I think it is an international belief that when a picture falls off or if a picture frame breaks, its usually taken as a sign of a bad omen that something bad will happen to the person on the picture. So much so that it usually uses as a minor plot on movies and TV dramas to heightened the drama that something bad is about to happen.
This is both a myth but at the same time, it’s not. Let me explain myself.
Pictures are our extension, so there is some truth that part of our soul is captured once our picture is taken. But of course, it’s not the soul that is being captured but the photo becomes an extension of our chi or life force. This happens without our life force or chi being diminished, and the chi on the picture is so small that some Feng Shui experts and Taoist priest still debates whether it is of any significance.
Personally, I think it is of some significance, but not significant enough to make us paranoid every time we had our picture taken.
Anyway, going back to the topic, if your picture fell from the wall or if your picture frame breaks does that mean that something bad is about to happen.
I think it means that something bad is bound to happen, however, photos being an extension of yourself, might have absorbed it already that you need not be afraid, it means it has been prevented already. However, in some rare instances, if what is about to happen is really something big or something really terrible then maybe something will still happen but whatever it is it definitely has been diminished because your photo has absorbed some of it.
But how do we know whether something will still happen or not? It’s hard to say, so as a safety precaution, one can light some incense, chant a mantra, or make a donation in a temple or church, or wear amulets like the Vajrapani Ruel or wear images of the Buddhas or Bodhisattvas.
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