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The Siddhis, psychic powers
« on: January 24, 2009, 11:38:31 AM »
As regards the psychic powers, Cohen asked once:

Do Jnanis who, before Jnana, had Siddhis, preserve them after merging with the Absolute?

Bhagavan Ramana clarifed:

Yes. Siddhis are acquired by prarabdha karmas, and are not a hindrance in Mukti.  They are a hindrance on the way to Mukti.

A North Indian visitor asks whether the Jnani automatically acquires Siddhis or whether he has to strive for them separately if he desires them. 

Bhagavan Ramana:

Who is the Jnani? If he is the body you see, then his Siddhis will be shown to other bodies.  But if he is Pure Awareness, from where
will he get the Siddhis and to whom will he show them?

Both the Jnani and the Bhakta (devotee) do not desire or work for Siddhis, the former because he see himself the All, and the latter
because he sees his Ishata Devata -- his favourite God -- the All.
Even his own action is done by this god.  He has no will of his own
at all to impel action on his own initiative. Yet Siddhis follow them
both like their shadows.  What greater Siddhi is there than that of the Sage, who by merely sitting on his couch, attracts thousands of people from four corners of this earth, hundreds of whom change their old modes of live, and some even attain Godhood?

Poeple see many things which are far more miraculous than the so called siddhis, yet do not wonder at them, simply because they
occur every day. They do not see miracles in the man who comes almost from nothing and, when born, he is not bigger than this electric bulb, and when he becomes a giant wrestler or a world-
famed artist, orator, politician or Sage, but they are wonder-stuck
if a corpse is made to speak!

(Source: Guru Ramana. S.S. Cohen. Sri Ramanasramam, Tiruvannamalai.)

Arunachala Siva.