Gazing and Solar Healing
Solar Healing Center is focused on helping humanity to develop a
better understanding of how the sun can be used to heal the mind,
body and spirit as demonstrated by Hira Ratan Manek, who has not
eaten solid food for over 7 years. Hira Ratan Manek (HRM), amongst
others, have proven that a person can live just on solar energy for
very long periods without eating any food . This has come to be
known as the HRM phenomenon. The method is used for curing all kinds
of psychosomatic and mental illnesses as well as increasing memory
power and mental strength by using sunlight. One can get rid of any
kind of psychological problems, and develop confidence to face any
problem in life and can overcome any kind of fear including that of
death within 3 months after starting to exercise this method. As a
result, he will be free from mental disturbances and fear, which
will result in a perfect balance of mind. Further, if he continues
to apply the method for 6 months, he will be free from physical
illnesses. Besides, after 9 months, he can eventually win a victory
over hunger, which disappears by itself thereafter.
This is a straightforward yet effective method
based on solar energy, which enables one to harmonize and recharge
the body with life energy and also invoke the unlimited powers of
the mind very easily. Additionally, it allows one to easily liberate
from threefold sufferings of humanity such as mental illnesses,
physical illnesses and spiritual ignorance.
The Sun is the biggest planet in our planetary
system. Its circumference is 109 times bigger than that of the earth
and it can accommodate 1.3 million earths in it. Its distance from
our earth is 150 million km and it weighs 333,000 times the weight
of the earth. Also, 99.8% of the weight of our planetary system is
the sun’s weight. Sun continuously sends out fireballs, which are
50,000 km long, 9,000 km wide and whose each jump towards the earth
is 200,000 km. Due to all these magnificent powers of the sun, it is
no wonder that it has inspired the mankind throughout the history.
It has been worshipped from the earliest of times by many societies
living in different parts of the world. Each civilization had a
different story about it.
In ancient Egypt, the sun was worshipped as Ra.
Mankind and animals were said to have come into being through his
tears. The king himself was believed to be the “Son of Ra”. It was
also believed that on his death, the king would be reunited with
his father, the sun. The pyramids were regarded as a ramp or a means
of access to the sky. Additionally, Ra was believed to travel across
the sky in a boat and through the underworld all night. There, in
order to rise again the next morning, he had to defeat the evil
Apepi. He was represented as rising from the ocean of chaos to greet
the world again.
In ancient Greece and Rome, Apollo came to be
associated with the sun. In Mesopotamia it was Shamash. The Indian
tribes of America have many interesting tales associated with the
sun. One of the stories is as follows.
"A long time ago there lived a selfish chief who
kept the sun and moon and stars for himself. The world had no light
at all. At that time, there lived a raven who wanted to get the
light and give it to the world. The raven changed himself into a
leaf and was swallowed by the chief’s daughter, who became pregnant
and soon had a baby. The baby was none other than the raven. The
baby could see many bundles hung about in the chief’s house and
started to cry for them. The chief was an indulgent grandfather and
gave the child the first bundle. This was a bag of stars and the
raven threw them up the chimney. They quickly arranged themselves in
the sky. The child cried again and this time his grandfather gave
him a bundle, which contained the moon. Again the child threw it to
the sky. Some time later, the child started to cry again. This time
the grandfather gave him the sun and the child quickly changed into
a raven and flew out of the window. This was how light came to this
Science has proved the need for sunlight for
growth, agriculture, health and numerous other aspects of human
life. Many of the myths from around the world reflect a belief in
the need for sunlight in the greater scheme of things. Indian
mythology too understands the role of the sun. It was worshipped as
“Surya” in India in ancient times. According to the Indian
mythology, Surya was responsible for health and life, a reflection
of what was perhaps the scientific belief of the time. Surya is one
of the principal vedic deities. He is pictured as riding across the
sky on a chariot pulled by seven horses. One wonders the analogy
between seven horses and the seven colors of light.
