Unfortunately There Appears to Be Overwhelming Evidence Ram Bahadur Bomjon Has Turned to the Dark Side - See Below:
"When righteousness declines and ways of evil conduct increase, I take birth to reestablish the pattern of divinity. For the protection of the virtuous and the destruction of the wicked I am born in every age." -- Bhagavad Gita -- Sadly, the "Buddha boy" Ram Bahadur Bomjon turned out to be neither virtuous nor righteous.
Breatharian Buddha Seems Not to Be What He Claims to Be, In Fact Even Worse...
Tuesday, 2-2-2016 Update: I am horrified and disappointed to learn (at such a late date because this situation has been occurring at least since 2007) there is also a dark side to the story regarding this so-called "Buddha boy" Ram Bahadur Bomjon. This is an inconvenient truth that in all good conscience I must post on this page so that anyone reading this can be forewarned about what sort of person this individual really could be. However, this is written not to disprove or deny the existence of actual or genuine breatharians such as the Indian holy man, Prahlad Jani who was under close and constant observation for 15 days in a hospital and not once was ever caught eating, drinking, urinating or having even a single bowel movement.
To my shock and dismay I found several videos by former Ram Bahadur Bomjon devotee, Marici exposing an undeniably sinister side of the former "innocent" Buddha boy. Here is one of her very depressing videos for example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMZ0IyqZhbs where she describes herself as being accused of being a witch. I had no idea some individuals in Nepal could still be influenced by such superstitions. She also provided many links beneath that YouTube videos supporting her claims. I thought they knew better than to still believe in witches as being evil, and even worse, persecute anyone they might assume to be a witch.
In other words, especially if you are a vulnerable woman devotee similar to Marici, don't follow this guy too closely unless you would like to risk severe emotional and physical injury, kidnap, rape and humiliation. He reminds me a little of that Star Wars character Anakin Skywalker who at first was a totally innocent, bright, self-confident, mystically powerful, wonderfully inspiring and extremely capable boy with everything going for him. Everyone trusted and loved him with all their heart. Yet after reaching manhood, he was overcome by too much ambition, impatience, greed, selfishness and anger which led him over to the dark side to become the awful, all powerful Sith Lord, Darth Vader.
I am really spooked by this information given by this unfortunate victim of someone who is not only supposed to be implicitly trusted without question, but admired as a perfect, pristine example of so-called non-violent, all-compassionate Buddhahood for humankind to follow. I've found much evidence online that Dharma Sangha (Ram Bahadur Bomjon) definitely has a dark or sinister side in that he uses his stature and divine powers or charisma to control the minds of innocent women devotees to satisfy his violent carnal desires while at the same time accusing them of witchcraft.
The more I found out about these very credible sounding allegations, the more I hated them, especially after so many years of thinking how great, what a wonderful person Dharma Sangha is, and proudly referred to him as an enlightened breatharian Buddha who meditated and fasted beneath a tree for years and years. I naively created and dedicated this whole page to him on my website.
This situation makes me feel really awkward having been so mislead and so let down and so disappointed by someone who may indeed have been gifted with a great deal of "Qi energy" and therefore spiritual powers including the ability to fast and meditate motionlessly for a very, very long time. He may very well have been a constantly meditating breatharian while still an innocent boy, but as time passed, eventually gave way to overconfidence, temptaion and evil while decaying into a ruthless psychopath with intent to deceive, mislead, control, hurt and rape innocent and sincere women devotees. It looks like he developed into an outstanding and very dangerous hypocrite with no real sense of right from wrong.
My head is still spinning from this unpleasant revelation and I am so confused how this could actually have happened and wonder how I managed to naively believe right up to drastically recent how perfect he was. Now he appears more like a bizarre case of darkness and evil masquerading beneath a white cloak of pristine goodness, or a chilling breatharian Buddhist/violent rapist psychopath hybrid.
I dislike writing bad things about anyone, even if it might be true. I only wanted to love, admire and praise such beings for the God that lives inside each and every one of them, but this individual seems to have, in action, horribly twisted his sacred Buddhist teachings completely around. All sincere truth seekers need to be seriously forewarned before submitting their services to this cult leader reminding me of ISIL having twisted the originally beautiful Islam teachings while trying to seduce as many converts as possible. Islam is meant to be a religion of peace and almsgiving. Instead, because of a few violent extremists, it is often (and unfortunately) associated with war, terror and violence. Now we have this former "Buddha boy" teaching Buddhism in one way and then acting in another, completely opposite way.
"According to the Himalayan Times, Ram Bomjon's followers held two women captive for two months, until they were rescued by police in late March. Ram Bomjon did nothing to help the women, one of whom was suffering from at least one broken bone during her captivity. There are allegations that one of the women was sexually assaulted while she was a prisoner.
The women were kept as prisoners because Ram Bomjon's supporters accused them of practicing witchcraft in order to magically disrupt Ram Bomjon's serene meditation. While the women were kept prisoner, Ram Bomjon's supporters physically attacked five journalists who were attempting to film one of Bomjon's speeches. When Ram Bomjon's family discovered that Bomjon's camp was kidnapping and violently attacking people, his mother, Mayadevi, expressed her profound disappointment and sent two of Bomjon's brothers off to talk some sense into him."
"If belief systems are used for violent purposes then they are in fact a betrayal of spirituality." - Rabbi David Rosen
When a Man Says He is a Guru
When a man who says he is a guru threatens or states another man will be extinguished, self-annihilated or any similar outlandish claims. Can he be a guide to anyone?
When a man who says he is a guru uses violence against other men and women, can he be trusted when he talks about compassion or supposed world peace?
When a man who says he is a guru harbors weapons, engages his monks in fights with neighboring villagers, can his teachings be trusted?
When a man who says he is a guru only waves around his supposed attainment as an argument of a supposed authority, does that call for the respect of his fellow men?
