Little is known about the extent of the abilities of the human mind, but some are able to tap into it’s higher power.
Extraordinary abilities in humans have been recorded throughout history, but the nature of the experience mean that it has been hard to record.
It has long been known that the power of the mind can be strengthened by meditation, which is essentially a workout for the brain.
Some of the known Buddhist abilities include meditation, static dancing, drumming, praying, fasting, psychedelics, these are traditionally known as siddhis.
The Buddha himself was known to have super powers and encouraged his followers to train themselves to do the same.
Donald Lopez Jr, Proffessor of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies at the University of Michigan has said “With this enlightenment, he was believed to possess all manner of supernormal powers, including full knowledge of each of his own past lives and those of other beings, the ability to know others’ thoughts, the ability to create doubles of himself, the ability to rise into the air and simultaneously shoot fire and water from his body. . . . Although he passed into nirvana at the age of eighty-one, he could have lived “for an aeon or until the end of the aeon” if only he had been asked to do so.”
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From Living with the Himalayan Masters by Swami Rama
“He (also) had the power to transform matter into different forms, like changing a rock into a sugar cube. One after another the next morning he did many such things. He told me to touch the sand – and the grains of sand turned into almonds and cashews. I had heard of this science before and knew its basic principles, but I had hardly believed such stories. I did not explore this field, but I am fully acquainted with the governing laws of science.”
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