Introduction to the 8 Siddhis (Skills, Attainments) that You Transmigrate to Your next Life
We all have 8 Siddhis (or skills, attainments), that we develop to different degrees during a lifetime.
The unique composition of varyingly evolved Siddhis makes us into different personalities.
These skills or attainments are then carried to another life where we develop them farther, refining the essence (or the mind energy) of our Soul.
The first 5 Siddhis are related to your unbiased perception of life.
The last 3 Siddhis are related to your ability of overcoming the suffering of living in the manifested world.
The Siddhis Related to Undistorted Perception of Life
1. UUHA – REASONING
Uuha is your reasoning is based on the Karmic Imprints of your previous births, which are also called Samskaras.
The attainment of reasoning is the knowledge about the 25 Tattvas (or manifestations of Prakriti).
Click here to read about the 25 Tattvas – the elements of nature and their rudimentary essences.
The knowledge about the Tattvas is gained by examining the determinable and indeterminable, or conscious and non-conscious constituents of creation.
2. SHABDA – WORDS (UNDERSTANDING/COMMUNICATING)
Shabda is your knowledge gained by the means of words, your capacity to understand and communicate. It is gained faster by associating with an enlightened being.
3. ADDHYYAN – SELF-LEARNING
Addhyyan is the self-learning or knowledge gained through the study of scriptures such the Vedas or other standard ancillary texts.
4. SUHRITPRAPTI – GUIDANCE
Any guidance that you receive during your lifetime from others is in fact your own attainment. You attract the guidance accordingly to your own essence magnetism.
Suhuritprati is knowledge gained from a kind-hearted person towards you, the one engaged in the spread of knowledge.
5. DAAN – PURITY OR DISCRIMINATIVE KNOWLEDGE
Knowledge gained regardless of your own needs while attending to the requirements of those engaged in the search of the highest truth.
The Siddhis Related to Overcoming the Suffering of Living in Manifested World
The next 3 ones are your ability to overcome 3 kinds of pain or suffering of living:
6. ADHYATMIK-DUHKH-HAAN – THE ABILITY TO OVERCOME SELF-INFLICTED PAIN (FROM BODILY SUFFERING AND MENTAL ANGUISH)
Adhyatmik Duhkh Haan is the freedom from physical and mental pain, body suffering or psychological disappointment that arise due to a lack of spiritual, metaphysical, and mystic experience and knowledge about the existence.
This kind of pain is the biggest and the most common of the three types of all suffering in life. Anguish of jealousy, disappointments from expectations, anger, envy, lust, greed, holding on, hatred etc. as well as physical injury.
7. ABHIBHAUTIK-DUHKH-HAAN – THE ABILITY TO OVERCOME PAIN INFLICTED BY OTHERS (FROM LIVING BEINGS, LIKE ENEMIES OR WILD ANIMALS)
Abhibhautik Duhkh Haan is the freedom from pain arising from slavery or injury made by other beings.
Slavery, torture, physical and emotional abuse, wars, or even someone not performing their duty towards others dependent on them.
8. ADHIDAIVIK-DUHKH-HAAN – THE ABILITY TO OVERCOME PAIN INFLICTED BY NATURE (FROM POWER OF TIME, KARMA, THE UNSEEN HAND OF FATE)
Adhidaivik Duhkh Haan is the freedom from pain caused by natural calamities or unseen forces of fate.
Natural causes like falling sick due to climate or environment. Hot and cold temperature, dryness and moisture, or anything coming from the nature.
Calamities like earthquake, storm, tsunami, flood, fire.
How do you practice the skills of overcoming the pain or suffering?
The first and utmost step is the acknowledgement and acceptance of pain and suffering as the part of manifested life (in other words the working of karma).
The pain that can be easily removed is the self-inflicted pain and it can be done by shifting of your mental perception. It is a well-known fact that the same situation seen by different people will be interpreted in completely different ways.
Attachment (craving / wanting) or aversion (dislike / avoidance) are the 2 main forces that cause the self-inflicted pain. Even most diseases are scientifically proved to be psychosomatic, which means inflicted by mental stress.
To overcome the suffering inflicted by others and by nature the very practice of acceptance is the key, because accepting that something can’t be changed helps you to detach from it.
It is a well-known fact that people have different pain-thresholds that depend on their conditioning. The pain inflicted by other sometimes can and cannot be avoided. Detaching from the suffering in the situations that take time to change helps greatly to go through them with less psychological injury.
The situations that cannot be changed are the force of fate that ultimately are overcome by raising the consciousness to the highest level, where it is perceived that the physical form is not all what we are. Beyond the manifested soul we are the Soul essence that travels from life to life, and ultimately frees itself from the cycle of birth and death, and dissolves in God.