Breatharian, Living Without Food and Drink

I found something interesting from my local newspaper. With the big headline "Fresh Body Until 74 Years Old Without Food and Drink". It makes me shock. How it can be done? As a Muslim there is a ritual every year only a month. It called "fasting" in Ramadhan month. It means I didn't ate and drunk between the morning (at 04.00 am) until the evening (at 18.00). I think all Muslim can do that well. But this news is totally different. It called "breatharian". There is a question in my mind, What happens with our body without food and drink? Of course the answer is we feel weak and not powerful. The second question is, what happen with our body if we live without food and drinks for a year even several years? I think the right answer is we will death.

But I found something different with Breatharian. This was happen for people who believe that we can life without food and drink. It called "Breatharianism". Those people believe that they will life only from air and light. For me as a normal person, I think it was impossible. A group called Breatharians claiming to have the answer due the problem related with disease caused by the foods. The answer is "stop eating". Only using a "Prana" It means "the air of life" or "power of life". The concept of prana appears in many traditions around the world. China, Japan, and Polynesia have the own words.

Breatharian believe that someone can leave the food and drink at all. Only using prana. They called "living on light" or "living on air". Prana program advises his followers to be a gradual Breatharian. Being a vegetarian, we didn’t eat meat, only eating fruits and vegetables or liquid foods. And when they get accustomed with this they can increase to the higher step, only consume air and light.

Fasting is a spiritual aspect which is important in some religions, including Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Catholic and Jewish. The main difference between fasting and Breatharian, fasting had a final point. While Breatharian there is no limit because they fasted for a lifetime.

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The Breatharian experts said that if someone not ready and do not listen to their consciences, many problems will occur within 21 days after "Bretharian" fasting. The first case maybe extreme weight loss, until the death. The scientists said that human body can not survive without food and water during that time, no matter what is said by their conscience.

But this is contrary with Wiley Brook, a Breatharian and also founder of "Breatharian Breatharian Institute of America". He claims that he have become a Breatharian over 30 years. He appeared in the TV show "Thats Incredible" in 1981 with fat body and and gained weight almost 1100 pounds. In his personal website, he claims didn't doing sports and only sleep one to seven hours a week.

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Prahlad Jani, 82 years old from India

Back to headline from my local newspaper. There is an old man. His name is Prahlad Jani, 82 years old from India. Like other old man, his physical appearance was a white haired and white bearded. But I can't imagine that he didn't consume food and drink for the last 74 years. Many people doubted him. Now, she is undergoing a series of tests by military scientists of India, incorporated within Defence Institute of Physiology & Allied Sciences (DIPAS). He is being isolated in the Ahmedabad Hospital in Gurarat, India. He was monitored carefully and he was believed to have the quality of life that can save mankind.

Until now, he passed about six days in the hospital without food and drink. The doctor team indicated that his body showed no effects of starvation or dehydration. If this true, Jani believed as an extraordinary case in the medical field. With the big hope, DIPAS can teach people how to survive when facing bad condition without food and drink. Jani told that he got the energy by doing meditation. He believed that someone can survive in the "spiritual power", only consume the air.

I think this is a mysterious phenomenon of human life. I hope we can learn from this hub. There is a something weird outside related with mankind. We have our own way. It depend on us and everything back to our condition. When you are not comfortable become vegetarian, don't do that. I think as long as we can keep our health. By doing sport regularly and maintaining the eating pattern, I believe there's no problem with our body. Life and death in the God hand. As a human we just maintain what God gave to us, like our body. Just remind again, don't push your self if you felt not comfortable with that. For me become a Bretharian, I don't think so. I hope you all always healthy...amen.

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carolina muscle 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

This is an interesting phenomenom.. I'll be interested in the outcome of the current study.


dreamreachout 6 years ago

Unbelievable hub!! If this is really successful and adopted, it shall solve much of the food crisis as also the diseases that come with it!!

Prasetio30, wonderful hub again!!


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rpalulis 6 years ago from NY

Wow very interesting.


