This is the adaptation of a lecture
given by Hira Ratan Manek, December 01, 2002.
This talk is about the renewed Sun
Science that will give a new direction to humankind and
solve many of the ills of the present day human society.
Solutions on all fronts—be it related to physical,
emotional, mental and/or spiritual diseases. As a matter
of fact, it is the rebirth of a science practiced in
ancient times throughout the world. HRM is reviving and
regenerating this lost practice. In different part of
India it is known as Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutations.
Similar practice was in Greece, Egypt it was called
Heliotherapy, and so too in the Americas—Brazil, Mexico,
Peru. The Inca civilization practiced it. INTA means sun.
Example is the health resort sun temples in Machu Pichu,
Peru. Ancient writings found on this mountaintop describe
how to garner energy through the sun. Energy from sun has
been used since times immemorial. We know it is a
scientific fact that without sun or its energy nothing
will move, every movement of every creature even the
various energies electrical, magnetic, wind directly or
indirectly sources itself to the sun.
Now days we rarely use the sun energy
willingly as we are scared of the solar radiation and
treat it like the enemy. Many human crises occur due to
lack of use of sun energy. First major crisis is mental
tension and worries, lack of self-confidence, and negative
thinking. Also fear, anger, irritation, greed, hostility
and lack of compassion. All these are ailments of the
mind. Can we overcome all these setbacks easily? Can the
present human kind—each and every one of us, become a
good-natured person contributing to world peace?
Yes, if we make use of the sun energy.
Next crisis, after psychosomatic
disorders come physical diseases and then lastly spiritual
ignorance. We can ourselves hardly liberate us from these
problems and diseases. As we age we have the onset of
geriatric diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. The
biggest setback we have encountered is lack of immunity.
Most of us suffer from poor immunity. We have no energy to
tackle day-to-day living. We can overcome all this by
taking sun energy. It is an established fact that total
health includes; mental, physical and spiritual wellness.
We have a super computer in our bodies
given to us by nature. This is our brain. HRM 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 5-7% - the most
brilliant of humans like Albert Einstein is reported to
have used only about 32% of his brain.
If we can activate the human brain and
awaken these infinite powers stored in us 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. Sun energy can enter and leave the human
body or the brain only through one organ and that is the
human eye. Eye is the Sun Energy’s entry door to the human
brain. Eyes are also known as the window of the soul.
Recent research has found out that the eye has many more
functions than that of vision. And more information is
continuing to be revealed about the functions of the eye.
The eyes are a complex organ and they have 5 billion parts
much more than a spacecraft that has about 6-7 million
parts. By this you can see the immense capacity of the
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 and observe 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
Since eyes are a delicate part of the
body we have to use it in such a way that our purposes are
served as well as that it doesn’t get 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, is causing needless hysteria and
paranoia. The more you are away from nature the more there
is cause for illness and you will automatically support
global corporations. There are definite foolproof ways of
getting from nature the benefits it has to offer not
exposing ourselves to its adverse effects.
Receive sunlight only in the morning or
evening hours (no longer) than 1-hour after sunrise or
1-hr before sunset. It is proven beyond a reasonable doubt
that at these times one is free from UV and IR rays’
exposure. The UV index remains at 2 all through out
winter. Best times to take sunbath other than winter times
are the 1-hour window before sunset and/or after sunrise.
Gazing has the added advantage that you get vitamin A and
D during the 1-hour window in the morning. 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. This is better
eyesight without glasses. It is safe to gaze during the
one-hour period of sunrise and sunset or during winter
when the intensity is less.
Actually there is no sunrise or sunset.
It how we define it. Sun is fixed; it is we on earth that
rotate. Hira 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 earth in any
part of the year. Hira Ratan Manek is not a unique
figure anyone can do this. Now thousands are using this
and achieving results. In Brazil, Australia, Germany, more
than 3000 people are remaining on light. There are
thousands eating light around the globe—a rebirth of a
science that was practiced long time ago. Food has bid
goodbye to them, it is not that they have stopped eating.
Originally this was a spiritual practice now it is a
scientific practice. It can be followed by anyone.
When the results become reproducible it
will become scientific. This practice will become a
challenge to conventional medicine. This is a simple
program for humanity. Hira Ratan Manek has gone through
125 complementary alternative holistic modalities—in all
of them he infers they rely on the sun energy. Hira
Ratan Manek has one intention that is to have humanity
become truly independent. We all love to be independent.
