[Lucifer, Vol. II, No. 11, July, 1888, pp. 393, 415]
Abhiñña—the six transcendent faculties obtained by the Yogis or Arhats, after which come the Iddhi, the supernatural powers.
[in reference to a writer’s statement that the Devachanic state “. . . . is purely a state of bliss, in which man receives compensation for the undeserved misery of his past life.”]
Quite correct; but it is not the injustice or mistakes of Karma which are the causes of such “undeserved misery,” but other causes, independent of the past Karma of either the producer or the innocent victim of their effects, new actions generated by the wickedness of men and circumstances; and which arouse Karmic law to fresh activity, i.e., the punishment of those who caused these new Nidânas (or causal connections), and the reward of him who suffered from them undeservedly.