When a man who says he is a guru mostly communicates to exclude, to shift blame, or to cancel made promises is he inviting trust and reliance in his words?
When a man who says he is a guru never teaches or explains anything, yet expects from his followers blind obedience, can he expect to be followed?
When a man who says he is a guru physically abuses, usually by telling devotees to assault other devotees, or has a vindictive attitude towards ex-devotees, can he be considered a true guru?
When a man who says he is a guru acts whimsically and emotionally can he be relied upon when talking about the path to overcome those?
When a man who says he is a guru and his chosen ones act like a militia, physically punishing others and severely damaging them would you take those acts of omnipotence with no accountability as a the sign of any enlightenment?
When a man who says he is a guru keeps on focusing on his supposed enlightenment rather than teaching the path leading to it, doesn't practice what he preaches, demands love and devotion, takes sexual advantage of his followers, gives himself outrageous titles, allows his followers to set up a hierarchy of access, and acts like a paranoid person, can he still pretend to be a guru?
Now back to the outdated original article from Sunday, 1-27-2008:
Ram Bahadur Bomjon was born May 9, 1989. His official Buddhist name is Palden Dorje. His mother's name is Maya Tamang and he apparently has two sisters and at least one brother. A meida archive was created for him here which has videos and photos, and he has a very good Wikipedia entry right here.
On August 2, 2007, Ram Bahadur Bomjon gave the following message to the world:
Murder, violence, greed, anger and temptation has made the human world a desperate place. A terrible storm has descended upon the human world, and this is carrying the world towards destruction. There is only one way to save the world and that is through 'dharma" (religious practice.) When one doesn't walk the righteous path of religious practice, this desperate world will surely be destroyed. Therefore, follow the path of religion and spread this message to your fellows. Never put obstacles, anger and disbelief in the way of my meditation's mission. I am only showing you the way; you must seek it on your own. What I will be, what I will do, the coming days will reveal. Human salvation, the salvation of all living beings, and peace in the world are my goal and my path. "Namo Buddha sangaya, Namo Buddha sangaya, namo sangaya." I am contemplating on the release of this chaotic world from the ocean of emotion, on our detachment from anger and temptation, without straying from the path for even a moment, I am renouncing my own attachment to my life and my home forever, I am working to save all living beings. But in this undisciplined world, my life's practice is reduced to mere entertainment.
The practice and devotion of many Buddhas is directed at the world's betterment and happiness. It is essential but very difficult to understand that practice and devotion. But though it is easy to lead this ignorant existence, human beings don't understand that one day we must leave this uncertain world and go with the Lord of Death. Our long attachments with friends and family will dissolve into nothingness. We have to leave behind the wealth and property we have accumulated. What's the use of my happiness, when those who have loved me from the beginning, my mother, father, brothers, relatives are all unhappy. Therefore, to rescue all sentient beings, I have to be Buddha-mind, and emerge from my underground cave to do "vajra" meditation. To do this I have to realize the right path and knowledge, so do not disturb my practice. My practice detaches me from my body, my soul and this existence. In this situation there will be 72 goddess Kalis. Different gods will be present, along with the sounds of thunder and of "tangur," and all the celestial gods and goddesses will be doing "puja" (worship.) So until I have sent a message, do not come here, and please explain this to others. Spread religious knowledge and religious messages throughout the world. Spread the message of world peace to all. Seek a righteous path and wisdom will be yours.
I have placed his message here on my website, because it reinforces the message I have placed on the front page of my website. If you read both messages carefully you can see that Ram Bahadur Bomjon's message matches my own concerns: the almost universal lack of real spirituality in this world is leading us all to despair and destruction. It is high time that morality and meditation be universally practiced, otherwise great unhappiness will get even worse in this world.
The sort of meditation (vajra) he is doing is extremely advanced and it almost seems like he is in touch with very high beings from some of the highest spheres of the afterlife. He definitely has a mission, which is to save humanity from its own ignorance and destruction. He also states one is not to disturb his meditation which is a vital, ongoing process. Even though no one has seen him eat, drink or sleep for many years and very well seems to be, by all definitions of the word, an "avatar," he is making no claims he is Buddha or is a breatharian, however many are making claims about him, and he does claim a very serious role in humanity's future and is attempting to become the Source of his true nature, or the highest state of samadhi possible.
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Is Ram Bahadur Bomjon a Breatharian?
The country of Nepal contains a spiritually rich and dynamic culture bordering the pristine Himalayas of Tibet and embracing the profound life supporting teachings of Buddhism. Ram Bahadur Bomjon lives very much in tune with nature in an environment which is naturally full of spiritual energy (prana) that flows so abundantly from the mountains and trees. He lived on herbs from the forest and devotedly studied throughout his childhood under various Buddhist teachers and meditated most of his young life by himself beneath giant trees in the forests of Nepal. His life is so similar to a Buddhist legend from the Jataka Nidanakatha about Gautama Buddha's enlightenment, I have been inspired enough to write this article on my website regarding this extraordinary human being.
Another interesting fact of his life is that he sits all day and possibly all night in meditation and his friends and family state he has not eaten nor had any water since he began a "severe" meditation back in May 16, 2005. They also state he does however eat herbs whenever he feels the need. The herbs he eats are very significant, because such herbs are most likely to contain various adaptogenic substances that both vitalize the nervous system and increase his ability to meditate while increasing his ability to live on prana which is experienced as bliss. Learn more about the vital properties of herbs here.
It is so common for materialistically minded skeptics to make up their own stories regarding the unusal behaviors of great yogis who find a certain degree of enlightenment or any sort of successful attuning with natural forces. The deepest mystical truths of life always tend to lie far beyond the comprehension of ordinary people and especially those so-called "rational" skeptics who really have no idea of the extremely subtle yet immensely profound principles of yoga, meditation and God realization.
