Okay, so I have to share my experience here...
There were few stories I read in the past about the Thai boy that didn't eat for years and went missing in the forest then came back to village
enlightened, also my friend from India said there are MANY gurus that go on living there without FOOD (they believe they got all the need through the
energy of the Sun as their body soaks it in), keep in mind my friends are both software engineer and the most logical they can get, they even laugh at
my UFO experiences and say I was on some drugs (which at that time wasn't), anyhow they believe not all but some of these gurus have supernatural
powers, they can't explain it but say they have gift of prediction and they have met few of them with amazingly in depth prediction that 10 years
later still fully accurate, about death/birth of people in the families with exact time/date... more then just coincidence, so they're believers.
Here's my personal experience, I wanted to do a body cleanse a year ago and decided to flush out all the crap out of my body and was challenged to do
this "Master Cleansing" one of my kick boxer buddy does every year. So me being okay shape, pretty big guy (280 lbs) decided to do it for the first
time.. this cleans involves not eating anything, other then; Water, some Maple Syrup, and Lemon Juice and .. that's it! for 8 days.
First week was hard as hell, and I mean hard, even I got moody (usually pretty stable happy medium mood), so I figured hell this isn't so bad I can
go longer.. went on to 2 weeks... I felt a bit out of it but then started to feel, kinda spiritual I guess, felt very comfortable with being
absolutely empty.. then I said hell with it.. see how long I can last... kid you not I lasted 7 weeks with NO SOLID FOOD/DRINK, I was really testing
my will, something interesting I realized before I gave up towards the end... I didn't really need food.. I went to work 40 hours a week, went to gym
(kinda weak though), and played my football and baseball like I always do... with NO solid food... weird but I know I could have gone maybe...
2 reasons why I stopped... I missed chewing food and swallowing it.. sounds weird but I realized I"m "addicted" to eating and also mostly the
culture pressure... Couldn't be in the office at noon (the smell of food would make me soooo hungry) and also at home, girl friend had to go eat in
different room (felt like I was being tempted when seeing food.. specially on TV shows and what not and by the way I realized there are so many damn
scenes with junk food, no wonder we eat all this crap, don't even realize it).
I did feel amazingly in tuned with my soul and felt harmony and less stress then ever, but culture was too much of a pressure on me and I just gave
up... so is it doable.. absolutely (I don't know about NOT having water, but food for sure).
All i'm gonna say is we need to realized this social deviation can play games in our mind that are all just illusion and there are so many things we
do now that we think is norm but maybe completely unnecessary.
[edit on 29-4-2010 by freighttrain]