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Ideas of Mahavastu, by Text

[Indian, fl. 200, An early Buddhist teacher.]

200 The Great Event
I.231-9 p.23 The Buddha made flowers float in the air, to impress people, and make them listen
     Full Idea: When the young Brahmin threw her two lotuses, they stood suspended in the air. This was one of the miracles by which the Buddhas impress people, to make them listen to the truth.
     From: Mahavastu (The Great Event [c.200], I.231-9)
     A reaction: Presumably this is the reason that Jesus did miracles. It is hard to spot the truth among the myriad of lies, if there is no supporting miracle to give authority to the speaker.