The purpose of this book is to make others aware of the fact that inedia is possible, but not necessarily as a means to become a breatharian "living on light" yourself. The popular idea that breatharians simply "live on air" or even worse, "live on nothing" is misleading. Successful breatharianism which is really quite rare is the result of training the energies of the astral body and cells of the physical body over many, many years (or lifetimes?) to obtain nourishment directly from quantum energy. At the subatomic level, energy can never be used up, and if it is somehow lost, it is immediately replaced by more quantum energy. It may be possible for certain cells in the human body to obtain nourishment from scientifically unknown sources such as astral, spiritual and quantum.
Is Dark Energy A Logical Explanation for Breatharianism?
Whenever a soul as pure as a Buddha walks into the earthly plane, he is often misunderstood and taken advantage of materialistically. The story of Ram Bahadur Bomjon's sublime life is often misinterpreted in the limited viewpoint of materialistic desires and limitations. What you will find is people arguing the reality of his inedia or breatharianism, while completely misunderstanding the real reason for his lifetime meditations in the forests of Nepal and vital message of peace to humanity. Rather than renounce all sensory pleasures, stop eating junk food, meditate as much as possible, and find out for themselves the reality of God (higher consciousness) and how it can sustain them during a fast, they would just react with skepticism and disbelief in any of the sacred truths that Ram Bahadur Bomjon is trying to demonstrate. As if to make matters worse so many would also try to twist them around to suit their own narrow-minded outlook. There is no such thing as a materialistic skeptic who has meditated his or her whole life in a remote forest!
Regarding the tendency toward breatharianism in great masters of meditation such as Ram Bahadur Bomjon is the fact that they are carefully tuning into a source of energy that lies beyond the physical senses but is not undiscovered nor do scientists know little about it. Both physicists (more recently) and most yogis (since the dawn of history) know that we live in an ocean of energy which can be tapped into.
Like I said in my article, The Pranic Principle there is a great source of energy in the foundation of reality itself known by many names such as zero point field, dark energy, quantum energy, prana, chi, lifetrons, bioplasma and orgone energy used by nature that can sustain humans during long fasts when out in nature, especially while meditating on God and enjoying the spiritual ecstacy of brahmacharya. This energy is real energy that can be utilized by biological systems and by humans through a rather complex process involving the creation of ojas, the uptake of prana, the suspension of breath and metabolism, and excretions from the pituitary and pineal glands in the brain.
Therefore there is nothing impossible going on just because a yogi or Buddhist monk decides to live off of this universally and naturally present pranic energy instead of the usual food and drink most poeple swear they cannot live without. The need to eat will always remain constant for those who chose to remain stuck in materialistic, sensually oriented lifestyles which seem to almost diabolically and very effectively cut them off from this sacred God energy. They come to the false conclusion there is no God and that living without food is impossible simply because their very materialistic and sensual lifestyle quite effectively cuts them off from God's quantum energy driven sustaining power. Living and working in buildings that cut one off from the subtle vitalities of nature can also be an obstacle.
Those cultures most connected with nature and the wisdom of the ancients are one's most likely to produce spiritual masters and the phenomenal miracles that naturally follow them. It is really not that uncommon for the most advanced spiritual masters of meditation and yoga to become independent of the need to eat. There are many examples of spiritually advanced breatharians throughout history and up to the present day.
"Babaji can be seen or recognized by others only when he so desires. He is known to have appeared in many slightly different forms to various devotees - sometimes without beard and moustache, and sometimes with them. As his undecaying body requires no food, the master seldom eats. As a social courtesy to visiting disciples, he occasionally accepts fruits, or rice cooked in milk and clarified butter."
There seems to be a universal field of prana in our atmosphere and throughout all of space and time in the Universe. Prana is a Sanskrit word meaning "life" in the context of a "life force" or "vital energy" that fills all living beings with vibrant health and all of nature with a living essence. Prana seems to correspond with the much subtler parts of the Universe such as the spiritual realms. There are many, many names for and aspects of this substance, just there are many names for God, and many aspects of God. Even mainstream science has long postulated the existence of a kind of "ether" that must be responsible for the transmission of light. Later on this "ether" was more accurately defined as some sort of multidimensional geometry of space in a vibrational state.
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Larry Trivieri, Jr. is a leading writer and editor in the field of holistic and alternative medicine. He is the founder and publisher of 1HealthyWorld, as well as its online weekly publication, The Health Plus Letter. Trivieri served as editor and principal writer of the landmark volume, Alternative Medicine. In addition, he is also the author of Health on the Edge (Tarcher/Putnam, Jan, 2004), The American Holistic Medical Association Guide to Holistic Health (John Wiley & Sons, Spring, 2001), and co-author of The Complete Self-Care Guide to Holistic Medicine (Tarcher/Putnam, Fall, 1999).
