What if you were told that you could live to be 120 years-old but you would have to abstain from sex for the rest of your life? Impossible you think?
Well, a Hindu Monk by the name of Swami Sivananda can prove most of us wrong, and he has the documents to prove it. Sivananda passport says that he was born on August 8, 1896.
The ancient man claims that the secret to reaching 120 years of age is to remain celibace, refrain from eating spices and maintain a daily routine of yoga.
According to to Sivananda he already has contacted The Guinness World Record to determine if the Hindu Monk is in fact the oldest man to have ever walked the earth, which according to Guinness World Records the last man to have been recorded as the oldest man Japan’s Jiroemon Kimura, who was 116 years-old and 54 days.
The Hindu Monk’s age has been verified through a temple register, where many other Indian’s who are decades younger can find their date of birth.
Sivananda appeared on the local news this past summer, and was told he looked to be 50 years younger by the Times of India, yet they took his claim for face value.
The 120 year-old virgin was born in the city of Varanasi, where he was raised in poverty and decided to become a monk.
He credits his age to leading “a simple and disciplined life.”
‘I eat very simply- only boiled food without oil or spices, rice and boiled daal (lentil stew) with a couple of green chillies,” Sivananda.
Sivananda also says he “avoid taking milk or fruits because I think these are fancy foods.”
The elderly man was born with no electricity, cars or telephones, and does not feel the need to be entertained by them. He rather be alone he says.
‘Earlier people were happy with fewer things,” he says. “Nowadays people are unhappy, unhealthy and have become dishonest, which pains me a lot,” he adds.