reply to post by Kashai
My thoughts are these:
1. Tummo appears to be a legitimate practice. Unfortunately, it is more of a showman's skill than a practical skill.
2. Most of these demonstrations suggested the monks performed for 15 minutes at the most. Most likely, although not actually stated, if they were
forced to meditate using Tummo for, say, 4 days caught under an avalanche, it would kill them.
3. Likewise, the performer did his performance in the middle of a city with ice. First, ice melts when placed against the body, so his hour and half
was not as bad as it seemed because the ice probably melted and his feet warmed the gathering pool to help keep circulation going. Obviously I cannot
prove this from the YouTube video, but, it's what happens whenever I take an ice-bath, and I'm not as large as the gentleman performing the feat.
Second, the gathered heat of a city, a crowd, and the like would have effected the conditions. Even if just minutely, that's now two steps which
disconnect him from the wilderness Tummo practitioners.
4. I didn't know that I was performing Tummo back in high school. But, seeing your video, I was. I used to meditate outside in the snow for 10
minutes every other day during the winter. Unlike most people, heat bothered me and clouded my focus, but the cold allowed me to hone in and
concentrate better. To this day I still cannot meditate or take walks in the middle of a summer day. Yet I can walk through the night on an autumn or
winter day. I had no idea what Tummo was until looking it up in response to your inquiries... but if I can mirror their accomplishments, as a
teenager, not using any of their techniques... then maybe there's nothing more to Tummo then proper control of breathing and muscle movement.
Those are my thoughts. Your own?
~ Wandering Scribe