Excerpt from The Art and Science of Sungazing: Living on Sunlight
The Sun Gazing Process History and Practice
by Shri Hira Ratan Manek
We have a super computer in our bodies given to us by the nature, which is our brain. HRM (Hira RatanManek) calls it the “brainutor”. The brain is more powerful than the most advanced super computer. Eachand 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 inthat part of the brain that is largely dormant and goes unused. Even medical science agrees we hardlymake use of ABOUT 5-7% of the brain. The most brilliant of humans like Albert Einstein are reported tohave used only about 32% of their brains.
If we can activate the human brain and awaken these infinite powers inherent in ourselves, then we canraise ourselves to higher levels. We can achieve any results we want. In order to operate the braineffectively, it needs to be activated. Being a holistic entity it needs a holistic power supply. Sun energy isthe source that powers the brain. It can enter and leave the human body or the brain only through oneorgan, and that is the human eye. The eyes are the Sun Energy’s entry door to the human brain. Theyare also known as the windows of the soul. Recent research has found out that the eye has manyfunctions other than vision. And more information continues to be revealed about the functions of theeye. The eyes are complex organs and contain 5 billion parts, much more than a spacecraft[ that hasabout 6-7 million parts]. By this, you can understand 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 are only thereflection of what is in the eye. We can create a rainbow anytime we want – go to the garden, justobserve below a source of flowing water as the sun moves above. There you will see the rainbow. Theeye can receive the entire spectrum of the sunlight. It’s like having a glass window. The eye is theperfect instrument to receive all the colors of the rainbow. Since eyes are delicate parts of the body, wehave to use them in such a way that they serve our purposes without getting damaged. Present-dayteachings and ideas such as “Don’t look at the sunlight at all –you will damage your eyesight,” or “Never go out in the sun as you will get cancer,” are causing needless hysteria and paranoia. The more you areaway from the nature, the more there is a cause for illness and you will automatically support globalcorporations. There are definite foolproof ways of getting the benefits of the nature without exposingourselves to its adverse effects.
Sun Gazing History
The Sun is the biggest astronomical body in our planetary system. Its circumference is 109 times bigger than that of the earth and it can accommodate 1.3 million earths inside it. Its distance from our earth is150 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. The sun continuously sends out fireballs that are 50,000 km long,9,000 km wide and reach out 200,000 KM towards the earth. Due to all these magnificent powers of thesun, it is no wonder that it has inspired mankind throughout history. It has been worshipped from theearliest 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 intobeing through his tears. The king himself was believed to be the “Son of Ra”. It was also believed that onhis death, the king would be re-united 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 andthrough the underworld all night. There, in order to rise again the next morning, he had to defeat the evilApepi. 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 wasShamash. In the Americas, the sun was also known as Inta. The Indian tribes of America have manyinteresting 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 worldhad no light at all. At that time, there lived a raven who wanted to get the light and give it to the world. Theraven changed himself into a leaf and was swallowed by the chief’s daughter, who became pregnant andsoon had a baby. The baby was none other than the raven. The baby could see many bundles hungabout in the chief’s house and started to cry for them. The chief was an indulgent grandfather and gavethe child the first bundle. This was a bag of stars and the raven threw them up the chimney. They quicklyarranged 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 cryagain. This time the grandfather gave him the sun and the child quickly changed into a raven and flewwith it out 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” inIndia in ancient times. According to Indian mythology, Surya was responsible for health and life, areflection 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 about theanalogy between seven horses and the seven colors of the visible spectrum of light. To get energy for their body, Native Indians sunbathe 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 themselves on the “micro food” of sunlight. When clouds gather, we become gloomy. We see the sun and feel energized.The HRM phenomenon is in fact a rediscovery of a scientific ritual that was used to heal physical, mental,emotional and spiritual diseases in ancient times. Ancient Indians called this practice Surya Namaskar;ancient Egyptians and modern 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 allows him to derive his energy from the solar energy of the sun. Mankind is beginning to use solar energy for running solar cookers, solar heaters, andsolar cars. Similarly, what HRM does is to convert himself into a “solar car” by using sunlight.Traditionally, human beings eat secondary sources of energy because plants and other vegetationdepend heavily on the sun for their growth. Simply put, the idea here is to learn how to absorb energyfrom the primary source, that is, the sun itself.There is a possible scientific explanation of what may be occurring during the exercise of this method.Since the brain is a powerful information processor and the retina and pineal gland (third eye) areequipped with photoreceptor cells, a kind of photo analysis could be taking place during the SuryaNamaskar that provides a person with all the energy and vitamins required for the proper functioning of their internal organs. Additionally, the rays of the sun with their seven colors contain a cure for all kinds of diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, obesity, arthritis, osteoporosis, cancer, mental illnesses, andothers. If world peace is to be achieved, everyone should achieve a perfect balance of mind. Thus, thismethod can also contribute to world peace.