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Very interesting but I believe it if the tests are held outside India.


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Yadvinder Singh 6 years ago from chandigarh

A human mind is the most powerful mind in this world and can do unbelievable tasks if focused


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Pete Maida 6 years ago

You would have to have a genetic make up that most people do not have; that is the only way I can imagine that this is possible. I cannot believe that the millions that die of stavation every year just didn't have the right mind set.


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ethel smith 6 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

An interesting Hub but I don't believe it. Not your hub but the supposed facts about air and light etc


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theherbivorehippi 6 years ago from Holly, MI

This is very interesting. You should definitely write a follow up on this guy later!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks Carolina for share your thought here. I agree with you, the first time I saw this news very surprise. And I don't believe that. But for me this is human phenomenon. Only blessed people can do that.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thank you very much dreamreachout, I hope this topic useful for us. And the research by those people can help others...amen


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Welcome back,rpalulis. I hope you enjoy all information here.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hello, thanks for coming again to my hub.

I hope so. I think American held some test for Breatharian. Because there is an Institution to study about Breatharian. I hope others country more concern about this phenomenon and doing some research about this. For the good purpose, especially for humankind....Why not?


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks Yadvinder Singh for share your thought here. I agree with you. We have to focus if we want something good in our life. For great achievement, like those people above.


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JannyC 6 years ago

Hmmm. Can this be for everyone? I agree with Pete Maida that its gotta be a genetics thing. But wow that would really save you a lot on money not having to buy food all the time.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Pete, you always come with generous comment. I heard about that Pete. Bad economic condition have a big role for human life. For the poor country it add the burden for the government and many people was suffering for this condition. And we can found starving people everywhere. Now the government mind set have to change. Thank you very much!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks ethel for stopping by.

You free to comment here. If you think that this impossible, I appreciate your comment. It depend on us. But I am glad to show you another of human phenomenon. Have a great day!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

thank you very much, theherbivorehippi. I'll try to give the best for us. I'll think about that. See you again.....


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks Janny. Actually I can't got much information about this phenomenon related with genetics. But but it maybe happen to those people. Just wait the result of the research. I agree with you Janny, that we don't need to buy food and drink all the time. Nice comment, Janny. Have a nice day!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago

Prasetio, Interesting hub! I believe in fasting and praying for a specified period of time. It is spiritually fulfilling! But I am not sure about being a Breatherian or if this is possible for and extended time...

Thank you for sharing, Peace & Blessings!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thank you very much DeBorrah for share your opinion about this topic. Your comment show how you have good spirituality. I really appreciate your thought here. Nice to meet you again. God bless you!


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viryabo 6 years ago

This is very interesting and new to me. Bookmarked for further 'digesting'.

Great write up Prasetio.

Cheers


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

thanks viryabo, I hope you like all the information. Nice to meet you again. I am glad you want to bookmark this hub.


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billyaustindillon 6 years ago

Very interesting - keep us updated on how the no food and drink study turns out.


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Springboard 6 years ago from Wisconsin

Life without the joys of steak, prime rib, lobster, crab legs on an all-you-can-eat buffet? No scrambled eggs for breakfast? No ice cold beer on a hot summer day, or a tall glass of cool, refreshing water after cutting the grass?

There is, in my mind, something questionable as to the real plausibility of breatharianism, but if it WERE true, and there were people who lived this way...

In my judgement they have failed to see what life is really all about. Our love for, and the joy OF food is very much a part of a healthy life IMO.

Interesting, if not a little spooky, hub. :)


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nancy_30 6 years ago from Georgia

Thank you for sharing this very interesting information. I myself like food too much to become a breatherian.


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fucsia 6 years ago

very interesting info..... I'm curious and fascinated from ths story.... I don't know the breatherian befor this news...I think I looking for mpre information! thanks


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Welcome back billyaustindillon, I hope we can learn that there was a weird phenomenon about human life. And the research about breatharian still continuing until now. I hope the best result from them.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thank you very much Springboard, I wait a comment like you gave to this hub. Actually for spiritually person we have to grateful what God gave to us. Like food, water, air, light and many other things in this beautiful earth. In my opinion, unfortunately if we don't use anything that God gave to us, like food and drink. We can enjoy the delicious food and drink. But again it back to us.

