I have heard many miraculous tales of buddhist saints and Arhants walking on water or living off of garbage, or crazy enlightenment stories of people who saw through the cosmos to God/the divine/the void. One monk ate pine needles for a year a supposedly turned green. I think these stories if taken literally take away from the beauty and simplicity of zen. What are your thoughts on this? Also if you have an off the wall or interesting miracle story please share. I saw a lot of the enlightenment stories in the 3 pillars of zen (which I read 12 years ago), where satori is taken to interesting mystical levels of description.