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A 76-year-old Indian mystic claims to have survived the past 68 years — yes, years — without eating, drinking or going to the toilet.  A 10-day trial under 24 hour surveillance by a team of medical doctors has scientists baffled.  Prahlad Jani says his fasting ability is divinely inspired.


Mystic’s fast baffles doctors

Thursday, November 27, 2003 

Update 21 May 2014: Prahlad Jani is featured in the film In the Beginning There Was Light.  Watch the entire film here.

(CNN) — David Blaine eat your heart out.

The magician’s recent stunt of going 44 days without food is child’s play compared with the alleged efforts of India’s Prahlad Jani.

This 76-year-old Indian mystic claims to have survived the past 68 years — yes,years — without eating, drinking or going to the toilet.

It’s an astonishing claim, and one which is being investigated by a team of doctors at the Sterling Hospital in Ahmedabad in India’s of the state of Gujarat.

So far, doctors have subjected Jani to a 10-day trial under 24 hour surveillance and have been astonished by their findings.

The reclusive Jani — who normally lives in a cave about 120 kilometers north of Ahmedabad — did not eat, drink or relieve himself for 10 days.

Prahlad Jani

“Jani has not passed urine since he was brought here on November 12. He has not taken anything by mouth or by any other route not even water during this period,” Dr Urman Dhruv of The Association of Physicians of Ahmedabad, told The Times of India.

“All his parameters are within the normal physiological range. Initially, the project was to continue for seven days but his health allowed us to extend it,” said Dhruv.

What’s more, there was the baffling discovery that Jani’s body appeared to form urine, but that was then reabsorbed back into the bladder wall.

“He underwent all possible medical investigations — from checking blood pressure to MRI of brain and gut, which were normal,” Dr Sudhir Shah, a neurologist, told the Times of India.

“Perhaps, he is more fit than other people of his age. This is an attempt to understand a new dimension in medical science and help mankind.”

Jani’s explanation is simpler. He has been blessed by the gods after hearing his calling when he was eight years old.

“I get the elixir of life from the hole in my palate, which enables me to go without food and water,” news agencies quoted Jani as saying.




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SunYogi said:

on March 11th, 2009

According to Yogic science, semen exists in a subtle form throughout the whole body. It is found in a subtle state in all the cells of the body. It is withdrawn and elaborated into a gross form in the sexual organ under the influence of the sexual will and sexual excitement. An Oordhvareta Yogi not only converts the semen into Ojas, but checks through his Yogic power, through purity in thought, word and deed, the very formation of semen by the secretary cells of the testes or seeds. This is a great secret. Allopaths believe that even in an Oordhvareta Yogi, the formation of semen goes on incessantly and that the fluid is reabsorbed into the blood. This is a mistake. They do not understand the inner Yogic secrets and mysteries. They are in the dark. Their Drishti or vision is concerned with the gross things of the universe. The Yogi penetrates into the subtle hidden nature of things through Yogic Chakshu or the inner vision of wisdom. The Yogi gets control over the astral nature of semen and thereby prevents the formation of the very fluid itself.

The body of a man who is truly an Oordhvaretas has the scent of a lotus. A man who is not a Brahmachari, in whom gross semen is formed, may, on the other hand, smell like a buck goat. The semen dries up in those who practice Pranayama seriously. The semen-energy ascends up to the brain. It is stored up as Ojas Sakti or spiritual energy and comes back as Amrita or nectar.


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