Some Buddhists seem uncomfortable with the idea of a Buddha with supernormal powers. The fact is you will find a number of occasions in the suttas when the Buddha used his supernormal powers – but always as a skillful means to teach and help people on their path to enlightenment. We will look at some of these examples in this dhamma talk and go on to discuss why Buddha’s supernormal powers are in fact fundamental to the Buddhist teaching. If we reject his supernormal powers, we will be reducing the Buddhist goal of enlightenment to a mere psychological relief from the suffering we experience in our present life.
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