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Originally posted by paradox
Why would you not want to eat food?
Food is one of the best things about life.
Originally posted by Chewingonmushrooms
True story, I met a security guard while working in JP Morgan Chase that was a devoted Muslim and he claimed that the body didn't need the amount of food and water that the average persons eats during the day. He was a wise man without a doubt and though I didn't share his religious beliefs, I could tell that he was a wealth of knowledge simply by his presence (hard to explain).
He spoke about Jesus in the desert and his fast, and confessed to me that he survived daily from eating 1 or two servings of fruit and about 4 oz of water. He was also in incredible shape for a 60 something year old; I witness him do 40 pushups straight without breaking a sweat. He was originally from Bangladesh and impacted me enough for me to read part of the Koran out of curiosity. Though I never converted, he made me see that religion in a different light during a time (Nov 2001) when Islam was demonized.
When I asked him how he was able to manage eating and drinking so little, he replied that his faith and focused prayer shielded him from the "chains of the flesh". He also claimed that fasting is necessary for spiritual cleansing.
Yogis and mystics have been able to fast for extremely long periods of time and I am convinced that the common denominator is accessing a trance like state of consciousness, done either with focused prayer or meditation. People in hypnosis have been documented to do amazing things with the body including incredible accounts of strengths and changes in bodily processes.
IMO that tells me that the mind is the ultimate power (physically speaking of course) and there is plenty that we do not know about it at our stage of development. In the future I believe that at one point whether by evolution or by genetic tinkering (hopefully the former and not the latter) we will go past the necessity of eating physical things. Everything we eat like the OP states, breaks down to energy and that energy derives from solar energy, so I am sure there will be a time when we cut down the middle man.
edit on 14-3-2012 by Chewingonmushrooms because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by maryhinge
Originally posted by Nurelic
Originally posted by boncho
Unfortunately, these people bought into this whole Inedia thing:
You'll never know unless you try it. Maybe you should give it a shot...
i too can stare at the sun but not for very long
and i find that the sun itself seems to look a
does anybody else get this effect
Originally posted by trust_no_one
for the record last summer i worked a job landscaping outside in the sun for 8h days
then would go home and usually relax outside in the sun on my back deck
when summer ended last year i think i went through a serious sun withdrawal as fall and winter came around
cant wait for the heat to start coming back
it wasnt even that cold of a winter this year but i can already feel spring