraries in Chennai, Bangalore, Sri Lanka and more. If You are interested I can provide a few addresses.

I have a date in Bangalore in May 2009 with a naadi reader named Guruji Manivasakan and will write about it on IM.

Happy travelling!

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I am a librarian and just had a vision of how nice it would be to work at a library in a palm grove...
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Hi everyone!
By any chance does someone know about any "palm tree library" in northern or eastern India (orrissa, chattisgarh..)?
Even a link where i might find out more would be highly apprecated..

Thanks a lot!
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Palm leaves library

Hi everyone!

By any chance does someone know about any "PALM LEAVES LIBRARY"
/(astrological reading based on a palm leaf text that is supposed to have your life story written in it.)/
in northern or eastern India (orrissa, chattisgarh..)?

I know about one library in Tamilnadu but I heard there are several such collections in India..
Someone know more about it?

Thanks a lot in advance!
I appreciate your help
Yana

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