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On seeing many Universal Cycles of Past Lives...

The Blessed Buddha once said:
When a Bhikkhu develops the Feet of Force that is enriched with concentrated desire,
concentrated energy, concentrated thought and concentrated investigation, all constructed
by effort, by thinking: In this way will my desire, energy, thinking and investigating neither
be too slack, nor too tense, it will neither be constricted internally, nor scattered externally,
then he dwells experiencing both what is in front, and what is behind, so above, so also below,
so by day, so also at night! Therefore, with a mind that is all open, and unrestricted, he develops
the dazzling bright mind, which is pervaded by its own luminosity...
When the 4 feet of supra-human force have been developed, refined and cultivated in exactly
this way, this Bhikkhu possesses the various kinds of supra-human force: He remembers many
of his prior lives, one rebirth, two lives, three lives, four lives, five lives, ten past lives, twenty
lives, thirty lives, forty lives, fifty lives, a hundred past lives, one thousand prior lives, several
100.000 lives, many aeons (universal cycles) of contraction (big crunch) & expansion (big bangs):
"There such was my name, species, family, such my appearance, such was my food, such was my
experience of pleasure and pain, such was my life; passing away from there, I was reborn elsewhere.
There such was my name, species, family, such my appearance, such was my food, such was my
experience of pleasure and pain, such was my life length; passing away from there, I was reborn here."
Thus he recollects his manifold various past lives and worlds in all their minutely specific details...

About a Kappa: The immensely long universal cycle or aeon or kalpa (big bang to next big bang) see:


More on the 4 Feet of supra-human Force!



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

Seeing Many Aeons...

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