Springboard, thanks for share your thought here. see you again...


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks nancy for stopping by. I think we have the same perception about this topic. I still love the food and drink. This is part of our life. Nice to know your comment. Have a great day!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks fucsia for coming to this hub. I hope your curious have paid for now. You can saw this hub as a knowledge. And as a positive news.


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

prasetio, YOU have found a very interesting subject and delivered an amazing report. This is positive and inspiring. We fast in my customes. Lent is a time of a 40 day reflection and spritual journey during which time you give up something as a show of sacrifice and brings greater focus and reflection. I'd love to hear more on this man and his story! I love the way you think and share it with us. thanks and peace :)


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Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US

God gave us food and the only way it will hurt us is additives or eating too much, not from God. Food can hurt people when they don't eat in moderation as with all things. This other makes me think of Jim Jones, although I know it's not the same..still. If God didn't say don't eat then I am not listening. Very interesting hub though. We should all think new things through and I can see that you have.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thank you very much, katie for your appreciation to this hub. As a person who has good spirituality you can saw this as a spiritual journey, the reflection between as a creation of God and the God himself. Like you said before, I think those people doing this as a sacrifice. I hope this hub benefit for us.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Pollyannalana, thanks for stopping by. I got nice input from you. I know God give us everything like food and drink, better we consume in good portion. Besides t avoid kind of disease and also good for healthy body. Good to see you again, have a nice day!


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Cathi Sutton 6 years ago

I had never heard of such a thing before in my life! It is fasinating, and I hope you will tell us more details of the man's hospital stay as you learn them. This is a VERY good Hub! And thank you for the way you ended it. Very kind, and thoughtful!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Welcome back, Cathi. I hope by this information we can increase our spirituality. I'll try to find more information, especially the result of his research. Thank you very much.


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Amber Allen 6 years ago

Hi prasetio

A very interesting hub. It is hard to imagine this being true and even harder to imagine a world without food and drink. There would be no limits on the growth on the human population and this would be truly disastrous.

Amber


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks Amber, I appreciate your thought about this topic. I agree with you, because from thousand people maybe there is a one person like Prahlad Jani and others who try to follow his step will collapse before the final result or achievement. Good to see you again.


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Tammy Lochmann 6 years ago

Very Interesting. I can't imaging not eating anything...Great job!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thank you very much, Tammy for dropping by and give nice comment. I am glad to meet you again through this hub. I hope you enjoy all information here.


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

This is a very interesting study. I know you can go a long time without food but not without water. It will be interesting to see the outcome of this study.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thank you very much Pamela for share your thought here. In my fasting in Ramadhan month, I really can stop eating but the thirsty always tempting me in the first day. But for the next day, this was not a problem anymore. I appreciate you comment. see you again and take care!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

This is very interesting! Even if it were possible, I wouldn't want to give up food and drink!


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febriedethan 6 years ago from Indonesia

Yes, I heard about this too Pras and this is really unbelievable. Thank you for sharing this, great hub!!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Habee. We were have own way. I think it hard to do my friend. So, keep you food and your drink well!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks febrie, I think you have write from your newspaper. But I hope this become new knowledge for us, about there were many possibilities out side. See you again!


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Support Med. 6 years ago from Michigan

prasetio30, I have never heard of 'breatharian' before, sounds so untrue. I do believe the meditation practiced on a regular and cosistent basis can give one the strength to endure many challenges, as well as open a portal of higher consciousness to receive an abundance of knowledge; however, I think the breatharian way is beyond the possible and I have to agree with what Pete Maida said.

prasetio30, you stated that this phenomenom is one that only blessed people can do and I agree with you on that.

It will be interesting to know the conclusions of this study. Good one.


