Celibacy Virgin man thinks abstinence from sex granted him long life

Swami Sivananda revealed that his abstinence from sex and healthy food made him live up to 120 years of age.

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A 120-year-old Indian man,  Swami Sivananda, has revealed that his abstinence from sex is the reason why he has lived so long.

According to reports, Sivananda who lives in the Indian city of Kolkata thinks he is the oldest virgin after Japan's Jiroemon Kimura.

Kimura died in June 2013, at the age of 116 years and 54 days, Daily Post News reports.

The Indian man who is also a monk said, “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 and I have never had sex.

“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.

“I sleep on the floor with a jute mat beneath me and I use a stone brick as a pillow.

“I travel to give interviews and lectures on life and people from all over the country flock to me in search of peace and the secret to my 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."

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According to reports, Sivananda is so healthy that he can perform yoga for several hours on daily basis.

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