Discover these Jewels and live forever! Part 2 寧夏枸杞
Have you heard of the fountain of youth? The fountain that if drunken from, will make you young and keep you young forever? A children s fable right?
Perhaps...but I've found many of our fables are indeed based on fact.
Can I prove it to you? Yes? Okay, great. But before we talk about the Fountain of Youth, let's talk about another fable, Dragons!
What about Dragons? Another child's fable of Knights in shinning armor slaying the dragons and being hero's! What a great story and so exciting too. Too bad it's just a fable right? After all, we all know there were never any dragons...or do we?
I found something in the ancient scriptures. A real jewel indeed that describes a real dragon! Not a symbol of one, but an actual dragon. Would you like to know where that scripture is? Yes? I thought so, lets keep reading.
Isaiah 30:6 The burden against the beasts of the South.
Through a land of trouble and anguish,
From which came the lioness and lion,
The viper and fiery flying serpent,
They will carry their riches on the backs of young donkeys,
And their treasures on the humps of camels,
To a people who shall not profit;
Job 41 (English Standard Version)
1 "Can you draw out(A) Leviathan[b] with a fishhook
or press down his tongue with a cord?
2Can you put a rope in his nose
or pierce his jaw with a hook?
3Will he make many pleas to you?
Will he speak to you soft words?
4Will he make a covenant with you
to take him for your servant forever?
5Will you play with him as with a bird,
or will you put him on a leash for your girls?
6Will traders bargain over him?
Will they divide him up among the merchants?
7Can you fill his skin with harpoons
or his head with fishing spears?
8Lay your hands on him;
remember the battle—you will not do it again!
9 Behold, the hope of a man is false;
he is laid low even at the sight of him.
10No one is so fierce that he dares to stir him up.
Who then is he who can stand before me?
11 Who has first given to me, that I should repay him?
Whatever is under the whole heaven is mine.
12"I will not keep silence concerning his limbs,
or his mighty strength, or his goodly frame.
13Who can strip off his outer garment?
Who would come near him with a bridle?
14Who can open the doors of his face?
Around his teeth is terror.
15His back is made of rows of shields,
shut up closely as with a seal.
16One is so near to another
that no air can come between them.
17They are joined one to another;
they clasp each other and cannot be separated.
18His sneezings flash forth light,
and his eyes are like the eyelids of the dawn.
19Out of his mouth go flaming torches;
sparks of fire leap forth.
20Out of his nostrils comes forth smoke,
as from a boiling pot and burning rushes.
21His breath kindles coals,
and a flame comes forth from his mouth.
22In his neck abides strength,
and terror dances before him.
23The folds of his flesh(I) stick together,
firmly cast on him and immovable.
24His heart is hard as a stone,
hard as the lower millstone.
25When he raises himself up the mighty are afraid;
at the crashing they are beside themselves.
26Though the sword reaches him, it does not avail,
nor the spear, the dart, or the javelin.
27He counts iron as straw,
and bronze as rotten wood.
28The arrow cannot make him flee;
for him sling stones are turned to stubble.
29Clubs are counted as stubble;
he laughs at the rattle of javelins.
30His underparts are like sharp potsherds;
he spreads himself like a threshing sledge on the mire.
31He makes the deep boil like a pot;
he makes the sea like a pot of ointment.
32Behind him he leaves a shining wake;
one would think the deep to be white-haired.
33 On earth there is not his like,
a creature without fear.
34He sees everything that is high;
he is king over all the sons of pride."
There you have it folks! A fire breathing dragon in more than one place found in ancient scripture.
So, we see a so called fable to be based on truth!
The same I dare say about the "fable" of the fountain of youth.
Once upon a time, man use to live for hundreds and hundreds of years. We don't see people living past 120 years any more. The average life span considering the whole world is 67.2 years. That's it folks! Poof, done!
But now, let's look into possible causes of people to live into their 100's, in other words a centenarian and not only live into their 100's but also still able to get around and work in their gardens. (Not bed bound with tubes sticking out of every hole).
While there is no one single source, I have found some possible "Fountains of Youth"
I found this article in the China Daily paper (online) stating that there are many Centenarians in the Xinjiang, China region that has the highest proportion of centenarians in the country, with 1,413 people aged 100 years or older, or 73 in every 1 million people.
A 121-year-old Sadiq Sawut from the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region topped the list as the oldest man, while Maihefu Zihan, from the same region, was the oldest woman at 118 with pictures. You can find the article here: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2008-10/08/content_7086173.htm
I then looked up NingXia Wolfberry in Wikipedia and it reads:
"The majority of commercially produced wolfberries come from the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region of north-central China and the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of western China."
Perhaps one of a few reasons there are people living to very old ages there?
There is also a unsupported claim that a Chinese man named Li Qing Yuen, who was said to have consumed wolfberries daily, lived to the age of 252 years (1678–1930).
There are other contributing reasons people there and else where are living to a very old age such as
* Low Stress
* Diet of fruits, Vegetables, and fish
We will examine more of each of these in a later blog.
Wishing you more Wealth and Riches in every area of your life!