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

hmmm interesting indeed, let us see what will happen to the study. I like reading your hubs, unique ideas, Maita


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Angela Harris 6 years ago from Around the USA

Seriously? Wow, that's all I can say. If this turns out to be true, it is the most amazing thing I've ever heard a human accomplish.


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bingskee 6 years ago from Quezon City, Philippines

maybe we all have to see the results first as this appears to me as unbelievable and almost impossible.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thank you very much Support Med. for giving great comment to this hub. You have logical reason about breatharian. Not all people can do this. And actually I have a report that some people was death because their body refuse the system. And I think the body not ready to stop food and drink. As we know food and drink needed by our body. I agree with you that meditation is the best way to increasing our spirituality. And there are many type of meditation in the world.

I don't really know whether Defence Institute of Physiology & Allied Sciences (DIPAS) will published the result of their research or not. Just wait and see, I hope the best and useful for humankind. See you again...

Prasetio


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Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

Salaam, Pras.

Well, if Breatharian is really possible, I guess we should teach how to do that to our citizen, so we don't have to be in so much trouble any more when disaster come or our currency fall to the bottom again. Even, it is hard to not feel sceptic about this... /:]

Anyway, if this is true, it will become breakthrough for human kind. ^_^


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

thanks Maita for stopping by. I also wait the result of the study. I hope the best and it useful for us. I am glad you liked this hub. Have a great day!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

This is true, Angela Harris. The first time I heard this news, it really shock me. Because it looks impossible to do for us as a humankind who need food and drink. But the research prove that Prahlad Jani can survive and look healthy for six day. Just wait the final test and the conclusion of this research.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

I agree with you bingskee, better we wait the result of the study. But remember there are many mysterious phenomenon happen in human life. But for the blessed person, I think it really happen to them. This is really-really hard to do as a normal person. I hope you understand. Thanks for coming.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good night, Freya. Nice to see you again. It was wonderful thought from you. As I said before, I hope the result useful for humankind especially for emergency moment. Like when disaster come and the victims could survive, maybe for a couples days or more than a week while waiting the rescue team. We have to positive thinking. But I never heard about breatharian in our country. Or maybe they won't show up.

to remind us again, I hope the best for everything related with the goodness of humankind and it have good purpose.

Thank you very much, Freya. Take care!


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GPAGE 6 years ago from California

prasetio30...this is really hard to believe! I know people who have fasted for more then 20 days and they feel good for a while, but then they start to feel bad and start eating again. I would be curious to see what happens with the research! I'm going to eat dinner now!!!!! ha G


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thank GPAGE for stopping by and share your thought about this topic. I have to talk to you that fasting give us a lot of benefit. The first benefit is manage our eating pattern. The second benefit is good for loosing weight, keep positive mind and the last one is good to control the manner. I wish the best for the research. Good to see you again, GPAGE. Have a nice dinner!

Prasetio :)


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

Interesting, had never heard of a breatharian. I know that a person with a slow metabolism can go longer without food that a person with a high metabolism. However, to make a decision to only live on air and energy is a little drastic. The body has to have fluids in order to replenish itself. Thanks for sharing this info. Thumbs up!:)


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good opinion from you Money Glitch, We can learn about the spirit of survive, That's why if this studied very well it useful for humankind. I really appreciate your thought here. Have a great day!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Very nice Prasetio! I know the older we get - the more we have to do without. We are not able to digest what we were once able to digest. The older we get - the more fruits and vegetables - roughage -we need. I could see us becoming "fruitarians"! Thanks Prasetio!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Micky, thanks for stopping by. I got a word from you. "fruitarians" it look good for us. I believe it useful for the body, especially for our health. I am glad to be your follower. Nice comment from you. Peace :)


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Electro-Denizen 6 years ago from Wales, UK

Interesting topic prasetio30, just written one myself on the subject, with more detail as to how alleged Breatharianism is achieved, and more general info.

https://exemplore.com/magic/living-without-food-an...


