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The then governor was hopelessly bed-ridden with paralysed limbs and at the time, according to the doctors, death was only a few weeks distant. His wife desperately tried the last hope by taking her husband to St Seraphim. The following account of that strange visit is taken from the still preserved official records. When the coach carrying the dying nobleman was still some two or three hours riding distance away, St Seraphim said to his disciples: 'General K. is corning to seek for God's Grace.

The following account of that strange visit is taken from the still preserved official records. When the coach carrying the dying nobleman was still some two or three hours riding distance away, St Seraphim said to his disciples: 'General K. is corning to seek for God's Grace. ' The monks placed the only available chair outside the Saint's humble dwelling. When the coach arrived the servants brought the helpless man before St Seraphim and placed him in the waiting chair. ' Said the Smiling Saint.

Therefore, when the student comes into touch with siddhis, he sometimes feels as if he were in a dense forest of mixed and unexplained facts. To begin with, we will define two aspects of siddhis―involuntary and voluntary. The first one is the most commonly known. Many of us have had 'presentiments' of events far ahead in time, which were later fulfilled; had 'intuitional' knowledge of 51 Concentration The Western Tradition (Heart before Mind) another person's thoughts, and experienced strange dreams which later proved to be a hint for one's most intimate inner world.

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