Some people do a little austerity to levitate, but they have to have a rubber cushion, because they get up about three inches, they get so affected by their levitation that they just suddenly break their meditation, phoom! They plop down on the ground. From the fall, they’d break their bone; so they have to have rubber foam to cushion their fall. In other words, it is not very effective, even if you go up 6 feet. Viswamitra could create planets; he could go on any planet he wanted, by his mystic power. But still he was not satisfied in the end. So therefore the real solution of course is not to try to have mystic powers.
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1988, 31st October, SB class @ Atlanta, USA