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Iddhi, ṛddhi (Pāli, Skt.: ardh, ‘grow’, ‘increase’, ‘prosper’, ‘succeed’). Paranormal, psychic, or magic power in Buddhism, where it is one of the six kinds of higher knowledge (abhiññā). Canonical writings contain a standard list of eight forms of iddhi: the power to (i) replicate and project bodily-images of oneself, (ii) make oneself invisible, (iii) pass through solid objects, (iv) sink into solid ground, (v) walk on water, (vi) fly, (vii) touch the sun and moon with one's hand, (viii) ascend to the world of the god Brahmā in the highest heavens.
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