was alleged to possess superhuman powers and abilities; however, due to an understanding of the workings of the skeptical mind, he reportedly responded to a request for miracles by saying, "...I dislike, reject and despise them," and refused to comply. He allegedly attained his abilities through deep meditation during the time when he had renounced the world and lived as an ascetic. He supposedly performed such miracles to bring the most benefit to sentient beings and he warned that miraculous powers should not be the reason for practising his path.
It is said that immediately after the birth of Siddhartha Gautama, he stood up, took seven steps north, and uttered:
<blockquote>"Supreme am I in the world<br>
Greatest am I in the world.<br>
Noblest am I in the world.<br>
This is my last birth,<br>
Never shall I be reborn"
Naturally, a new born child cannot immediately talk; the child requires further development in order to speak fluently. In his respective era, Buddha claimed that he was only a natural son of his parents. This saying that is attributed to the newborn Buddha as an utterance of his supremacy is unproven and he eventually claimed that he is only a path finder and not a salvation giver. This claim was meant to indicate that Buddha was a human being and not a......