The HRM phenomenon is in fact a rediscovery of a
scientific ritual, which was used to heal physical, mental,
emotional and spiritual diseases in ancient times. Ancient Indians
called this practice Surya Namaskar, where ancient Egyptians and
Americans called it Heliotherapy and Europeans called it Apollo
therapy. In the Americas, the sun was also known as INTA.
The scientific technique practiced by Hira Ratan
Manek is how he derives his energy from the solar energy of the sun.
Mankind is also using solar energy for running solar cookers, solar
heaters, and solar cars. Similarly, what HRM does is to convert
himself into a solar car by using sunlight. Traditionally, human
beings eat secondary sources of energy as the plants and other
vegetation depends heavily on the sun for their growth, simply put,
the idea here is to learn how to absorb energy from the primary
source, that is, the sun itself.
There is a scientific explanation of what may be
occurring during the exercise of this method. Since the brain is a
powerful recipient and the retina and the pineal gland (third eye)
being equipped with photoreceptor cells, a kind of photo analysis
could be taking place during the Surya Namaskar, which provides a
person with all kinds of energy and vitamins that are required for
the proper functioning of his internal organs. Additionally, the
rays of the sun with seven colors have a cure for all kinds of
diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, obesity, arthritis,
osteoporosis, cancer and others. If world peace is to be achieved,
everyone should have a perfect balance of mind. Thus, this method
can also contribute to the world peace.
Sun Gazing Process
We have a super computer in our bodies given to
us by the nature, which is our brain. HRM (Hira Ratan Manek) calls
it the “brainutor”. The brain is more powerful than the most
advanced super computer. Each and every human being is gifted with
innumerable talents, and infinite inherent powers by nature.
Individuals should never underestimate themselves. Everyone is
gifted. If we make use of these powers we can take ourselves to
great levels. Unfortunately, these infinite inherent powers are
programmed in that part of the brain that is largely dormant and
goes unused. Even medical science agrees we hardly make use of the
brain but about 57% – the most brilliant of humans like Albert
Einstein is reported to have used only about 32% of their brains.
If we can activate the human brain and awaken
these infinite powers inherent in ourselves then we can raise
ourselves to higher levels. We can achieve any results we want. In
order to operate the brain effectively, it needs to be activated.
Being a holistic entity it needs a holistic power supply. Sun energy
is the source that powers the brain, which can enter and leave the
human body or the brain only through one organ that is the human
eye. Eyes are the Sun Energy’s entry door to the human brain. They
are also known as the windows of the soul. Recent research has found
out that the eye has many functions other than vision. And more
information is continuing to be revealed about the functions of the
eye. The eyes are complex organs and they have 5 billion parts much
more than a spacecraft that has about 67 million parts. By this,
you can see the immense capacity of the human eye.
HRM asserts that the rainbow is in the eye not in
the sky. The seven colors of the sun is only the reflection of what
is in the eye. We can create a rainbow anytime we want – go to the
garden, just observe below a source of flowing water as the sun
moves above. There you will see the rainbow. Eye can receive the
entire spectrum of the sunlight. It’s like having a glass window.
Eye is the perfect instrument to receive all the colors of the
rainbow. Since eyes are delicate parts of the body, we have to use
them in such a way that they serve our purposes without getting
damaged. Present day teachings and ideas such as don’t look at the
sunlight at all you will damage your eyesight; never go out in the
sun as you will get cancer, are causing needless hysteria and
paranoia. The more you are away from the nature, the more there is a
cause for illness and you will automatically support global
corporations. There are definite foolproof ways of getting the
benefits of the nature without exposing ourselves to its adverse
One should receive sunlight only in the morning
or evening hours, which are 1hour after sunrise or 1hr before
sunset. It is proven beyond a reasonable doubt that during these
times, one is free from UV and IR rays exposure. The UV index
remains at 2 all throughout winter. Best times to take sunbath other
than winter times are the 2hours window before sunset and/or after
sunrise. Gazing also has the added advantage of getting vitamin A
and D during the 1hour window. Vitamin A is necessary for the
health of the eye, the only vitamin that the eye requires. If you
gaze, the spectacles and the associated power in the eye will go
away and this will provide better eyesight without glasses.
