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

The Yoga Tradition

The Upanishads

The Bhagavad Gita (S. Radhakrishnan translation)

The Bhagavad Gita (Eknath Easwaran translation)

Brahma Sutras

Yoga Bija

Tantra: The Path of Ecstasy

Bhagavata Purana

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