The Age of a Sage

By John White

A recent talk show on a major network said that some scientists studying longevity believe humans can, through medical science, live to 125. The critical factors, the show host said, were diet, exercise and replacement of worn-out parts with new ones grown in the laboratory. Apparently, they’d never heard of yogis and other spiritual masters living to 200 and beyond. That is not to say all yogis and sages are long-lived; they clearly aren’t. Nor is it to say they have the longest aver­age lifespan;…

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