|Kshitigarbha Bodhisattva (namo-amituofuo)|
They seem like human-hybrids, humanoid aliens, reptilians or Nordics (dragons or fairies), oddballs, weirdos, humble wizards, time travelers, futuristic holograms, powered androids, hot models, or just plain Joes wearing hoodies. Maybe the videos are hoaxes. But magic is real.
Disappearing, walking through walls, reappearing, saving lives by moving faster than normal, it's all possible. Does automated video surveillance footage prove it? I'll believe it when I see it, because "Seeing is believing." Yet many, even after they see, still don't believe?
Copperfield wants Congress to believe in magic
Susan Davis, All Things Considered (NPR.org, June 10, 2016)
magic as art. It is an art, he says. Sometimes it's real, we say. This week, Copperfield was back in Washington D.C. asking for a new favor. He is lobbying Congress to pass this resolution. It would recognize magic as "a rare and valuable art form and national treasure." More + AUDIO
"Magical powers" in Buddhism
|The Buddha had extraordinary powers so much that even reptilians (nagas) protected him.|
- (1) division bodies: the power of multiplying
- shape shifting: power of adopting another form
- creating: power of issuing a mentally produced body
- protection: power of penetrating knowledge to remain unhurt
- safe in danger: power of penetrating concentration
- (2) clairaudience
- (3) reading others' minds
- (4) remembering past lives
- (5) clairvoyance (divine eye).
|Devas, gandharvas ("shining ones") have powers.|
They can be gained by developing the meditative absorptions.
This training of mind is frequently mentioned in the sutras (e.g., M.152, A.V.144), but only once is the name of ariyā-iddhi applied to it (DN 28). See more at Pts.M., Iddhi-kathā, Vis.M. XII. More