Welcome to SPN

Register and Join the most happening forum of Sikh community & intellectuals from around the world.

Sign Up Now!

Supernatural No Food 65 Years

Discussion in 'Breaking News' started by kds1980, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. kds1980

    kds1980 India
    Expand Collapse
    SPNer

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2005
    Messages:
    4,504
    Likes Received:
    2,738
    [​IMG]

    "I feel no need for food and water," states Prahladbhai Jani, a seventy-six year old Indian ascetic who lives in a cave near the Ambaji temple in the state of Gujarat. Mr. Jani claims that he has not had food or fluids to drink for the last sixty-five years. At the age of seven years he left home in search of spiritual unfoldment. Jani states that at the age of eleven years he was blessed by a goddess. He claims that since that blessing he has gained his sustenance from nectar that filters down through a hole in his palate, and has not passed urine or stools since then. Mr. Jani explained, "I get the elixir of life from the hole in my palate, which enables me to go without food and water." Almost daily Mr. Jani enters a state of Samadhi characterized by extreme bliss and enormous light and strength. He says that he has never experienced medical problems. He says that he did not speak for a period of forty-five years.

    In November 2003, after over a year of coaxing, Prahlad Jani was finally persuaded to participate in a scientific research study. A medical research team of twenty-one specialists, headed by Dr. Sudhir V. Shah, had Mr. Jani under twenty-four hours of observation for ten days at the Sterling Hospital in Ahmedabad. The team's research expertise included cardiology, neurology, urology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, renal function, pulmonary function, ENT analysis, psychiatry, general medicine, and other specialities. A series of investigations were done on Mr. Jani in each of these areas according to a pre-determined protocol, and additional tests were carried out as per suggestions of the team. At the conclusion of their intensive investigations the team's doctors were left with an unexplained mystery, unable to disprove Mr. Jani's claims.

    Mr. Jani was initially kept in ICU for the first twenty-four hours. For the next nine days he was kept in a specially prepared room with a sealed-off toilet and a glass door. The room was also equipped with video surveillance to continuously monitor Mr. Jani. Additionally, staff persons were assigned to stay in the same room with Jani round-the-clock to make sure that he did not eat, drink, or pass urine or stool.

    To assure researchers of no possible intake of water, Mr. Jani agreed he would not bathe during the medical investigation. Mr. Jani was permitted a small measured quantity of water to use as a mouthwash. He then spat the water into a beaker to verify that none had been drunk. An ultrasound, which was made of Mr. Jani's bladder twice daily, indicated that there was urine accumulation, which subsequently decreased on its own without passing.

    At the end of the ten days of observation, the team of doctors verified that Prahladbhai Jani had not taken food or drank fluids. (The average person cannot survive without water for more than four days.) The team concluded that Mr. Jani's health had not deteriorated during this study. Also, according to the hospital's deputy superintendent, Dr. Dinesh Desai, "A series of tests conducted on him show his body mechanism is that of a normal person." Mr. Jani's survival without food or fluids remains one of those unexplained mysteries.

    The following are excerpts from the research team's concluding report:

    1. The protocol was strictly adhered to.

    2. Mr. Jani had not passed or dribbled urine during these 10 days.

    3. He has not taken anything by mouth or by any other routes not even water for 10 days.

    4. All his parameters remained within the range determined by the committee.

    5. He has shown evidence of formation of urine, which seems to be reabsorbed from his bladder wall. However, at present the committee does not have any scientific explanation for the same but the help of senior scientists and medical personnel of the country is being taken for the same.

    We are surprised as to how he has survived despite above particularly without passing urine for 10 days and remaining generally physically fit. However, it should be made very clear that we have confirmed the claim over 10 days only and we as scientists and responsible doctors cannot say anything regarding validity of the claim of his sustaining without food, drinks, urination and excretion of stools over several years.


    Dr. Sudhir V. Shah (Consultant Neurophysician, Sterling Hospital/Associate professor of neurology at K. M. School of PGMR, Ahmedabad) headed the research panel of doctors who performed this study. I am deeply grateful to Dr. Sudhir V. Shah for providing the Case Summary of this study along with the photos of Mr. Jani. To view the Case Summary of Mr. Jani in its entirety please go to: P. Jani Medical Report.

    Another similar research study, also headed by Dr. Sudhir V. Shah at Sterling Hospital, was conducted on Hira Ratan Manek. Mr. Manek claimed not to have eaten since 1995. Mr. Manek was kept under scientific observation round-the-clock for 411 continuous days. During this time Mr. Manek subsisted only on boiled water. This study also left researchers baffled. Dr. Sudhir V. Shah kindly provided a copy of his article about this study which was published in Gujarat Medical Journal – March 2001. To view this report online please see: Mr. Manek Medical Report.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  2. Loading...