Additionally, it is safe to gaze during the onehour period of
sunrise and sunset or during winter when the intensity is less.
In fact, there is no sunrise or sunset. It is how
we define it. Sun is fixed, and we are the ones on earth that rotate
around it. HRM experimented on his own body for three years and
devised this method based on trial and error. This can be
accomplished by anyone in any part of the world at any time of the
year. HRM is not a unique figure and anyone can do this. Now
thousands are using this method and achieving results. In Brazil,
Australia, Germany, more than 3000 people are subsisting on light.
This is a rebirth of a science that was practiced long time ago.
Originally this was a spiritual practice in the ancient times and
now it is becoming a scientific practice, which can be followed by
To determine when the sunrise or the sunset
period is, you can check the local newspaper to get the daily
timings. Both times are good for practice – it depends on individual
convenience. Day by day this practice is becoming popular and is
being known as the HRM phenomena. HRM envisions that it is the
acronym for human resource management!
Sun gazing is a onetime practice of your
lifetime. Look at the rising or setting sun – one time per day.
First day, look for a maximum of 10 seconds. Second day look for 20
seconds at the rising sun adding ten seconds every succeeding day.
So at the end of 10 continuous days of sun gazing you will be
looking at the sun for 100 seconds i.e. 1 minute and 40 seconds.
Stand on bare earth with bare foot. Eyes can blink and/or flicker.
Stillness or Steadiness of the eyes is not required. Why don’t you
watch the sun instead of the TV? The intensity of the TV is much
more than the rising or setting of the sun. If you can watch TV you
can easily watch the rising or setting sun safely. Have a belief
that the sunrays or lights that you are getting into your eyes are
of immense benefit and will not harm you. This will give you
earlier, quicker and better results. Even without a belief component
also you will get the results provided that you follow the practice,
however, it will take longer time. On the other hand, you need not
restrict any of your normal daily routines. There are no
restrictions. You can enjoy your food while applying this practice.
Hunger will disappear eventually by itself.
You may consider gazing from the same place at
the same time daily. Following circadian patterns has its
advantages. If you pray, you can have any prayer of your choice. No
particular one is suggested and it is not a requirement. As a
precaution, have your eyes examined by a doctor. This is to err on
the side of caution from a scientific standpoint. Also, you should
have periodic check ups. Additionally, you can buy photo suncards
to monitor UV and IR radiation, which are priced at about $2. (when
cards are kept in the sunlight). There is no need to buy an
expensive 500$ photosensometer. If your cheeks get heated up then
stop gazing. Use common sense.
When you reach three months you will have gazed
at the sun 15 minutes at a stretch. If you can watch TV for 3 hours,
surely you can see the sun for that long. What is happening as you
go up to 15 minutes? The sun energy or the sunrays passing through
the human eye are charging the hypothalamus tract, which is the
pathway behind the retina leading to the human brain. As the brain
receives the power supply through this pathway, it is activated into
a brainutor. One of the software programs inherent in the brain will
start running and we will begin to realize the changes since we will
have no mental tension or worries. Besides, we will have the
selfconfidence to face life problems by means of developing a
positive mindset instead of a negative one. Moreover, we will become
fearless since our psychosis will have disappeared so will have all
the ills of the mind. This is the first phase of the method and
lasts around 3 months.
Humans have good and bad qualities, which are 2
sides of the same coin. In the absence of the sunlight we develop
bad qualities. When sunlight enters the brain, good qualities come
into appearance replacing bad ones. Eventually, even spiritual
ignorance goes away. Sometimes, you get confused from what you hear
and read. You get contradictory information such as red wine is good
for you and alcohol is bad for you. You are baffled with life’s
problems and detest decisionmaking. But after 3 months of sun
gazing, you develop a sense of confidence and know the answers for
yourself spiritually. There is a balance of the mind, where you are
in a position to judge personal answers – the correct answers. You
develop powers that are already inherent in you. Bad qualities
disappear, anger, greed, jealousy leave you. You become a lovable
creature. Everybody likes you. You will do no wrong. If you are
positive or fearless, you will not harm anybody nor pain anybody.
