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Fasting and Keeping awake without usual sleep
« on: November 10, 2009, 11:22:30 AM »
Bhagavan Ramana recommended eating sattvic food in moderation.
He also said that there is no need for fasting or keeping awake
without usual sleep.  He only said moderation in sleep is also
necessary and one should not sleep during daytime.

Kunju Swami and his friend Ramakrishna Swami once decided to
take only tea a few times a day and go without sleep for sadhana.
They were doing it in Skandasramam or somewhere, when Bhagavan Ramana had already come to the foot hills near
Mother's Samadhi.  Kunju Swami and his friend could not sustain
these fasting (but for occasional tea) and sleepless thorughout
night for long.

One morning they came down to the foothills to see Bhagavan.
Bhagavan Ramana told them:  "Enough of these asuric and
unwanted practices.  Go and eat.  Tiruchuzhi dosai is prepared
in the Asramam.  Go and eat.  The disciples promptly listened to
him and thus came the end of their compulsive practices.

Arunachala Siva.
Arunachala Siva.