Scientists examined several cases of people who claim that they do not eat or drink for many years, remain quite healthy. Nevertheless, scientific researches, checking these statements remain controversial. It is believed that a person can only survive a few days without water and not more than 30-40 days without food.
In the Buddhist tradition, there is a belief that those who leave the company with a view to improving and meditation in the mountains, can live without food for much longer. Their bodies, as they say, are in a different state.
And because the need for food can prevent them to concentrate on long-term meditation, they are a kind of supernatural way can overcome this need.In 2005 a young Nepalese Buddhist, Ram Bahadur Bomjan reportedly meditated for eight months without food and water. Read the rest of this entry »