Posted by Boom Cat (126.96.36.199) on May 09, 2000 at 23:52:42:
In Reply to: Re: Quick question. posted by Stephen Pema Dorje on May 09, 2000 at 11:12:17:
in fact, it would be a nice thing to have some people on earth who can do such things...ha ha. i believe that supernatural power does exist. even in theravada, the practices that allow one walk on water and so on still exist, of course we might wanna say that the teachings still exist is one thing, whether it is necessary to learn those things is another.
: No..... Why would they want to? This is not a sarcastic answer.
: Monks and nuns are like all of us. Just more able to spend more time
: on practice. Monastics don't want to lead or dazzle us. Like the Buddha has stated
: "Buddhism is the path. the journey is up to you." I don't see where
: levitation, fortune telling or any other supernatural power would
: have a place in the Buddha's Dharma. That my answer... Anyone else?
: Peace to you, Stephen Pema Dorje
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