Can I not eat anything for 30 days.

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Can I not eat anything for 30 days.

Post by JC938 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:53 pm

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Sam Vara
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Re: Can I not eat anything for 30 days.

Post by Sam Vara » Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:08 pm

Why are you asking this question on a Buddhist forum? There are many other sites on the internet which deal with long fasts and weight loss. Fasting is not a part of the Buddha's recommendations, though there are some Buddhists who fast because they believe it has benefits for their practice. There is something rather odd about announcing that one wants to undertake an activity because it leads to a particular goal, while maintaining that one will not accept advice on it. As with your earlier question about meditation, there is the risk that you will open yourself up to poor or misleading advice when you don't really need to. If it's health you are interested in, you should in my opinion talk to a doctor or dietitian.

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Re: Can I not eat anything for 30 days.

Post by dylanj » Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:49 am

yes but you shouldn't
susukhaṁ vata nibbānaṁ,
sammā­sambud­dha­desitaṁ;
asokaṁ virajaṁ khemaṁ,
yattha dukkhaṁ nirujjhatī


Oh! extinction is so very blissful,
As taught by the One Rightly Self-Awakened:
Sorrowless, stainless, secure;
Where suffering all ceases


etaṁ santaṁ etaṁ paṇītaṁ yadidaṁ sabbasaṅkhārasamatho sabbūpadhipaṭi nissaggo taṇhakkhayo virāgo nirodho nibbānaṁ

This is peaceful, this is excellent, that is: the stilling of all preparations, the relinquishment of all attachments, the destruction of craving, detachment, cessation, extinction.

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Re: Can I not eat anything for 30 days.

Post by Nwad » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:48 am

I tryed not to eat and i stoped after 3th day. It xas challanging fist 3days but I stoped because at the 3th day there is some metabolical changing arive and as one of the effects is that you dont feel any hungry at all... You understand that you can stay like this one or two weeks more. So i stoped here, the experiment reached his aim.

Yes you can, but only if you know what are you doing and why you are doing it.

Metta !

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Re: Can I not eat anything for 30 days.

Post by Kim OHara » Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:27 am

dylanj wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:49 am
yes but you shouldn't
:goodpost:

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Re: Can I not eat anything for 30 days.

Post by DNS » Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:16 pm

Kim OHara wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:27 am
dylanj wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:49 am
yes but you shouldn't
:goodpost:
It is very unhealthy to do so and you'd still need at least water. Caesar Chavez did several hunger protests, some very long ones. He lived to only 66 years old, no doubt due to the damage he did to his organs being that long without food.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cesar_Chavez

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Re: Can I not eat anything for 30 days.

Post by Dhammabodhi » Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:25 pm

In the Jain tradition, there is the ritual fasting called Sallekhana, aiming for a restraining of the mind and body, eventually leading to death. This is controversial though not considered suicide in this tradition, and its validity has been legally upheld by the Supreme Court of India.

So unless you are in India following the Jain faith, and aiming for death, you shouldn't do it.

:anjali:
"Take rest, take rest."-S.N.Goenka

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Re: Can I not eat anything for 30 days.

Post by bodom » Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:00 pm

As the OP deleted his question the thread will now be locked.

:namaste:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With no struggling, no thinking,
the mind, still,
will see cause and effect
vanishing in the Void.
Attached to nothing, letting go:
Know that this is the way
to allay all stress.

- Upasika Kee Nanayan

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