Kusala wrote:Is it possible for a non-Arhat to develop some of these "higher powers" -------> http://www.palikanon.com/english/wtb/a/abhinna.htm
According to this link ------> http://wisdomquarterly.blogspot.com/201 ... uddha.html The divine eye (dibba-cakkhu) is accessible to the run-of-the-mill person.
1) "Now, O Bhikkhus, the monk enjoys the various magical powers (iddhi-vidha), such as being one he becomes manifold, and having become manifold he again becomes one. He appears and disappears. Without being obstructed he passes through walls and mountains, just as if through the air. In the earth he dives and rises up again, just as if in the water. He walks on water without sinking, just as if on the earth. Cross-legged he floats through the air, just like a winged bird. With his hand he touches the sun and moon, these so mighty ones, so powerful ones. Even up to the Brahma-world he has mastery over his body.
Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos (born December 19, 1967), better known by the stage name Criss Angel, is an American magician and illusionist. He is best known for starring in the television show, Criss Angel Mindfreak and his live performance illusion show Criss Angel Believe in artistic collaboration with Cirque du Soleil at the Luxor casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Angel is also the creator of the MagicPlace.com.
Aloka wrote:What have the videos got to do with "higher powers"? That guy is a professional illusionist/magician.