Supernormal Powers in Ancient Indian Traditions

Horacio Francisco Arganis Juarez arganis at TODITO.COM
Sat Oct 1 14:06:50 UTC 2005

 Dear Brad Clough:
You can found many thing like that in the Eleven Canto or Book of Bhagavata-purana, were Sri Krishna Vâsudeva, explanaind to his disciple the Siddhis and Chamanism from Mercie Eliade too.
With my best wishes
Prfr. Horacio F. Arganis J.
Saltillo, Coah North Mexico.

> You may find very useful my Sanskrit Mahakavya "Ramapratapa-caritam"(2 vols) with Hindi and English translation and a long introduction, available at Chaukhamba Sanskrit Prakashan, Bunglow Road, Delhi-7. Ths Mahakavya deals with the life and teachings of Ramaprata who was a great sanskrit scholar of the twentieth century and a great Raja-yogi. He had several spritual powers such as Vaak-siddhi( all his words became truth) and Divya Drsti(divine transcental perception) which were experienced by thousands and thousands of persons. An Italian translation of this mahakavya "Vita Di Un Saggio(has been published in Milan (L#Oca Del Cairo) in 2005. 
> You have selected an excellent topic and I wish you all success. 
> Rasik Vihari joshi 
> -----Mensaje original----- 
> De: Indology [mailto:INDOLOGY at]En nombre de bclough 
> Enviado el: Viernes, 30 de Septiembre de 2005 11:56 a.m. 
> Para: INDOLOGY at 
> Asunto: Supernormal Powers in Ancient Indian Traditions 
> Dear Colleagues, 
> (Apologies to RISA subscribers for cross-listing) 
> I am working on the topic of supernormal powers ("divine" ear and 
> eye, knowledge of others' thoughts, memory of past lives, and other 
> siddhis/rddhis) in Indian Buddhism, and would like to situate my work 
> in the larger context of ancient Indian religions, and so I am 
> looking for early Jain and Hindu treatments. I am aware of the Yoga 
> Sutra chapter (and commentaries on it) on vibhutis, but am interested 
> in other treatments as well. I am more interested in systematic 
> discussions, but sustained narratives (from the epics, for example) 
> of yogins and tapasvins displaying such powers would be worth 
> considering as well. Any suggested references would be most 
> appreciated! 
> Brad Clough 
> The American University in Cairo 
> bclough at 
¡Encuentra trabajo ya! Tenemos miles de vacantes.

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