[INDOLOGY] the influence of shadows?

Dominik Wujastyk wujastyk at gmail.com
Sat May 11 14:55:37 UTC 2019

There's a minor śāstra on this topic called "chāyāpuruṣa" with texts of
this name in many manuscript catalogues.  It's a component of
jyotiḥśāstra.  I think it has come up in this forum before, so an archive
search might turn up information.


On Sat, 11 May 2019 at 06:26, Jonathan Silk via INDOLOGY <
indology at list.indology.info> wrote:

> 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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