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Abhijña (Sk.) or Abhiñña (P.)

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Abhijña (Sk.) or Abhiñña (P.) Super-knowledge. Modes of Insight attained by the practice of Dhyana (q.v.). A high state of consciousness when six spiritual powers have been developed.


Six spiritual powers are:


(1) Power to see what one wills to see, anywhere;

(2) Power to hear and understand all languages;

(3) Power to read thoughts;

(4) Knowledge of former lives (one’s own);

(5) Knowledge of former lives (those of others);

(6) The deliverance of mind from passions.

(See Iddhis.)