There are plenty of videos on the Internet which show such talents of Hindu children. Example:

How it is possible for these blindfolded kids to read books and do everything?

Is it a yoga technique or a God-gifted power?

  • Is t dermo optical perception(DOP)? What does science say about it?
    – yubraj
    Commented Feb 20, 2017 at 9:23
  • Art of Living teaches a similar thing to teenagers. They run some kind of intuition program and teach kids to see stuff with vision completely blocked. There are videos on this as well. But unfortunately, I don't know how this is even possible for kids.
    – Pinakin
    Commented Feb 20, 2017 at 15:22
  • Yes! that's what I meant to ask
    – yubraj
    Commented Feb 23, 2017 at 2:39

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I'm not really sure if all those videos are true, but it's possible to attain Siddhis (or some occult powers) through birth as mentioned in Sutra 1, Adhyaya 4 of Patanjali Yoga Sutras.

जन्मओषधिमन्त्रतपस्समाधिजाः सिद्धयः ॥१॥
janma-oṣadhi-mantra-tapas-samādhi-jāḥ siddhayaḥ ॥1॥

The Siddhis (powers) are attained by birth, chemical means, power of words, mortification or concentration.

Swami Vivekananda commentary:

Sometimes a man is born with the Siddhis, powers, of course from the exercise of powers he had in his previous birth. In this birth he is born, as it were, to enjoy the fruits of them. It is said of Kapila, the great father of the Sankhya Philosophy, that he was a born Siddha, which means, literally, a man who has attained to success.

Commentary of Vyasa: (translated by Ganganatha Jha)

Com :— The Power due to birth is brought about by corporeal change, " By herbs: " e.g, the medicinal preparations in the house of the Asaras (i.e, Påtåla) " By incantations." Such as the acquirement of " Molecularity " (Animå ), "By austerities" the capability of approaching the sky, accomplishment of desire, e.g, being capable of attaining any desirable form, the yogi moves about here, there and everywhere, in accordance with his own unimpeded will, The Powers due to Meditation have already been described.

Notes :—( 1 ) "Corporeal change' - Sometimes the actions of the yogi in his earthly life are developed to such on extent that he is directly born among the gods, with a celestial body, and as such molecularity ind the rest come to him naturally,

These occult powers in those kids might be due to their past birth vasanas.


Rishi's answer is correct.A Yogi can see that is not seen by eyes when he obtains mastery over the Manipura Chakra. This is one of the many siddhis that Yoga has to offer.

From Siva Samhita ,Chapter 5 :

81- When the Yogi contemplates on the Manipur lotus, he gets the power of patala siddhi,-the giver of constant happiness.He becomes lord of desires ,destroys sorrows and diseases,cheats death,and can enter body of others(parakaya pravessha)

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82-He can make gold,etc,see the adepts(clairvoyantly),discover medicines for diseases,and see hidden treasures.

Now, since he can see hidden treasures means that he does not need external eyes to see things.It's then when he can see things even with his eyes closed.

The important thing to note here is that Manipura is associated with fire element.And fire is associated with form(rupa) just like say prithvi(Muladhara is the related Chakra) is associated with the sense of smell.And forms appear to us with the help of vision.

So,its natural that a Yogi obtains a vision-related siddhi by mastering the Manipura(fire) within him.

EDIT-I missed that you are actually asking about children.Only two possible explanations are there IMO-either they have learned Yoga to do so Or they are carrying forward their powers which they have obtained in their previous births.

  • This is true for Yogis who activated Chakras. But how can we explain in case of 8 year old?
    – The Destroyer
    Commented Feb 20, 2017 at 12:51
  • @The Destroyer Who's that 8 year old?May be he is carrying forward his powers from previous births..
    – Rickross
    Commented Feb 20, 2017 at 12:53
  • OP's question is about this peculiar behavior of some children. But this is also a possible reason for their skills.
    – The Destroyer
    Commented Feb 20, 2017 at 12:58
  • Ok as usual i missed reading the children part ;(..anyways let the Op decide..BTw whats the problem with kids mastering Yoga?
    – Rickross
    Commented Feb 20, 2017 at 12:59
  • No Problem but most of them acquired innately those skills. Also, i never heard of people born with activated Chakras. Sri Krishna may be an exception but He is Avatar. Few sages showed such skills from birth but not sure whether their chakras were activated innately.
    – The Destroyer
    Commented Feb 20, 2017 at 13:07

It is possible to see with eyes closed I have seen people who are literally blind and will tell you the color of the cloth by touching it and we all have seen it on television as well.

so what is the catch, it is just that this body is way more complicated machine, it is all about perception.

If today is about to rain there will be certain changes in our bodies, if you can observe them, you can always tell by observing your body that it is going to rain today.

There are people who will tell everything about you after just seing a picture of you, it is all that they can access certain dimension through this physical body, which indeed sounds phenomenal.

In Hinduism these are called Siddhis.

But yogi should not go after Siddhis, as your spiritual growth will stop.

We always carry a thing called "Sanskar" from past lives, So if you have practiced good things it will become sankar and will go in next life as well.

So the essence is that we should start listening to our body, soon you will be able to see what this body is asking for.


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