Harvard Researchers Reveal Monks' 'Super-Human Powers'

Erin Fitzgerald

It has been said that Monks have super-human powers, and Harvard researchers reveal just how "super-human" they really are. From changing their body temperatures, to levitating, to all kinds of other unimaginable things, Monks are still very well not understood, and Harvard has done some research to explain their superpowers.

Monks are known to use techniques, such as yoga and siddhis, that allow them to achieve unimaginable things. They do static dancing, meditation, praying, drumming, psychedelics, fasting, and much more, New World Wow explains.

Buddhist Monks, for example, are known for their extraordinary powers but are expected to not be distracted by them. Donald Lopez Jr., a professor at the University of Michigan who teaches Buddhist and Tibetan Studies, describes some of Buddha's abilities.

"With this enlightenment, he was believed to possess all manner of super-normal powers, including full knowledge of each of his own past lives and those of other beings, the ability to know others' thoughts, the ability to create doubles of himself, the ability to rise into the air and simultaneously shoot fire and water from his body. Although he passed into nirvana at the age of eighty-one, he could have lived 'for an aeon or until the end of the aeon' if only he had been asked to do so."

"He also had the power to transform matter into different forms, like changing a rock into a sugar cube. One after another the next morning he did many such things. He told me to touch the sand – and the grains of sand turned into almonds and cashews. I had heard of this science before and knew its basic principles, but I had hardly believed such stories. I did not explore this field, but I am fully acquainted with the governing laws of science."

A different Harvard study that took place in Sikkim, India revealed that advanced meditators were able to decrease their metabolism by up to 64 percent.

Harvard researchers also mentioned that during a study in 1985, they were able to make a video of monks drying sheets using their body heat.

Bhante Kusala is among six monks attending Harvard Divinity School. Upali Sraman, also a monk, feels that people think that they should be perfect; however, monks are just like everyone else.

"I have to be more conscious of everything I do, because I realize that I'm being judged."

While levitation is questioned among many people, researchers have concluded that it can, indeed, be done due to biogravitational field. During levitation, a person can control the biogravitational field in order to achieve levitation.

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