Do pursuits of fortune-telling, feng-shui, and palm-reading result in preceptive violations for a Buddhist practitioner who is also a believer in cause and effect?


The Buddha in teaching and transforming all living beings was

particularly emphatic about personal endeavors to control over own

destiny and environment and to abstain from delusions and follies. He

stipulated the precepts and discipline to correctly outline activities and

to leave behind a code of ethics for abidance. The occasional visit to the

fortune-teller, feng-shui consultant, or palm-reader is not altogether

blameworthy, but neither is there reason for indulgence.