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Sun Gazing and Solar Healing

The 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 world."

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 effects.

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 anyone.

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 everything changes.

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 automobiles.

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 cooker.

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 solved.

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 time.

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 curious:

Light, medicine of future by Jacob Lieberman, The Healing Sun: Sunlight and Health in the 21st Century by Richard Hobday.

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?
    No.
  • Can people at any age follow this practice?
    Yes.
  • 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?
    Yes.
  • How does the body get the nutrients that are essential for it to function?
    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 delayed.
  • Can people eat and continue with their daily routine while practicing?
    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?
    Yes.
  • 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?
    Yes.
  • Can this method help us overcome any psychological problems we face?
    Yes.
  • 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?
    No.
  • Is any guru or master needed while practicing the method?
    No.
  • Do we stand or sit while doing the practice?
    Standing is better than sitting.
  • Does this practice cure migraine?
    Yes.
  • Should the glasses be removed while sun gazing?
    Yes, the practice should be done with naked eye.