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The Oldest Man in the World 256 Years Breaks the Silence Before His Death and Reveals its Secrets to the World

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by Family Health Freedom Network

According to a 1930 New York Times article, Wu Chung-chieh, a professor of the Chengdu University, discovered Imperial Chinese government records from 1827 congratulating Li Ching-Yuen on his 150th birthday, and further documents later congratulating him on his 200th birthday in 1877. In 1928, a New York Times correspondent wrote that many of the old men in Li’s neighborhood asserted that their grandfathers knew him when they were boys, and that he at that time was a grown man.

Li Ching Yuen reportedly began his herbalist career at the age of 10, where he gathered herbs in mountain ranges and learned of their potency for longevity. For almost 40 years, he survived on a diet of herbs such as lingzhi, goji berry, wild ginseng, he shoo wu and gotu kola and rice wine. In 1749, at the age of 71, he joined the Chinese armies as teacher of martial arts. Li was said to be a much-loved figure in his community, marrying 23 times and fathering over 200 children.

According to the generally accepted tales told in his province, Li was able to read and write as a child, and by his tenth birthday had traveled in Kansu, Shansi, Tibet, Annam, Siam and Manchuria gathering herbs. For the first hundred years he continued at this occupation. Then he switched to selling herbs gathered by others. He sold lingzhi, goji berry, wild ginseng, he shou wu and gotu kola along with other Chinese herbs, and lived off a diet of these herbs and rice wine

He Wasn’t The Only One 

According to one of Li’s disciples, he had once encountered an even older 500-year-old man, who taught him Qigong exercises and dietary recommendations that would help him extend his lifespan to superhuman proportions. Apart from Qigong and a herb-rich diet, what else can we learn from this Master of Longevity? 

How about this: On his death bed, Li famously said, “I have done all that I have to do in this world”. Could his peaceful last words also hint at one of the biggest secrets to a long and prosperous life? It’s interesting to note that in the West, we’re often taught to believe that aging is something that must be “beaten” with high tech infrared devices and state of the art medication. 

His Secret To Long Health: 

Li was asked what his secret was to longevity. This was his reply: “Keep a quiet heart, sit like a tortoise, walk sprightly like a pigeon and sleep like a dog.” These were the words of advice Li gave to Wu Pei-fu, the warlord, who took Li into his house to learn the secret of extremely long life. 

Li maintained that inward calm and peace of mind combined with breathing techniques were the secrets to incredible longevity. Obviously, his diet would have played a large role. But its fascinating that the old living person in recorded history attributes his long life to his state of mind. 

Why Is This So Hard To Believe? 

With the average lifespan for the Western world currently sitting between 70-85 years, the thought of someone living over 100 years old seems like quite the stretch. The thought of someone living over 200 years old seems extremely suspicious. But why don’t we believe that people can live this long? 

We have to keep in mind that some people in this world don’t live a grueling 9-5 lifestyle, they don’t have to deal with the stresses of debt, they aren’t breathing polluted city air, and they exercise regularly. They don’t eat refined sugars or flour, or any foods that have had pesticides sprayed on them. They aren’t living off of the standard American diet. 

They aren’t eating fatty meats, sugary deserts, and genetically modified foods. No antibiotics. No alcohol and no tobacco. Their diets not only exclude junk foods that we so often indulge in, they also include superfoods and herbs which are like steroids for our organs and immune system. 

They also spend their spare time in nature practicing breathing techniques and meditating which have been proven to improve mental, physical, and emotional health. They keep things simple, get proper sleep, and spend a great deal of time in nature under the sun. When we get a chance to relax in the sun, we feel instantly rejuvenated and call this a “vacation”. Imagine spending a lifetime doing that in the mountains, and combining that with perfect mental, spiritual, and physical well-being. 

I do not doubt for a minute that if we all did the things we knew we were supposed to do, that living to be 100 years old would be commonplace. When we treat our bodies right, who knows how long we can live for? 

About the author: My name is Steven Bancarz, and I am the creator of ‘Spirit Science and Metaphysics’. I am working on a new social platform is being built called ‘The Conscious Forum‘ to provide the best place online for open-minded people to discuss, engage, and connect with one another in a way never offered before.

