"Why should a living being not be able to obtain all the energy it needs for the performance of its life functions from the environment, instead of through consumption of food?"
- Nikola Tesla
Can humans survive on air alone? How long can a person survive without food and water? Is it possible to replace food with air and light? These questions arise in your mind when you think about "Breatharianism."
Oh, tell me that story, Grandfather!
My Grandfather always had the best stories to tell me when I was little. I still remember that story which he told me when I was traveling to my native town. "There was a yogi, a saint named 'Nagarajacharya' he performed a severe penance (Tapasya) and pleased Lord Brahma, The God of Creation. He practiced the most intense Tapasya for 12 long years without eating any food or water, living on air alone. And on one day "Acharya" attained enlightenment." Wow! Sound Amazed, right? The first question I asked after this conversation to my Grandpa was "How can a human body survive without food and water?" And he replied in a more realistic way that "Science too has some limitations, my child! Your body is temporary, and your soul is permanent. Great souls don't need food to survive. Almighty is there to take care of them. You can connect to other powers of this world through Breatharianism." I don't exactly understand his words, but as the wheel of time passes, I'm getting it. Thank you, Grandpa!
Science examines many people who claim not to have eaten for years & here's what they found. Take a deep breathe! Reasons will make you understand "What actually life is?"
Breatharianism refers to the practice of sustaining oneself without the need for food. It is based on the idea that a person can live on the vital life force known as prana or chi. Although this concept is not new and for many years, various cultures, yogis, religious practitioners around the world have talked about this ability. In the third book of the Yoga Sutras, it is mentioned that about twenty-five siddhis have extraordinary abilities. It can also be seen throughout Buddhism and various other spiritual rituals as well. Clairvoyance, psychokinesis, and many more are all distinctive traits associated to the siddhis which mean complete freedom from hunger and thirst.
Telepathy, remote viewing, and precognition has been scientifically proven to be real.
"My idea is that the development of life must lead to forms of existence that will be possible without nourishment and which will not be shackled by consequent limitations. Why should a living being not be able to obtain all the energy it needs for the performance of its life functions from the environment, instead of through consumption of food, and transforming, by a complicated process, the energy of chemical combinations into life-sustaining energy?"
..the concept of Breatharianism in his book "Supernormal: Science, Yoga, and the Evidence for Extraordinary Psychic Abilities."
He adds "The implication is that the human body can transmute ambient energy into nutrients and through the practice of cultivating this ability one can live comfortably for as long as one wishes without food, and possibly without drinking water. This is described as a siddhi in the Yoga Sutras as Pada 111.30: liberation from hunger and thirst."
He says that at the age of 11, the Hindu goddess Durga appeared to him and told him not to eat food from now onwards.
Prahlad Jani was born in Ahmedabad, India. He was tested in 2003 and 2010 at Ahmedabad's Sterling Hospital by Dr. Sudhir Shah and his team.
He was under strict observation for 10 days without any supply of food or drink. He was monitored 24/7 by hospital staff with proper video cameras where it was confirmed that Jani neither ate nor drank.
"We realized that, if this whole phenomenon really exists in a human being even for 15 days, it would have immense application in unraveling secrets of medical science and its application for human welfare."
He was tested for 10 days in October 2004 by the intensive care unit at a hospital in Switzerland, and the doctor observes no significant or dangerous physiological changes at that time.