Re: Siddhi Power or Fraud?
- I have read of this ability in many Yoga texts, including from credible sources like Swami Satyananda Saraswati. It is apparently done by stimulating the Lalana chakra with the tongue, so that Amrit is secreted. It needs the anchoring of the tongue to be cut and the tongue to be stretched by pulling it for many months, to enable it to reach the Lalana chakra at the back of the throat, as well as months of practice to do this right. Anyone interested can read about this in his book.
I have never tried it and so cannot vouch that it can really be done by most folks.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Cosmic Phoenix <ravendancer55@...> wrote:
> In Autobiography of a Yogi, Yogananda also visited and interviewed such people living on air and sunlight and no food or water. I would think for the masses to do it is another matter as the masses mainly disbelieve this possible.
> --- On Thu, 4/29/10, medit8ionsociety <email@example.com> wrote:
> From: medit8ionsociety <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: [Meditation Society of America] Siddhi Power or Fraud?
> To: email@example.com
> Date: Thursday, April 29, 2010, 1:04 PM
> From The Telegraph (UK)
> Man claims to have had no food or drink for 70 years
> Indian military scientists are studying an 82-year-old
> who claims he has not had any food or drink for 70 years.
> Prahlad Jani is being held in isolation in a hospital
> in Ahmedabad, Gurjarat, where he is being closely
> monitored by India's defence research organization,
> who believe he may have a genuine quality which could
> help save lives.
> He has now spent six days without food or water
> under strict observation and doctors say his body
> has not yet shown any adverse effects from hunger
> or dehydration.
> Mr Jani, who claims to have left home aged seven
> and lived as a wandering sadhu or holy man in
> Rajasthan, is regarded as a 'breatharian' who
> can live on a 'spiritual life-force' alone. He
> believes he is sustained by a goddess who pours
> an 'elixir' through a hole in his palate. His claims
> have been supported by an Indian doctor who specializes
> in studies of people who claim supernatural abilities,
> but he has also been dismissed by others as a
> "village fraud."
> India's Defence Research Development Organisation,
> whose scientists develop drone aircraft, intercontinental
> ballistic missiles and new types of bombs. They believe
> Mr Prahlad could teach them to help soldiers survive
> longer without food, or disaster victims to hang on
> until help arrives.
> "If his claims are verified, it will be a breakthrough
> in medical science," said Dr G Ilavazhagan, director
> of the Defence Institute of Physiology & Allied Sciences.
> "We will be able to help save human lives during
> natural disasters, high altitude, sea journeys and
> other natural and human extremities. We can educate
> people about the survival techniques in adverse
> conditions with little food and water or nothing at all."
> So far, Mr Prahlad appears to be standing up to
> scrutiny. He has not eaten or drunk any fluids in
> six days, and similarly has not passed urine or a stool
> in that time. He remains fit and healthy and shows
> no sign of lethargy. Doctors will continue observing
> him for 15 days in which time they would expect to
> see some muscle wastage, serious dehydration, weight
> loss,and fatigue followed by organ failure.
> It is common in India for Jains and Hindus to fast,
> sometimes for up to eight days, without any adverse
> affects, as part of their religious worship. Most humans
> cannot survive without food for 50 days. The longest
> hunger strike recorded is 74 days.
> According to Dr Sudhir Shah, who examined him in
> 2003, he went without food or water for ten days in
> which urine appeared to be reabsorbed by his body
> after forming in his bladder. Doubts were expressed
> about his claim after his weight fell slightly at the
> end of the trial.
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