Water: For Health, for Healing, for Life: You're Not Sick, You're Thirsty! by F. Batmanghelidj - Editorial Reviews - From Publishers Weekly - The author, a physician trained in Iran (Your Body's Many Cries for Water), not only believes that drinking water is healthy, but makes extravagant claims for its curative powers. He recounts here how he first discovered the healing abilities of water, when he was a political prisoner more than 20 years ago. While incarcerated, he successfully treated with plain water the stress-induced peptic ulcers that afflicted some of his fellow prisoners. According to Batmanghelidj, most people rely on dry mouth to signal thirst and as a result are seriously dehydrated. He posits that symptoms like fatigue, anxiety or depression indicate dehydration, which may result in serious conditions such as asthma, hypertension, brain damage, cancer, constipation, allergies and obesity. In order to compensate for fluid lost through urination, respiration, and perspiration, Batmanghelidj suggests drinking a minimum of two quarts of plain water daily (not alcohol, caffeine beverages or juices). In order to maintain good health, he also advises ingesting half a teaspoon of salt to balance water intake. In addition, a diet consisting of 80% fruits and vegetables and 20% protein should be followed along with an exercise program. To back up his theories, the author presents a wealth of somewhat confusing medical data as well as patient anecdotes that testify to water as a cure for various diseases. Batmanghelidj does state, however, that those diagnosed with specific conditions should not stop taking their medications abruptly, nor should they embark on a water regime until they have consulted with their physician. This controversial program will have the greatest appeal for devotees of alternative medicine. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Product Description - From the author of the self-published sensation Your Body's Many Cries for Water comes an all new book expanding on the healing powers of water. Asthma, allergies, arthritis, hypertension, depression, head-aches, diabetes, obesity, and MS. These are just some of the conditions and diseases that are caused by persistent dehydration. But there is a miracle solution that is readily available, all natural, and free: water. In WATER: FOR HEALTH, FOR HEALING, FOR LIFE, Dr. F. Batmanghelidj reveals how easy it is to obtain optimum health by drinking more water and supports his claims with over 20 years of clinical and scientific research. Thirsty readers will discover what they never knew, that water can actually: ï Prevent and reverse aging ï Cure asthma in a few days, naturally and forever ï Eliminate pains, including heartburn, back pain, and migraine headaches ï And much, much more.
What Every Athlete Needs to Know About Restructured Ionized Water by Wade T. Lightheart - Product Description - Once in a while a technology is introduced to the world that has dramatic effect on athletic performance. Athletes often challenge conventional methods by experimenting with breakthrough technologies in order to achieve excellence. Discoveries including high-altitude training, hyper-baric chamber sports therapy, arthroscopic surgery, and performance enhancing drug use were pioneered by the athletic community. At first these modalities provide a competitive advantage for athletes bold enough to break with tradition. Eventually the technology is accepted by other athletes, including the old school establishment. Finally even the hard core skeptics, scientists, and doctors come to view these technological advances as training necessities. Adequate hydration is an absolute necessity for optimal athletic performance. One technological breakthrough that is relatively new to athletes in North America is restructured, ionized water. I wrote this report to provide YOU the athlete with clarification about my experience on Kangen Water (the brand of restructured water that I use and recommend) as well as a brief synopsis of how the technology works, how it can affect performance, and why I believe it's worth trying in your own training regimen. I want to be clear that restructured ionized water is not a miracle product, nor am I making any outrageous medical claims. What I AM sharing with you is my experience using restructured ionized water and how it allowed me to train harder, longer, and recover in a fraction of the time it would take using conventional waters from taps, bottled water, or other filtration, ionization or purification machines. This technology turns ordinary tap water into a natural, high-powered performance enhancer that can enable everyone from weekend warriors to World Class athletes to more easily reach their genetic potential. Restructured ionized water improves recovery, helps avoid injury and can potentially extend athletic careers.
Water Can Undermine Your Health by Dr. Norman W. Walker - Product Description - Our bodies need from two to four quarts of water each day to maintain good health. This book will show you how to protect yourself and your family from deadly bacteria, viruses, chemicals, and other pollutants that are present in a large percentage of public water supplies. Dr. Walker's treatment of water pollution is revealing, comprehensive, and scientific. His findings and his recommendations for corrective action offer new hope.
About the Author - Dr. Norman W. Walker was one of the pioneers of the raw foods movement and is recognized throughout the world as one of the most authoritative voices on life, health and nutrition. Dr. Walker has passed on his secret to a long, healthy, productive life through his internationally famous books on health and nutrition.
Honoring the Temple of God - A Christian Health Perspective - Ionized Water, Spirulina, Chlorella, Raw Foods (Spanish, French, Italian, German, Japanese, ... Gujarati, Bengali and Korean Edition) by Bob McCauley CNC - Product Description - Jesus speaks of the body as being the living temple of God and refers to his own body as a temple. His words are misunderstood, as was much of his message to those who lived in those times. The Bible states that health and wellness is found with God. If your body is full of disease it is because of the choices you have made. All disease comes from our diet. Our genes have nothing to do with whether we get sick or not. Disease does not run in our families due to genetics, but rather dietary habits that tend to lead to many of the same diseases. If we want to be healthy we must Hydrate, Alkalize and Detoxify (HAD) our body, which creates an environment of health within the body. Ionized Water is an antioxidant produced by electrolysis that Hydrates, Alkalizes and Detoxifies the body when consumed. Ionized Water is the healthiest substance we can put in the body because there is nothing better for us than water and there is no better water than ionized water. The most common cause of disease is that people don t drink enough water, which leads to chronic cellular dehydration where the body s cells are unable to function to their capacity and serve the body as they are meant to. Spirulina and Chlorella, two types of algae, are the healthiest, most powerful foods on Earth. They have the broadest array of nutrients and are the most nutrient dense of any whole foods. They are 60% protein and are what we should use for our protein instead of animal protein (meat, fish, eggs and dairy). The amino acids (protein) in Spirulina and Chlorella are vastly superior to those found in animal protein. They are also high in vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll and nucleic acids (RNA/DNA). Living foods (raw, uncooked, unprocessed fruits and vegetables) should be consumed because they also Hydrate, Alkalize and Detoxify the body. Living foods are filled with enzymes, which only God is capable of creating. Everything we do as humans, whether we think, walk, talk, blink, etc, is the result of enzymatic reactions. Yet we constantly put cooked and processed foods in our body that are void of enzymes. The reason we eat cooked foods is because we like their taste and we are under the mistaken impression that they are healthy for us when in fact they are not. Cooked foods should be considered an addiction because they are not healthy for us, yet most of us cannot stop consuming them. It is impractical to believe that we will change our diet overnight to one comprised exclusively of living foods. Instead, we must try to make them as much a part of our diet as possible. We must create new traditions with our friends and family that revolve around living foods that are created by God and have not had their invaluable nutrients destroyed by cooking and/or processing. Probiotics are the friendly bacteria that we require to break down and absorb the nutrients we consume each day. They create vitamins in the body and help keep the digestive tract clean. They also help control harmful bacteria such as E-coli and H-pylori, which is the cause of stomach ulcers. We also must maintain a positive mental attitude if we wish to be healthy. If we allow negative thoughts to reside within our minds and heart, all the water and nutrition in the world will not be able to help us. We should strive to have a meaningful relationship with God, which will be greatly enhanced when we honor the temple He has given us, that which we call our body. We do this by consuming Ionized Water, Spirulina and Chlorella, living foods, probiotics, minerals, by exercising and having a meaningful spiritual life and a close relationship with God. To accomplish this, we must learn to embrace the sacred principals of wisdom, knowledge, healing and faith if we expect to truly honor the temple God has given us.