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Welcome to my hub, Electro-Denizen. I am glad you also wrote about the same topic with this hub. I'll go to your link soon. Thank you very much!

Prasetio


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

Still love this one nephew!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, my uncle. I am glad you liked this hub. I hope we can learn a little about the passion in life though this rather extreme, right. Have a great day.

Your nephew, Prasetio


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

Breatharianism is a very interesting concept and I have heard of it before. Wouldn't life be so simple if we could live my this means? Brilliant information as always Prasetio - awesome. I can't believe I've only just visited this fascinating hub of yours!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, Acaetnna. Thanks for dropping by and leave nice comment. As usual, you always give a new spirit every time you visit my hub. I hope you can get new information and knowledge from this hub. This was really happened and it has been studied for decades ago. God bless you!

Prasetio


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

wow...beautiful insight prasetio.

I had no clue about breatharian until now. But, I still have my doubts. I guess water would be essential 'cause these days even air is polluted so all the minerals needed for survival is missing. Breath alone would not do it.

This sure is a wonderful therapy and I agree living for food should not be a motive as some people have while live to eat...awesome hub.

sharing it across!


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear friend, Ruchira. Good to see you here and I love your opinion about breatharian. For us as normal people, it's difficult for us to following Prahlad Jani. I often fasting without eat and drink, but it's just for one day. And close my fasting by eating nutritious food and drinking much water. Generally, our body need water and hard to life without drinking, doesn't it? Thank you very much.

Prasetio


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

Well, it's been a while since you wrote this Hub. Is this guy still among the living??? I like to eat too well to become one of these. Goodnight.


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jpcmc 4 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

Definitely intersting! Just imagine not eating that long. If everyone learns to do this famine will not longer be a problem. It will literally be a hunger-free world. On a more practical side, learning how to survive without food can increase the chances of survival during emergencies and disasters.


Sunnie Day 4 years ago

Prasetio,

This was a really interesting hub. I would think he would be a true miracle for sure by today's standards.

Thank you Prasetio for sharing my friend,

Sunnie


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

Very intriguing and interesting indeed! The Idea of Prana and power yoga!

Nice hub!


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Cyndi10 4 years ago from Georgia

hello Prasetio, This is an interesting following. How many have embraced this way of life besides the two people you spoke of here? The body is a wonderful and miraculous machine that God constructed. I'm not sure he included a way to life without food and drink for sustenance. If it were true, it would be wonderful for the millions suffering from starvation. Glad Rahul shared this.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, mary615. I am glad to see you here and hear your voice about this topic. I hope you enjoy this information. Keep on eating. Thank you very much!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, jpcmc for stopping by and share your thought about this topic. I agree with you about we can survive uring emergencies and disasters by learning breatharian. The problem is not all of us can do this. Only those who are blessed. For me, with the existence of Breatharian make the world so colorful. Have a nice day!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear friend, Sunnie Day. Thanks for reading and I am glad you enjoy it. I have the same feeling with you about a miracle. For normal people, we might be survive for 4 days without any foods and drinks. I am proud to share this hub for you. Have a wonderful day :-)

Prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, rahul0324 for coming this hub. I love your comment. This man not a normal person. Like you said before, he might use Prana and power yoga to survive without foods and drinks.

Prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Cyndi10. Thank you very much for stopping by and share nice comment about Bretharian. Of course, God created everything inside the body to be used in good purpose. When the people choose their way sometimes they couldn't easily quit and stop. Thank you very much.

Love and peace,


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Hi Prasetio,

I had never heard of this theory of Breatharian Living without food or water. I have my doubts but would certainly be open to hearing about legitimate studies of doing so. As several people have already stated in comments, it would certainly solve many problems where there is starvation and lack of sanitary water supplies...or water at all for people to consume. From what I know, all living beings on earth need food and water to survive. Up and interesting votes.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Peggy. Good to see you again. Thank you very much for share your opinion about Bretharian Living. I agree with you, we still need food and water to survive. Take care and enjoy your day. Cheers. Prasetio

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