Breatharian Conference April 6-7 2024 invitation post:
Living on Light
Join us for an informative weekend discussing advanced spiritual techniques of Living on Light.
Sustaining oneself on universal energy referred to as Prana, Qi, Grace or Love in an advanced spiritual practice recorded in sacred texts for thousands of years. It exists in Christianity, Hinduism, Taoism and Jainism along with other lesser known spiritual paths. Read below for more information:
Living on Light in the Spiritual Traditions
Catholic Mystic Therese Neumann was a Breatharian a Christian mystic known as a “Servant of God”. Therese Neumann was declared a saint by the Vatican in 2005.
Some Hindu religious texts contain accounts of saints and hermits practicing what would be called inedia, breatharianism, or Sustenance through Light in modern terms. Paramanansa Yogananda’s 1946 book Autobiography of a Yogi details two alleged historical examples of breatharianism, Hari Giri Bala and
Therese Newman. There are claims that Devraha Baba lived without food.
Some breatharians claim that humans can be sustained solely by prana the vital life force. In Hinduism, according to Ayurveda, sunlight is one of the main sources of prana, and some practitioners believe that it is possible for a person to survive on sunlight alone.
Bigu (grain avoidance) is a fasting technique with various different interpretations, from simply avoiding eating specific grains, to avoiding all grains, to eating no food at all, and drawing sustenance from gulps of air.
Fasting in Jainism
There are varying types of fasts practiced by followers of Janism. Some Jain monks and laities continuously fast for months. These fasts last six months or even longer. A Jain monk, Sahaj Muni Maharaj, is said to have completed his 365-day fast on 1 May 1998. Another Jain monk Hansaratna Vijayji was said to have completed 423-day fast in 494 days in 2015. He had previously claimed to have fasted for 108 days in 2013 and for 180 days in 2014. Several others have claimed to have fasted for six months.
BBC reports 23/11/03
Doctors and experts are baffled by an Indian hermit who claims not to have eaten or drunk anything for several decades - but is still in perfect health.
“Prahlad Jani, a holy man, or fakir, who is over 70 years old, has just spent 10 days under constant observation in Sterling Hospital, in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad.
During that time, he did not consume anything and "neither did he pass urine or stool", according to the hospital's deputy superintendent, Dr Dinesh Desai”.