- Diet & Weight Loss
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.
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.
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.