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Psychic Powers

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Future Bhikkhu
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Psychic Powers

Postby Future Bhikkhu » Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:14 am

I would like to know to what extent is your belief in the phsycic powers found in the Tipitaka. If you would like you could also explain why. :meditate:

Personally, I don't doubt the existence of such powers but I do doubt several of the incidences told in the Tipitaka. I leave my mind open on the subject until one day I may know for sure through meditation.

With metta,

:anjali:
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Re: Phsycic Powers

Postby cooran » Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:31 am

Hello FB, all,

Psychic powers aren't that unusual - even today. They're just not important, and not worth wasting time developing.

These are some of the suttas where the Buddha spoke of Psychic powers:

AN 3.60 - Sangarava Sutta: To Sangarava
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html

AN 41.4 - Mahaka Sutta: About Mahaka
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html

DN 11 - Kevatta (Kevaddha) Sutta: To Kevatta
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html

AN 3.40 - Adhipateyya Sutta: Governing Principles
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html

with metta
Chris
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Re: Phsycic Powers

Postby Future Bhikkhu » Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:37 am

Thanks for the links. I know their not important but they would be useful. :D

One of my favourite studies of the mind in the Buddhism is the power of it over matter, as you can see in my signature. I think they're an interesting side note to Buddhism.

With metta

:anjali:
The mind is everything; what you think you become.
-The Buddha

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Re: Phsycic Powers

Postby Ben » Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:55 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Phsycic Powers

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Re: Phsycic Powers

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:25 pm

What about psychic powers in the present day?

What do you make of not eating for many months and sitting for days on end?
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Re: Phsycic Powers

Postby daverupa » Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:37 pm

Buddha Boy slapped some folk a couple times a while back, which was interesting. His followers beat up five photojournalists (!), kidnapped two people (!!), and claim that he's the reincarnated Buddha (!!!)... it's not conducive to confidence, Bhante, and secular explanations begin to appear more reasonable.

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Re: Phsycic Powers

Postby Viscid » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:44 pm

I've not seen any convincing claim of psychic powers yet. Every time I look for incontrovertible demonstrations of such powers, I am always left utterly disappointed. It appears that people who make such claims simply don't scrutinize their beliefs and intuitions voraciously enough. I'd love for there to be some magical element in the world, I'm not against supernaturalism, but the fallibility of human judgement is too great to trust any anecdotal evidence or personal intuitions.
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Re: Phsycic Powers

Postby Kusala » Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:14 pm

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"He, the Blessed One, is indeed the Noble Lord, the Perfectly Enlightened One;
He is impeccable in conduct and understanding, the Serene One, the Knower of the Worlds;
He trains perfectly those who wish to be trained; he is Teacher of gods and men; he is Awake and Holy. "

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Apparent here and now, timeless, encouraging investigation,
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Re: Phsycic Powers

Postby Spiny Norman » Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:08 am

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Re: Psychic Powers

Postby seeker242 » Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:41 am

If you think about it, if these powers are not real and the Buddha said they were, that would mean the Buddha was just lying about it. But is it even possible for a Buddha to lie like that? I don't think that's even possible!

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Re: Psychic Powers

Postby Kusala » Sun Sep 29, 2013 2:37 am

Why we ALL have psychic powers: How thought premonitions and telepathy are more common than we think http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... think.html
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"He, the Blessed One, is indeed the Noble Lord, the Perfectly Enlightened One;
He is impeccable in conduct and understanding, the Serene One, the Knower of the Worlds;
He trains perfectly those who wish to be trained; he is Teacher of gods and men; he is Awake and Holy. "

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"The Dhamma is well-expounded by the Blessed One,
Apparent here and now, timeless, encouraging investigation,
Leading to liberation, to be experienced individually by the wise. "


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