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Published: Thursday, 08 October 2009
      Why do we watch the sunrise? Why do we concentrate on it? In order to learn to mobilize all our thoughts, all our desires, and all our energies, and to direct them toward the realization of the highest ideal. A person who works to unify the many chaotic forces that pull him in every direction and to project them in a single, luminous and salutary direction becomes such a powerful centre that his presence, like the sun, is able to radiate through space. Yes, he who manages to control the tendencies of his lower nature can spread these blessings over the whole of humanity, and he becomes a sun. He lives in such freedom that he expands the field of his consciousness to include the entire human race, to which he sends the abundance of light and love that pour forth from him.”

                                                              Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

      In our culture we are taught to fear and hide from the Sun1, but, in fact all our life we depend on their presence, starting just because it nourishes the plants2 that are in the base of the food chain. It is our great well-doer; balance the nature and ecology3. It is always here. Offer us, for free and for ever, life and health. Free! Nobody will obligate you to pay the taxes for looking the Sun4. So, by yourself, like the vegetables you can incorporate directly in you the energy of the Sun. The Sun will directly nourish you and give you all that you need. You will have physical health and perfect mental balance, on our own. With the Sun observation we recover our lost independency.

      Thus, this wisdom is posted here hoping to help those who feel connected to the Sun somehow; this relationship will be further strengthened, drawing from themselves, a divine nectar able to transcend all the mental barriers and prejudices. The Sun has a great potentiality; the man could align with the Sun and achieve himself the real freedom42.

      Hira Ratan Manek6 (HRM) the pioneer in this field has been studied by NASA, universities in the United States, and by international scientists for his ability to live on sunlight since 1995 7. In his first book ever published about his teachings and methods, he shares this ancient spiritual practice openly with all5. Harmonize and recharge the body with life energy and easily invoke the unlimited powers of the mind with sunlight. Liberate yourself from the threefold sufferings of humanity including mental and physical illness and spiritual unawareness. Is a comprehensive resource for harnessing the power of the Sun.

        We forward expose some of his explanations about his method:

      We have a super computer in our bodies given to us by the nature, which is our brain. I call 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 ABOUT 5-7% of the brain. The most brilliant of humans like Albert Einstein are 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. It can enter and leave the human body or the brain only through one organ, and that is the human eye. The 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 continues to be revealed about the functions of the eye. The eyes are complex organs and contain 5 billion parts, much more than a spacecraft (hat has about 6-7 million parts). By this, you can understand the immense capacity of the human eye.

      Present-day teachings 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 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.

      Sungazing History:

Due to all the magnificent powers of the sun, it is no wonder that it has inspired mankind throughout 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 Ra12. 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 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 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 Greece18 and Rome, Apollo came to be associated with the sun. In Mesopotamia it was Shamash. In the Americas, the sun was also known as Inta. The Indian tribes of America16 have many interesting tales associated with the sun.

      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 Indian mythology11, 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 about the analogy between seven horses and the seven colors of the visible spectrum of light. To get energy for their body, Native Indians13;14;15 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 Hira Ratan Manek method 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.

      This scientific technique practiced by him allows us to derive the energy from the solar energy of the sun. Mankind is beginning to use solar energy for running solar cookers, solar heaters, and solar cars. Similarly, what he does is to convert himself into a “solar car” by using sunlight19. Traditionally, human beings eat secondary sources of energy because plants and other vegetation depend 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 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 gland24(third eye25) are equipped with photoreceptor cells20, a kind of photo analysis could be taking place during the Surya Namaskar 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, and others. If world peace is to be achieved, everyone should achieve a perfect balance of mind. Thus, this method can also contribute to world peace.

      Sungazing Process:
      He experimented on his own body for three years and devised this method based on trial and error. This method can be practiced by anyone in any part of the world at any time of the year. He is not a unique figure, and anyone can do this. Currently, thousands are using this method and achieving results8. In Brazil, Australia, Germany, more than 3000 people are practicing safe sun gazing to live on sunlight. This is a rebirth of a science, a spiritual practice from ancient times, and now it is becoming a scientific practice that can be followed by anyone, as described below. Each day, this practice is becoming more popular and has become known as a phenomenon.

      Safe Sungazing Practice

      Sungazing is a one-time practice, usually for a period of 9 months, or 44 minutes, of sungazing. You can break up the practice into three phases:



       0 to 3 months, 3-6 months and 6-9 months

      After completing the practice, you will then walk barefoot28, 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 in your body, after which no further sun gazing or walking is required). Food makes us commit acts of pain to others and exploit them.

      The practice entails looking at the rising OR setting sun once a day, only during the safe hours. No harm will come to your eyes during the morning and evening safe hours. Safe sungazing hours occur anytime within the one-hour window after sunrise or anytime within the 1-hr window before sunset. It is scientifically proven beyond a reasonable doubt that during these times, one is free from exposure 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. Both times are good for practice - it depends on what is convenient for each individual.

