A '120-year-old' monk who claims to be the oldest man alive has credited
celibacy 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.
He believes he is the oldest person after Japan's Jiroemon Kimura died June
2013 aged 116 years and 54 days.
Sivananda, who was born in an extremely poor family, lives in Kolkata city,
India, but had lived in the city of Varanasi all his life.
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."
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. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/meet-120-year-old-virgin-9420310?w