About the Author - Bob McCauley, CNC, (Robert F., Jr.) was raised in Lansing, Michigan and attended Michigan State University (BA, 1980 in Journalism). He has traveled extensively, both domestically and abroad, visiting over 32 countries. He published Confessions of a Body Builder: Rejuvenating the Body with Spirulina, Chlorella, Raw Foods and Ionized Water in 2000 and Achieving Great Health in 2005. Bob also gives frequent lectures and offers seminars on his natural health protocol. He considers himself a Naturalist, meaning he pursues health in the most natural way possible. He studies and promotes nature as the only way to true health. He is a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Bob often lectures and offers seminars on his Seven Component Natural Health Protocol. From 2002-2004 he hosted the radio program Achieving Great Health, heard by thousands of people each day. With the help of his father, Dr. Robert F. McCauley, Sr. they started Spartan Water Company in 1992, which sold vended water machines in supermarkets. Dr. McCauley pioneered environmental issues regarding ground water and drinking water quality. Robert Jr. founded Spartan Enterprises, Inc. in 1993. He established greater Michigan s biggest selling bottled water: Michigan Mineral Premium Natural Water. He is a Certified Water Technician with the State of Michigan. He is also a Type II Public Water Supply Specialist and has both S-5 and D-5 Certifications with the State of Michigan. He has been involved in the bottled water industry since 1994. Bob is a 3rd Degree Black Belt and Certified Instructor of Songahm Taekwondo (American Taekwondo Association). He stays young by running (17:43 - 5 Kilometer race), lifting weights, practicing Chi Gong and following his rules for Great Health laid out in this book. He also enjoys wall and rock climbing, not to mention breaking a brick now and then. This is his fourth book on health. Bob is also the author of Twelve, a collection of short fiction.
In one of the best available books on the topic, Franklin explains the spiritual power of fasting and offers a deeper understanding of God's plan for fasting and the benefits available to those who participate. Those who seek God through fasting can expect tremendous rewards both for their personal lives and the church. They will see breakthroughs in many areas, such as healing, finances, bondages broken, and children set free.
Jesus Himself fasted because He knew some supernatural realities could not be released in any other way. For that reason alone, Christians should make fasting a common practice.
From the Back Cover - Access the Power of Biblical Fasting and Transform Your Life!
When you fast, your spirit becomes uncluttered by the things of this world and amazingly sensitive to the things of God. Once you've experienced even a glimpse of this and the countless rewards and blessings that follow, it changes your entire perspective.
Jentezen Franklin gives you the keys to experiencing this kind of transformation in Fasting, one of the best and most comprehensive books available on the topic. Discover everything you need to know to unlock the power of biblical fasting, including:
* The types of fasts described in the Bible and how to choose which is right for you
* The connection between fasting and prayer
* The essential components of a successful fast
* What to expect physically, mentally, and spiritually
Experience for yourself the deeper, stronger relationship with God that only comes through prayer and fasting.
Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough: A Guide to Nine Biblical Fasts by Elmer L. Towns - Product Description - Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough is a thought-provoking book on one of the least understood--but most powerful--disciplines of Christianity. Most believers know about fasting, but few of us really understand the wonderful benefits that come when we fast with purpose and direction. Written in Dr. Elmer Towns' dynamic; descriptive style, this book gives the "why" of fasting, rather than just the "how." Towns avoids a glut of techniques and schedules, and instead provides a probing look at Isaiah 58, often called the fasting passage. Learn how fasting can strengthen your faith and draw you closer to God, helping you to be a true overcomer in Christ.
About the Author - Elmer L. Towns is dean of the School of Religion at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, where he teaches the 2,000-member Pastor's Sunday School class at Thomas Road Baptist Church. He is a Gold Medallion Award-winning author whose books include What Every Sunday School Teacher Should Know and Praying the 23rd Psalm. Elmer Towns and his wife, Ruth, have three grown children.
"By individually tailoring nutrition plans based on a case-by-case basis, Fuhrman has treated hundreds of patients with rheumatoid arthritis successfully."--Vegetarian Times
"This is where the future of medicine should be heading."--Ronald Cridland, M.D.
"This is neither alternative medicine nor conservative medicine, but rather progressive medicine. Dr. Fuhrman's approach offers individuals suffering from [chronic] diseases the only real chance for a meaningful cure. I have been fortunate to observe many of these outcomes firsthand and can testify to the power of this approach for certain diseases."--James Craner, M.D., M.P.H.
"Dr. Fuhrman's book is revolutionary. It shows clearly and unmistakably the way to recover health, and could change the prevailing way of treating disease."--Theodore Coumentakis, M.D.
"If you are lucky, you will read Dr. Furhman's book before you have subjected yourself to medications and medical procedures. This book is for those who want to take charge over their health and well-being, and for those who want to embark on a journey toward a more satisfying life."--Don Jeret, M.D.
