four steps to transcendental powers ［四如意足・四神足］ ( shi-nyoisoku or shi-jinsoku): Also, four bases of transcendental powers. Four elements or attributes conducive to obtaining transcendental powers. They are zeal, exertion, memory, and meditative insight. The Sanskrit riddhi-pāda indicates a step toward attaining transcendental powers; riddhi means wealth, prosperity, or transcendental or supernatural power; pāda means foot, root, or base. The four steps to transcendental powers are the third of the seven constituent groups of the thirty-seven aids to the way, or the thirty-seven practices leading to enlightenment. See also thirty-seven aids to the way.