Seven Decades Without Food and Water

H/T: Fox News (here). Proof, I think, that fasting is only a means and not a sign of our holiness. The question remains however, as is stated below, “What energy supports his existence?”

Indian doctors are studying an 83-year-old holy man who claims to have spent the last seven decades without food and water.

Military doctors hope the experiments on Prahlad Jani can help soldiers develop their survival strategies.

The long-haired and bearded yogi is under 24-hour observation by a team of 30 specialists during three weeks of tests at a hospital in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad.

Two cameras have been set up in his room, while a mobile camera films him when he goes outside, guaranteeing round-the-clock observation.

His body will be scanned and his brain and heart activity measured with electrodes.

“The observation from this study may throw light on human survival without food and water,” said Dr. G. Ilavazahagan, who is directing the research. “This may help in working out strategies for survival during natural calamities, extreme stressful conditions and extra-terrestrial explorations like future missions to the Moon and Mars by the human race.”

Since the experiment began on April 22, Jani has had no food or water and has not been to the toilet.

“The exercise of taking this yogi under the medical scanner is to understand what energy supports his existence,” Ilavazahagan added. “Jani says he meditates to get energy. Our soldiers will not be able to meditate, but we would still like to find out more about the man and his body.”

Jani, who dresses in red and wears a nose ring, grew up in Charod village in the Mehsana district in Gujarat.

He claims to have been blessed by a goddess when he was 8-years-old, which has enabled him to survive without sustenance.

2 thoughts on “Seven Decades Without Food and Water

  1. A scientific impossibility, but let’s see what the scientists find out.
    As with all “miraculous” events or conditions documented in Hinduism, this one leads… nowhere.
    As C. S. Lewis point out in his book, Miracles, the so called miracles of the non-Judaeo-Christian religions are simply feats of illusion that lead to nothing beyond themselves.
    In this sense, they are a kind of carnival freak show, only spiritualized.
    No wonder so many spiritual seekers are attracted to Indian religions.
    They are a kind of spiritual tourist seeking transcendental entertainment that has no price to pay except worship.
    The miracles of the Old testament and of Christ and the apostles always lead somewhere, to Someone, and they always conform to the pattern of “how God acts.”
    Our God is not a wizard or a guru or a magician.
    In fact, Christ came to destroy the works of the devil.
    And for that reason, the world will seek anything and anyone but Him, because their deeds are evil.
    God knows who are His, even those who from our point of view can’t possibly be.
    Glory to Him who has shown us the Light.

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