You will become a compassionate person. This is a great contribution
to world peace. A positive approach creates solutions to problems
and waste in society. There will be no need for environmental
engineers. We won’t throw waste, as there is no away. By 3.5 months
Besides, mental depression will go away.
Psychiatrists are observing that sadness is caused by lack of
sunlight. With the practice of sun gazing you will not have
depression in your whole lifetime. You will achieve a perfect
balance of mind. Fear of death will go away. The state of mind is
such that you will welcome death. What is to happen, you will be
able to let it happen. There will be no worries. Everyone has some
sort of mental disorder, which is the biggest human problem, which
can be removed by the proper use of sunlight.
Next, Physical diseases will start being cured.
70 to 80% of the energy synthesized from food is taken by the brain
and is used up in fueling tensions and worries. With a lack of
mental tension, brain does not require the same amount of energy as
before. As you proceed in sun gazing and as your tensions decrease
the need for food intake will go down.
When you reach 30 minutes duration of
continuously looking at sun, you will slowly be liberated from
physical disease since by then all the colors of the sun will have
reached the brain through the eye. Brain regulates the flow of color
prana appropriately to the respective organs. All the internal
organs get ample supply of the required color prana. The vital
organs are dependent on certain sun color prana. Kidney red, Heart
yellow, Liver green etc… Colors reach the organs and address any
deficiencies. This is how color therapies work Reiki and Pranic
Healing. There is a lot of information available on color therapy.
This is the process of getting liberated from physical ailments over
a six-month period. After 34 months you can become cured of your
physical ailments with autosuggestion, which is imagining and
visualizing healing your ailments while gazing at the sun.
Scientific methods such as the Solariums, crystals, color bottles,
natural stones, gems, all utilize sun energy, which is stored in
these natural stones. You can keep natural color stones in drinking
water to further hasten healing.
In solariums there is usually a platform at the
height of 100 feet where each of the 7 glass cabinets is constructed
for each of the VIBGYOR colors. This platform revolves around the
sun whole day and according to the nature of the disease diagnosed,
the patient is placed in the appropriate color for healing.
Similarly, glass drinking water bottles with different colors are
kept in sun for 8 hours. The water gets solarized and water develops
medicinal value and is used to treat different diseases.
Photosynthesis, which we misunderstand, does not
in fact need chlorophyll. Only the plant kingdom needs chlorophyll.
Human body can do it with a different medium. Photosynthesis is
transforming the sun energy into a usable energy format. This is how
Photovoltaic cells work and electricity is produced, similarly water
is heated, food is cooked in solar cooker, and solar batteries run
Eyes receive the entire spectrum of the sunlight,
which is distributed to the different parts of the body by the brain
on a need per basis. As a result, you are cured from all diseases. A
3rd intermediate medium is avoided. You are your own master within 6
months. As you continue gazing at the sun, energy is no longer being
used up for mental impairments or physical ailments; thus its
storage level increases in your body. 7.5months and 35 min of sun
gazing is when hunger starts going down palpably. Need for food
intake decreases. No one needs to eat more than his or her hunger
levels. Hunger comes because of energy requirements of the body,
which is a must for its existence. But food is not a necessity for
the body to function. Only energy is. Conventionally, you are
indirectly getting the sun energy while eating food, which is a
byproduct of sun energy. If there is no sunlight, no food will
grow. In 6months time you will start to have the original form of
micro food, which is our sun. Additionally, this can avoid the toxic
waste that you take into your body while you eat regular food.
