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The four types of pious men who approach the Lord — namely,
  1. The distressed – e.g Gajendra
  2. Those desiring material gain – e.g. Durva Maharaj
  3. The inquisitive e.g. – 4 Kumaras: Sanaka, Sanatana, Sanandana & Sanat
  4. Those who knows things as they are e.g. Saunaka Rishi
Four Types of Motivated Worship 
1) Bhaya – Out of fear.
2) Asha – For satisfying material aspirations.
3) Kartavya-buddhi – Out of a sense of duty.
4) Raga – Out of a genuine attraction to the Lord. 
The four types of material desires are:
1) Desire for material objects
2) Desire for heavenly comforts
3) Desire for mystic powers
4) Desire for liberation 
Four types of evidence : 
  1. Vedic knowledge,
  2. Direct experience,
  3. Traditional wisdom and
  4. Logical induction
There are four types of living entities born within this material world:
  1. Some are born by way of an embryo (jarayu ja)
  2. By way of eggs (anda ja),
  3. Perspiration (sveda ja) and,
  4. Like the trees, by way of seeds (udbhijja).
There are four orders of spiritual life, namely:
  • brahmacarya,
  • gahastha,
  • vanaprastha and
  • sannyasa,
and in each of these ashramas there are four divisions.
The divisions of the brahmacarya- asrama are:
  1. savitrya,
  2. prajapatya,
  3. brahma and
  4. brhat,
and the divisions of the grhasthasrama are:
  1. varta (professionals) ,
  2. sancaya (accumulators) ,
  3. salina (those who do not ask anything from anyone) and
  4. silonchana (those who collect grains from the paddy fields).
Similarly, the divisions of the vanaprastha- asrama are:
  1. vaikhanasa,
  2. valakhilya,
  3. audumbara and
  4. phenapa,
and the divisions of sannyasa are
  1. kuticaka,
  2. bahudaka,
  3. hamsa and
  4. niskriya.
There are two kinds of sannyasis, who are called dhiras and narottamas, as stated in Srimad-Bhagavatam
Ref.  Adi 7.34
 4 categories of  yoga siddhis  
Karma Siddhi - Mukti via 4 kinds of liberation (but limited to Pramatma realization) 
The Karmakandiya Moksha are of 4 types Salokya Sarupya, Sarsti, Samipya as this is limited only up to Aisvarya rasa as these siddhis lack Madhurya Rasa 
 Jnana Siddhi - Limited to Brahman Realization however the siddhi is though known as Bhrama Siddhi Mahaprabhu says Brahma Siddhi in actual means realizing all the three aspects of Supreme via Brahman, Paramatama and Bhagavan as shown by Kapila Dev in his Sankhya Philosophy.
 Dhyan Siddhi - Dhyana Siddhi - anima-siddhi, laghima-siddhi, mahima-siddhi, prapti-siddhi, vasita-siddhi, isita-siddhi,prakamya Siddhi.
 Bhakti Siddhi -Going Back Home Back to Godhead Goloka Vrindavana
The Vimukti Siddhi is the sole property of the pure devotees of the Lord enjoyed in Madhurya rasa in Bhagavan Relization. 
Total of 8+10+5+19 (18 Mystic Powers has mention in Bhagavatam+24(5 +19) are considered inferior and minor they are automatically present in the ten and all the 10 secondary siddhis are present in the Asta Siddhis) siddhis + 9 types of wealth  
Siddhi(spiritual power), and Riddhi (prosperity) Nava Niddhi (9 types of Wealth)

Asta Siddhi and Nava Niddhi are the by Products of Bhakti or Suddha Nama 
Hanuma possessed all of the below. (Asta Siddhi Nava Nidhi ke data)

