Acquire Psychic Powers

The Right Way to Acquire Psychic Powers (Yoga Siddhis)

Lately I have been getting many requests with regard to psychic powers, their acquisition, value, purpose etc.  Although I can’t cover all these aspects in one article, this post will kick off the series in which I will delve into these topics. 

In Yoga terminology psychic powers are called Siddhis and they are addressed in detail in many books on Yoga and Tantra.  A good resource for the study of these Yogic Powers is of course the Yoga Sutras (threads) of Sage Patanjali, where in Book 3 (Vibhuti Pada) Patanjali details the psychic powers and the methodology for their attainment.  Swami Satchidananda has written a very nice book with commentaries on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and I want to provide his view on Yogic Powers as they are quite in line with my views as well.

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Integral Yoga Publications
Translation & Commentary By Sri Swami Satchidananda
Pages: 199-200

Patanjali Yoga Sutra 51 says that “By non-attachment to even Psychic Powers, the seeds of bondage are destroyed and independence gained.”  Here are Swami Satchidananda’s commentaries on this sutra and Yogic Siddhis in general.

“This means that all these siddhis are beautiful, but they will bind us, because siddhis are the outcome of the mind.  The mind wants something.  It wants to achieve this or that.  What for?  To be proud of itself.  It develops ego.  It makes your “I” and “mine” bigger.  Selfish desires are still there.  If you are after siddhis like astral traveling, clairvoyance and clairaudience, I ask you why.  You may say, “Oh, I thought I could help people.”  I say that this is just an excuse.  You want to show you can do something.  You want to be proud of it.

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Are the siddhis bad then?  If so, why are they there?  I say they are not bad.  They are beautiful; they are good.  When? Whey they come to you.  When you run after them they are bad.  That’s all the difference.  Let the siddhis come and beg, “Hey, can’t I do something for you?” Then they are beautiful.  If you don’t run after them and your don’t crave them, they are not yours.  They want to have you as theirs.  They want to be with you and serve you.  Then they are okay.  That’s why, even in the Bible, you come across these powers.  Everything will come to you.  When? When you seek the Kingdom.  “Seek ye first the Kingdom of Heaven; everything else will be added unto you.”  You don’t need to run after them one by one.  When you become the boss, you get everything.  You don’t need to run after small jobs.”

The above is the perfect place to start when studying the topic of Psychic Powers.  This understanding will ensure that you are not being distracted by the acquisition of Yogic Siddhis and that you are aiming only for the Highest; only the Truth.  Along the way let these powers come as they wish.  When they come to you in this fashion, you will not misuse them for self aggrandization because your target is still God, which means you are passionate about egolessness.

Given the above I will provide techniques for obtaining psychic powers in future articles in these series.  Hopefully having understood the reasoning above you will undertake their pursuit impersonally or for scientific study.  Often, yogic siddhis are byproducts of prolonged practice of certain powerful meditations and kriyas (sets) and there are already several such meditations detailed on this website.  Of these, the two that are highly reputed for bestowing such powers are Sodarshan Chakra Kriya – 3 Most Powerful Yoga Pranayamas & Kriyas and Ajana Chakra Meditation Technique (3rd Eye).  I wonder if that is the reason why these are among the most popular articles on this website :-P.

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  2. abha
    abha says:

    aap k pass if sid­dhi h thn plz for god sake help me.
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  3. Claudia
    Claudia says:

    Would you say that these psychic powers can serve as a tool to draw yourself and others deeper towards truth? I have noticed, that the discovery of my own abilities spured my interest in matters of spirituality and self discovery. I have noticed something similiar with friends who had series of “weird coincidences” and started to realize that the scientific paradigm which is held in so high regard, is just another product of the mind….

    Of course, it can be alluring. Would you say that psychic powers CAN be a strategy of ego to strengthen its position?

  4. Rajiv Kohli
    Rajiv Kohli says:

    Thanks for the information. “I Want to obtain them to help others” that was really true. I think everyone is thinking the same but unfortunately as you said we are running behind the Siddhis. We may seek the wisdom and bliss and the actual search “Who is God?”

    • Prince
      Prince says:

      God is a supreme which cannot be created nor destroyed he is father of all soul they are maker of whole universe there are every where but we can’t see them..
      Hare Krishna hare Krishna

  5. EmpathDancer
    EmpathDancer says:

    I am interested in building boundaries that prevent feeling others emotions, At times I find this overwhelming. What method of meditation would you suggest for me? Any other advice for an empath would be greatly appreciated.

  6. Panayiotis Argyridis
    Panayiotis Argyridis says:

    Dear Guru
    would like to start training with the Sutra pantanjali Yoga. therefore I would like to introduce me to any link from your site, that it starts someone from the very beggining level. thank you. looking to your response.


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