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Has anyone seen any meditation master demonstrating abhinna or supernatural powers?

Sansayan: the short answer to your question is yes, I have. A Sri Lankan monk who is now deceased for some years now, Ven Anandamaitreya, definitely had acquired it. There is nothing unique to this ...
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Is fortune telling allowed in temples?

No. Fortune telling, astrology, palmistry, divination etc. are considered to be "animal" arts by the Buddha, which is forbidden to monks in DN 2 (quoted below). From DN 2: "Whereas ...
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SN 41:3,4 Where do these monks vanish to?

It should be not understood as "rejection" or disprove if offered isn't made use of, good householder, can have many reasons, often Vinaya. Ones act of merits (if meritorious intended) ...
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Discernment or blind belief?

There are several topics about faith on this site. I think that "faith" may be a preliminary state e.g. as described in this topic. If you were drowning and someone throws you a rope, you need enough ...
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Discernment or blind belief?

You do not have to believe in these things if you do not want to but do not reject then outright also. Though maybe not all aspects, you might realize some aspects of Buddhism which you might have ...
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Buddhism and miracles

Yes, most Buddhists do believe that the Bodhisatta walked 7 steps immediately after being born and also believe in the miracles mentioned in the scriptures literally. Within this group some believe ...
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Can Buddhists see into the future?

Can Buddhists see into the future? Here are some prophecies made by Padmasambhava : Many people are familiar with the prophecies of Nostradamus made more than seven hundred years ago, but few ...
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I was wondering about deep meditation and out of body experiences

I suddenly looked down and saw myself sitting, I was out of my body, I tried to look around and I saw what I can only describe as many beautiful places/doors This is an effect of certain Samatha ...
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Credible Modern Videos/Stories of Buddhist Six Paranormal Powers

The Buddha forbade monks to demonstrate psychic powers to lay people. Therefore, at least in Theravada Buddhism, it is uncommon to meet Buddhists claiming & displaying psychic powers. The monks ...
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I was wondering about deep meditation and out of body experiences

What you're describing is one of the many superpowers you can develop when practicing meditation. In the Kevatta sutta http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/dn/dn.11.0.than.html the Buddha ...
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Monks chosen for Tibetan Telepathy

Not all worthy (enlightened) monks have psychic powers. In fact, Satan or Mara also has psychic powers. The Buddha's enemy Devadatta, who tried to murder Buddha, also had psychic powers. Psychic ...
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Do we believe psychic and supernatural powers of Buddha?

You are basically saying "I have doubts about the Buddha's supernatural powers. Can someone prove them to me?". Nobody can do this for you unless the Buddha himself comes and show you. But that's not ...
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What are Gandhari Charm and Manika Charm told by Buddha?

Gandhari Charm and Manika Charm are skills of greater powers of the will and wish that have been not seen since the time of the Buddha. After that period some rishis and vidyadharas have tried to ...
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What are Gandhari Charm and Manika Charm told by Buddha?

Gandhari charm = psychic power of heretic jhāna attained person, who is called "isi" in Gandhara district. Manika charm = telepathic power of heretic jhāna attained person, who is called "isi" in ...
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Did the Buddha tell how to visit another part of universe via meditation?

The Buddha mentioned many supernatural powers called siddhi but he did not teach them. He mentions that samadhi is required to developing siddhi but since siddi do not help to end dukkha the Buddha ...
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Buddha's Power of Seeing Other Beings Mind

The word you are looking for is para citta vijana nana Pali: Para - another Citta - mind Vijana - understand Nana - knowledge I.e., knowledge of another's mind. This is also known as ceto pariya ...
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Buddha's Power of Seeing Other Beings Mind

Katamañca, kevaṭṭa, ādesa­nā­pā­ṭihā­ri­yaṃ? Idha, kevaṭṭa, bhikkhu parasattānaṃ parapuggalānaṃ cittampi ādisati, cetasikampi ādisati, vitakkitampi ādisati, vicāritampi ādisati: ‘evampi te mano, ...
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How reliable is that the Buddha actually spoke about supernatural powers?

I think that for a Buddhist, the fact that something is recorded in the Pali canon is usually evidence enough that the Buddha said that -- its being in the canon is some of the only evidence that the ...
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How reliable is that the Buddha actually spoke about supernatural powers?

Monks (Bhilkhus) are not allowed to speak about their gained higher attainments (toward non-Bhikkhus), good householder, as well as not showing special skills, by the rules they are given by the ...
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Is there a list of (all the) Suttas that mention supranormal powers?

Here are the search results for "psychic" in five main nikayas. It is not exhaustive since translation is not complete: AN10.90 AN10.97 AN11.10 AN1.188-197 AN1.235-247 AN1.394-574 AN3.101 ...
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Is there a list of (all the) Suttas that mention supranormal powers?

MN77 also discuss psychic powerin detail. But if you want list of suttas containing psychic powers then try searching 'psychic power' in Suttacentral Voice Search or simply click here. You will also ...
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Buddhism and miracles

I suspect that, if where Buddhists don't exactly believe it, many would certainly tend not to deny it either. This is a famous Zen story: The Real Miracle When Bankei was preaching at Ryumon temple, ...
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Discernment or blind belief?

The Buddha did not explicitly say that rebirth also happened after (physical) death. This idea only arises when the word 'marana' ('death') is misunderstood. The word 'marana' is defined as the 'death'...
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Did the Buddha tell how to visit another part of universe via meditation?

As for what I have heard in Dhamma deshana, if a person keeps such an intention in mind while meditating that person won't be able to achieve that. You need to lower your expectations to achieve such ...
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Has anyone seen any meditation master demonstrating abhinna or supernatural powers?

Maybe , maybe not It is possible to achieve those things , but when a person achieves it , his mind has developed to a very high level. So there is no need or desire in his mind. Thus , he do not ...
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From a Buddhist point of view, what are the benefits of supernormal powers?

Seems like you are referring to iddhi powers which are extremely important in achieving arahantship. Developing the four bases of iddhi seems to refer to developing concentration founded on desire, ...
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