120-year-old virgin credits his lack of sex for his long life


Swami Sivananda was born on August 8, 1896, according to details in his passport. Looking rather youthful for a 120-year-old, Swami is now applying to Guinness World Records to verify his claim.

Sivananda, who was born in an extremely poor family, lives in Kolkata city, India, but despite his astonishing age, he lives with no help and no medical aid, performing yoga for hours every day.
He gives all the credit for his longevity to yoga, food with no spices and no sex. He said: "Discipline is the most important thing is life. One can conquer anything with discipline in food habits, exercise, and sexual desires.
Control over your needs is the biggest gain in life. I have lived for so long because material things don't make me happy. Because I was born in poverty, I have never had great demands from life.
Nowadays, people are unhappy, unhealthy and have become dishonest, which pains me a lot. I just want people to be happy, healthy and peaceful." Standing 1.58 metres tall, the Hindu monk has never slept in a bed or used a pillow in his life.
He sleeps on the floor with a jute mat beneath him and uses a stone brick as a pillow. Whether Guinness qualifies him as the oldest man alive or not, his lifestyle has already made him a local celebrity.
He travels to give interviews and lectures on life and people from all over the country flock to him in search of peace and the secret to his longevity. Crdt: DailyMirror

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