Swami Sivananda, a monk who claims to be the oldest man alive at 120yrs old says his long life is down to celibacy. He claims he has never had sex. He was born on August 8, 1896, according to details in his passport and is now applying to Guinness World Records to verify his claim as the oldest man alive.
“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.” Sivananda believes that times have changed but he is still the same.
“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.”
The ascetic monk who has never slept in a bed or used a pillow in his life, sleeps on the floor with a jute mat beneath him andbuses a stone brick as a pillow.
Thanks to his lifestyle, he is now a local celebrity, hebtravels to give interviews and lectures on life and people from all over the country flock to him in search of peace and thebsecret to his longevity.
“My followers persuaded me to come forward to claim the record.
“Previously I was worried about inviting publicity into my life as these things don’t serve any purpose in life.” “Though my followers would be happy to see my name in the Guinness Book of World Records.”