The Ashta Siddhi (eight siddhis) in Hinduism are as mentioned below :
1. ANIMA  Reducing oneBs body even to the size of an atom .
2. MAHIMA  Expanding oneBs body to an infinitely large size.
3. GARIMA Becoming infinitely heavy.
4. LAGHIMA Becoming almost weightless.
5.PRAPTIKA Having unrestricted access to all places.
6. PRAKAMYA  Realizing whatever one desires.
7. ISITVA  Possessing absolute lordship.
8. VASITVA  The power to subjugate all.
The Nava Nidhis – Types of wealth
1. PARKAYA PRAVESH  Parkaya Pravesh means one’s soul entering into the body (sensorium)
of some other person or animal or bird. Through this knowledge even a dead body can be
brought to life.
2. HAADI VIDYA  This vidya or knowledge has been mentioned in several ancient texts. On
acquiring this vidya, a person feels neither hunger nor thirst, and can remain without eating food
or drinking water for several days at a stretch.
3. KAADI VIDYA  Just as one does not feel hunger or thirst in Haadi vidya, similarly in Kaadi
vidya a person is not affected by change of seasons, i.e. by summer, winter, rain, etc. After
accomplishing this vidya, a person shall not feel cold even if he sits in the snow-laden mountains,
and shall not feel hot even if he sits in the fire.
4. VAYU GAMAN SIDDHI  Through this Siddhi a person can become capable of flying in the
skies and traveling from one place to another in just a few seconds.
5. MADALASA VIDYA  On accomplishing this vidya, a person becomes capable of increasing or
decreasing the size of his body according to his wish. Hanuman had miniaturized his body
through this vidya while entering the city of Lanka.
6. KANAKDHARA SIDDHI  One can acquire immense and unlimited wealth through this Siddhi.
7. PRAKYA SADHANA  Through this sadhana a Yogi can direct his disciple to take birth from
the womb of a woman who is childless or cannot bear children.
8. SURYA VIGYAN  This solar science is one of the most significant sciences of ancient India.
This science has been known only to the Indian Yogis; using it, one substance can be
transformed into another through the medium of sun rays.
9. MRIT SANJEEVANI VIDYA Through this knowledge even a dead person can be brought
back to life
When considered as mines, minerals, earthenware and ocean resources, the nine treasures of Kubera are interpreted as:
padma (lake in Himalaya with minerals and jewels)
- mahapadma (lake double the size of padma in Himalaya with minerals and jewels)
makara (Synonym of Padmini, black antimony)
- nila (Antimony)
mukunda (cinnabar, or quicksilver)
- kunda (arsenic)
kharva (cups or vessels baked in fire)
kachchhapa (tortoise or turtle shell)
sankha (conch shell)
The 10 Secondary Siddhis in the mode of Goodness
  • anūrmi-mattvam: Being undisturbed by hunger, thirst, and other bodily disturbances
  • dūra-śravaṇaHearing things far away
  • dūra-darśanam: Seeing things far away
  • manaḥ-javah: Moving the body wherever thought goes (teleportation)
  • kāma-rūpam: Assuming any form desired
  • para-kāya praveśanamEntering the bodies of others
  • sva-chanda mṛtyuhDying when one desires
  • devānām saha krīḍā anudarśanamWitnessing and participating in the pastimes of the gods
  • yathā sańkalpa saḿsiddhiḥ: Perfect accomplishment of one’s determination
  • ājñā apratihatā gatiḥ: Orders or commands being unimpeded
The 5 Inferior Siddhis of Smaranam
  • tri-kāla-jñatvam: knowing the past, present and future
  • advandvam: tolerance of heat, cold and other dualities
  • para citta ādi abhijñatā: knowing the minds of others and so on
  • agni arka ambu viṣa ādīnām pratiṣṭambhaḥ: checking the influence of fire, sun, water, poison, and so on
  • aparājayah: remaining unconquered by others
And the following are the minor Siddhi —
(1)The ability to know all languages including those of animals.
(2) Knowledge of one’s past lives.
(3) Knowledge of the nature of other peoples minds.
(4) The ability to make one’s body invisible.
(5) The ability to make the sounds of one’s body unhearable.
(6) The ability to make everyone happy and joyful.
(7) The ability to possess great strength.
(8) The ability to locate hidden things.
(9) The knowledge of the fourteen planetary systems.
(10) The knowledge of the arrangements of stars.
(11) The knowledge of the movement of stars.
(12) The knowledge of bodily anatomy.
(13) The ability to remain motionless.
(14) The ability to perceive the celestial beings known as Siddh.
(15) The understanding of consciousness.
(16) The knowledge of the soul.
(17) The ability to walk on water, thorns and similar objects.
(18) .The ability to surround oneself with a blaze of light.
(19) The ability to be omnipotent and omniscient.


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