Movement of the Soul through the Body

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In the Yungdrung Bön tradition, the soul is known as la.  According to sutra, the soul is defined as the innermost, subtle essence of the five elements of space, air, fire, water and earth. The primary locus of the soul continually moves throughout the body and completes one full cycle each month in accordance with the cycle of the moon.  Within Tibetan medical texts, it is advised to not bleed, damage, or conduct surgery in the area of the body in which the soul is located at any given time.  The exact location of the soul differs slightly between texts.  The translation below is from the medical text, Menbum Karpo.

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Posted on July 16, 2015, in Five Elements, Tibetan Astrology, Tibetan Medicine, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Hi,

    could you please explain why the Moon Calendar showed there is 30 days long,not 28 days long?

  2. Because there are 30 days in the lunar cycle. The 15th is the full moon and the 30th is the new moon.

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