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It is well known that Brahman has infinite power.

Other than him, in general, sages have tapas power due to their tapas and can be used for their wish such as cursing someone or for own purposes or for dharma. The tapas Shakti then decreases after using it.

Does anyone other than Brahman has never-ending Tapasya power?

  • Sages using tapas as per their wish? Where did u get this? If a sage wants rain as per his wish can he bring rain ? Understand when shakti increases responsibility increases. So think before using those words – Parabrahman Jyoti Jun 10 at 16:42
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    Brahman's power is not due to tapasya. It exists by itself forever. For others, it is based on karma, like bank-credit. so.. No. Proof lies in the immortality boon that is always asked and always denied. – ram Jun 10 at 17:26
  • @AkshayS Like gandhari used to curse Krishna... – hanugm Jun 10 at 17:34
  • @ram Yeah, it may not due to tapasya. My intention is to say that there are no limits for his power. – hanugm Jun 10 at 17:36
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    Yes. Ashwini Kumaras and other ‘Universal up-keep’ deities has infinite powers as per rules of this Universe. – Gopal Anantharaman Jun 14 at 13:25
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As per Chapter 5th of Kurma Purana,

17b. One day of god Brahma is called a Kalpa and his night is of the same duration.

  1. -19. Learned men say that a thousand sets of four yugas constitute one Kalpa. Three hundred and sixty Kalpas make one year of god Brahma, O excellent Brahmanas, Hundred times of that period is called a Parardha by them.

  2. At the close of that period, all living beings get dissolved in Prakrti, their source. Hence, this is called the reabsorption into Prakrti (Prakrta Pratisaicara) by wise men.

  3. It is said that in due course of time, Brahma, Narayana and Isa (Rudra), all the three, become merged in Prakrti and their remanifestation also is to take place.

  4. Thus, Brahma, the elements (or all living beings) and even Vasudeva and Sankara are created by Kala. He alone devours them again.

  5. This Lord Kala is beginningless, endless, free from old age or decay and immortal. He is the Supreme Ruler because of his omnipresence, independence and his state of being the soul of all.

  6. There have been many Brahmas, Rudras, Narayanas and others, but there is one Lord controller of all viz. Kala. He is omniscient. So states the Śruti (Vedas).

As you can see no one remains forever other than Brahman (in above verses name Kala is used for Brahman) and to show some power one must be alive. So, other than Brahman, no one has never-ending powers.

  • It implies that everyone is mortal... But even during the time of his/her life, it does not say information about possessing infinite Tapasya power... – hanugm Jun 11 at 4:50
  • Suppose Brahman took birth as human Krishna and Krishna has infinite power. – hanugm Jun 11 at 4:51
  • This answer is partially not right. One who has gone beyond time through power of Yoga, and is eligible to become absorbed in Parabrahman, for him no time affects him. He exists even after Pralayas.... That's why its called immortality crossing over 4 stages of life = birth death oldage disease!!!! Ones who dont have realisation of Atma, merge with Prakriti. the 1st unmanifest. But there's 1 more unmanifest beyond this. 1st one is Akshara Purusha, and second is Adi Purusha. – Parabrahman Jyoti Jun 11 at 5:22
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Sri Krishna said in B.G.:

मां च योऽव्यभिचारेण भक्ितयोगेन सेवते।

स गुणान्समतीत्यैतान् ब्रह्मभूयाय कल्पते।।14.26।।

Whosoever serves Me alone with an unfailing devotion-Yoga, he, transcending these Strands, turns to be the Brahman.


One must understand that the purpose of reaching highest stage in SPIRITUALITY/BRAHMAN, is to attain ABSOLUTE BLISS , but not to attain powers/siddhis .

Attaining powers/siddhis or concentration, etc, may occur as a consequence of doing mantra japa or meditation , etc.

In the case of some persons, this may result only in ABSOLUTE BLISS but not in attaining powers.

Sri Krishna in earlier era, Sri Shirdi Sai in our era exhibited Superhuman powers, whereas Sri Ramana Maharshi did not.

It depends on one's prArabdha (stored merit of the body).

  • You did not answered the question! – Wikash_ Jun 12 at 19:28
  • @Wikash_: I had stated - "Sri Krishna in earlier era, Sri Shirdi Sai in our era exhibited Superhuman powers .....". Please check. What more do you want? – srimannarayana k v Jun 13 at 0:10
  • He did not have infinite (shakti) powers. – Wikash_ Jun 13 at 4:22
  • @Wikash_: You have to clarify 2 issues here. 1) you had stated He did not have infinite (shakti) powers - please clarify whom are your referring to by "He" (2) Infinite powers - What do you mean by" Infinite powers"? And, Can you clarify what actions will be treated as done out of those powers? – srimannarayana k v Jun 13 at 4:56
  • Please read the OPs question carefully. – Wikash_ Jun 13 at 7:12

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