Don’t Deplete Carbon Dioxide
Adano Ley (Swami Nitty-Gritty) said …
“You see, breath-free is not an accomplishment to God because he’s already living in a breath-free state himself.
“So he needs to make a what? A manifestation.
“The moment he’s going to make a manifestation, he’s got to give it breath to live.
“So he doesn’t enjoy breath-free organisms.
“He’ll enjoy breathing organisms, and he’ll enjoy breathless organisms more.
“There’s a big difference between breathless and breath-free.
“Breath-free, you didn’t make it.
“If you breathe and you master breathless, you’re hanging around for quite a long time.”
N.C. Paul (A Treatise on the Yoga Philosophy, 1851) wrote …
“Colonel Townsend, an English officer of excellent natural parts, and of great honour and integrity, could die or expire when he pleased, and again revive. He observed the strictest regimen, living on the softest vegetables and the lightest animal food, drinking asses’ milk daily, even in the camp, and, for common drink, Bristol water. By an abstemious course of diet he could suspend the respiration and pulsation, and thereby assume a condition similar to death, or the samadhi of the Indian faqirs. Low diet and a state of composure or rest were the principal means employed by the English officer to assume this death-like appearance. The faqir, who was buried alive for 40 days, in the time of Runjeet Singh, and then exhumed, alive, lived entirely upon milk previous to his burial, and abstained from food, drinks, and air, all the time he was buried. To all intents and purposes he hybernated. A faqir, who hybernated in Jesselmere, lived entirely on milk.
“The above facts establish, beyond a doubt, the property, in milk, of conducing to hybernation. All the profane and sacred writing of the Hindus extol milk as an aliment favouring longevity. I believe it is to the highest hygienic property in milk that the cow owes its sanctity amongst the Hindus, whose unparalleled benevolence to the animal is notorious.
“All hybernal aliments diminish the exhalation of carbonic acid from the lungs. They therefore diminish the waste of the animal economy.”