"I know that every health seeker in America will want to read this book. It provides a working knowledge of vital information that is currently known to relatively few people. Share it with those you love."--John Pilla, M.D.
Product Description - Precise diet and fasting programs to relieve headache, hypoglycemia, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, colitis, psoriasis, lupus, and uterine fibroids.
Using fasting to lose weight
How to start, what to expect, how to reintroduce food to maintain maximum benefits
How to work with a physician for longer fasts (more than 3 days)
The Hidden Power of Prayer and Fasting by Mahesh Chavda - Editorial Reviews - Product Description - "It has been one of my great privileges to know an walk with Mahesh Chavda for more than 20 years. His ministry and teachings come from the trenches of experience. This book is more than just another good manual on the 'theology of prayer and fasting'; you have in your hands a stick of dynamite loaded with spiritual power and impartation that comes from one of the modern-day pioneers who has walked what he talks. Your hunger for God will grow and your appetite for this world will diminish when you devour this book. Fasting will become a delight and not just a sacrifice!" -- Jim W. Goll, Ministry to the Nations, Author, The Lost Art of Intercession
"Mahesh Chavda has experienced God's grace to fast in a way that has borne much fruit. He is a man of deep passion for Jesus, and this love has been his motivation to pursue the deep places in God's heart. Mahesh has profound personal experience in this area. His understanding will be an inspiration to many. I recommend this book." -- Mike Bickle, Senior Pastor, Metro Christian Fellowship --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Product Description - God has provided a way to turn certain defeat into awesome victory and demonic strongholds into highways of His love and power. When overwhelming defeat looks you in the face, whether the attack is physical or a family or financial crisis, The Hidden Power of Prayer and Fasting holds keys that will unlock the resident power of the Holy Spirit within you! Through this book you will receive an impartation from a man who has lived these truths and has seen the power of God released for total victory against impossible odds, resulting in revival and literal resurrection.
The Beginner's Guide to Fasting (Beginner's Guides (Servant)) by Elmer L. Towns - Product Description - Since Old Testament times God's people have engaged in the practice of fasting: going without food for a predetermined length of time to accomplish a spiritual purpose. Fasting can be done for any number of reasons, including to know God better, to wait on God for an answer to prayer, to listen to God, to demonstrate sincerity to God, and to worship God. Serving as a complete introduction, The Beginner's Guide to Fasting shares with readers the myriad benefits of this valuable spiritual discipline. It also gives practical explanations of how to prepare for and carry on one's first fast, what kind of a fast to follow, and how to pray and study God's Word while fasting.
About the Author - Elmer Towns is the author of The Ten Greatest Revivals Ever and The Beginner's Guide to Fasting. He and his wife have three adult children and eight grandchildren. They make their home in Virginia.
"I just want to thank you again for your books. You infuse such enthusiasm into your writing. I can feel the pages smiling at me. Your fasting book inspired me to begin my health renewal program which I can truly say is the best thing I've ever done for myself. At 48, I am more active, more alert, more flexible than my 30 year old sister-in-law. Even my memory has improved and more unbelievable, my eyesight is slightly better, too. My sister-in-law wants to know what I'm taking. "Nothing!" That's the point! It's what I'm not taking! I never even considered fasting until I landed upon your book. I stopped after achieving 50 day--a true marathon. But now I'm religious about one day a week. Please put me on your mailing list for your workshops in my area and any new book announcements. Again, a heartfelt thank you for your dedication and all the support you've given (through your writing) me." -- Meloni T. Jennings, Scottsdale, AZ
Product Description - This book explains how to fast using raw fruit & vegetable juices while maintaining a nearly normal work and living schedule. Includes: Juice recipes, detoxification techniques, exercises, weight loss, water fasting; about the organs of elimination; how to handle a "healing event," and how to exit a fast safely.
Product Description - Television host, widely-traveled speaker, and gifted communicator Marilyn Hickey reveals the surprising power and rich benefits of fasting in her 21-day program. The discipline of fasting is little discussed today, but Christians worldwide advocate itboth for its spiritual and physical benefits. Now, Marilyn Hickey personalizes fasting for readers by looking in-depth at its purpose, as well as medical issues and side effects of concern. With a personalized, interactive journal, readers will enjoy positive confessions of faith, Scripture, short teachings, and space for personal notes and reflections. Understanding the importance of total healthspirit, soul, and bodyMarilyn discusses such topics as overeating, overcoming anxiety, depression, and fear. Suggested recipes for fasting meals are also included. Marilyns 21-day program connects the discipline of fasting to achieving stability and building character in everyday lifethings were all advocates for.
Product Description - Fasting is an ancient, often misunderstood practice of the church. Lynne Baab explores fasting as an experience of freedom by looking beyond our appetites what we eat, how we entertain ourselves, what we surround ourselves with to get a better view of ourselves and our God.
* People interested in spiritual formation
* Catholic readers
Endorsements - "Lynne Baab takes a very insightful and helpful look at the often neglected spiritual practice of fasting. Her suggestions about fasting other than from food are particularly relevant for our culture today. As a physician I also appreciated her practical and helpful tips on how to fast from food. This is an important book for anyone wanting to become more intimate with God." Christine Sine, M.D., executive director, Mustard Seed Associates
"As someone who has struggled with slavery to my appetites and desires, and who seeks a life free of them, Fasting was a life-giving breath of fresh air . . . Lynne Baab has created a book that can help us explore our appetites, discover the history behind the fast, and learn how to abstain and seek God." Renee Altson, author of Stumbling Toward Faith
Features and Benefits
€ Provides insights from fasting experiences of diverse people.
€ Surveys fasting in the Bible and church history.
€ Offers cautions and alternatives for people with special dietary concerns.