      Also has the added advantage of producing vitamin D during the 1-hour safe period window. And if you sungaze, the need for spectacles and their associated adjustments for the eye will go away. This method will provide better 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 when the 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 index usually remains at 2 throughout the day, which is safe for sunbathing. Check your local newspaper to see the published results for UV Index to be sure. Also, do not use sunscreen when sunbathing during these times. 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, gaze 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 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 watch the rising or setting sun safely. Develop a belief that the sun’s rays you are receiving into your eyes are of immense benefit, and will not harm you. This will give you quicker and better results. Even without a belief 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 a possibility for some).

      You may consider gazing from the same place at the same time daily. Following circadian patterns has its advantages. If you pray, you can use 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. 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 get sunlight every day). If you can watch TV for 3 hours, surely you can see the sun for that long. What happens as you reach 15 minutes? The sun energy or the sun rays 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 power 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 positive changes because we will 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 all our mental ills will have disappeared. This is the first phase of the method and lasts around 3 months.

      By 3.5 months everything changes. 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 achieve a 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 has some sort of mental disorder, which is the biggest human problem, but these can be removed by the proper use of sunlight.



      3 - 6 Months

      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 for fueling tensions and worries. With a lack of mental tension, the 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 decrease. When you reach 30 minutes duration of continuously looking at the sun, you will slowly be liberated from physical 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 the internal organs are receiving an ample supply of the required color prana. The vital organs are each dependent on a certain sun color prana: Kidney, red; Heart yellow; Liver, green; etc. The colors reach the organs and address any deficiencies. This is how color therapies work -- Reiki and Pranic Healing. This is the process of becoming liberated from physical ailments 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.

      Photosynthesis, which we misunderstand, does not in fact require chlorophyll. Only the plant kingdom needs chlorophyll. The human body can process sunlight with a different medium. Photosynthesis transforms sun energy into a usable energy format. This is how photovoltaic cells36 produce electricity37, how water 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 by the brain on a need-per-need basis23. As a result, you are cured from all diseases. An intermediate food medium is avoided. 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. 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, you can avoid the toxic waste that you take into your body when you eat regular food. 7.5 months and 35 min of sungazing is when hunger starts decreasing noticeably. The need for food intake decreases. No one needs to eat more than his or her hunger levels. Hunger comes because of the body’s energy requirements, which are a must for its existence. Food is not a necessity for the body to function; only energy is. Conventionally, you are indirectly receiving sun energy while eating food, which is 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 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 remain at a higher level. Having had this experience, I can testify that the brain is now well-activated with sun energy.



      After 9 Months

      After nine months or when you reach 44-minutes, you should give up sun gazing because solar science prohibits further gazing for the sake of eye care. The body will get discharged after six days when you stop practicing, and it has to be recharged. Now the second practice you have to start is walking barefoot on 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 is warmer and sunlight is falling on your body. When you walk barefoot, 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 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 – the pituitary26;27, hypothalamus29, thalamus and amygdala.

      The amygdale gland30, 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 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 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 sun energy entering into you. Relax32;33.

      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 days will be enough from then on. But if you want the immune system to strengthen, then keep on barefoot walking. Also if you want memory 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.  Science has validated human psychic functions, and medical experiments are being done to ascertain this. Different body parts and organs become purified once you stop eating due to detoxification. Different internal 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 can perform at optimal level via sun energy. If you are fortunate to activate the brain optimally, you surely will reach self-knowledge. This method can be safely used to control obesity. Almost all problems get resolved.

      Historically, a lot of people have remained without food35. In 1922, the Imperial Medical College in London decreed that solar rays were the ideal food for humans. However, no one revealed what their technique was. For example, Paramahansa Yogananda38, in his book “Autobiography of a Yogi39”, interviewed many saints and mystics to find out too, among other matters, the secret of their lack of eating food. The common reply was that the sun’s 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.



      Sun Charged Water

      He says that water charged by the sun has amazing healing effects on the body. So, to get the benefits from this water, do the following:

   1. Fill a half or full gallon clear glass jar with drinkable water; preferably filtered, distilled, or tapwater.

     2. Place it outside on the ground in your yard with a glass cover on it sometime in the morning.

     3. Leave it outside for 5 to 8 hours. More time is not necessary, and less time has less effect.

     4. Drink this water throughout the day. Do not store in plastic, and there is no need to refrigerate.

     5. You can water houseplants with it, as well as give it to your pets!


Note: Do not leave the water outside overnight under the light of the moon; the energy in this water may have detrimental effects on you!



      Sun Bathing

      Sun bathing is highly recommended for health ailments including arthritis, osteoporosis, and so on:

      1. Wear light colored, light clothing or none if you have the privacy to do so.

      2. Sunbathe for a half hour, 2 hours after sunrise or 2 hours before sunset only or when the UV measures less than 3. Like HRM says, “Bathe yourself, don’t bake yourself!”




