'Siddhis' Chapter

Siddhi

The siddhis, or attainments, arise through self development, self knowledge. Those who report having achieved one of the siddhis report that it takes a great deal of time and training. These are people who have devoted decades to meditation, but they also acknowledge that some people are born with one of those attainments.

These powers are recorded in texts almost older than recorded history. Ultimately, a siddha, one who manifests the siddhis, is said to be able to achieve a state “over the universe”, ascension if you will.

“The highest siddhi is realization of the Self, for once you realize the truth you cease to be drawn to the path of ignorance.” Ramana Maharshi

“The desire for occult powers is part of the desire to impress others. It has nothing to do with the religious quest. It is essentially worldly.” Osho

Attainments

Siddhis, the attainments. We usually think of attainments as things we have achieved in our activities, new skills developed, new awards earned. For many people just having an income they can feel comfortable with is an attainment, but what is… Seek More

Powers

Now that I have the science out of the way… Even those who report having achieved one of the siddhis, the attainments, report that it takes a great deal of time and training. These are people who have devoted decades… Seek More

State Over the Universe

Do these siddhis make up the ultimate potential of humanity? Perhaps, but according to the tradition that catalogued them, no. Ultimately, a siddha, one who manifests the siddhis, is said to be able to achieve a state “over the universe”,… Seek More

Perceptual Freeze Frame

Shall we get back to the guts of all this? They say siddhis stem from growing self awareness attained through meditation as well as contemplation and understanding of spiritual principles, like karma or other such things. They even say that… Seek More