Sun Gazing Process
HRM experimented on his own body for three years and devised this method based on trial and error. This sun gazing method can be practiced 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. Currently, thousands are using this method andachieving results. In Brazil, Australia, Germany, more than 3000 people are practicing safe sun gazing tolive on sunlight. This is a rebirth of a science, a spiritual practice from ancient times, and now it isbecoming a scientific practice that can be followed by anyone, as described below. Each day, thispractice is becoming more popular and has become known as the HRM Phenomenon.
Safe Sungazing Practice
Sungazing is a one-time practice, usually for a period of 9 months, or 44 minutes, of sun gazing. You canbreak up the practice into three phases: 0 to 3 months, 3-6 months and 6-9 months. After completing thesun gazing practice, you will then walk barefoot, 45 minutes daily [if you stop at 15 or 30 minutes of sungazing, you walk barefoot for the rest of your life; if you complete the full 44 minutes of sun gazing,then you walk barefoot for one year. Barefoot walking on bare earth anchors the solarized energies inyour body, after which no further sun gazing or walking is required]. Food makes us commit acts of painto others and exploit them.
The practice of sun gazing entails looking at the rising OR setting sun once a day, only during the safehours. No harm will come to your eyes during the morning and evening safe hours. Safe sun gazinghours occur anytime within the one-hour window after sunrise or anytime within the 1-hr window beforesunset. It is scientifically proven beyond a reasonable doubt that during these times, one is free fromexposure to ultraviolet and infrared rays that are harmful to our eyes. To determine the time of sunrise or sunset, you can check the local newspaper, which also lists the UV Index as 0 during these times. Bothtimes are good for practice – it depends on what is convenient for each individual. Sungazing also has theadded advantage of producing vitamin D during the 1-hour safe period window. And if you sun gaze, theneed for spectacles and their associated adjustments for the eye will go away. This method will providebetter eyesight without glasses.For those who cannot initially sungaze during the safe periods, sunbathing is an effective method for receiving the sun energy at a slower pace until one is able to sungaze. Best times to sunbathe is whenthe UV index is lower than 2. This usually occurs within the 2-hour window after sunrise or before sunset.Sun bathing during the day is to be avoided, except for during the winter months, when the UV indexusually remains at 2 throughout the day, which is safe for sunbathing. Check your local newspaper to seethe published results for UV Index to be sure. Also, do not use sunscreen when sunbathing during thesetimes. When the body heats up, you perspire and perspiration is a waste product excreted by the body.When you are painted or coated with lotions and creams – they degenerate and the chemicals enter your body. It is our malpractice -our wrong use- why we blame the sun for skin cancers.
