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Did ancient Yogis float in the air and what is the method to do it?

First we should know our body is not just physical body, but has five sheaths (Pancha Kosha). What we see externally is Annamaya Kosha (food sheath). After death we shed Annamaya kosha and jiva with ...
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Did ancient Yogis float in the air and what is the method to do it?

By practicing Yoga and pranayama (control of prana vayu) a Yogi can float in the air, walk in air. This is called Vayu-Siddhi or mastery over air. It can be achieved in the third stage of pranayama ...
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Why don't Miracles occur in Kali Yuga?

As per oxford dictionary, Miracle is 'an extraordinary and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore attributed to a divine agency'. If we go by above ...
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How can one achieve "siddhi" in Hinduism?

Yoga Sutra of Patanjali gives methods of achieving Siddhi (4.1): जन्मौषधिमन्त्रतप: समाधिजा: सिद्धय:॥ १॥ janmaushadhimantratapahsamadhijah siddhayah "The Siddhis (powers) are attained by ...
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Did ancient Yogis float in the air and what is the method to do it?

Yes, a Yogi can float in the air by using yogic power. Their are eight type of siddhis also known as ashta aishwarya can be attained by yoga as described in Shrimada Bhagavatam, Chapter 11.15. Yogi ...
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Is Veda Vyasa still alive? If yes, where is he? How can one recognize him?

Yes, certainly Shree Ved-Vyasa is still alive. He being Chiranjeevi (immortal) is still alive. The answer is clearly given about him in Shreemad Bhagvat Purana - Skandha 8 - Chapter 13 - Shloka 15-16....
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Is exhibiting siddhis a sin?

In any spiritual practice the Sadhana (the effort) and the Siddhis (the fruits of that effort) are better to be kept secret. This is the very basic of any spiritual Sadhana. Same is the case with Yoga....
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True mental potential of an enlightened human

The question is asked by Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita, in the following verses: BG 2.54:अर्जुन उवाच | स्थितप्रज्ञस्य का भाषा समाधिस्थस्य केशव | स्थितधी: किं प्रभाषेत किमासीत व्रजेत किम् || Arjun said ...
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Why don't Miracles occur in Kali Yuga?

First of all, miracles can only be performed by Gods and by beings who are enlightened like the powerful Yogis, Siddhas, Mahamunis, Rishis etc. We ordinary beings can't perform the miracles. So, we ...
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What scriptures describe using Red Arsenic for invisibility?

This book Goddess Traditions in Tantric Hinduism makes a reference to a procedure in the Brahmayamala Tantra. According to an exoticindiaart description Brahma Yamala Tantra is one of the oldest ...
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How can one achieve "siddhi" in Hinduism?

There are in fact more than one question in your question viz: 1.How many types of Siddhis are there? 2)How to achieve them? 3)What is Mantra Siddhi & how to achieve it? How many types of ...
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What all are the parameters needed for getting a mantra siddhi?

First of all one has to legally obtain the mantra through initiation (Diksha). This is the first step. Next, Purascharan, as prescribed, has to be done. Without Purascharana, a mantra is stated to be ...
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How can a person get the power of going anywhere at will like the Rishis?

Such powers are called Yogic Siddhis (occult powers). A highly adept Yogi, by severe practice of Yoga, can achieve those powers. The mighty Yogi having attained, through pranayama, tho eight sorts of ...
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What siddhis are achieved when one attains turiya?

According to Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, various Siddhis can be achieved by making Samyama (संयम​) on subtle things or quantities. First of all let's clear what is called Samyama: (Quoting from Swami ...
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Scriptural Explanation of the "Siddhis" of the "Yoga Sutras"

There is very detail description and explanation of Various Siddhis a yogi can achieve & ways in the Purana called "Shreemad Bhagvat Puran" (Canto 11 Chapter 15 ) This whole chapter of 36 verses ...
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Did ancient Yogis float in the air and what is the method to do it?

Yes, In Ancient India Yogis Floated in the Air, here is the explanation what I got: In Hindu mythologies some Yogis possess the power of floating in the air while meditating. This can be explained ...
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Siddhis Riddhis

Traveling on tigers basically refers to the fact that a wild animal like tiger has been tamed by the saint. Then, this is not uncommon for highly adept Yogis. Loknath Brahmachari also displayed this ...
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How someone can get any siddhi from Lord Hanuman?

Jai Shree Ram! This Mantra "अष्ट-सिद्धि नव निधि के दाता । अस बर दीन जानकी माता।। clearly states that Lord Hanuman have all these 8 Siddhis and he is also able to give these Siddhis to his devotees. ...
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What kind of effects does mantra japa have on our bodies?

The word mantra in Sanskrit means ‘that which protects by being meditated upon’ (mananAt trAyate iti mantrah). Mantra can contain bijAksharAs and name of the deity. Example: chAmundA mantra ॐ ऐं ह्री...
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What happens when mantra initiation is done by an ineligible guru?

According to a Vaishnava scripture known as Krishna Bhajanamritam, gurus can be of different spiritual potencies. The etiquette after receiving initiation from a guru who may be of lower potency is ...
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What were the special powers of MeghanAda?

1 Indrajit (MeghanAda) performed many sacrifices and got powers (boons, weapons, sidhis etc): English Translation (Source) O king ;thy son hath met with the fruits of many a sacrifice Agnistoma, ...
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Did ancient Yogis float in the air and what is the method to do it?

Just to add more - A perfect self realized being who has achieved Jagadānanda, after knowing he is none other than God & uniting individual consciousness with universal consciousness, not only he ...
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Does any yogic siddhi let a human to be simultaneously present at two different places physically?

I have read about a saint who was able to be at two places at the same time in Paramhansa Yogananda's book "Autobiography of a Yogi". There is a chapter named as "The Saint with Two Bodies. But i don'...
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How much importance should be given to Siddhis according to Hindu scriptures?

Yoga Vashishtha, is a conversation between Shri Rama and Maharishi Vashishtha. Shri Rama asks a similar question to which Maharishi Vashishtha responds. Rama asked: Lord, why do we not see ...
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Is it necessary that an enlightened man should possess Siddhis or special powers?

No it is not. Powers are a diversion which keeps one bound to this world. Patanjali in his Yoga Aphorisms, Chapter 3 (commentary by Swami Vivekananda; available here under the heading Raja Yoga, sub-...
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Is it possible to travel to different Lokas in turiya?

Presuming knowing self is to experience Turiya, one can indeed wander about in various worlds. From Chandogya Upanishad, अथात आत्मादेश एवात्मैवाधस्तादात्मोपरिष्टादात्मा पश्चादात्मा पुरस्तादात्मा ...
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Yogic/Tantra practice providing ability to control body temperature

Bodily functions can be brought under control, under highest form of Yogic techniques. The following is an excerpt from the famous book by Dr. Paul Brunton "A search in Secret India". The author met ...
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What are the Siddhis associated with each of the Chakras based on the scriptures?

According to [1-4], the most common siddhis obtainable through mastering kundalini are: Aṇimā: the ability to become smaller than the smallest, reducing one's body to the size of an atom or even ...
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