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What are the Effects of the 4 Ways to Spiritual Force?

The Blessed Buddha once said:
When a Bhikkhu develops The 4 Feet of Force quite enriched with concentrated desire,
concentrated energy, concentrated thought and concentrated investigation constructed
by effort thinking: In this way will my desire, energy, thinking and investigating neither be
too slack nor too tense, and it will neither be constricted internally nor distracted externally,
then he dwells experiencing both what is in front and what is behind, so above, so also below,
as by day, so also at night! Thus, with a mind that is all open and unrestricted, he develops this
unique and dazzling bright mind that is pervaded by it's own luminosity...
When the 4 feet of suprahuman force have been developed, refined and cultivated in exactly
this way, then the Bhikkhu possesses the various kinds of suprahuman force: having been one,
he becomes many; having been many, he becomes one; he appears and he vanishes; he goes fully
unhindered through a wall, through a barricade, through a mountain as if through empty space;
he dives in and out of the earth as if it were water; seated cross-legged, he travels in space
like a bird, he walks on water without sinking as if it were solid ground; with his hand he touches
and strikes the moon and sun so powerful and mighty; he masters the body and any form as far
as the fine-material Brahma world...

About Abhiññā: The 6 suprahuman forces, higher powers, or supernormal knowledge's see:

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Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya. [V:265-66]
section 51: The 4 Forces: Thread 11: Shaking The Mansion.

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