Paramhansa Yogananda on Autobiography of a Yogi


(Original 1946 Edition)


      CHAPTER 39

      Therese Neumann, the Catholic Stigmatist

      Therese greeted me with a very gentle handshaking. We both beamed in silent communion, each knowing the other to be a lover of God.
      Dr. Wurz kindly offered to serve as interpreter. As we seated ourselves, I noticed that Therese was glancing at me with naive curiosity; evidently Hindus had been rare in Bavaria.

      "Don't you eat anything?" I wanted to hear the answer from her own lips.

      "No, except a consecrated rice-flour wafer, once every morning at six o'clock."
      "How large is the wafer?"
      "It is paper-thin, the size of a small coin." She added, "I take it for sacramental reasons; if it is unconsecrated, I am unable to swallow it."
      "Certainly you could not have lived on that, for twelve whole years?"
      "I live by God's light." How simple her reply, how Einsteinian!
      "I see you realize that energy flows to your body from the ether, sun, and air."
      A swift smile broke over her face. "I am so happy to know you understand how I live."



      CHAPTER 46

      The Woman Yogi Who Never Eats

      “Mother”, I went on, "please forgive me, then, for burdening you with many questions. Kindly answer only those that please you; I shall understand your silence, also."
      She spread her hands in a gracious gesture. "I am glad to reply, insofar as an insignificant person like myself can give satisfactory answers."
      "Oh, no, not insignificant!" I protested sincerely. "You are a great soul."
      "I am the humble servant of all." She added quaintly, "I love to cook and feed people."
      A strange pastime, I thought, for a non-eating saint!
      "Tell me, Mother, from your own lips—do you live without food?"
      "That is true." She was silent for a few moments; her next remark showed that she had been struggling with mental arithmetic. "From the age of twelve years four months down to my present age of sixty-eight — a period of over fifty-six years — I have not eaten food or taken liquids."
      "Are you never tempted to eat?"
      "If I felt a craving for food, I would have to eat." Simply yet regally she stated this axiomatic truth, one known too well by a world revolving around three meals a day!
      "But you do eat something!" My tone held a note of remonstrance.
      "Of course!" She smiled in swift understanding.
      "Your nourishment derives from the finer energies of the air and sunlight,7 and from the cosmic power which recharges your body through the medulla oblongata."
      "Baba knows." Again she acquiesced, her manner soothing and unemphatic.



       "What we eat is radiation; our food is so much quanta of energy," Dr. George W. Crile of Cleveland told a gathering of medical men on May 17, 1933 in Memphis. "This all-important radiation, which releases electrical currents for the body's electrical circuit, the nervous system, is given to food by the sun's rays. Atoms, Dr. Crile says, are solar systems. Atoms are the vehicles that are filled with solar radiance as so many coiled springs. These countless atomfuls of energy are taken in as food. Once in the human body, these tense vehicles, the atoms, are discharged in the body's protoplasm, the radiance furnishing new chemical energy, new electrical currents. 'Your body is made up of such atoms,' Dr. Crile said. 'They are your muscles, brains, and sensory organs, such as the eyes and ears.´"
      Someday scientists will discover how man can live directly on solar energy. "Chlorophyll is the only substance known in nature that somehow possesses the power to act as a 'sunlight trap,'" William L. Laurence writes in the New York Times. "It 'catches' the energy of sunlight and stores it in the plant. Without this no life could exist. We obtain the energy we need for living from the solar energy stored in the plant-food we eat or in the flesh of the animals that eat the plants. The energy we obtain from coal or oil is solar energy trapped by the chlorophyll in plant life millions of years ago. We live by the sun through the agency of chlorophyll."

1st edition is in the public domain.



Paramhansa Yogananda
Whispers from Eternity
A Book of Answered Prayers
1949 Edition

      Prayer at Dawn

      With the opening of the earliest dawn and the lotus-buds, my soul softly opens in prayer to receive Thy light. Bathe each petal of my mind with Thy radiant rays! I saturate myself with the perfume of Thy presence, and I wait to waft with the breeze the aroma of Thy message of love to all. Bless me, that with the spreading dawn I may spread Thy love everywhere. Bless me, that with the awakening dawn I may awaken all souls with my own and bring them to Thee.

      Prayer at Noon

      The sun shines high in the heavens: everything is fully awake. Awaken Thou me, likewise! Thou art invisible, yet Thine energy flows through the rays of sunshine. Fill my veins with Thine invisible rays, making me strong and tireless. As the sun shines in the busiest streets, may I behold Thy rays of protecting love in the crowded places of my life's activities. As the light shines steadily, undisturbed, on the street, whether crowded or empty, so may I hold my calmness and my strength steadily, while I move through the crowded or empty streets of life. Give me strength; and what I receive, teach me to share with others.


1949 edition is in public domain



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