  3. kds1980

    kds1980 India
    Expand Collapse
    SPNer

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2005
    Messages:
    4,504
    Likes Received:
    2,738
    Now, DRDO lab studies Prahalad Jani ‘mystery’

    The 77-year-old Ahmedabad resident claims to have survived without food and water for over seven decades



    The Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied
    Science (DIPAS) and a panel of specialists in the fields of neurology, nephrology and diabetology have embarked on a new study on Prahalad Jani.


    Jani (77), a resident of Ahmedabad, claims to have survived without food and water for more than seven decades.



    The study, which is currently being conducted at Sterling Hospital, Ahmedabad, is going to evaluate if the method adopted by him to survive without food and water can be utilised by defence personnel.



    DIPAS is laboratory of the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO).



    Addressing mediapersons, Dr Sudhir Shah, Ahmedabad-based neurologist said: “The observation from this study may throw light on human survival without food and water. It may help in working out strategies for survival during natural calamities, extreme stressful conditions and extra-terrestrial explorations like future missions to the Moon and the Mars.”
     
    • Like Like x 4
  4. ballym

    ballym
    Expand Collapse
    SPNer

    Joined:
    May 19, 2006
    Messages:
    257
    Likes Received:
    334
    Man who lives on air undergoes defence tests

    Why our scientific community brushes these claims off? If they do not have answer, they keep mum.
    There are rebirth claims, even known to my family.
    There are claims about magical powers of Golden Temple by educated Gujrati person and many sikh people, as shown on you tube.
    Why does not it steals constant limelight?
    May be because it does not bring money to someone. No one finds it monetarily valuable?
    here is the news article.................

    Man who lives on air undergoes defence tests

    Scientists begin study on how Prahlad Jani lives without food or water. The idea is to replicate the process in soldiers, astronauts

    By Ahmedabad Mirror Bureau
    Posted On Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 03:19:15 AM

    Dr Sudhir Shah and DIPAS Director G Ilavazhagan (centre) address the media

    Prahlad Jani, who has not eaten food or drunk water for 74 years of his 82-year-old life, will be kept under observation by the a wing of the defence ministry for 15 days. The members of Defence Institute of Physiology & Allied Science (DIPAS) want to understand if this process can be replicated in others’ bodies. The observation is being undertaken at the Sterling hospital.

    DIPAS Director G Ilavazhagan said, “Jani was earlier tested for 10 days at the hospital in 2003. Neurophysician Dr Sudhir Shah and his team had conducted the tests to certify that Jani did indeed live without food and water. He also did not pass out urine or stool.”

    Most people can live without food for several weeks, but without water, average human can survive only 3 or 4 days.


    Who is Prahlad Jani
    Prahlad Jani grew in Charod village in Mehsana district. He claims to have been blessed by a goddess at the age of 8. He says he has survived several decades without food or water because of a hole in his palate. Drops of water filter through this hole, he says, sustaining him.
    He wears a red garment, nose ring, and gold bracelets. He also sports a ‘tikka’ on his forehead. His followers call him ‘mataji’or goddess.
    Survival tactics
    On why the defence ministry was interested in Jani, he explained, “We have soldiers manning border areas where food and water is not easily available. We are trying to locate Jani’s source of energy. If this can be transferred to the soldiers, or utilised by them in some manner, it will be greatly beneficial. It may help in working out strategies for survival during natural calamities, extreme stressful conditions and extra-terrestrial explorations like future missions to Moon and Mars.”

    Ilavazhagan, however, was unsure what the study would reveal. “As and when a development occurs, we will reveal it to the world,” he said, adding: “Jani says he meditates to get energy. Our soldiers will not be able meditate, but we would still like to find out more about the man and his body.”

    Parameters fixed
    Dr Shah said, “The hospital and the defence team have formed two committees. We have fixed certain parameters including the tests that needs to be conducted on the 80-year-old. We will conduct regular echocardiogram (ECG), blood and urine tests. We will use MRI to scan his brain activity.”

    Recollecting an incident that occurred during the 2003 tests, Dr Shah said, “We found his bladder contained 120 ml urine. We asked him to reduce it to 50 ml. Without passing the urine, he managed to do as asked. By evening, we asked him to reduce it to zero. And by the stipulated time, there was not a drop of urine in his bladder. A human has to pass urine to survive. If he does not, his kidneys will fails. But Jani continued to remain in perfect health.”

    Earlier MRIs revealed that the 82-year-old’s brain development matched that of a 25-year-old. Dr Shah and his team is part of the study to evaluate if Jani is showing signs of aging over the past 6 years.

    Life insurance
    Mr Rajiv Sharma, CEO of Sterling Hospital, revealed that 35 doctors were monitoring Jani. “We wanted to insure Jani’s life. However, due to certain legalities, insurance firms refused our request. Finally, the state government insured his life so that the study could be conducted,” he said.

