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If the 6 realms are states of the mind, are Buddhas / Siddhas miracles real?

Hello, I understand that the six realms can be interpreted as states of the mind. But at the same time I believe in Yidam yoga, not only as symbolic but as a real emanation too - I have devotion. If ...
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Miracles of Gautama Buddha

Following his enlightenment, the Buddha was said to have possessed and discussed several supranormal powers attainable through meditation. Such abilities include walking on water, walking through ...
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Is fortune telling allowed in temples?

Is there a sutra which provides more info on the subject above? As per wikipedia, some monks should have such abilities as those found in Wikipedia page "Miracles of Gautama Buddha": ...
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What did Dogen think a miracle was?

Dogen, Shobogenzo #26 Guishan is the thirty-seventh ancestor, a direct descendant of Shakyamuni Buddha. He was a dharma heir of Bhaizhang, Zen Master Dazhi, Today buddha ancestors in the ten ...
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what do you think of Miracles as mentioned in the Suttas and in the Oral traditions found in Hinduism and Buddhism? [duplicate]

I know one teacher who is an ok teacher, as far as he gets people to relax and make a good effort, but he really poo poo's any mention of Miracles in reference to the Buddha. I think that Full and ...
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Buddhism and miracles

Do all Buddhists believe that miracles happen in the real world? Are the miracles described in scripture such as the Buddha being able to walk after birth literal or symbolic?
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Are Therevada's cosmology and the Mahanaya's sutras physically impossible?

Are Therevada's cosmology and the Mahanaya's sutras physically, rather than only psychologically, plasusible? I read about the former in the abhidharmakosabhasyam, about all the hells and heavens ...
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Escaping "certain death" in the Mahayana tradition: does it occur in India?

I was struck, when reading on the history of Buddhism in China, by the stories of brave monks escaping certain death, often many times in one life. I was curious is this was something Indian ...
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Miracles from Lord Buddha vs messages from Gods?

I live in Sri Lanka and many good Buddhist ceremonies take place all year long. And more often than not in almost all of these major functions something extraordinary happens that leave the whole ...
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