Sage(Rishi) in Hinduism has capacity to view and feel the events and happenings in past and future.

We know that universe(s) has neither beginning nor ending. So the time is infinite in both the directions.

In this context, does a sage has capacity to view infinitely or do the capacity varies from sage to sage?

Like a sage 'X' can view till 'n' past and 'm' future mahayugas or kalpas. Where 'n' and 'm' depends on 'X'.

  • "We know that universe has neither beginning nor ending. " This is not true. – Wikash_ May 18 at 13:42
  • I mean Brahman creates it and annihilate it and do it again and again.... In that at there is neither starting point nor ending point(not for a particular creation). A particular creation may have starting And ending point... – hanugm May 18 at 13:53
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    You're right. There is no start or end to Universe. – Parabrahman Jyoti May 18 at 16:54
  • @AkshayS no that is not true. Every universe has a beginning and an end. – Wikash_ May 20 at 8:54
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    @Wikash_ What I mean is that creation and destruction will run forever – hanugm May 20 at 9:32

1) It is a misconception that every sage will attain certain powers/siddhi.


The Ultimate aim of any spiritual practice/saadhana is to reach a transcendental state or ABSOLUTE BLISS, wherein the sage will remain unperturbed by good/bad, happiness/sadness, etc.

नान्यं गुणेभ्यः कर्तारं यदा द्रष्टानुपश्यति।

गुणेभ्यश्च परं वेत्ति मद्भावं सोऽधिगच्छति।।14.19।।

When the witness sees none other than the alities as the agent, and knows that which is superior [i.e. different from.] to the alities, he attains My nature.

समदुःखसुखः स्वस्थः समलोष्टाश्मकाञ्चनः।

तुल्यप्रियाप्रियो धीरस्तुल्यनिन्दात्मसंस्तुतिः।।14.24।।

He to whom sorrow and happiness are alike, who is established in his own Self, to whom a lump of earth, iron and gold are the same, to whom the agreeable and the disagreeable are the same, who is wise, to whom censure and his own praise are the same;

2) A sage may attain Siddhi/powers or may be attain powers parallel to attaining ABSOLUTE BLISS, according to prarabdha (stored merit) of that body.

Sri Shirdi Sai and Sri Ramana Maharshi both attained ABSOLUTE BLISS. While Shri Shirdi Sai exhibited powers, Sri Ramana Maharshi did not.

Further, the sages will give least importance to the powers and always advised their disciples to steer away from desiring/acquiring powers, which are nothing before the ABSOLUTE BLISS.

3) When a sage attains an ABSOLUTE BLISS, which is also called the God/TIME, there will be no bar as to how far they can travel in time. Again the rider is if they wish so.

The sages will treat the past as nothing but ashes, and dwelling in the past events, according to their advice, does not serve any purpose.

  • "here will be no bar as to how far they can travel in time. " How do you know this? – Wikash_ May 24 at 12:38
  • @Wikash_: I have gone through biographies of many saints/sages. Some of them narrated at times to devotees about incidents pertaining to them that took place even a decade ago . So surmised so. Further, once merged in TIME, even Sri Krishna said in BG about how he taught the ancestors. – srimannarayana k v May 24 at 13:20
  • That still does not give proof to your claim. – Wikash_ May 24 at 14:01
  • @Wikash_: In spiritual realm, we cannot produce proof for everything. Scriptures say about air as "namaste vayo . tvameva pratyaxam brahmasi....". How air can become BRAHMA? what is the proof for the that? – srimannarayana k v May 24 at 14:09
  • " what is the proof for the that?" Yes, there is no proof for this in the scriptures. So we either infer it or give the honest answer: "I do not know"/"the scriptures do not answer this question". – Wikash_ May 24 at 14:16

Sri Brahma-samhita says; YES !!

"prem-anjancchurit bhakti-vilochanen, santah sadaiva hrideshu vilokayanti; yam shyam-sunderam achintya-gunn svarupam, govindam adipurusham tam aham bhajami." ver# 38, chp# 5.

The pure devotees under trance, the saints, always see in their heart of hearts with the eye of devotion tinged with the salve of love, the events of eternity beyond the time. I worship Govinda, the primeval Lord, who is Shyam-sunder, the most beautiful, with inconceivable innumerable transcendental attributes.

  • Please translate... – hanugm May 31 at 13:08
  • @hanugm ok. we have appended the answer with the translation. – user30612 May 31 at 14:22

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