Are we independent? We become independent if we solve our
own mental, physical and spiritual problems. We can
achieve this with the use of the brainutor given to us by
nature. As we make use of the sun’s power supply and we
make use of the energized brain it becomes less and less
To determine when the sunrise is or the
sunset period 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.
Hira Ratan Maneken visions that it is the acronym
for human resource management!
Sun gazing is a one-time 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 sun. If
you can watch TV you can easily watch the rising or
setting sun safely. Have a belief component in you that
the sun rays or light that you are getting into the eyes
is of immense benefit and will not harm you. This will
give you earlier, quicker and better results. Without
fail, even with out a belief component also you will get
results if you follow the practice—it will take longer
time—that’s all. You need not restrict any of your normal
daily routines in life. There are no restrictions. No
fasting, enjoy your food. Hold on to your food like a
parent holding on to the infant baby. It is hunger that
will disappear, food that will leave you. Fasting will
Consider gazing from the same place at
the same time daily. Following circadian patterns has its
advantages. Adding sun gazing to your daily routine will
not disturb the flow of the daily routine. If you pray,
you can have any prayer of your choice. Any prayer. No
particular one is suggested. Prayer is not a requirement.
As a precaution have your eyes examined by your doctors.
This is to be on the safer side from the scientific
viewpoint—so have periodic check ups. Also, you can buy
photo sun-cards which is priced at about $2 to monitor UV
or IR radiation (when cards are kept in the sunlight).
There is no need to buy an expensive $500
photosenso-meter. If your cheeks get heated up then stop
gazing. Use common sense.
When you reach three months you would
have gazed at the sun 15 minutes at a stretch. When 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 activates into a brainutor. One of the inherent brain’s
software program has started running. We realize we are a
different person now. No mental tension or worries. We
have the self-confidence to face life’s problems. We no
more think negatively only positive thoughts arise. We are
not fearful. We become fearless—our psychosis has
disappeared—so has all the ills of the mind. All this
within 3 months. The first power has awakened.
We humans have good and bad
qualities—they are 2 sides of the same coin. In the
absence of sunlight we develop bad qualities. When
sunlight enters the brain —good qualities come on the
surface and replace bad ones as they evaporate. Eventually
even spiritual ignorance goes away. Sometimes the more we
hear and read we get confused. We get contradictory
information. Red wine is good for you. Alcohol is bad for
you. We are baffled with life’s problems and detest
decision-making. But after 3 months of sun gazing we
develop a sense of confidence and know the answers for
ourselves spiritually. There is a balance of the mind; we
are in a position to judge personal answers—the correct
answers. We develop powers that are already inherent in
us. 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.
Mental depression will go away.
Psychiatrists are observing that SAD is caused by lack of
sunlight. With the practice of sun gazing—not only in
winter but you will not have depression in your whole
lifetime. We will achieve a perfect balance of mind. Fear
of death goes away. The state of mind is such that we will
welcome death. What is to happen let it happen. No
worries. Everyone has some sort of mental disorder. This
is our biggest human crisis, thinking. Sunlight definitely
removes your mental diseases.
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 food
intake goes down.
When you reach 30 minutes duration of
continuously looking at sun you will slowly be liberated
from physical diseases—since by now all the colors of the
sun reach 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.. 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 3-4 months you can become
cured of your physical ailments with
auto-suggestion—imagining and visualizing healing your
ailments while sun gazing. Scientific methods such as the
Solariums, crystals, color bottles, natural stones, gems,
all utilize sun energy. Sun energy is stored in these
natural stones. You can keep natural color stones in
drinking water to further hasten 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
Photosynthesis does not mean you need
chlorophyll. This concept also we very wrongly understand.
Only the plant kingdom needs chlorophyll. Human body can
do it with a different medium. Photosynthesis is
transforming the sun energy into an usable energy form.
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. And the Brain distributes it to the different
parts of the body on a need per basis. And one is cured of
all diseases. A 3rd intermediate medium is avoided. You
are your own master within 6 months. As you continue
gazing the sun energy is no longer being utilized to
attend to mental impairments or physical ailments and
hence its storage level increases in your body. 7.5 months
and 35 min of sun gazing this is when hunger starts going
down very palpably. Food intake decreases. No one needs to
eat more than his or her hunger levels. Hunger comes
because of energy requirements, body requires energy and
energy is a must. But food is not a necessity for the body
to function. Only energy is. Conventionally we are
indirectly getting sun energy while eating food that which
is a by-product of sun energy. No sunlight—no food will
grow. What we eat is secondary sun energy. In 6-months
time we are staring to eat the original form of micro
food—Our Sun. Also, when we eat secondary energy we put in
a lot of toxic waste into the body. This can be totally
So as we consume the Original form, the
sun, hunger goes down. Then hunger starts to disappear. By
eight month you should see hunger almost gone. 9 months or
44 minutes for a dull or weak student or with no belief.
