Iddhi is a Buddhist term which refers to supernormal powers. These powers are physical, as opposed to mental (knowing the minds of others, etc...). These iddhis are mentioned throughout the pali canonical scripture.

Gautama Buddha describes the following as iddhi powers [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17]

  • Multiplying the body into many and into one again
  • Appearing and Vanishing at will
  • Passing through solid objects as if space
  • Ability to rise and sink in the ground as if in the water
  • Walking on water as if land
  • Flying through the skies
  • Touching anything at any distance (even the moon or sun)
  • Traveling to other worlds (like the world of Brahma) with or without the body

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