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rollyz
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How does he live? Starving yogi 'blessed by goddess' astounds doctors

http://www.smh.com.au/world/how-does-he ... -uo80.html

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An 83-year-old Indian holy man who says he has spent seven decades without food or water has astounded a team of military doctors who studied him during a two-week observation period.

Prahlad Jani spent a fortnight in a hospital in the western India state of Gujarat under constant surveillance from a team of 30 medics equipped with cameras and closed circuit television.

During the period, he neither ate nor drank and did not go to the toilet.

"We still do not know how he survives," neurologist Sudhir Shah told reporters after the end of the experiment.

"It is still a mystery what kind of phenomenon this is."

The long-haired and bearded yogi was sealed in a hospital in the city of Ahmedabad in a study initiated by India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the state defence and military research institute.

The DRDO hopes that the findings, set to be released in greater detail in several months, could help soldiers survive without food and drink, assist astronauts or even save the lives of people trapped in natural disasters.

"(Jani's) only contact with any kind of fluid was during gargling and bathing periodically during the period," G. Ilavazahagan, director of India's Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS), said in a statement.

Jani has since returned to his village near Ambaji in northern Gujarat where he will resume his routine of yoga and meditation. He says that he was blessed by a goddess at a young age, which gave him special powers.

During the 15-day observation, which ended on Thursday, the doctors took scans of Jani's organs, brain, and blood vessels, as well as doing tests on his heart, lungs and memory capacity.

"The reports were all in the pre-determined safety range through the observation period," Shah told reporters at a press conference last week.

Other results from DNA analysis, molecular biological studies and tests on his hormones, enzymes, energy metabolism and genes will take months to come through.

"If Jani does not derive energy from food and water, he must be doing that from energy sources around him, sunlight being one," said Shah.

"As medical practitioners we cannot shut our eyes to possibilities, to a source of energy other than calories."

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Galactic Monkey
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Haha great minds think alike bro ;) Again :)
rollyz
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Unbeliveable, both posts posted at the same time! :shock: hhahahaha :mrgreen:
Galactic Monkey
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Merging my post into yours :)

Apparently this guy has not eaten or drank a thing in 70 years. I love it how the first application that gets mentioned is how to train soldiers to do the same thing. Not "Oh, so maybe the war is a load of crap and we don't need to be killing each other over resources", but instead "Hmm, we can make even better killing machines". Ah well, high is the way and all :)

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/05/10/2895445.htm

An 83-year-old Indian holy man who says he has spent seven decades without food or water has astounded a team of military doctors who studied him during a two-week observation period.

Prahlad Jani spent a fortnight in a hospital in the western Indian state of Gujarat under constant surveillance from a team of 30 medics equipped with cameras and closed-circuit television.

During the period he neither ate nor drank and did not go to the toilet.

"We still do not know how he survives," neurologist Sudhir Shah said after the experiment.

"It is still a mystery what kind of phenomenon this is."

The long-haired and bearded yogi was sealed in a hospital in the city of Ahmedabad in a study initiated by India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the state defence and military research institute.

The DRDO hopes the findings, set to be released in greater detail in several months, could help soldiers survive without food and drink, assist astronauts or even save the lives of people trapped in natural disasters.

"His only contact with any kind of fluid was during gargling and bathing periodically during the period," said a statement from G Ilavazahagan, the director of India's Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences.

The yogi has since returned to his village near Ambaji in northern Gujarat, where he will resume his routine of yoga and meditation.

He says that at a young age he was blessed by a goddess who gave him special powers.

During the 15-day observation which ended last week the doctors took scans of his organs, brain and blood vessels, as well as doing tests on his heart, lungs and memory capacity.

"The reports were all in the pre-determined safety range through the observation period," Dr Shah said.

Other results from DNA analysis, molecular biological studies and tests on his hormones, enzymes, energy metabolism and genes will take months to process.

"If Jani does not derive energy from food and water, he must be doing that from energy sources around him, sunlight being one," Dr Shah said.

"As medical practitioners we cannot shut our eyes to possibilities, to a source of energy other than calories."
herbsandspices
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India is full of fraudsters like this. Every year or so one pops up claiming not to have eaten or drunk for years. They'll get found out then go back to exorcising ignorant villagers for cash, levitating on ropes and making magical blood appear from coconuts.

It's hillarious how the western media picks up on it. Like when China ran articles from the Onion as truth.
Kratonic
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herbsandspices wrote :
India is full of fraudsters like this. Every year or so one pops up claiming not to have eaten or drunk for years. They'll get found out then go back to exorcising ignorant villagers for cash, levitating on ropes and making magical blood appear from coconuts.

It's hillarious how the western media picks up on it. Like when China ran articles from the Onion as truth.


You can't knock old blokes for wanting a bit of a pension plan, and the Indian Government does not really deliver.
venatrix
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rollyz wrote :
Unbeliveable, both posts posted at the same time! :shock: hhahahaha :mrgreen:


Two people reading the news at the same time... farqin ell :shock: :shock: :shock: :wink:
Galactic Monkey
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venatrix wrote :
rollyz wrote :
Unbeliveable, both posts posted at the same time! :shock: hhahahaha :mrgreen:


Two people reading the news at the same time... farqin ell :shock: :shock: :shock: :wink:


Heh it's the second time it happens when we posted the same news article at the same time :)
venatrix
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Galactic Monkey wrote :
Heh it's the second time it happens when we posted the same news article at the same time :)


Get the fuck back to work, both of ya :P
rollyz
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venatrix wrote :
Galactic Monkey wrote :
Heh it's the second time it happens when we posted the same news article at the same time :)


Get the fuck back to work, both of ya :P


Who told you that you could leave the kitchen? Get back to the sink, bitch! :wink:
venatrix
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rollyz wrote :
venatrix wrote :
Galactic Monkey wrote :
Heh it's the second time it happens when we posted the same news article at the same time :)


Get the fuck back to work, both of ya :P


Who told you that you could leave the kitchen? Get back to the sink, bitch! :wink:


Busted :P
rollyz
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venatrix wrote :
rollyz wrote :
venatrix wrote :
Get the fuck back to work, both of ya :P


Who told you that you could leave the kitchen? Get back to the sink, bitch! :wink:


Busted :P


Well get a bucket and go fetch da water.... :roll:
venatrix
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rollyz wrote :
venatrix wrote :
rollyz wrote :
Who told you that you could leave the kitchen? Get back to the sink, bitch! :wink:


Busted :P


Well get a bucket and go fetch da water.... :roll:


I maed you a casserole... do you forgive me?
rollyz
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venatrix wrote :
rollyz wrote :
venatrix wrote :

Busted :P


Well get a bucket and go fetch da water.... :roll:


I maed you a casserole... do you forgive me?


Hell yeah, lets eat! :mrgreen:
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