Therefore, as you consume the original form of
food, hunger goes down starting to disappear eventually. By eight
months, you should see hunger almost gone. For a dull or weak
student or with no belief, this time period may be 9 months or 44
minutes. After that time, hunger disappears forever. All mechanisms
associated with hunger like aroma, cravings, and hunger pangs also
disappear. Moreover, energy levels are at a higher level. There is a
judgment (having had this experience) that the brain is well
activated with the sun energy. Well done, you have become a solar
After nine months or when you reach to a 44
minutes level, you should give up sun gazing since solar science
prohibits further gazing for the sake of eye care. The body will get
discharged when you stop practicing, which has to be recharged. Now
you have to start walking on bare foot on bare earth for 45 minutes
daily for a total of 6 days. Relaxed walking only. No need to walk
briskly, jog or run. Any convenient time of the day is all right,
however it is preferred to do that when the earth is warmer and the
sunlight is falling on your body. When you walk bare foot, an
important gland in the brain’s center called the pineal gland or the
third eye is activated. The big toe of the foot represents this
gland. 25 years ago it was considered a useless gland. Now it has
become an important gland for study and up to now, about 18,000
papers have been published about it. It has always been known as the
Seat of the soul. The Pineal gland has optic nerve endings. The
remaining four toes represent glands too pituitary, hypothalamus,
thalamus and amygdala. Amygdala for the last 2 years has been
gaining importance in medical research. It’s a nucleus of the sun or
cosmic energy and plays an important role in the photosynthesis via
the sunlight reaching the brain through the eye. When you walk bare
foot, your body weight stimulates all these 5 glands through your
toes. This is strengthened by the earth heat/energy and the sun
prana falling on the head or the crown chakra. The chakras are not
in the spinal cord that is an imaginary location; they are
definitely in the brain. All these create a magnetic field and the
body/brain recharges with the energy of the sun entering in you.
Relax. Walk 45 minutes for one year and food continues to be away
from you. After one year of recharging, if you are satisfied with
your progress you can give up barefoot walking. Few minutes of sun
energy falling on you once in 34 days will be enough from then on.
But if you want the immune system to strengthen,
then keep on the bare foot walking. Also if you want memory power or
intelligence to increase, continue the walking practice. As you
increase the sun’s heat on your feet the brain will activate more
and more, which will result in the more activity of the Pineal
gland. The Pineal gland has certain psychic and navigational
functions. Navigational means one can fly like the birds. You can
develop psychic skills of telepathy, television and have your body
at different places simultaneously. Science has validated human
psychic functions and medical experiments are being done to
ascertain this. Different body parts and its organs get purified
once you stop eating due to detoxification. The different internal
organs play different mechanical parts for the purposes of space
travel and flight. There is another utility value (other than food
digestion) for the internal organs. All the glands have a lot of
functions and can perform at optimal level via sun energy. If you
are fortunate to activate the brain optimally you surely will reach
enlightenment. You can read past, present, and future. This method
can be safely applied to control obesity. Almost all problems get
Historically, a lot of people have remained
without food. Accordingly in 1922, the Imperial Medical College in
London decreed that solar rays were the ideal food for humans.
However, no one has mentioned what their technique was For e.g.
Yogananda in his book ‘autobiography of yogi’ interviewed many
saints and mystics to find out the secret of their lack of eating
food…common reply was that the sun energy entered through a secret
door and reached the medulla oblongata in the brain. They did not
divulge their secret. This knowledge was lost to common folk at the
An International team of 21 Doctors supervised
HRM in Ahmedabad for 411 days, during which he subsisted only on
water. There were volunteers that were on –round the clock
supervision. Although sun energy was ample for HRM’s energy
requirements, he took coffee, tea or buttermilk to satisfy his
family and doctors. After the excitement of the findings at
Ahmadabad HRM was invited to Thomas Jefferson University and State
Univ. of Penn in Philadelphia. They wanted to observe and examine
his retina, pineal gland and brain. Some of the initial results are
that the gray cells in HRM’s brain are regenerating. 700 photographs
have been taken. Neurons are reported to be active and not dying.
Pineal gland is not shrinking which is typically what happens after
mid fifties and its maximum average size is about 6 x 6 mm. However,
for HRM it has been measured to be at 8 x 11 mm.