The Juice Fasting Bible: Discover the Power of an All-Juice Diet to Restore Good Health, Lose Weight and Increase Vitality by Sandra Cabot - Product Description - Offering a series of quick and easy juice fasts ‹ including a one-day energy boost, a two-day weekend detox, a three-day rejuvenation and a seven-day deep cleanse ‹ this book provides a reader-friendly approach to an increasingly popular, alternative health practice. In Addition to listing recipes, the author details the scientific evidence of how juice fasting can improve quality of life and lengthen lifespan. She explains how to determine one's body toxin level and reveals why it is vital to detox in today's world. More importantly, she breaks down how fresh vegetables, fruits and culinary herbs work to cleanse the body's elimination systems. Guiding the reader step by step through the entire process, The Juice Fasting Bible explains it all: how to prepare for a fast, what physical changes to expect while fasting, how to overcome the challenges of not eating and finally, the best way to resume a normal diet when coming off a fast.
A centuries-old tradition, fasting has historically been recognized as a way to heighten human sensitivity to all things-animate and insensate-in the universe. Ancient cultures understood the link between the physical, the emotional, and the spiritual experience and acknowledged fasting as a means for making this connection.
The Fasting Path is a guide to help readers safely and effectively use fasting to tap into the sacred energy of the earth. Author Stephen Buhner explains how fasting allows us to experience fully the intricate relationship of the mind, body, and the spiritual world. Step by step, Buhner leads readers through the fasting process, preparing them to embrace the physical, emotional, and spiritual healing resulting from this transformational phenomenon.
About the Author - Stephen Harrod Buhner is a master herbalist, psychotherapist, and expert on indigenous and contemplative spiritual traditions.
Fasting-The Ultimate Diet by Allan Cott - Editorial Review - The only guaranteed way to lose weight is by fasting, and Dr. Cott wrote the definitive bestseller on the subject, along with a successful follow-up. His two newly-updated titles are incorporated under one cover with the appearance of this paperback, which surveys the history of fasting and the proper way to fast. A doctor's supervision is recommended, but this book goes on to tell how to properly fast. -- Midwest Book Review
Product Description - This books teaches you how to begin and includes a post-fast diet for continued good health.
Our appetites dictate the direction of our lives--whether it be the cravings of our stomachs, the passionate desire for possessions or power, or the longings of our spirits for God. But for the Christian, the hunger for anything besides God can be an arch-enemy. While our hunger for God--and Him alone--is the only thing that will bring victory.
Do you have that hunger for Him? As John Piper puts it:If we don't feel strong desires for the manifestation of the glory of God, it is not because you have drunk deeply and are satisfied. It is because we have nibbled so long at the table of the world. Our soul is stuffed with small things, and there is no room for the great.If we are full of what the world offers, then perhaps a fast might express, or even increase, our soul's appetite for God.
Between the dangers of self-denial and self-indulgence is this path of pleasant pain called fasting. It is the path John Piper invites you to travel in this book. For when God is the supreme hunger of your heart, He will be supreme in everything. And when you are most satisfied in Him, He will be most glorified in you.
About the Author - JOHN PIPER is pastor for preaching and vision at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His many books include The Justification of God, Counted Righteous in Christ, and What Jesus Demands from the World. He earned a ThD degree from the University of Munich.
"...arguably the best book on diet from both a health and a spiritual point of view ever to see print." - Meditation Magazine
"Dr. Gabriel Cousens is a true Yogi. This book is a cosmic how-to book that focuses on methods to spiritualize the physical body, thus creating a vehicle for Enlightenment, here and now." - Sharon Gannon
"This is a stunning advance over similar books in the field. It opens up the real possibility that nutrition has finally entered a new age. Better yet, this effort draws from both the best and most recent science and the eternal roots of esoterica, a full meal for the most critical reader." - Lee Sannella
"...probably the most detailed description ever written of the role of diet and Kundalini in the transformation of body, mind, and spirit."
- Barbara Marx Hubbard
Product Description - When we eat, can we feed the soul as well as the body? Can a diet have impact on spirituality? Spiritual Nutrition empowers readers to develop personal diets that are appropriate to their lifestyles and spiritual practices. Drawing on 14 years of clinical experience and research, Dr. Gabriel Cousens discusses nutritional issues that can help answer these questions, including raw vs. cooked food; high vs. low protein; the concepts of assimilation and fasting; alkaline - acid balance; attitudes about food; nutrients, energy, and structure building.
In addition, Cousens shares his new dietary system of "spiritual nutrition" that is based on the relationship that the color of the food has to corresponding colors of the human chakra system, hence, the "rainbow diet." For true nourishment, he strongly promotes the connection of diet to meditation, fellowship, wisdom, and love.
Cosmic Reawakening by Artimia Arian - Product Description - This book provides clear practical tools for any sincere aspirant who wishes to connect to the Higher Self and higher dimensions. It guides the reader through the Chakra Life Lessons, enabling him / her to recognize which chakras are functioning optimally and which are blocked or unbalanced. Comprehending the Chakra Life Lessons short cuts one's path and accelerates one's evolution as one knows precisely what area to fortify and how to work it. A detailed but concise Nutrition section is included, providing Cosmic Knowledge such as the energetic vibration (chakra) of the different food items and how to transition to higher food chakras, thus purifying and strengthening the physical body, enabling it to be a fit instrument for the Spirit. Simple, practical recipes and natural therapies which can be used as first aid tools are also provided. Cosmic Reawakening is a manual for the new Cosmic Era.
