---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <no_re...@yahoogroups.com> wrote :
Do you have any scientific evidence to back up your claim that tantrics have a shorter life-span than others ? Erm, I didn't say that tantrics have a shorter life span than others. What I said was that cannibalism carries the risk of a lot of communicable brain diseases like CJD also known as mad cow disease. It's seriously best avoided even if it's only your health you care about. I think my instinctive revulsion is shared by so much of humanity that I wonder about the mental health of those who feel they can justify it on any grounds these days. Or maybe it's just the way society grew and we decided to respect the dead rather than make a meal out of them? I suspect the dangers become obvious like the dangers of incest do and it became a social taboo that way and very early on in society. Is India that different? Joke: Two cannibals meet in a bar and one says "My wife made a lovely casserole last night. God I'm going to miss her...." ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <no_re...@yahoogroups.com> wrote : ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <no_re...@yahoogroups.com> wrote : "Cannibalism, lovely. How enlightened of them!" Vimalananda used to live in cementaries and boil the brain of dead people he found and drink it. Very purposefully and revolting only to small-minded people. Do read the triology about him, Aghora by Robert Svoboda. Perhaps it would broaden your vision. It's not about broadness of vision it's about communicable diseases, of which there are many if you eat human flesh. It's one of the reasons the vast majority of us don't, we've learned not to and it's a strong taboo because of it. If he thought that drinking brains made him smarter he's no better than the other superstitious ingnorami who thought eating someone's heart made you braver. I see where the delusion comes from but it doesn't work - except maybe psychologically - and then the mad cow disease kicks in and you rapidly start regretting it. http://www.amazon.com/Aghora-III-Dr-Robert-Svoboda/dp/0914732374/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1416650337&sr=8-6&keywords=vimalananda ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <no_re...@yahoogroups.com> wrote : ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <no_re...@yahoogroups.com> wrote : Glad you liked it. Interesting fellows. I met many of these guys eating human flesh and doing some heavy duty tapas when I was in Varanasi. The rest of the movie is there also. Enjoy :-) Cannibalism, lovely. How enlightened of them! I'm not sure what the word tapas actually means but I'm going to assume it involves not minding contracting all the serious brain diseases that can result from eating human flesh. Natural selection I call it. And it's one of the reasons the rest of humanity don't eat their dead (apart from the more obvious ones) the cultures that did take up the revolting practise died out. But I'm interested to hear anyone justify it as some sort of spiritual practise.