The Essential Scripture...


The Essential Scriptures of the Buddha and Patriarchs

Secrets on Cultivating the Mind

Section 7

Question: You talk about “seeing the nature.” But if one has truly seen the nature, one becomes an [enlightened] sage and, unlike other people, should be able to manifest the [six] superpowers (K. sint’ong, S. abhijñā) and the transformations of form (S. pariṇāma, K. pyŏnhwa)? How is it, then, that among those who cultivate the mind nowadays, there is not a single person who exhibits these superpowers and transformations of form?