The Ceasing of Notions – 09 Creating matter using thought
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
The Ceasing of Notions [or the Treatise on the Transcendence of Cognition]
26. Emmon asks ‘As I have heard, a bodhisattva can create his body by mental power. Does that not mean he uses supernormal powers?'
Master Nyuri : ’The ordinary person's deeds are activated by karmic outflows, but the buddha's actions are without leaks. Though there is a difference between them, neither case is the freely functioning Way. It is said in a sutra. 'As to the various bodies produced by the power of thought, all are but mental formations.' '