If you had a Super-Power, what Super-Power would you want to have? What propels you, what propels us all to consider greater limitlessness, whether for ourselves or humanity, and beyond, at large?
Longing for infinity is at the core of every living being, constant from their, from our inception into life, into the Universe, to our greatest fulfillment, constant right along with our pursuit of happiness. Going beyond what we have become, reaching from where we are towards greater subtleties is innate with all beings, and having attained human form, we have extraordinarily greater potentiality, and capabilities to actualize, magnificent thresholds of being, both physically and especially internally, psychically.
Super powers or occult powers are imaginable because, for the most part, they are achievable. We imagine them because the capability for achieving them, the architecture of their potentiality is awake within our being, our pursuit of infinity awakening us to such capabilities. Living in an extremely materialistic era, more often than not we invent machines to do what we can also do psychically, such as TV and radio for telepathy and remote viewing. When we are deeply and constantly in love with someone, we also remote view their wellbeing when we are physically away or perceive foreshadowings of possible events regarding ourselves or our loved ones.
Why would you want it?
What would you do with it?
How would your life improve?
How would community or society benefit from your having it?
The key factor for these skills is that love, for love is not one of several emotions, it is the optimization of our homeostasis. When the object of our attention is the Universe itself, and our disposition is of love, then most everything the Universe is capable of doing is within our capabilities for we -- as manifestations of that same Universe -- are also its instruments, its fulfillment of being, with humans, perhaps, at the zenith of that evolutionary excellence.
In that spirit of love, anchored in the steadiness of moral excellence we all are bounding for, I present to you the core Super Powers, the eight Occult Powers which are characteristics of the Universe, characteristic of skills innate to those anchored in love, and instrumental in performing greater service to the wellbeing of living beings throughout the Universe.
What are the Occult Powers?
1) An'ima' -- ability to become very little, to reduce the vibration of the mind to penetrate an atom and know the secrets of subatomic struc ture.
An'ima' means reducing one's psychic existence into a small point and then transforming it into a minimum entity. One may understand anything and everything by entering into each and every physical particle and becoming one with the different waves of expressions and emanations, by dancing with the waves of objects and ideas. This occult power acquired through positive microvita is called an'ima'. The only way to understand these subtle entities is to increase one's powers of perception through spiritual practices.
Mahima' means vastness. With the help of positive microvita, the mind can expand to become vast, superlatively vast. Its radius may encompass the entire universe and so we acquire ideas about many different subjects without reading books. In this way, too, we may feel our oneness with the varied entities of this universe -- unity in variety, unity in diversity. By associating our benevolent thoughts with each and every entity, we will contribute to universal progress and prosperity.
Laghima' makes the mind light, free from the bondage of so many liabilities. This carefree mind, freed from so many fetters and bondages, can understand and think clearly. So by dint of this occult power, one may understand any idea, subtle or crude, abstract or concrete. Unless you understand how much pain and sorrow is accumulated in other's minds, how many tears well up in their eyes, and anguish in their hearts, you cannot completely alleviate their sorrows and sufferings. Through laghima, your own mind becomes unburdened so you can clearly appreciate and respect others' lives.
Pra'pti means helping oneself and helping the souls of so many people to acquire and be benefited by the grace of the Supreme Consciousness.
Iishitva – Iish means to guide and administer. Iishitva enables the spiritual aspirant to guide other people who suffer from different causes. So many people in this world are crying in pain and agony. So many miseries and afflictions paralyse both physically and mentally. lishitva enables one to correctly lead afflicted humanity to their physical progress and psychic well-being.
Vashitva means to keep everything under control and properly regulated for the welfare of all beings. In order to bring people goaded by defective ideas to the path of optimal greatness, vashitva is necessary. If people work haphazardly and do not follow conscientious path, they cannot be expected to establish a state of welfare for all. So if you really want to help people, you will have to inspire and influence them in a positive way, and then direct them along the right path to their goal.
Praka'mya means the ability to accomplish whatever one desires, to translate wish into reality disposed to promote universal welfare, to bring light to the entire universe. Through this occult power, spiritual aspirants acquire the capacity to serve the entire world.
Antarya'mitva is to enter the ectoplasmic or endoplasmic structure of others and thereby to know their pain and pleasures, their hopes, aspirations and longings and to guide them properly. It is somewhat like transmigration of the soul. Regarding this occult power, spiritual cult alone will not suffice -- it requires the special grace of Parama Purusa. He usually does not give this power to sadhakas because if they do not possess universal love, it can be abused for personal gains. Baba explained that this power makes the mind so subtle that it can enter the intra- and inter-ectoplasmic mind stuff of every individual as well as the collective human society.
You will notice that all of these occult powers, all of these siddhis are anchored in, originate from empathy.
Some subordinate siddhis, many of which are within one or more of the above characteristics, include:
Anooram, the power to be immune from hunger and thirst
Door Sharavan, remote audience, to hear from afar
Door Darshan, remote viewing, to see from afar
Manoveg, travel fast as thought
Kaamroop, assume any desired form
Parkaayi Parvesh, to enter into another's body
Sai Maritayaa, to live at one's own will
Surkareeraa, to enjoy meeting with gods (devayonis)
Sankalap Siddhi, the fulfillment of desires
Apratihat Gat, to go anywhere unobstructed
Do the mysteries of and about shamanism, meditation, tantra, yoga, mindfulness, intuition, and consciousness seem, at times, to be more confusing than you can grasp?