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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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Do we believe psychic and supernatural powers of Buddha?

I have read from scriptures about psychic and supernatural powers of Buddha and arahats: for example, just after birth the Buddha walked some steps on lotus flowers, elevated during meditation in his ...
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Buddha's Power of Seeing Other Beings Mind

What is the proper Pali word for Buddha's power of seeing other beings mind? I think it starts with Paricitta or something. I want the proper Pali term. Also, can I have any sutta references to it as ...
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Discernment or blind belief?

Recently I was chatting with some Christian friends and we were recollecting some of Jesus' teachings - I, particularly, specified a couple aspects of the New Testament that were downright absurd; one ...
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Did the Buddha tell how to visit another part of universe via meditation?

Based on this answer I came to know that the Buddha has spoken about life on other planets; so did he ever explain any method, how to visit those places while doing meditation? Weirdly I have read ...
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Credible Modern Videos/Stories of Buddhist Six Paranormal Powers

Buddha and others repeatedly says that those that have genuine samadhi can easily cultivate the Six Paranormal Powers--if they have not experienced them by accident already. The Path of Purification ...
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I was wondering about deep meditation and out of body experiences

I am very sick and as such I have tried meditating a lot, and reading about the heart mantra, as far as studying meditation. When I was meditating I was going into a trance like state for about 3-4 ...
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Monks chosen for Tibetan Telepathy

In Tibetan Buddhism there is a sect of monks who specialize in "Telepathy". Their job essentially is to protect the Tibetan people from natural disasters. Does anyone know the process on how these ...
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Psychic Powers and the Kevatta Sutta (DN 11)

In the Kevatta Sutta (DN 11), the Buddha seems to categorize "Having been one he becomes many; having been many he becomes one" as a psychic power, which is later seems to denounce "..I feel horrified,...
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Arhat Culapanthaka's display of psychic powers to a layman (DP Verse 25)

In DP Verse 25, we read about Arhat Culapanthaka displaying psychic powers (appearing as many) to possibly a lay person, i.e. the messenger: When the messenger from the house of Jivaka arrived at ...
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Has anyone seen any meditation master demonstrating abhinna or supernatural powers?

Has anyone seen any meditation master demonstrating abhinna or supernatural powers stated in various suttas and in Visuddhi Magga? I know, most will suggest me to keep practicing meditation to see or ...
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Is it possible to fly?

Many times I see myself flying/floating in dreams. Not so high, but 1-2 feet above the surface. I make a second step upwards before my first step touches the surface/while my first step also holds up ...
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Does Buddhism cause longevity?

In this book about Bodhisattvas it says that traditionally Buddhism can cause longevity in a way that parallels the longevity that is sought after by Taoism. This kind of longevity arises in the same ...
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Jhanic concentration and feeling

Could anyone share your experience and knowledge? People who have attained strong concentration have the ability to read other people's mind. My question is, what is the 'knowing'? Do they read other ...
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Halo on the Buddha

Do the suttas make any mention of a halo around the Buddha's head, or was it a later addition through the cultural influence of other religions? I recall mentions of a golden aura around the Buddha ...
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Telepathic Communication, do Buddhists Believe in it?

I know that Buddhists practice compassionate mediation by wishing to free first their loved ones from suffering, than their friends and than the people they have trouble with. Is this only for the ...
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How is a Buddha able to do things beyond the laws of cause-and-effect?

A Buddha/Bodhisattva is one who has Awakened and is free from some basic laws of the universe such as karma, reincarnation, the fetters, and various other afflictions. In the sutras, such as the ...
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Can Buddhists see into the future?

It's said that Buddhist practice can cause the arising of certain psychic powers. This answer hints that one of those physic powers might be precognition. Have I understood that correctly? I've never ...
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From a Buddhist point of view, what are the benefits of supernormal powers?

I've heard that intensive meditation of certain kinds can lead to the development of supernormal powers such as penetration into others minds (reading minds) and hearing sounds from far away (Divine ...
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Psychic Mediums vs Buddhist Monks [closed]

Who would have the better handle on how the true nature of reality is organised? For example what karma actually is and and how we discharge our obligations towards it; our free will in selecting a ...
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In a Buddhist perspective how do we recall memories of this life and beyond?

What is the Buddhist perspective on how we store and recall memories of this life and beyond? Since there is not solid core (Atman) as in the Hindu perspective which all such memories are stored and ...
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Are there research based or scientific explanation on the working of Abhiññā / Iddhi?

The following touches on the ability to know other people's thoughts at a much grosser level than developed through meditation: How we read each other's minds. What are the research based or ...
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Are these magical powers real? [duplicate]

My interest was caught by an article talking about the mundane and supermundane powers which are mentioned in the Samaññaphala Sutta (The Fruits of the Contemplative Life, DN 2): The first five ...
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Has anybody tried meditating forehead to forehead? Or communicated with others via meditation?

I have been trying to hunt far and wide to see if anyone in the internet world has attempted meditating with someone else by connecting your foreheads together? As discussed in a previous thread ...
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What are some special meditation techniques and/or objects that have been used to develop mental abilities?

What are some special meditation techniques and/or objects that have been used to develop mental abilities to the point of almost being super powers or super human? Not necessarily "super-mundane" as ...
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How does one practice to develop super-mundane powers through meditation?

I have heard rumors of this happening and am curious if there is anything (especially textually according to the canon) on what practices may lead to this as i would like to see for myself if it is ...