[INDOLOGY] the influence of shadows?

Martin Straube straubem at staff.uni-marburg.de
Sat May 11 14:17:49 UTC 2019

Dear Jonathan,

quite a few references turn up if you search for "shadow" in the SARDS  


With best wishes

Zitat von Jonathan Silk via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info>:

> Dear Friends,
> Might anyone be aware of observations about the influence of shadows in
> Classical India? There is a passage in a Buddhist text that speaks of the
> positive influence of a dhāraṇī text which is so great that, when it is
> held aloft, if one were to merely pass through its shadow... So I know that
> this is hyperbolic, but it set me wondering if there are other references
> to the effect of shadows...
> thanks!
> Jonathan
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Martin Straube
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Pali Text Society

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