In Rangoon last fortnight, Narasingha Swami, Indian mystic, ate a
handful of ground glass, drank half a drachma of nitric acid, some
sulfuric acid, also swallowed a grain of strychnine and a grain of
potassium cyanide.. He died in agony. His friends explained it was
because he had been kept from doing his yatayoga (breath-control and
autosuggestion exercises) by swarms of visitors at his house.
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