Dr. Purnendu Nath (“Puru the Guru” as known on social media):
- First Class graduate from Cambridge University; PhD in Finance from London Business School. Qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and is a CFA Charterholder
- Over 30 years experience in quantitative modelling across investment banking, proprietary trading, hedge funds, consulting and academia. Primary passion is teaching.
- Today Puru lives a simple life with very clear focus on constant self-improvement & guiding others how to live healthier and more fulfilling lives.
- Born to Hindu Brahmin parents he imbibes the best from all faiths and cultures, including fasting during Ramadan for the last 30 years. Mentors individuals around the globe from a wide range of backgrounds to live a life in harmony with nature to continually improve mental, emotional and spiritual health through the implementation of detailed protocols for improving physical health – reversing chronic diseases and reducing biological ageing.
What made a non-Jain scientist decide to do an atthai (8 day fast) during Paryushan?
What scientific reasons attracted him to the practice?
What preparation did he do in advance?
How was his experience typically different from that of a follower of the Jain faith?
What made him repeat it for a total of 4 times thus far?
Would he do it again? Why would he not do it again?
Most importantly, what is his advice for Jains who would like to pursue this seemingly challenging feat, but have never done an atthai?