About the Author - Artimia Arian was born is South Africa where she received her B.A. degree in Social Anthropology and Zulu, and post graduate degree in Education. She immigrated to the USA in 1984 and became a certified Sivananda Yoga teacher. She is the founder and director of the Tashirat Learning Center, Ashram, and Orphanage. She resides in the Tashirat Ashram in Tepoztlán, Mexico, with her family, Tashirat staff members and children. She is a Cosmic Medicine doctor, has a doctorate in Naturopathy and is studying Homeopathy
THE FOOD OF GODS by Jasmuheen - Product Description - The Food of Gods is Jasmuheen's 18th book on metaphysical matters and her third book in the Divine Nutrition series. It is not necessary to have read the previous books on this subject which cover her personal journey and the solution for world health and world hunger issues as "The Foods of Gods" takes the pranic nourishment discussion to another level and offers simple yet powerful tools to satiate all of our hungers. Jasmuheen writes: The most important difference with our focus with Divine Nutrition is that It has the ability to feed us on all levels and that we can still benefit from increasing Its flow through our bio-system even if we continue to choose to enjoy eating. Allowing this Divinely Nutritional stream to be increased in our system means that we can be fed emotionally, mentally and spiritually and as such the techniques and guidelines shared in this book, will benefit us all by freeing us from our current personal and global emotional, mental and spiritual states of anorexia.
PRANIC NOURISHMENT - Nutrition for the New Millennium - Living on Light Series (Divine Nutrition) by Jasmuheen - Product Description - "Pranic Nourishment, also called Living on Light, is Jasmuheen's fourth book of metaphysical interest. It is a fascinating story of her personal journey into being physically sustained purely by Light. It also touches on physical immortality, spirituality and sexuality, new millennium relationships and mind mastery utilizing the powerful programming of Dimensional Biofield Science. Pioneering new yet ancient pathways, many are now exploring the option of neither being a meat eater, a vegetarian, a vegan, a fruitarian but rather a 'liquidarian' or an individual sustained and nourished purely by the Light of their own Divine nature. Formerly a 'state of being' reserved for, or attributed to, the Holy men, Saints or Sages of the East; the process described in this text offers a practical and spiritual alternative for those wishing to practically begin to embrace physical immortality, cease the aging process or simply 'live on Light'.
In Resonance by Jasmuheen - Product Description - Utilizing the wisdom of the ages, "In Resonance" was written as a timeless manual for both personal self empowerment and self mastery. "In Resonance", is filled with inspirational information of both experiential research and channelled guidance from Jasmuheen and the Ascended Ones. The predominant focus of this book is on bridging the worlds of science and religion, the realms of the physical and etheric, plus the cultures of the east and west. "In Resonance" offers practical tools utilizing simple and also more complex meditations, specific programming techniques for tuning, mind mastery for reality creation and creating a purposeful and passionate existence. It addresses issues from meditation to telepathy and Universal Laws plus the existence of the Brotherhoods of Light.
From the Author - In Resonance by Jasmuheen This book is a manual for personal self empowerment and self mastery. It is filled with inspirational information of experiental reseach and channelled guidance from Jasmuheen and the Ascended Ones. The predominant focus of Jasmuheen's work is on bridging the worlds of science and religion, the realms of the physical and etheric, plus the cultures of the East and the West. "In Resonance" offers practical tools utilizing specific programming techniques for tuning, mind mastery for reality creation and creating a pursposeful and passionate existence. It addresses issues from mediation to telepathy and Universal Laws plus the existence of the Brotherhoods of Light. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Life from Light: Is It Possible to Live Without Food? a Scientist Reports on His Experiences by Michael Werner - Editorial Review - '[What] can only be ignored with difficulty is the phenomenon itself, for it is crying out to be noticed. One wonders why mainstream science has paid so little attention to it...' - Harald Walach, Research Professor of Psychology, University of Northampton, and Director of the European Office of the Samueli Institute 'What Michael Werner wants is to demonstrate that the generally held view of the world being solely physical and solid cannot be the whole story' - Neue Luzerner Zeitung
Product Description - In 1898, Therese Neumann, a nun in Southern Germany, stopped eating and drinking. Apart from the wafer given at Mass, she did not eat again until her death thirty-five years later. Similar cases have been reported over the years--often holy men from the East--and have assumed mythical status. Nonetheless, such accounts remain obscure enough to be safely ignored by modern scientists.
Michael Werner presents a new challenge to skeptics. A fit family man in his fifties and with a doctorate in Chemistry, he is the managing director of a research institute in Switzerland. Unlike those who have achieved such a feat in the past, he is an ordinary man who lives a full and active life.
Werner has become an open challenge to all scientists: Test me, using all the scientific monitoring and data you wish. Here, he describes one such test, in which he was kept without food in a strictly monitored environment for ten days. Werner describes in detail how and why he gave up food in the first place and what his life is like without it. Life from Light also features reports from others who have attempted to follow this way of life, as well as supplementary material on possible scientific explanations of how one could "live on light."
Customer Review - As a spiritual scientist (yogi) for many years, I am delighted to see that this book has been made available on the U.S. market. Dr. Werner's hard science-minded approach to "living on light" is a beautiful contrast to the current small (and growing) group of more "spiritually-minded" light feeders - Jasmuheen, HRM, etc.
Dr. Werner takes a very objective look at the process and ability of the human body to receive nourishment from the "light" - i.e., prana, chi, ki, orgone, etc. With a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Dr. Werner has himself subsisted solely on prana (and water, tea, etc) since the year 2000. By sharing his experience with the world, Dr. Werner is trying to open the "materialistically-addicted" minds of fellow scientists so that they too can see that we humans are spiritual beings as well.
This book includes great information for the Western educated person as well as: transcript of a Dr. Werner lecture; Q&A w/ Dr. Werner; a 10-day hospital-run experiment in which Dr. Werner was kept in strict isolation and studied around the clock; personal experience from a dozen or so people that have also underwent the 21-day transition process; and a look into the future of science and spirituality.
For anyone interesting in the future of human evolution (that is here now), this is a great book to have. Dr. Werner's book is a perfect addition to the Jasumheen, HRM, Mantak Chia (parts of his work), and yogic books/videos that also teach these wonderous methods of living on light. --Lincoln Gergar "infinity_plus_one"