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    • Havoc

      His true date of birth was never determined. Considering the insufficient and inconsistent records, it would be difficult to estimate the exact age of Li Ching Yuen. I am guessing he used the same name of his ancestors to embellish his age. The average life span in the 17th century was shorter than today, makes this claim more unlikely.

      Gerontological researchers have viewed the age claim with extreme skepticism; the frequency of invalid age claims increases with the claimed age, rising from 65% of claims to ages 110-111 being invalid to 98% of claims to being 115+ years.

      • Morgana Le Fay

        Since when are facts ever relevant on BIN?

        • Free Speach Free Thought

          You just made my day Morgana

          • Me

            Free Speach Free Thought, Free From The Bondage Of Spelling Correctly

        • PaulTarsuss

          All the time!

          But, just like the rest of our corrupted world….one is required to use one’s “critical thinking” skills and dig for them. The proportion of Truthful, productive articles here at BIN is MUCH higher than one finds through the whore media and that’s a fact.

          One thing all you self appointed “guardians of Truth” BIN bashers have in common here is that you hang out everywhere on BIN to discredit the SITE rather than the stories.

          Hardly ever see you modern intellectual lynch pins of society APPLAUD the many stories here that shine the LIGHT….and the answer is simple. You jaded lot hardly know light from darkness.

          Then there’s the fact too that the MSM hates sites that even allow the free exchange of information and have mounted campaigns to denigrate such sources.

          The more sites like BIN that allow the Truth to shine….

          The louder pseudo intellectuals whine.

      • becomingme

        My Great Grandmother lived to 119, and my whole family were witness to this.

        She lived in a small village all her life in South America, and NEVER had contact with chemicals and pesticides in her food and/or water, in addition, NO PHARMACEUTICALS!!!

        I met her when I was 10 years old, after traveling with my Mother to her village.

      • Anonymous

        How were the debunkers supposed to corroborate their own claims, without records, and, then arrive at a percentage.

      • uknowthetruth

        if he is dead we could easyly carbon date his bones to see if its legit, something tells me its 1 big stinking lie otherwise people would of already done this.

        • noorman andringa

          lol. His bones need to be bare, only works with fossils of bones but when he is rotted away and only his bones remain whe can carbon date the old geezer. But since he is exposed only a year or 2 thats his carbon age as wel so..

        • Christian T

          You clearly don’t know how carbon dating works. If it were perfectly accurate the date you would get would be the date of his death. Not very useful in telling how old he was.

    • chefjim

      I presume that I NEVER want to look or feel anything like this guy! Who wants to hang around in a body that’s more dead than alive??? And who wants to hold on to this evil world? Once you know God, you receive the promise of God that He will give you a NEW body that doesn’t wear out and is invincible and lasts forever!

      He also gives you the HOPE and GUARANTEE by His Holy Ghost that causes great JOY knowing that you are going to live in absolute splendor and peace and love and purity far away from sin and death, never getting sick or fat and never CRAVING anything every again; the myriad and constant cravings of this life which besets so many including myself!

      He takes away the icy fear of death which clasps around the hearts and souls of men like skeletal fingers and rusty chains pulling him down into the pit knowing that mankind are mortal beings yet so many not seeking the TRUTH of Jesus Christ which God put into every man or woman He has ever made. (Romans 1:20)

      Jesus Christ created all things seen and unseen, (Colossians 1:16) Most of which He made is unseen yet so many men claim they are certain that there is no supernatural realm! Jesus Christ created mankind and it is He who gave us the gift of freedom from sin and death by paying the penalty that WE owed!

      That single act was the greatest demonstration of love that this world has ever known but since that time all the way to the present time, most reject Him outright and refuse to believe and put their faith in Him but would rather put their trust in the things of this world which the word of God says are going to be destroyed with FERVENT HEAT. (see 2 Peter 3:10)

      And I can’t see how anyone can resist? The formula is so easy, He even does ALL the work for you and it is even by HIS OWN Faith that we continue in our faith! (Galatians 2:20) When I learned about Him, I needed a little help understanding at first (look me up if you have any questions at all and I’ll be more than happy to answer to the best of my ability) but once I understood the TRUTH of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, I immediately fell to my knees as He washed my sins away from my being, past; present and future!

