posted on May, 9 2010 @ 01:37 PM
the human body can adapt to such extreme levels, as far as food intake, of abundance or scarcity, that it's really sort of 'ify' if this is a
paranormal phenomenon (sp?)
the reason i reply to this is in question of the rumor you speak of concerning the chinnese monks...
i know, and most people know, they eat a small diet, mostly beans like mung and soy, they do eat them as sprouts i have heard which is probably the
healthiest food imaginable to man, think about it, a seed has to have ALL the neccessary components to create and start life, a sprout of a mung, or
soy, bean is FULL of nutrition, alfalfa sprouts alone can boost your immune system by some 450% i have read... but to summarize that thought, as i
know, the monks eat extremely healthy, therefor their requirements for amount of food compared to the western diet is going to be smaller
of course i have heard they fast, probably not like the intense indian buddhists, but more or less i wouldn't be surprised if they had to learn the
ability to fast for extreme periods of time, as learning extreme abilities like that is not uncommon for the tibetan buddhist monks...
the yamabushi of japan practiced fasting, they would hike mountain ranges without drinking water or food while chanting buddist sutras, an ascetic
practice that was brought to japan from the chinnest buddhist monks, so since it exists in japan with it's roots in chinnese buddhism (fasting) i
would say it is not out of the question that chinnese buddhist monks (tibetan) would practice fasting...
but i have never heard that they get their energy 'elsewhere'