0 – 3 Months
First day, during the safe hours, look directly at the sun for a maximum of 10 seconds. Second day, gazefor 20 seconds at the rising sun, adding ten seconds every succeeding day. So at the end of 10continuous days of sun gazing, you will be looking at the sun for 100 seconds – i.e. 1 minute and 40seconds. Stand on bare earth with bare feet. Your eyes can blink and/or flicker. Stillness or steadiness of the eyes is not required. Do not wear any lenses or glasses while sungazing.Why don’t you watch the sun instead of the TV? The intensity of the TV is much greater than the rising or setting of the sun. If you can watch TV at close ranges for extended periods of time, you can easily watchthe rising or setting sun safely. Develop a belief that the sun’s rays you are receiving into your eyes areof immense benefit, and will not harm you. This will give you quicker and better results. Even without abelief component, you will get results, provided that you follow the practice, however, it will take a 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 [this is apossibility for some].You may consider gazing from the same place at the same time daily. Following circadian patterns has itsadvantages. If you pray, you can use any prayer of your choice. No particular one is suggested and it isnot 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 buyphoto sun-cards to monitor UV and IR radiation when the cards are placed in sunlight, which are priced atabout $2. 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 up to 15 minutes [if you were able to getsunlight every day]. If you can watch TV for 3 hours, surely you can see the sun for that long. Whathappens as you reach 15 minutes? The sun energy or the sun rays passing through the human eye arecharging the hypothalamus tract, which is the pathway behind the retina leading to the human brain. Asthe brain receives power through this pathway, it is activated into a “brainutor.” One of the softwareprograms inherent in the brain will start running and we will begin to realize positive changes because wewill have no mental tension or worries. We will enjoy self-confidence to face life’s problems by means of developing a positive mindset instead of a negative one. Moreover, we will become fearless because allour mental ills will have disappeared. This is the first phase of the method and lasts around 3 months.Humans have good and bad qualities, which are two sides of the same coin. In the absence of sunlight,we develop bad qualities. When sunlight enters the brain, good qualities appear, replacing bad ones.Eventually, even spiritual ignorance goes away. Sometimes you can become confused from what youhear and read. You get contradictory information such as, ”red wine is good for you and alcohol is bad for you.” You become baffled with life’s problems and detest decision-making. But after 3 months of sungazing, you develop a sense of confidence and know the answers for yourself spiritually. There evolves abalance of mind where you now are in a position to judge personal answers – and the correct answers.You develop powers that are already inherent in you. Bad qualities disappear, anger, greed, jealousyleave you. You become a lovable creature. Everybody likes you. You will do no wrong. If you are positiveor fearless, you will not harm anybody nor cause pain to anyone. You will become a compassionateperson. This is a great contribution to world peace. A positive approach creates solutions to problemsand waste in society. There will be no need for environmental engineers. By 3.5 months everythingchanges.Mental depression will disappear. Psychiatrists are observing that sadness is caused by lack of sunlight.With the practice of sungazing, you will not experience depression for an entire lifetime. You will achievea perfect balance of mind. Fear of death will go away. The state of your mind is such that you will not fear death. That which is to happen, you will be able to let happen. There will be no worries. Everyone hassome sort of mental disorder, which is the biggest human problem, but these can be removed by theproper use of sunlight.
3 – 6 Months
Next, physical diseases will start being cured. 70 to 80% of the energy synthesized from food is taken bythe brain and is used up for fueling tensions and worries. With a lack of mental tension, the brain does notrequire the same amount of energy as before. As you proceed in sun gazing and as your tensionsdecrease, the need for food intake will decrease.When you reach 30 minutes duration of continuously looking at the sun, you will slowly be liberated fromphysical disease because by then all the colors of the sun will have reached the brain through the eye.The brain regulates the flow of color prana [life force] appropriately to the respective organs. All theinternal organs are receiving an ample supply of the required color prana. The vital organs are eachdependent on a certain sun color prana: Kidney, red; Heart yellow; Liver, green; etc. The colors reach theorgans and address any deficiencies. This is how color therapies work — Reiki and Pranic Healing. Thereis a lot of information available on color therapy. This is the process of becoming liberated from physicalailments over a six-month period. After 3-4 months, you can become cured of your physical ailments using autosuggestions: Imagining and visualizing healing your ailments while gazing at the sun. Scientificmethods such as the solariums, crystals, color bottles, natural stones, gems, all utilize sun energy, whichis stored in 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 7 glass cabinets are constructedfor each of the VIBGYOR colors of the rainbow. This platform revolves around the sun the 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 require chlorophyll. Only the plant kingdomneeds chlorophyll. The human body can process sunlight with a different medium. Photosynthesistransforms sun energy into a usable energy format. This is how photovoltaic cells produce electricity, howwater is heated, food is cooked in solar cooker, and solar batteries operate automobiles.The eyes receive the entire spectrum of sunlight, which then is distributed to different parts of the body bythe brain on a need-per-need basis. As a result, you are cured from all diseases. An intermediate foodmedium is avoided. As you continue gazing at the sun, energy is no longer being used up for mentalimpairments or physical ailments; thus its storage level increases in your body. You are your own master within 6 months.
