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Originally posted by onlyinmydreams
In the Hindu tradition, it's common for a man, after he has raised a family, to become what's called an 'ascetic'. Ascetics fast and abstain from sex, while focusing on spiritual enlightenment (which includes a recognition that all of the world is an illusion of sorts). Once they have come to the point where they 'realize' that the material world doesn't exist, they often go stretches of time surviving on tea and water only.
I've heard of ascetics who can go for weeks without solid food, but never years. To try to be scientific, it could be argued that guys like this are practicing an extreme form of metabolic control.
Originally posted by Ocelot
This has got to be a joke. No way a person can live and stay healthy without eating!!! Much less for 8 years.
Originally posted by Megaquad
Perhaps he absorbed sun's radiation, it is also a form of energy.
His body perhaps converted that energy into chemical.