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    Quote Originally Posted by yoj
    I managed to not eat or drink for 8 hours today, and I didnt think too much neither, is this a record? Does snoring count as speaking?
    Touché!

    I wish I could get a good 8 hours on a regular basis. (A problem with working the late shift when no one else in my household does.)
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    Anything under 5000 calories a day count as asceticism in USA, doesnt it?
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    Brian I was being optimistic, my last seession of mediatation wasn't quite as long as I'd wanted, so I think I'll have soe Javanese Ginseng to improve my focus ;-)

    Roar, thats bad, you're a bad man ;-) I guess there are less calories in fish thats been buried underground till it goes rotten :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by yoj
    Roar, thats bad, you're a bad man ;-) I guess there are less calories in fish thats been buried underground till it goes rotten :-)
    Yes, thats the main ingredience in our "seefood diet". Only see, not eat.
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    Hehe - good point ;-) I 'looked' at 'food' like that in Sweden, so did my Swedish friends ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by yoj
    I managed to not eat or drink for 8 hours today, is this a record?
    one word, Ramadan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garryn
    one word, Ramadan
    Exactly! The muslims don't eat or drink anything (including water) from sunrise to sunset for the whole month. There are some exceptions (kids, elderly - if they choose, the sick, pregnant women, or women who are menstruating), but overall, its very hard to do for the whole month! The biggest badass that I know about is Hakeem Olaujawon (sp?) from the Houston Rockets - during Ramadan he would continue with full practices and playing games all while fasting during the day!

    I agree with some of the others...proud about 4 hours? I easily go about 8-10, sometimes 12 hours a day without food/drink on a daily basis. Granted, I eat 1-2 BIG meals/day, but it would be healthier for me to eat smaller meals more frequently - I'm just too lazy to find the time to eat.

    I don't believe in the concept of "light" meditation. That's like me saying I do "light" exercise daily when I choose to take the stairs instead of the elevator!
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    Wink

    Two words David Blaine

    Maybe Yoj ought to lock himself in a suspended clear perspex box for a few weeks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garryn
    Two words David Blaine

    Maybe Yoj ought to lock himself in a suspended clear perspex box for a few weeks?

    Might help with the weight ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by yoj
    Might help with the weight ;-)
    Hmm.. might join you on that point (my buddha figure isn't a statue but is visible in a mirror). Only problem is, didn't DB sustain liver or kidney damage through it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Light Samurai
    Are there any other Ascetic's here?
    No, but my parents are from Mexico! And we have an Ascetic Calender on our wall.

    Orale!

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    It is best to fast slowly!

    .....or was that slow fastly??
    Scott R. Brown

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garryn
    Hmm.. might join you on that point (my buddha figure isn't a statue but is visible in a mirror). Only problem is, didn't DB sustain liver or kidney damage through it?

    Probably, but then I sustain liver damage outside of the box, so go figure ;-)
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