Siddhis: Magical Powers

In this episode of Enlightenment Today we will explore siddhis, the attainment of magical powers through rigorous spiritual practice. Siddhis are mentioned in a host of texts in the East, some with a positive attitude to these attainments and others with a negative stance against them. In this episode I will give siddhis an honest and open hearing based on this unique phenomenon recorded by spiritual adepts which is found in the the traditions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Taoism. In the end it is a matter of whether you are skeptical or a believer of this ancient spiritual phenomenon.

 

Recommended Reading

The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali http://amzn.to/2B5WSKR

The Yoga Tradition http://amzn.to/2B7YinW

The Upanishads http://amzn.to/2hR008t

The Bhagavad Gita (S. Radhakrishnan translation) http://amzn.to/2iC0Pzd

The Bhagavad Gita (Eknath Easwaran translation) http://amzn.to/2zU7wpI

Brahma Sutras http://amzn.to/2BIkfuk

Yoga Bija http://amzn.to/2knEObj

Tantra: The Path of Ecstasy http://amzn.to/2BI0QK2

Bhagavata Purana http://amzn.to/2jJsWfp

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