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 other four koshas (Sookshma Sareera or Subtle body) go to other realms, hell or heaven depending of Karma and Sukshma Sareera takes new physical body (rebirth) ...
Siddha has no equivalent in english language, it can be understood as combination of perfection and establishment(when both are used simultaneously i.e. Perfection+Established or perfectly established).
In hanuman chalisa the siddhi word means that person has attained such qualities by establishing himself into perfect self or atman.
In Hinduism, eight ...
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 sadhana.
From Shiva Samhita:
In the first stage of pranayama the body of the Yogi begins to
prespire. When it prespires, he should rub it well, otherwise ...
They do not know 'everything'. Swami Vivekananda said that a realized soul knows the essence of Reality; it does not mean that he knows every particular aspect of It's infinite manifestations. To know clay does not mean that you know every form of clay. To know Brahman is to know everything as One without a second - without manifestation. To be conscious of ...
Here is one perspective about 'knowing everything' based on some scriptural statements:
I don't think the saints, mystics or bhaktas would know everything in the sense you have described. Only the Supreme Lord knows everything. The sages can know as much as He allows them to know for their service to Him. We see in Bhagavatam/Mahabharata that Arjuna had so ...
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 definition, there are many such events happened in Kali Yuga too. Books by recent Yogis or Swamis narrate many such episodes. You also mentioned in your question, &...
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 can float in water or hang in air by Laghima.
aṇimā mahimā mūrter
laghimā prāptir indriyaiḥ
śakti-preraṇam īśitā (11.15.4)
guṇeṣv asaṅgo ...
Yoga Sutra of Patanjali gives methods of achieving Siddhi (4.1):
जन्मौषधिमन्त्रतप: समाधिजा: सिद्धय:॥ १॥
"The Siddhis (powers) are attained by birth, chemical
means, power of words, mortification or
Here is Swami Vivekanandas commentary on this verse.
Sometimes a man is born ...
Lokas are planes of existence, not to be confused with physical planets. There are beings all around us living at different vibrational levels, you pass through them and they pass through you. When you die, you don't physically go anywhere. Your fine body is all that remains and it exists on a different vibrational level. All the lokas are around you all the ...
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 Bhairava Tantras and Kasmira Shaivaite Abhinavagupta has cited from this text in his Tantraloka. Moreover even some Buddhist Tantra scriptures like Laghusarprava ...
Short answer to your question is -- Yes. Then comes the question , how?
You needed to have special kind of vehicles for that.
Trishanku travelled into svargaloka using celestial airplanes.
Same case with Arjuna . He travelled to svarga along with a deva called matali in a celestial chariot. When he is going to svarga in devayana(path of gods) , he ...
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 with the phenomenon of superconductivity. This is a possible scientific explanation.
Superconductivity is a phenomenon in which the electrical resistance ...
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 is about Siddhis.
The names of various Siddhis descibed are-:
1) Anima (अणिमा) , 2) Mahima (महिमा) 3) Laghima (लघिमा) 4) Prapti (
प्राप्ति) 5) Prakamya (...
I think yes, people can go and have gone to Heaven or other spacial realms. Some examples are:
King Muchukand, fought alongside Devas and later got the boon of having sleep where the person disturbing him will be burnt to ashes.
King Kakudmi, father of Revati, went to meet Lord Bramha and later his daughter got married to Lord Balarama.
Arjuna, ie, one of ...
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.
It's said in those shlokas that Ved-Vyasa is still alive and living in their respective ashramas by Yog-Bala or Yogic Power.
गालवो दीप्तिमान्रामो द्रो...
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 Vivekanada's Rajayoga: Patanjali's Yoga Aphorisms : Chapter III - Powers)
The combination of Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi is called Samyama:
त्रयमेकत्र संयमः ॥४॥
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 devoid of any powers.
The Puras’charanam of Gâyatrî is repeating this twenty four lakh times
(i.e., as many lakh times as there are syllables in the ...
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.
To Answer your question i would like to describe about these Siddhis. There are Ashta (8) Siddhis which are very similar to Supernatural powers. But, It`s ...
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 need to see why Gods are not performing any miracles these days or where those enlightened Munis and Yogis are nowadays.
In Kali Yuga the atmosphere is ...
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-heading Patanjali's Yoga Aphorisms, sub-sub heading Powers - http://cwsv.belurmath.org/volume_1/vol_1_frame.htm):
By making Samyama on the discrimination ...
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 Siddhis are there?
The Linga Purana describes the primary Siddhis as follows
A successful Yoga Practitioner is endowed with ‘Dasha Siddhis’viz.
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't know in particular how that can be achieved.
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 ह्रीं क्लीं चामुण्डायै विच्चे।
Ganapati mantra : ॐ Gam Ganapataye Namaha
or may contain words like gAyatri mantra:
ॐ भूर् भुवः स्वः ।
Presuming knowing self is to experience Turiya, one can indeed wander about in various worlds. From Chandogya Upanishad,
अथात आत्मादेश एवात्मैवाधस्तादात्मोपरिष्टादात्मा पश्चादात्मा
पुरस्तादात्मा दक्षिणत आत्मोत्तरत आत्मैवेदं सर्वमिति स वा एष एवं
पश्यन्नेवं मन्वान एवं विजानन्नात्मरतिरात्मक्रीड आत्ममिथुन आत्मानन्दः स
स्वराड्भवति तस्य सर्वेषु लोकेषु का...
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 Siddhi.
Ahimsha is one of the eight limbs of Yoga as known from various scriptures. And, a Yogi who has really established in himself, Ahimsha, is not harmed by ...
Yoga Vashishtha, is a conversation between Shri Rama and Maharishi Vashishtha. Shri Rama asks a similar question to which Maharishi Vashishtha responds.
Lord, why do we not see many of these liberated sages traversing the
Flying in the sky and other powers are natural to some beings, O Rama.
Miracles happened in kali yuga too. the fact is we not believe them or clarify them right now. because it is kali yuga.
Did you hear about Sai Baba? Many educated people pray sai baba.
Everyone who knows him says he is god.
he born in kali yuga only.
This section put light on current theory
I found the answer in this excerpt from Adi Shankaracharya's commentary on the Yoga Sutras:
dehāntaritā yathā yogādinā dehāntareṣu svargādiṣu janmasiddhiḥ. oṣadhibhir asurabhavaneṣu *rasāyanena somāmala- kādibhakṣaṇena** pūrvadehānapanayenaiva
"The perfections from birth are in a different body", being attainment of another body ...
By the rise of Kundalini a Yogi with attainment of a disease-free spiritual state.. either as a Siddhi or by any means arriving at a Turiya Avastha feels subjectively that he is weightless. He is not at all lying about his feeling of his own weightless state.
But a physical spring balance measuring weights would not objectively record any weight change on ...
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, Asvamedha, Bahusuvarnaka. Rajasuya, Gomedha and Vaisnava. And being engaged in this Maheshvara sacrifice, which is incapable of being celebrated by men, thy ...