Sun gazers are volunteering to be tested but due
to monetary crunch various physiological results cannot be
documented. Sun gazing is the only answer for arthritis, migraine
and thrombosis. Thrombosis is a common problem nowadays because we
sit on chairs and legs are always dangling and hanging. Kneecap
replacement has become fashionable. Even when it is not required
expensive invasive surgeries are performed due to medical
malpractice and greed. Let us not be dependent on an external
sources. Let us become our own masters. Let us do sun gazing.
You can break up the practice in three phases. 0
to 3months, 36months and 6 9months. You have to walk barefoot for
45 minutes for the rest of your life. Food makes us commit the
maximum pain to others and exploit others.
The uniqueness of HRM is that he has surrendered
his living body for observation and experiments to the scientific
firmament. Brain functions are complicated and one cannot explain
why food is not required. How sun gazing is doing wonders is not
explained. Although scientists are agreeing that hunger is
definitely being eliminated. HRM recommends these books for the
Light, medicine of future by Jacob Lieberman, The
Healing Sun: Sunlight and Health in the 21st Century by Richard
The cover pages of both these books ask one to
get rid of sun glasses earlier the better.
We are avoiding the beneficial effects of the
solar winds. Nobody is asking you to look at the sun during the day
between ten and three o’clock. Also do not use sunscreen. When body
gets heated up you perspire and sweat is a waste product and needs
to go out of the body. When you are painted or coated with lotions
and creams they get degenerated and the chemicals enter your
body. It is our malpractice our wrong use why blame the sun for
skin cancers. Sun bathing during the day is to be avoided.
There is a practice in getting energy on a
temporary basis in the Americas. To get energy for their body,
natives take sunbath by standing in the sun for two hours exposing
maximum parts of their body and they don’t need to eat food on those
days. They sustain on micro food of the sunlight. When clouds gather
we become gloomy. We see the sun and get energetic.
In this world there are no miracles, everything
is science. There is an explanation for everything yet anything is
possible. The possibilities are unlimited as is the human
imagination. Make use of the sun energy in a safe way and not for
harmful purposes. HRM’s request is that you should use this practice
for personal welfare/development and for humanity.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Can blind people practice sun gazing?
- Can people at any age follow this practice?
- Can children also do this practice?
Children can do this practice provided that
they do it on their own will.
- Can anyone who has any kind of eye disease or had an eye surgery
do sun gazing?
- How does the body get the nutrients that are essential for it to
What we eat is all secondary or third form of
sun energy since all the vegetables and fruits are dependent on
sunlight. Therefore, the body can get the essential nutrients from
the original form of sunlight.
- Is standing bare foot on bare earth necessary?
Yes, the power of the earth protects the eye.
- What happens when the weather is cloudy?
One can still gaze in the direction of the
sun, which is behind the clouds, without increasing the sun gazing
time when the weather is cloudy.
- What happens when there is severe winter?
In winter, one can gaze at the sun from his
house through the glass window. However, the benefit that he will
get is less than that of outside gazing.
- How can people at places where sun is rarely seen practice that?
People, who are really interested in this
practice, can migrate to places where sun is available and stay
there for the duration of the practice.
- If there is interruption while practicing, what happens?
Nothing adverse happens but final success is
- Can people eat and continue with their daily routine while
Yes. However, hunger will slowly disappear.
- Can obesity be cured by the help of this method?
Yes. It is a sure cure for obesity.
- Does any damage happen to the eye?
No damage will happen. On the contrary, any
disease will be cured.
- Are there ultraviolet rays at sunrise or sunset times?
There are no ultraviolet or any other harmful
rays during these periods.
- Was this method practiced in the past?
- How many people on earth practice this method?
Thousands of people are practicing this
method throughout the world.
- Can this method cure any kind of mental diseases?
- Can this method help us overcome any psychological problems we
- Are the effects of sunrise and sunset the same throughout the
year in different parts of the world?
More or less the same.
- Is it essential to follow any religious ritual while practicing?
- Is any guru or master needed while practicing the method?
- Do we stand or sit while doing the practice?
Standing is better than sitting.
- Does this practice cure migraine?
- Should the glasses be removed while sun gazing?
Yes, the practice should be done with naked