For archive (Updated on February 16, 2019)
My father has some books on Bedin (e.g. by Saya Mauk).
One day, he gave his Zartar to his assistant to go see a Bedin Saya who was visiting the Dat Pone Zon Aung Min Gaung Pagoda.
When his assistant showed my father’s Zartar, the Bedin Saya said, “The spouse of the Zartar’s owner is pregnant. She will give birth to a boy on xxx (a specific Day of week). The boy will be known for his Pyin Nar Ye.”
The assistant was surprised. He did not know that my mother was pregnant at that time.
Probability and Statistics give
- 50 – 50 chance on guessing the gender correctly
- one in seven chance on guessing the Day of Week correctly
- a low probably in guessing if someone is pregnant (without medical test)
- a low probability in guessing one’s strength and occupation.
Despite the long odds, most of the predictions came true.
Many say that Bedin is not science. Some say it is pseudo-science. But, surely it is not based on wild guesses.