Maximum 9 months or 44 minutes. Your hunger disappears
forever. All mechanisms associated with hunger like aroma,
cravings and hunger pangs disappear. No appetite for food.
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. We become a solar cooker.
We have to give up sun gazing now.
Solar science prohibits further gazing after 9 months or
44 minutes for the sake of eye care. The body will get
discharged when we stop sun gazing. So we have to
recharge. The charge will last for only 6 days. Now we
have to start walking on bare foot on bare earth for 45
minutes daily. Relaxed walking only. No need to walk
briskly, jog or run. Any convenient time of the day
preferably when the earth is warmer and 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
about 18,000 papers have been published in the recent
times. 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 amygdale. Amygdale for the last 2 years has
been gaining importance in medical research. It’s a
nucleus of the sun energy or cosmic energy and plays the
important part of 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 without 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 3-4 days is
But if you want the immune system to be
strengthened then keep on the bare foot walking. Also if
you want memory power or intelligence to increase please
continue the walking practice. As you increase the sun’s
heat on your feet the brain will activate more and more.
Pineal gland will become more active. The Pineal gland has
certain psychic and navigational functions. Navigational
means like the birds one can fly. We can develop psychic
skills of telepathy, televisioning, produce 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 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. Sky is the limit at
the same time even limited success is possible. This
method can be safely applied to control obesity. Almost
all problems get solved.
A lot of people have remained without
food historically. Accordingly in 1922 the Imperial
Medical College in London decreed that solar rays is the
ideal food for humans. But no one has mentioned what their
technique is e.g. Yogananda in his book "Autobiography
of A Yogi" interviewed many saints and mystics to
find out the secret of their lack of eating food—common
reply was that the sun energy is entering through a secret
door and reaching the medulla oblongata in the brain. They
did not divulge their secret. This knowledge was lost to
An International team of 21 Doctors
supervised Hira Ratan Manek in Ahembadabad for 411
days. He remained only on a diet of water. There were
volunteers that were on -round-the-clock-supervision.
Although sun energy is ample for Hira Ratan Manek
energy requirements sometimes he takes coffee, tea or
buttermilk to satisfy his family and doctors.
After the excitement of the findings at
Ahmadabad, Hira Ratan Manek was invited to Thomas
Jefferson University and State University 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 Hira Ratan Manek’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 max. average size is about 6 x 6
mm. But for Hira Ratan Manek it’s been measured to
be at 8 x 11 mm.
Last June, scientists from the US space
agency verified that Manek spent 130 days surviving only
on water, the report said.
Mr. Manek is now in the US to show
NASA’s scientists how he survives without food.
The US space agency hopes to use the
technique to solve food storage and preservation problems
on its expeditions, the report said.
Sun gazers are volunteering to be
tested but due to monetary crunch are not able to document
the various physiological results. Sun gazing is an answer
for arthritis, migraine and thrombosis. Thrombosis is a
common problem now a day 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
The uniqueness of Hira Ratan Manek
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. Hira Ratan Manek
recommends these books for the curious: Light
medicine of the future by Jacob Lieberman, and
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. 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 wrong use—why blame the sun for the 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.
Make use of the sun energy in a safer
way and not for harmful purposes.
Hira Ratan Manek’s request is to
please use this practice for personal welfare/development
and for humanity.
The information below is a wrap-up of
all the information in this article to give you the main
parts about how to use the Sun to help you.
Shri Hira Ratan Manek has done
it and you can do it too.
Winning over Fear and Mental Diseases
Winning over Physical Diseases and Winning over Hunger
By following his system of receiving
Sun Energy, you can gain all the above benefits. You can
turn your body into a solarium. You can become Superman
from man. You can convert your brain into Brainuter. Hira
Ratan Manek was born in India in 1937; he became a
mechanical engineer and had a very successful business
life in the shipping industry. Realizing the uselessness
of a materialistic life, he quit the materialistic world.
He took the vow to observe celibacy in 1987. Now he has
nothing but a few clothes and spends all his time for the
world peace and for maximum happiness of the people. Now,
he travels around the world showing to the people the way
to become free from mental and physical diseases and how
to control greed, desires and anger.
