s.hodge at PADMACHOLING.FREESERVE.CO.UK
Wed Nov 17 00:21:06 UTC 1999
> >On Thu, 11 Nov 1999, Jonathan Silk wrote:
> >> well, of course there are 404 diseases in Buddhist texts...
> >Oh? Didn't know that. Are they listed? Where is this?
> I have never seen a list, but there is (somewhere--all my notes are
> home) an explanation -- I believe it comes from 4 x 101, but I (as
> say) disremember why at the moment...
They are mentioned in the Tibetan medical texts such as the bDud-rtsi
sNying-po (Ch 12) -- "there are classifiactions of 101 ailments with
reagrds to the 3 hunours, 101 with regard to principle ailments, 101
with regards to the locations, and 101 with regards to general
categories of ailaments". I have also seen 101 allocated to each one
of the 3 humours and a further 101 for combinations.
Hope this helps.
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