    Famous breatharians
    Hira Ratan Manek, an Indian engineer, who hasn’t eaten nor drunk for many years, was invited by NASA to study how he had survived on liquid and sunlight. Every evening, he stares at sunlight for an hour without batting an eyelid. NASA reports he survived 130 days only with water, and they even named it after his name: HRM phenomenon. He stopped to eat completely after he went on his pilgrimage to Himalaya.
    Zinaida Baranova, a73-year-old Russian woman, stopped eating on March 29, 2000. She first stopped eating food and in a couple of weeks, stopped drinking water too. She claims she stopped smelling food though she could smell all other things. She says she gains nourishment from the air. Scientists of the Bauman Institute examined her body and were very surprised to find out that the woman’s biological age corresponded to 20 years.
    Dr Michael Werner, a German cancer researcher, in 2005 claimed to have eaten nothing for four years. He said he derived all his energy from sunlight and drank only water mixed with a small amount of fruit juice. In his book, Living through the Energy of Light, he wrote: “I can’t really explain what is happening on a scientific level in my case, but perhaps just a little bit of faith is all that is needed.”
     
  5. Gonimitaya

    Gonimitaya
    Expand Collapse
    SPNer

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2011
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Re: Man who lives on air undergoes defence tests

    Pretty interesting... I did not hear of it before.... But this was really interesting news for me so far...!! thank you so much for sharing it with me...!!
     
  6. ravneet_sb

    ravneet_sb India
    Expand Collapse
    Writer SPNer

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2010
    Messages:
    320
    Likes Received:
    265
    Re: Man who lives on air undergoes defence tests

    Sat Sri Akaal,

    This is not way of life,
    "GURU's BANI" has not prescribed the way of life,
    it's natural and nothing beyond it.
    Understanding of true nature, one achieves this way of life.
    But this is not purpose of life.

    Can anyone find purpose of life through this action.


    Quote of Author Khushwant Singh
    "Guru'sBani" Rehat Maryada recommends no fasting but feasting free of cost.

    Bhul Chuk Maaf

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa
    Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. GeorgeBolt

    GeorgeBolt
    Expand Collapse
    SPNer

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2012
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yes this is a true story which i seen on Television . Simply can't believe these can be happen in today's world . great man !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. BaljinderS

    BaljinderS
    Expand Collapse
    SPNer

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2011
    Messages:
    171
    Likes Received:
    251
    Maybe this will come in handy when there is a food shortage.:)
    India is land of strange and wonderful people. I don't think the Scientist can reveal these phenomenons, Scientist are human after all. This is about faith, and faith cannot be quantified.
     
  9. Ambarsaria

    Ambarsaria Canada
    Expand Collapse
    ੴ / Ik▫oaʼnkār
    Writer SPNer Contributor Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2010
    Messages:
    3,366
    Likes Received:
    5,657
    BaljinderS veer ji you also need to recognize that Indians are some of the best cheats in the world in terms of Pakhands. Conversely the West gets mesmerized by the Pakhandis and their handlers.

    We have heard of the rope masters and Sai Baba making Gold chains out of thin air.

    I can prove the Baba thing wrong in 7 days if left alone with the Baba.

    Sat Sri Akal.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  10. Gyani Jarnail Singh

    Gyani Jarnail Singh Malaysia
    Expand Collapse
    Sawa lakh se EK larraoan
    Mentor Writer SPNer Contributor

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2004
    Messages:
    7,623
    Likes Received:
    14,188
    The Other Yogi Master Baba..who used to dominate the TV Channels with his kapal pati etc..breathing through this nose and that nose..pulling in his stomach muscles and out like a fan..jumping and doing somersaults on stage in front of thousnads assembled to watch him in wonder....and in REALITY..couldnt even last a FEW HOURS without FOOD...and when push came to shove Ran away disguised as a WOMAN !!! Magicians, sleight of hand etc are good entertainers...BUT only real people like Bhagat Singh can hang willingly, Bhai Mati dass can get sawed alive willingly..Udham Singhs cna give up everything and go abroad...all that takes HUGE HEARTS..which are not produced by YOGA !!..LIfe worth anything takes something else all together and thats the lesson GURU NANAK Climbed the Himalayas to teach the YOGI MASTERS !!! A Short meaningful LIFE is worth MORE than useless life of hundred years of existence...
     
    • Like Like x 2
  11. Harry Haller

    Harry Haller United Kingdom
    Expand Collapse

    Moderator

    Writer SPNer Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2011
    Messages:
    5,118
    Likes Received:
    7,945
    There are no shortcuts, none, sleight of hand has been going on for years, magic, ghosts, fairies, goblins, all defy the law of Creator, and thus do not exist.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    #10 Harry Haller, Feb 18, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2012

Share This Page