SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Magic Powers I

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A Demonstration of the Six Spiritual Powers

195. Dharma Hall Discourse

Dogen said:

A capable master must be endowed with the six spiritual powers. The first is the power to go anywhere; second is the power to hear anywhere; third is the power to know others' minds; fourth is the power to know previous lives; fifth is the power to see everywhere; sixth is the power to extinguish outflows [attachments].

Everyone, do you want to see the power to go anywhere?
The teacher Dogen raised his fist.

[To be continued]

-- From Eihei Koroku, translated by Taigen Dan Leighton and Shohaku Okumura

Jundo says, "A Buddhist Practitioner is originally endowed with the power to go anywhere ... for when all thought of 'here' and 'there' are dropped from mind, where is she not?"

... and if that doesn't work, she can at least hop a plane.

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