      Now, I wait for HIM and it is for HIM that I live and move and have my being and the desire of my heart is to SERVE Him and Love Him forever and ever and He is going to make that my reality very soon when He comes on the clouds of Heaven and calls the names of every person who has ever put their trust in Him.

      The dead will rise first and then we who are alive at that time and have trusted in Him; we will rise up in the air to meet Him with every one of those who were before us, all of us meeting together (the Body of Christ) for the first time and for all time in unspeakable glory. (1 Thessalonians 4:16) Praise the Lord Jesus Christ and the Father in Heaven for His lovingkindness toward us. May His Will be done in all things and regarding all matters for all of time and eternity! AMEN and amen.

      • Doccus

        Maximum lifespan has nothing to do with state of mind or how many vegetables you eat. It’s genetically determined and can only be reversed genetically. Certainly

        • Doccus

          I never even finished writing my comment and this pathetic BIN system automatically posted it. I was ABOUT to write that..
          … Certainly bad living can shorten it, but healthy choices only make you feel better at your oldest years. and hey.. the picture isn’t that guy, just some random old asian. There wasn’t color photography when he died….!

        • Christian T

          Rubbish. That’s just what you have been told. You don’t have a shred of evidence for it. And guess what? It’s part of the lie too. The system functions better the shorter the lifespan. Read Animal Farm for the reasons.


        He looks much better after turning himself into a bat, and feasting on blood. No, wait! Is that another story?

    • Redlist Renegade

      Wait a minute I think that I’ve heard this story before somewhere . Let’see he goes to sleep under a tree somewhere after drinking a jug of whiskey and many years later when he wakes up…..he sees his shaddow and it means we have six more weeks of winter , or something like that…..right ???

    • Anonymous

      Anybody that believes anything coming from the nyt article must be dumb as hell ,do you people really believe crap like this just cause this dude was really ugly how did he stop the deteration if he looked that bad. I know people are smarter than this show some proof real proof.

    • Judge Roy Bean

      People born after Noah’s flood were more restricted in life given as in longevity.

      Gen 6:3-4
      3 And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.

      4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.

    • Redlist Renegade

      Yeah he’s Butt Ugly alright but he ain’t half as ugly as my ex mother in law !!!

      • charlie2dogs

        yes and he got a lot more poosy than you ever got

    • Pink Slime

      What if he was just 85 years old and he looked like that? That tells me it was a very bad way to live. :lol:

    • 2QIK4U

      You’d think in 250 years and all the Herbs he could of Invented a Wrinkle Cream? :idea:

    • 2QIK4U

      If he was a true Tibetan monk and master in Qigong he is also part of the rare transendental contactee of aliens which are buried in the monks history. They can transfer as light. Lotus blossom

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    • wayno

      Can I have All of his Pensions, :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • Man

      people believe this but not obama’s birth certificate…..

