Harvard Researchers Reveal Monks’ ‘Super-Human Powers’

Erin Fitzgerald - Author

Sep. 3 2016, Updated 10:40 a.m. ET

It has been said that Monks have super-human powers, and Harvard researchers reveal just how “super-human” they really are. From changing their body temperatures, to levitating, to all kinds of other unimaginable things, Monks are still very well not understood, and Harvard has done some research to explain their superpowers.

Monks are known to use techniques, such as yoga and siddhis, that allow them to achieve unimaginable things. They do static dancing, meditation, praying, drumming, psychedelics, fasting, and much more, New World Wow explains.

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Buddhist Monks, for example, are known for their extraordinary powers but are expected to not be distracted by them. Donald Lopez Jr., a professor at the University of Michigan who teaches Buddhist and Tibetan Studies, describes some of Buddha’s abilities.

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“With this enlightenment, he was believed to possess all manner of super-normal powers, including full knowledge of each of his own past lives and those of other beings, the ability to know others’ thoughts, the ability to create doubles of himself, the ability to rise into the air and simultaneously shoot fire and water from his body. Although he passed into nirvana at the age of eighty-one, he could have lived ‘for an aeon or until the end of the aeon’ if only he had been asked to do so.”

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Among some of the extraordinary things that monks do, the article written by Swami Rama, Living with the Himalayan Masters, reveals that monks are able to sit for many hours without blinking an eye. They are able to levitate up to a couple feet in the air and even transform matter into different forms.


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