Saturday, September 15, 2007

An accurate reading of your life ? Naadi Shastra

Naadi Shastra claims that your life is already written down and is, thus, predestined. An expert Nadi reader will be able to tell your name, parent's name, spouse's name (if any), career paths etc with accuracy, provided "your leaf"can be found.

I had accounts of two friends who had gone to India for such readings and they reported that those readings to be very accurate. One said that the Nadi reader knew her name and her boss' name. He also accurately told her about the situation in her career at that moment. The other friend said that the Nadi reader knew his name, his spouse's and his children's names. Apparently, the Nadi reader also knew about his career problems at that time, and predicted that in a few months from then, there will be a mass retrenchment exercise in his company and he will be promoted to fill a superior position. All that came true.

However, 2 years ago, another friend of mine, Shiva Kumar visited a Nadi reader from India who was accepting "clients" at an ashram (in a house in Petaling Jaya). Apparently this Nadi reader was so famous thus he was fully booked. My friend only managed to secure an appointment with this "famous" Nadi reader, after making several attempts within the span of 1 week, even then, he was only accepted to replace someone else who had cancelled her appointment. Anyway, his reading lasted approximately 45 minutes and cost RM200.

My friend told me later that despite being "famous", that Nadi reader could not tell him anything with certainty - not his name, his parents' names, career etc. Apparently, the Nadi reader held open a laptop and was reading an astrology chat on the laptop while "interpreting" a few palm leaves (Nadi leaves) by his side. My friend felt cheated. The Nadi reader was "cold reading - bullshitting his way", said my friend.

According to Wikipedia, Nadi astrology (naadi jothidam) is a form of astrology practised in Tamil Nadu, India. It is based on the belief that the past, present and the future lives of all humans were foreseen by Hindu sages in ancient times [and was recorded] on Palm leaves.

Nadi Astrology leaves can be traced back to approximately more than 2000 years. These Nadi leaves were initially stored in the premises of Tanjore Saraswati Mahal Library of Tamilnadu. Some leaves got destroyed and the remaining were auctioned during the British rule. These Nadi leaves were obtained and possessed by the families of astrologers in Vaitheeswaran Temple. This is an art passed down [through] the years from one generation to the other.

The notion that astrologers claim these predictions were made for all human beings who have lived or will ever live is not completely true. Nadi astrologers say only a certain number of souls' future predictions are there in the leaves. They are reported cases of exact match in the past details and future predictions. Since the prophecy is written in the form of Tamil verses, their interpretation is subject to the nadi astrologer's way of understanding and interpreting them. But those who can understand poetic Tamil (professors, etc.) can understand the verses without the help of an astrologer.

Dr Amir Farid Isahak, a medical specialist who practises holistic, aesthetic and anti-ageing medicine, wrote in The Star that he had gone for an Nadi reading.

Dr Amir wrote, "It took over 1½ hours just to select my Nadi leaf. This was done through a process of elimination. When the correct leaf was found, what it contained was astounding."

Dr. Amir reported that the leaves said,
“You will be astonished by our powers. You will be seeking knowledge about Siddhas and be blessed. You may be a Muslim, but you are fated to know all these. You will get more knowledge and become like a Siddha yourself. You will get very clear high-level knowledge in your mind. You will discover a lot of truths, and will encounter a lot of surprises. You are fated to know secrets. You were born into this world to know the Truth.”

Apparently what the leaves "said" was accurate and congruent with his life path.

Have anyone of you heard of this ? Do you believe in fortune telling ? Please comment.


Vincent on September 15, 2007 at 9:45 AM said...

Even if our paths are pre-determined... I wouldn't want to know :)

If everyone gets to know their own future accurately... hmm, wouldn't things get a bit chaotic :D

k3sh on September 16, 2007 at 12:44 AM said...

As an Indian, I also heard of this thing but never experienced before. What I'm going to tell is from what I heard by other people's word and media. So that might be wrong or true.

National Geographic studied this matter as well, till the reporter went to India to seek the truth and her own fortune telling..Actually, she was really shock when the Nadi reader even tell her name, parents, name, her job and her life as well.
The 'Leave' actually descended from generation from generation to the Nadi Reade's family thus there will be no other copy of such 'leave' or exchanged to others. Besides that, to seek a true Nadi Reader is really hard and anyone can be fake..

As far as I know, Nadi Readers only
available in India, far from urban city..

She did explain how it works..but I forgot..its been years been aired in National Geography channel..

dannie chOOng on September 16, 2007 at 8:15 PM said...

I really enjoy your article on "Meaningful Work Vs Cari Makan". I wish I can write as well as you on the blog, very practical. Keep it up coz' your blog just become my prefered reading blog over Kenny Sia...

YozoraNiteSky on September 16, 2007 at 11:05 PM said...

Wow..I am a student of the Chinese Astrology Bazi, which I thot was pretty good...but this is super cool.

Kavilan on September 17, 2007 at 12:10 AM said...

this is actually true. A few of my friends had actually got their "leaves" read, though each had to wait till almost a year till their designated "leaf" was found in India. The readers almost alwayz never ask for money, and they dont use laptops or anything.

After the reading has been completed, they will also ask you if you wanna know the day you will die. Evrythg about ur life will be written on the "leaves", with a very very small percentage a minor deviation.

tony redgrave on September 17, 2007 at 2:42 AM said...

to me, life is about discovering.

knowing your fate earlier may influence you in different ways, whether it's a good prediction or a bad one.

The Malaysian Life on September 18, 2007 at 10:41 AM said...

Vincent - If you future is good then its ok. What if its bad ?

Kesh - Thanks for sharing the info. I want to watch the national geographic video. I'll check on You Tube.

dannie chOOng - Thanks for your vote of confidence. I hope to see your comments more often, so share your views with others. :)

Yozora NiteSky - Yes, there are many other divination methods in the world. Although I do believe that their accuracy is contingent on too many variables.

Kavilan - Up to a year for your leaves to be found ? Wow, thats a long time. Great info, thanks.

tony redgrave - You'd rather be surprised ? Life is a journey :)

Vijai Ananth on April 16, 2010 at 6:07 AM said...

Hi everyone, I am personally into spirituality & very much in the path of the Siddhas, the authors of the divine truth, the Nadi astrology. Rather than calling it astrology, I would call it prophesy, as it is almost 100% accurate, maybe minor misinterpretation by the readers may yield some inaccurate results. Those who wish to know more in detail, feel free to ask me through my mail ID. God bless

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