Dear Dada,Rohiniranjan wrote: ↑Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:15 amThat said, I must admit that soon thereafter I got an email about a vintage Leica Model 0 (yes!) which was a pre-production prototype model of the world famous camera brand from Leitz optics which was launched in less than 200 units, just to gauge if consumers (Photographers) would welcome that (then) new camera model? This kind of shabby model with all original parts, but an over-all scruffy look and a fixed brassed lens and a make-shift viewfinder which might have been O' so Fashionable and wonderful when it was first launched, sold today's times for 2.4 million Euros...!Rohiniranjan wrote: ↑Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:12 pmDid you see what the seller is charging? $652+RishiRahul wrote: ↑Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:00 amhttps://www.amazon.com/Astrology-Supers ... perstition
Must be a platinum-plated edition
I wonder if the latest owner is even a photographer, as opposed to a collector of antiques and would even or EVER take an actual photo with that ancient prototype Leica which the auctioneer guaranteed is a perfectly functional equipment...!
Heretic as it might sound here, could that have become the modern destiny of ancient relics and manuscripts in the domain of divination in present (recent?) times amongst the modern connoisseurs of lost crafts and manuscripts or transcripts (BPHS for instance)?
And, has this been the case for recent decades or even centuries?
Makes me wonder as I have expressed to the misery of devoted folks, the question that has always troubled me: How come in Jyotish we have so many scores of ancient rule-books but not a single one that carried horoscopic examples? Except one which describes half a chart in a rather cursory manner!
Before we apply too much Logic and over-intellectualize out of our devotional outlook, perhaps this just stated must appeal to the 'thinking (and questioning) minds?'
Which is why these books should be taken as hints, coloured by other translators, who may or may not have been serious astrologers.
Serious seekers should always endeavour to 'sift the chaff' with the help of their studies and experience.
Why else could it be? I am sure I have missed out something..!