Celibacy/Abstinence/Past and modern sages


Ive read the previous post. I wont enter in chronology but it seem for any person who is interested in spirituality nowadays that the age that historians call bronze age, (from the first form of known civilizations until 3000 years ago), was absolutely the era of humankind with the most sages. Its seems that modern sages even with much education and religious scriptures available look very average and normal compared to those of heroic times if we believe ancient stories. It is said that those times people's nature was completely different from now, gods and humans cohabited with one another. If those stories are true, Those sages of the past had herculean strenght like many heroes, strong and global magical powers over nature like Moses or Hanuman. Things that dont appear in later ages, more ancient in the past more unbelievable things occured if one believe stories. In modern times, a sage hardly have a siddhi. This is important because many people today doubt the reality of those ancient stories and take them as legends or myths. What happened?

Different phases have different characteristics in the Leela (play) of the Lord. Variety is the order of the play and that which HE wills transpires. It does not matter who did what, for action concerns the domain of the unreal. The same holds good as regards display of Siddhi-s, for all these are events in the drama being directed by the higher power, who has his own way of doing things.

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(That Supreme being is the absolute truth)


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