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  • He refuses categorically, saying there are three sorts of wonders namely iddhi, that is flying through the air, etc. the wonder of manifestation which is thought-reading: and the wonder of education.

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  • And though we have no warrant for doubting that he believed in the reality of the powers known as iddhi, it is equally certain that he did not consider them essential or even important for religion.

    Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 1

  • The practice of yoga was thought to give a skilled yogin powers (iddhi), which showed the domin­ion of a trained mind over matter, but yogins generally warned against the exercise of iddhi, because it was all too easy for a spiritual man to degenerate into a mere magician.

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  • So, descending, as it were, to their level, the Buddha staged a striking display of iddhi.

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  • Here again, the texts may also have been suggesting that a showy display of iddhi could be counterproductive: it certainly did not convince a skeptic.

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  • But, as usual, iddhi could not achieve a lasting result.

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  • The monks who compiled the Canon would have expected the Buddha to be able to do these things, even though he himself had a jaun­diced view of iddhi and felt that they should be avoided.

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  • The Buddha himself was highly critical of such exhibitionism, and forbade his disciples to exercise iddhi in public.

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  • They also believed that proficiency in yoga gave the yogin extraordinary “mirac­ulous” powers (iddhi).

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  • He impressed the prince with flashy displays of iddhi, a sure sign that he was profaning his yogic powers.

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