The is is the english translation of the Sanatkumara Samhita. Sanatkumara in Sanskrit means “eternal youth”. Sage Sanatkumara was one of the Four Kumaras, the four Manasputras (mind-born-sons) or spiritual sons of Brahma. Sanatkumara is also the author of the Sanatkumara Samhita, which is part of the Shiva Purana, and has 59 chapters. Alternative ...
Sanskrit text and Unicode transliteration:
शुष्क-पर्णाम्बु-वाय्व्-आदि- भोगिना च निराशिना
śuṣka-parṇāmbu-vāyv-ādi- bhoginā ca nirāśinā
Word-for-word Sanskrit-English equivalents:
bahu-varṣa-sahasreṣu—in many thousands of years; śāka—vegetables; mūla—roots; phala—fruits; aśinā—eating; śuṣka—dry; parṇa—leaves; ambu—water; vāyu—air; ādi—beginning with; bhoginā—eating; ca—and; nirāśinā—not eating.
English translation of verse:
At first I ate only wild vegetables, roots, and fruits, then I ate only dry leaves, then I only drank water, then I only breathed air, and finally I neither ate, drank, nor breathed.