6 – 9 Months
Within 6 months, you will start to utilize the original form of micro food, which is our sun. Additionally, youcan avoid the toxic waste that you take into your body when you eat regular food.7.5 months and 35 min of sun gazing is when hunger starts decreasing noticeably. The need for foodintake decreases. No one needs to eat more than his or her hunger levels. Hunger comes because of thebody’s energy requirements, which are a must for its existence. Food is not a necessity for the body tofunction; only energy is. Conventionally, you are indirectly receiving sun energy while eating food, whichis a by-product of sun energy. If there is no sunlight, no food can grow.As you consume the original form of food, hunger decreases, starting to disappear eventually. By eightmonths, you should see hunger almost gone. For a dull or weak student or with no belief, this time periodmay be 9 months or 44 minutes. After that time, hunger disappears forever. All mechanisms associatedwith hunger-like aroma, cravings, and hunger pangs also disappear. Moreover, energy levels remain at ahigher level. Having had this experience, I can testify that the brain is now well-activated with sunenergy. Well done, you have become a “solar cooker.”
After 9 Months
After nine months or when you reach 44-minutes, you should give up sun gazing because solar scienceprohibits further gazing for the sake of eye care. The body will get discharged after six days when youstop practicing, and it has to be recharged. Now the second practice you have to start is walking barefooton bare earth for 45 minutes daily for a total of 365 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 iswarmer and sunlight is falling on your body. When you walk barefoot, an important gland in the brain’scenter called the pineal gland, or the third eye, is activated. The big toe of the foot represents thisgland. 25 years ago it was considered a useless gland; now it has become an important gland for studyand about 18,000 papers have been published about it. It has always been known as the “seat of thesoul.” The pineal gland has optic nerve endings. The remaining four toes represent glands too – thepituitary, hypothalamus, thalamus and amygdala. The amygdale gland, for the last 2 years, has beengaining importance in medical research. It’s a nucleus of the sun or cosmic energy and plays an importantrole in the photosynthesis of how sunlight reaches the brain through the eye. When you walk barefoot,your body weight stimulates all these 5 glands through your toes. This is strengthened by the earthheat/energy and the sun prana falling on the head or the crown chakra. The chakras are not in the spinalcord — that is an imaginary location; they are definitely in the brain. All these create a magnetic field andthe body/brain recharges with the sun energy entering into you. Relax. Walk 45 minutes for one year and food will continue to be unnecessary for you. After one year of recharging, if you are satisfied with your progress, you can give up barefoot walking. A few minutes of sun energy falling on you every 3-4 dayswill be enough from then on.But if you want the immune system to strengthen, then keep on barefoot walking. Also if you wantmemory power or intelligence to increase, continue walking. As you increase the sun’s heat on your feet,the brain will activate more and more, which will result in more activity of the pineal gland. The pineal gland has certain psychic and navigational functions. Navigational means that one can fly like birds. Youcan develop psychic skills of telepathy, television and place your body at different places simultaneously.Science has validated human psychic functions, and medical experiments are being done to ascertainthis. Different body parts and organs become purified once you stop eating due to detoxification. Differentinternal organs play different mechanical roles for the purposes of space travel and flight. There are other uses other than food digestion for the internal organs. All the glands have a lot of functions and canperform at optimal level via sun energy. If you are fortunate to activate the brain optimally, you surely willreach enlightenment. You can read the past, present, and future. This method can be safely used tocontrol obesity. Almost all problems get resolved.
Historically, a lot of people have remained without food. In 1922, the Imperial Medical College in Londondecreed that solar rays were the ideal food for humans. However, no one revealed what their techniquewas. For example, Yogananda, in his book “Autobiography of a Yogi,” interviewed many saints andmystics to find out the secret of their lack of eating food. The common reply was that the sun’s energyentered 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.
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