Hira Ratan Manek Phenomena: How
he found it
Hira Ratan Manek was curious
about Lord Mahavir’s life and his Tapasya, he studied all
the material available. He also studied the principles of
"Gayatri Mantra," and principles of "Bala-Atibala" as
mentioned in the Ramayan. After deep study and reflection
on the principles of "Atap-Atapana," Gayatri Mantra" and "Bala-Atibala,"
he realized that one can receive enough energy to sustain
the body form the Sun through the eyes by charging the
brain and in the process all the mental and physical
diseases are cured.
SYSTEM: How to do it
Based on these principles and the life
of Lord Mahavir Swami, he reinvented the system of "Sun
Gazing." He claims not to have invented it but says he has
reinvented what was lost and now is known as "HRM
Phenomena." There are no conditions or limitations as to
age, sex, or caste. Anyone at any age can do it. You do
not have to fast or change your life style in any way to
do this. All the changes happen slowly as a result of Sun
gazing but those are not requirements. Only thing to watch
is that if you do not feel comfortable after you start,
just stop it. About 25,000 people around the world is now
practicing the Sun gazing system and has received many
benefits. Contact us for testimonials.
1. Stand in the open under the sky
barefooted and on Mother Earth. The ground can be sand
like ocean or riverfront or dirt or like baseball practice
ground. It cannot be concrete, tile, lawn or top of the
building. This is very important because this makes the
earth thing complete and all the five elements of sky,
air, fire, water and earth complement each other and help
in the process.
2. Start looking at the rising or
setting Sun for 5 to 10 seconds on first day. Increase Sun
gazing by 5 to 10 seconds every day. For example, you can
look at the sun for 10 seconds on first day, 20 seconds on
second day, 30 seconds on third day, and so on.
3. Sun Gazing has to be done during
the first hour of Sunrise to avoid damage to eye retina.
One should not look at the sun after one hour or it is too
4. Sun Gazing can also be done
during the last hour of Sunset. But morning Sun also gives
you Vitamin A and D.
5. While praying, one has to wish
that Sun energy is entering through their eyes to the
Brain and Body and that it will do good to us and that it
will not have any bad effects on us. This is very
important because what you believe becomes the reality of
PROCESS: What Happens?
We all know the Rainbow. Shri Hira
Ratan Manek says that the "Rainbow" is in our eyes. By
receiving the Sun rays through our eyes, the glands in the
brain gets charged and through it our brain gets charged
and this brings out hidden un-utilized powers of the
brain. As in Color therapy, by receiving the Sunrays
through eyes, we get all the colors and any deficiency of
color is filled.
1. When Sun gazing every day and
continuing it for 90 days, all the mental disorders and
mental diseases are cured. One gets winning over fear. It
can be fear of death, fear of uncertainties, stress and
like. Nature becomes pleasant and anger is controlled.
2. When Sun gazing every day and
continuing it for 180 days, all the physical disorders get
3. When you reach the final
phase of 270 days, you get the victory over the taste and
UNIQUE: Is this Unique?
Shri Hira Ratan Manek has done
411 days of fasts in the year 2000-01. He has not taken
any solid food since 1995. While not fasting, he takes
only three times in a day either tea, coffee or
buttermilk. When he was in America for the first time, he
fasted 109 days, which was completed on October 27, 2002.
Is this unique? Shri Hira Ratan Manek says, "This
is not unique." Great Rishis had been doing it. Now in
India, there are at least 17 people known to him, who has
not taken any food for five years or more. Some have not
taken any food for 20 or more years. Only thing unique
about Shri Hira Ratan Manek is that he wants to
show to the world how any person can do this and this is
Once you complete the 270 days of Sun
gazing, your body becomes like the solarium. You receive
all the benefits mentioned above and you become quite,
serene and a happy person, untouched by any and all the
miseries of the world. Personal consultation is necessary
after that for those who want to continue the Sadhana
further to receive the benefits of advanced level like
power of visualization, power to see the aura and its
color and like.
1. One should not look at the Sun
for more than 44 minutes at a time. Sun gazing should not
be increased by more than 10 seconds every day.
2. It is strongly recommended to
consult an eye doctor periodically to check the effect on
3. One should stop Sun gazing if
they feel any discomfort or feel heat around the eyes.
If you start Sun gazing, please
communicate to us about your encounters, experiences and
Contact for any questions or
clarification. Solar Healing Center, 1 Purliew Pl,
Suite 110, Winter Park, FL 32792. 407-657-7032