If we observe nature, we will see that different creatures are endowed with different special gifts, known in sanskrit as vibutis, in the shape of developed sensory powers.
For example, fish and other sea-dwelling creatures have an extremely developed sense of taste, dogs have very acute hearing, and some birds like the vulture can see objects many kilometres away.
And cats…or shall we say Oscar the cat…? Oscar has an unearthly ability to predict when residents of the Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Providence, Rhode Island are about to die.
Read this VERY interesting article from the New England Journal of Medicine. I’d be interested to hear any comments from my readers.
Posted by Kurma on 4/8/07; 8:21:37 AM