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" Civilisation is a deception " - A Hermit's Guide to Longevity

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" Civilisation is a deception " - A Hermit's Guide to Longevity

In this blog i will try to cover all the methods tips and guides of using the natural world to achieve longevity.
Including stories and myths that are relevant to longevity from the natural world.

If someone chooses to live as a hermit one of the many realisations they will have is
" Civilisation is a deception " - Awi
Man has a place in nature and can use nature to achieve longevity.

Below are some guidelines and tips on how to achieve longevity by using the natural world.

Using the environment

" The air my food
The fire my blanket
The rain my shower
The earth my bed " - Ananda ( Cousin of Gautama Buddha )

Adopt a Pure in = Pure out approach to your body, what you put into it and what you expose it to.

Observe what the deer and local wildlife eat.
" Smells are vibrations and to the nose of many animals this is how they pinpoint and identify whats edible and whats not.
Paying close attention to how animals sort through possible food sources, you can find out what a digestive system
like yours can or can't eat. " - A Hermits Guide, thread.
Where do the animals go when they're sick.
The animal tracks are roads and maps, be careful who's home your stepping into.
The animals are your teachers, they're patterns and behaviours contain wisdom.
They can sniff out freshwater better than you...
Know what plants are antibacterial
Know what fruits are poisonous
Can sense changes in the weather and predators.
Know where and when food sources are available.
The methods the animals use to adapt to the environment are the methods you need to adopt.
Observe investigate copy.

Stop counting the seasons. The concept of time has to be lost.
Unstick from time. Time is ouroboros.
All birthdays and holidays need to be forgotten.
It will feel like only months have passed after decades if you let go of time
If you don't let go of time, months will feel like years.
When the mind has nothing to hold onto that could mark the passage of time
you live in a timeless state where your perception on time passing becomes non-linear.

Live in a place with clean unpolluted air.
Live in a place that is not overly busy and crowded. Animals or people.
Work at a easy pace. So that all work becomes peaceful.
Use caves as shelter.
Walk barefoot.
Eat raw vegetables and fresh fruit.
Drink rainwater and dew.
Follow the rivers to they're sources and drink from there.
Eat your boogers. I know its gross but there's a good reason why its a natural instinct for many mammals.
Use fire as your blanket and your protection as animals have a natural fear of fire.
Use the earth as your bed, sleep like the animals do.
Cover your body in ash for insulation, and it masks your scent,
the ash will mix with the oils in your skin.

Reinforce the elements within your body

Earth - Dig a shallow grave and get in, partially cover yourself in dirt. Sleep a couple of nights a week in the grave. All the minerals from the earth will detox your body.
Fire - Spend hours sitting in the sunlight after midday building up a sweat. Get your body accustom to the heat of the sunlight.
Purging. Make and use a Sweat lodge regularly. Take it very carefully with this.
Water - Bathing or sitting underwater for an extended period of time more than twice a day.
Air - Hours of breathing techniques, Pranayama in clean unpolluted air. Preferable high mountain air. Walking around naked for extended periods.

" Let the wind carry through your skin " - Lao Tzu

Use the silence of the forests to quiet your chattering mind.
Use the songs of the birds as music while you work.
Use the smell of the earth to focus your attention.

Words of wisdom
" Retain a calm heart, sit like a turtle, walk swiftly like a pigeon, and sleep like a dog. "
- Li Ching Yuen

Using the environment stories

Here is an account of a Divine man inhaling wind and drinking dew. Using the natural world.
"The Ku-ye mountains stand on a chain of islands where the Yellow River enters the sea. Upon the mountains there lives a Divine Man, who inhales the wind and drinks the dew, and does not eat the five grains. His mind is like a bottomless spring, his body is like a virgin's. He knows neither intimacy nor love, yet [仙聖] immortals and sages serve him as ministers. He inspires no awe, he is never angry, yet the eager and diligent act as his messengers. He is without kindness and bounty, but others have enough by themselves; he does not store and save, but he himself never lacks. The Yin and Yang are always in tune, the sun and moon always shine, the four seasons are always regular, wind and rain are always temperate, breeding is always timely, the harvest is always rich, and there are no plagues to ravage the land, no early deaths to afflict men, animals have no diseases, and ghosts have no uncanny echoes."
- The Liezi, Lie Yukou.

A story from The Shenxian zhuan about a woman hermit using the natural world.
"During the reign of Emperor Cheng of the Han, hunters in the Zhongnan Mountains saw a person who wore no clothes, his body covered with black hair. Upon seeing this person, the hunters wanted to pursue and capture him, but the person leapt over gullies and valleys as if in flight, and so could not be overtaken. [But after being surrounded and captured, it was discovered this person was a 200 plus year old woman, who had once been a concubine of Qin Emperor Ziying. When he had surrendered to the 'invaders of the east', she fled into the mountains where she learned to subside on 'the resin and nuts of pines' from an old man. Afterwards, this diet 'enabled [her] to feel neither hunger nor thirst; in winter [she] was not cold, in summer [she] was not hot.']
The hunters took the woman back in. They offered her grain to eat. When she first smelled the stink of grain, she vomited, and only after several days could she tolerate it. After little more than two years of this [diet], her body hair fell out; she turned old and died. Had she not been caught by men, she would have become a transcendent."

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Updated 06-07-2018 at 09:47 PM by Kibric

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  1. Loki Morningstar's Avatar
    Loki Morningstar -
    Nice article Kibric. Well written, really enjoyed it. I like these ideas. Many are universal; "The animals are your teachers, their patterns and behaviours contain wisdom." Modelling, success leaves clues. "Know what fruits are poisonous." Physical and mental diet, we often know what is bad for us yet do we follow it? Thanks for sharing.
    Updated 06-06-2018 at 06:00 AM by Loki Morningstar
  2. Schmuldvich's Avatar
    Schmuldvich -
    Excellent blog! Solid advice that resonates well with me and my experience on this Earth.
  3. Andro's Avatar
    Andro -
    Quote Originally Posted by Kibric
    Eat raw vegetables and fresh fruit.
    Only when/if in season. Otherwise there can be an opposite effect. Generally, food intake should be in tune with one's geographical location (such as latitude & altitude, sunlight availability & UV index, etc...) Example: Eating bananas in Scandinavia in February - not smart. Go for seafood instead
  4. Anterior Taproot's Avatar
    Anterior Taproot -
    Great contribution.