Surya Swami gives this interview to The Times of India on June 6, 2003. Surya Swami teaches Suryayog a yoga practice that includes gazing at the sun with naked eye, chanting mantras, deep breathing, a few yogic postures and bowing to Nature.
Suryayog helps one find solutions within oneself
6 Jun 2003, 0157 hrs IST, TNN
PATNA: “Bihar is for ‘Surya’. Bihar will grow like ‘Surya’. ‘Bihar Surya’ will be the model for the world,” said Surya Swami at the 90-minute interactive session on the Institute of Healing and Alternative Therapy premises on Thursday.
An exponent of Suryayog, Surya Swami said that Suryayog could change the world. “It can end terrorism by bringing clarity to the mind. Suryayog is a natural tonic from ‘Surya’. Surrender to Nature. She is your real guru. She will take care of you,” he says. “Ultimately we need freedom. Find solutions within you. Strength is inside you. Who am I? Find out.
God is inside you. Just scan your body. ‘Atma’ is inside you. Lord Krishna and Shiva are inside you. The essence of one million books is inside you. Don’t depend on others, including your parents,” he said. Citing an example of a Gujarat-based person H M Manek, Swamiji said he had been surviving without food for the last eight years. “It is unbelievable for modern scientists. NASA scientists in the US are doing research on the mind of Manek.
His blood sugar level is 40,” he said. Swamiji started his speech with a song: “O Maa tu mera jeevan hai, tu mera pyar hai, O Maa, tu mantra hai, tu vishwarupi hai, Indradhanush si lagati hai.” Earlier in the morning, Swamiji conducted an hour-long preliminary Suryayog session on the Gardanibagh High School premises. It was attended by hundreds of people and schoolchildren.
The exercise was conducted between 6 am and 7.15 am. The idea was to invoke the solar energy through a series of exercise. These included gazing at the sun with naked eye, chanting mantras, deep breathing, a few yogic postures and bowing to Nature. “Swamiji’s chanting of mantras and singing devotional songs is dynamic and filled with ‘bhava’, giving one an eternal experience. This can also be called a therapy for peace,” said Manoranjan, one of his followers.