    • Mad Mex

      Man was never created with Death in view.. he SHOULD have lived as a perfect being eternally.. we have Adam and Eve to blame for the interruption in Gods purpose, which will soon be realized.
      In the meantime.. read about the ages of Ancient men before the Flood.. as they were almost perfect, and they lived under a totally different climatic system, their lifespans were much longer.
      We can.. and WILL live eternally, after the destruction of this evil world, which equals or is even worse than the time before the Flood of Noah.
      (Genesis 5:1-6:4)
      This is the book of Adam’s history. In the day of God’s creating Adam he made him in the likeness of God.
      2 Male and female he created them. After that he blessed them and called their name Man in the day of their being created.
      And Adam lived on for a hundred and thirty years. Then he became father to a son in his likeness, in his image, and called his name Seth. 4 And the days of Adam after his fathering Seth came to be eight hundred years. Meanwhile he became father to sons and daughters. 5 So all the days of Adam that he lived amounted to nine hundred and thirty years and he died.
      6 And Seth lived on for a hundred and five years. Then he became father to E′nosh. 7 And after his fathering E′nosh Seth continued to live eight hundred and seven years. Meanwhile he became father to sons and daughters. 8 So all the days of Seth amounted to nine hundred and twelve years and he died.
      9 And E′nosh lived on for ninety years. Then he became father to Ke′nan. 10 And after his fathering Ke′nan E′nosh continued to live eight hundred and fifteen years. Meanwhile he became father to sons and daughters. 11 So all the days of E′nosh amounted to nine hundred and five years and he died.
      12 And Ke′nan lived on for seventy years. Then he became father to Ma‧hal′a‧lel. 13 And after his fathering Ma‧hal′a‧lel Ke′nan continued to live eight hundred and forty years. Meanwhile he became father to sons and daughters. 14 So all the days of Ke′nan amounted to nine hundred and ten years and he died.
      15 And Ma‧hal′a‧lel lived on for sixty-five years. Then he became father to Ja′red. 16 And after his fathering Ja′red Ma‧hal′a‧lel continued to live eight hundred and thirty years. Meanwhile he became father to sons and daughters. 17 So all the days of Ma‧hal′a‧lel amounted to eight hundred and ninety-five years and he died.
      18 And Ja′red lived on for a hundred and sixty-two years. Then he became father to E′noch. 19 And after his fathering E′noch Ja′red continued to live eight hundred years. Meanwhile he became father to sons and daughters. 20 So all the days of Ja′red amounted to nine hundred and sixty-two years and he died.
      21 And E′noch lived on for sixty-five years. Then he became father to Me‧thu′se‧lah. 22 And after his fathering Me‧thu′se‧lah E′noch went on walking with the [true] God three hundred years. Meanwhile he became father to sons and daughters. 23 So all the days of E′noch amounted to three hundred and sixty-five years. 24 And E′noch kept walking with the [true] God. Then he was no more, for God took him.
      25 And Me‧thu′se‧lah lived on for a hundred and eighty-seven years. Then he became father to La′mech. 26 And after his fathering La′mech Me‧thu′se‧lah continued to live seven hundred and eighty-two years. Meanwhile he became father to sons and daughters. 27 So all the days of Me‧thu′se‧lah amounted to nine hundred and sixty-nine years and he died.
      28 And La′mech lived on for a hundred and eighty-two years. Then he became father to a son. 29 And he proceeded to call his name Noah, saying: “This one will bring us comfort from our work and from the pain of our hands resulting from the ground which Jehovah has cursed.” 30 And after his fathering Noah La′mech continued to live five hundred and ninety-five years. Meanwhile he became father to sons and daughters. 31 So all the days of La′mech amounted to seven hundred and seventy-seven years and he died.
      32 And Noah got to be five hundred years old. After that Noah became father to Shem, Ham and Ja′pheth.
      6 Now it came about that when men started to grow in numbers on the surface of the ground and daughters were born to them, 2 then the sons of the [true] God began to notice the daughters of men, that they were good-looking; and they went taking wives for themselves, namely, all whom they chose. 3 After that Jehovah said: “My spirit shall not act toward man indefinitely in that he is also flesh. Accordingly his days shall amount to a hundred and twenty years.”
      4 The Neph′i‧lim proved to be in the earth in those days, and also after that, when the sons of the [true] God continued to have relations with the daughters of men and they bore sons to them, they were the mighty ones who were of old, the men of fame.

      • Christian T

        The secret seems to be no sex for the first hundred or so years.

    • Anonymous

      Noah lived to be 979 years old. What’s the big deal with this guy?

      God Bless Noah And The Arc.

      • maxwell

        …mitch…our races declining lifespans are the result of a progressively toxic environment…this old man’s longevity is proof of clean living…and his non affiliation with gangs and drug use.

        • Anonymous

          maxwell, I agree to a point with what you say, but aren’t life spans going up in general? People in this country were expected to live until age 68 at one time, then 72, now I think it’s at least 78. My retirement was figured out to age 86 when it was valued. I think your comment is very valid here.

    • Anonymous

      “In one meal he eats three bowls of rice, chicken, and another kind of meat”

      • 2QIK4U


    • Alan Schuetz

      Umm… It’s IMPOSSIBLE to live over 120 years. Try again!

    • scotvince Why i can’t found any article on this in New York Times archives ? Why ? Why ?

    • Canderson

      Ha 8 bit full house binary, and no, no fucking way, or they just count differently.

      • Canderson

        I guess I am not THAT open minded.

    • _2Lolo

      If the outcome is looking so butt ugly after grinding out all those years, I’d chose death at instead of having to look at that in the mirror.

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