256 Years Old Man Breaks The Silence Before His Death And Reveals SHOCKING Secrets To The World

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What is the longest a person has ever lived for? Meet Li Ching Yuen, a man who lived an astonishing 256 years!  And no, this is not a myth or a fictional tale.

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.

Li Ching Yuen

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?

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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 desserts, 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?

Originally written by Steven Bancarz and published on Spirit Science and Metaphysics



  1. Justin

    May 20, 2016 at 2:15 AM

    Uhhhh didn’t he say something about rice wine? And if that is actually him in the picture, I’m pretty sure he’s holding a pipe. Soooooooo he has alcohol and tobacco. Maybe not strong damaging alcohol or tobacco that is loaded with chemicals, but those things nonetheless 😉

    • Mrtin

      May 20, 2016 at 11:46 PM

      That pipe looks like being extremely long fingernails

      • Scunge

        May 23, 2016 at 5:58 PM

        Maybe Ginseng Root

        • Cyndi

          April 1, 2017 at 1:15 PM

          Yes! It’s Ginseng Root!

      • Nydia

        September 25, 2016 at 4:07 PM

        Extremely long fingernails like this happened more often in those days, curling round like on this photograph. In Indonesia and India there have been also recordings of such long fingernails. His left hand looks injured and grown into a spasm.

    • Melanie

      May 22, 2016 at 3:07 PM

      As others have commented, it is a root he’s holding, not a pipe. GOod quality alcohol actually helps the absorption of He Shu Wu, one of the adaptogens he was taking

    • Pam Beasley

      May 24, 2016 at 4:45 PM

      Those are fingernails. Doesn’t even look like a pipe.

    • JJJ

      September 17, 2016 at 11:12 AM

      That is a ginseng 人参

    • Cyndi

      April 1, 2017 at 1:21 PM

      Rice wine is not alcohol. There is a differencebetween alcohol, beer, and wine. Wine has been proven to be extremely beneficial to the heart and circulatory system. And that’s not a pipe he’s holding. It’s a Ginseng Root. I believe the point the writer is trying to make is that the ingredients for longevity include an all natural diet and exclude excess of things we know are bad for us.

  2. StanleyBilley

    May 20, 2016 at 11:53 AM

    Living that way of life is so true

  3. Rick Nelson

    May 20, 2016 at 9:47 PM

    That’s not a pipe, it’s some kind of root used to make remedies.

    • Rick Nelson

      May 20, 2016 at 9:48 PM

      • Rick Nelson

        May 20, 2016 at 9:58 PM

        An interesting point would be that alcohol allows the dissolving of certain chemicals that would not normally be digestible .

  4. mark cleaver

    May 20, 2016 at 10:25 PM

    Yes the basic premise of the article is correct, stress etc is not good. I’m sure the Chinese have many long livers out in the country side. They seem to have mastered the art of living very slow tempo lives. The modern Chinese, the tourists etc, look completely different. They wont make it to 100, such a shame lol

    • JJJ

      September 17, 2016 at 11:39 AM

      But don’t you think that the living conditions in China are initially caused by the western military incursion? With the resources of the country mostly being pillaged people work as cheap labors for the western countries, providing fair-prices goods for you to enjoy? Although the PRC is a shitty arbitrary government, do you think the western prosperity is only built by yourselves? 🙂

  5. chan

    May 22, 2016 at 4:37 AM

    What’s in his hand is not a pipe but a(( Ginsen)) one of the herp that he’s use in his diet.

  6. Bard

    May 22, 2016 at 8:33 AM

    This is the real wolverine….

  7. Vanisha

    May 22, 2016 at 1:18 PM

    This is amazing! I strongly believe that ‘ageing’ is simply due to the fact someone believes that that will happen so it’s great to have people like this to set an example of that!

  8. The Educator

    May 22, 2016 at 7:37 PM

  9. Robert H

    May 27, 2016 at 7:00 AM

    Who the hell would want to live that long???

    • Mily

      June 16, 2016 at 6:22 PM

      Me hahaha!!!

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  11. smedlap

    July 17, 2016 at 7:32 AM

    Why would steriods for the organs be a good thing anyway… silly.

  12. Al

    September 25, 2016 at 3:20 AM

    Daoist practicing herbology, diet, movement, meditation and patience. He’s holding a root. As well as having long nails.

  13. menang BERSAMA

    November 28, 2016 at 4:18 AM

    It’s so great. The peace is key for health belong.

  14. Cyndi

    April 1, 2017 at 1:26 PM

    I absolutely believe this is true! And I absolutely agree, every single one of us is capable of living well past 100. Again, you are right, the American way of life is NOT the way to achieve this. Stress is the #1 killer in Western society. They can say, its heart attacks, hypertension, obesity, cancer, or whatever. But what they’re missing is what is the CAUSE of these thing? STRESS! Our minds are, have always been, and will always be, the most powerful things on Earth! Unfortunately, you can’t realize that until you try to make a change in your everyday thinking.

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