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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Living Yogis in the modern age

The Rishis and Yogis of ancient India used to meditate not only for hours, but for days; not only for days, but for weeks; not only for weeks, but for months and years at a time. But, an inquisitive mind asks – what about food, their daily chores – don’t they have to get up for that?

Those are not just stories. Ancient wisdom was capable of imparting some of the wonderful powers to humans – which modern man calls super natural. Even in the present age there are many instances where Yogis meditate for months without water or food, without even getting up.

In 2005, a young boy of age 14 in Nepal, told his mom that he is going for meditation and will return after attaining self-realization. He told his mom not to worry about him or his health. He went outside the town and sat under a tree. He continued his meditation for more than 6 months without moving from his meditative posture. His name is Ram Bahadur Bomjon and he is 26 years old now. He can sit in meditation like ancient day Yogi – for months at a stretch.


There are a lot of living Yogis with such extraordinary abilities. However, only a few comes in front of media or general masses to reveal their powers. There are many more, who continue to meditate without revealing anything to general masses. But truth of the fact is all you need is one human who can display such powers in order to believe it. If one human can do it, then any one can do it.

Prahlad Jani is another 87 years old Sadhu who lives in Gujarat, India who has left food and water about 70 years ago. Jani is a firm believer and devotee of Goddess Amba. He believes that the Goddess Amba provides him a liquid nectar which drops down through a hole in his palate, allowing him to live without food or drink. Since the 1970s, Jani has lived as a hermit in a cave in the rainforest near the Gujarati temple of Ambaji, awakening at 4am each day and spending most of his time meditating.



Hira Ratan Manek of India is a retired Indian mechanical engineer who started to revive an ancient tradition of sun-gazing in the 1990s. He has not eaten any solid food since 1995. He has lived off the sun’s energy, which he imbibes by gazing at the sun as it rises and sets, only occasionally drinking tea, coffee, and buttermilk. He lives in Florida and he has started Solar Healing Center to teach the secrets of sun-gazing to everyone. You can visit the website of Solar Healing Center to get more details. 

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