Thursday, April 16, 2015

Yoga Zen Masters



Buddha compares these powers to a team of five horses. If set to work together, these powers could prove very useful. (O'Brien 2014)
These are siddhis (or supernatural powers) that Patanjali Yoga lists:
Reducing one's body - making it small indeed.
2 Expanding one's body largely (who knows which size?)
3 Becoming heavier and heavier
4 Becoming just about weightless
5 Having less restricted access to places (rather free-ranging within).
6 Realising rather much that one desires
Possessing great control.
8 Power to subjugate others (who don't have the same power).

In the Bhagavata Purana, knowing the past, present and future is a siddhi, and knowing the minds of others, and more. The ten secondary siddhis mentioned above are listed in the Uddhava Gita (15:6-7), a part of the Bhagavata Purana. In the Uddhava Gita they are stated more categorically than this:
Being much undisturbed by hunger, thirst, and other bodily appetites
2 Hearing things far, far away (clairaudience)
3 Seeing things far, far away (clairvoyance)
4 Moving the body where thought goes (teleportation)
5 Assuming a form as desired (shapeshifting)
6 Entering the bodies of others with one's mind
Dying when one desires
8 Witnessing and participating in the pastimes of the gods
9 Accomplishing what one determines (Better adjust it, for the wills of others might have to be taken into account too.)
10 Orders or commands being largely unimpeded (Results would depend on others have the same faculty at work).
 In the Samkhya Karika andTattva Samasa, there are eight siddhis for getting liberated from ignorance, gaining knowledge and experiencing bliss. The eight siddhis are explained in verse 51 of Samkhya Karika encompass such as "knowledge gained from a kind-hearted person engaged in the spread of knowledge" and "freedom from being attached to various materialistic gains". [Ibid]

What could be more needed than going for and possibly getting miracle powers, is a balanced perspective as to using them or not: what powers, how, when, under what conditions, etc. Flaunting such powers a lot could prove very unwise. And in sorry cases occult powers steal guts that otherwise could be put to good use, is also part of handed-over, ancient teachings.


Peek into my Memoir! 
I invite you on my seven-year journey in search of life's meaning. My first stop was ‘The World Sound Healing Conference’ in San Francisco. I wanted to learn more about the universal energy, both seen and unseen. I waited in a large conference room to hear Dr. Susan Yale an expert on sonic codes. The room went dark . Three giant pyramids projected on a large screen.

A voice came overhead, "If you knew there was a place in the world where you could 'hear God' would you go?" We were stunned in an infinite moment of wonder. Dr. Yale's voice was like an Oracle, “You can hear the sound of God between the Pyramids of Giza," She said. "It's a perfect F# sharp.”


I hurried home to pack for Egypt! But, before I could get there, I stopped for a coffee and was thunderstruck by a Scandinavian man. He was sitting at a long wooden table reading a thick book. How elegant I thought, looking at his tailored pants, shirt with cuffs, and blonde wavy hair. I sat down next to him with my coffee-to-go. He looked up at me with piercing blue eyes. Five minutes after hello, I had accidentally invited him to Egypt and to my surprise he was going!"  Click to continue reading my memoir—"From Hollywood to God” By Kelly Granite Enck.




When reality meets your wildest dream, you realize your mind was the colorful paint. Be Courages enough to take credit for creating the events in your life, both good and bad.  ~ Kelly Granite Enck
Source: 
O'Brien, Barbara. "The Five Powers: Empowering Practice." About.com Buddhism, 2014.
Radin, Dean. Supernormal: Science, Yoga, and the Evidence for Extraordinary Psychic Abilities. New York: Deepak Chopra Books / Crown, 2013.
Tart, Charles, ed. Transpersonal Psychologies. New York: Harper Colophon, 1977.
WP: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Sv. "Samkhya Karita"; "Siddhi", 

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