Finite karman/destiny patterns?

Ashok Aklujkar aklujkar at INTERCHANGE.UBC.CA
Fri Aug 9 17:41:10 UTC 2002

A talk of 84 yonis is heard in the tradition. In the foreseeable
future, I would not have the time needed to determine what the textual
support for this is. However, I am certain that the view is a part of the
Indian tradition. Whether it necessarily implies "a limitation to the
variety of  karmic manifestation"  I am not sure. It may stand for the
extent of one possible cycle, among many, made of life forms or simply for a
theoretical set made of  possible variations  in horoscopes (or of only the
significantly different variations  in horoscopes).

On 09-08-2002 08:22, "Martin Gansten" <Martin.Gansten at TEOL.LU.SE> wrote:

> Has anyone come across, within any Indic religious tradition, a doctrine to
> the effect that there exist a finite (albeit great) number of possible
> human life-patterns -- or in other words, a limitation to the variety of
> karmic manifestation? Such a view seems to underlie certain (late)
> astrological texts which I am studying, and I would be very interested to
> know of any parallels.
> Best regards,
> Martin Gansten

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