Thursday, September 29, 2016

Is "magic" real? Caught live on VIDEO

Terrifive (; Dhr. Seven, Crystal Quintero, Wisdom Quarterly
With meditative alegria and esprit de corps, I can fly, I can fly...well, almost.

Breathe in, breathe out, breathe in, breathe...
The East is still mysterious. From a real life "Superman" in Hong Kong to a girl with mind control powers in Thailand to a teleporter (deva?) in India, here are Five People with Superpowers Caught on Tape

Are any of these real or merely staged hoaxes? Some can't be real but others?

What a mystery to live in a world where beings have superpowers. It is entertaining to watch and wonder. Whether or not all of these are real, it is sure is that such things do exist.

coherIn Buddhism, today as in Ancient India, they are called siddhis (abhinna, iddhi) often associated with great yogis and ascetics living in silence and seclusion. They are the byproduct of very intense concentration known as "meditative absorption" or jhana (Sanskrit, dhyana).

What does concentrating mean?
Magic of flight or a block "South Park" style cut-out inserted in a hoax video?
But "concentration" is a misleading English translation. It leads us to imagine squinting and trying, gritting our teeth and momentarily forcing our attention

Right concentration, samma samadhi, is the natural state of coherence that results from calming the mind (heart) until it rests in quiescence. Then it is "held all together," that is to say, collected. A cool, calm, and collected mind/heart is a "concentrated" one.

It is almost effortless, except that paradoxically to begin with it takes considerable effort (padhana, viriya) to stop, let go, relax, and allow. One sets aside and abandons the Five Hindrances and obstacles simultaneously develops the "Five Factors of Absorption" (jhana-anga). The heart/mind will cohere as we remain attentive in a state of serenity, focusing on a single object (such as the subtle breath, the prana, at the tip of the nose).

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