HRM Sun Gazing Process

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Hira Ratan Manek (HRM) continues to travels the world sharing the yogic technique of sun gazing.  Traveling since 2002, Hira Ratan Manek has given hundreds of free lectures in hundreds of countries.

To learn more about Hira Ratan Manek, visit his website

Posted below is the sun gazing method taught by Hira Ratan Manek and posted on his website.

Sun Gazing Process


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 as described below.  Day by day this practice is becoming popular and has become known as the HRM Phenomena.

Safe Sungazing Practice

Sungazing is a one-time practice of your lifetime usually for a period of 9 months.  You can break up the practice in three phases. 0 to 3months, 3-6months 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 practice entails looking at the rising or setting sun one time per day only during the safe hours.  No harm will come to your eyes during the morning and evening safe hours.  The safe hours are anytime within 1-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 UV and IR rays exposure, which is harmful to your eyes.  To determine the timings 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 individual’s convenience.  Sungazing also has the added advantage of getting vitamin A and D during the 1-hour safe period window.  Vitamin A is necessary for the health of the eye, the only vitamin that the eye requires.  If you sun gaze, the spectacles and the associated power in the eye will go away and this 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 take sunbath is when the UV index is lower 2 or below.  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 all throughout which is safe for sunbathing.  Ccheck your local newspaper to see the published results for UV Index to be sure.  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 we blame the sun for skin cancers. 

0 – 3 Months

First day, during the safe hours, 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.  Do not where any lenses or glasses while sungazing.

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 at close ranges for extended periods of time, 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 sun-cards 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 self-confidence 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 decision-making. 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 sungazing 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. 

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 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 3-4 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.  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

In 6-months 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. 

7.5 months 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.  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 by-product of sun energy. If there is no sunlight, no food will grow. 

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.  Welldone, you have become a solar cooker. 

After 9 Months

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 3-4 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.



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LukaszMrowka said:

on February 23rd, 2009

Beautiful information.


Albert ng said:

on July 2nd, 2014

For the first three month, if the weather is bad and no sunlight for all day, what to do in the following day with sunlight? Add 10 seconds too? Then whole process will be delayed! The weather is not possibly sunny everyday!


SunYogi Reply:

As instructed, only add 10 seconds when sun gazing. If the sun is hidden by clouds, then do not add 10 seconds. You may gaze at a hidden sun, but the benefits are not as strong. Be patient. As HRM states, “Haste makes waste”. If you are sincerely interested in sun gazing, the number of days to reach the goal will not be important. You will gaze your entire life, even after you reach the goal. This is a genuine spiritual practice and only those sincerely interested will be dedicated enough to reach the goal and continue beyond it.


Nagendra said:

on January 30th, 2020

Can I practice this on a concrete floor? I don’t have any other option. If I can, how will it affect the progress?


SunYogi Reply:

Standing on any surface is possible. For the most benefit standing on the earth is recommended. The bare feet making direct contact with dirt or sand create a proper positive-negative balance in the body’s energy system. The earth’s energy balances the sun’s energy and helps the body to integrate the energy.


Eric brunk said:

on February 28th, 2020

I thought you were supposed to stop after 44 minutes. Are you supposed to keep going or should you stop and start the barefoot walking? Also I remember hrm saying that between ages 5-15 you can only go up to 5 minutes of sungazing is this accurate?


SunYogi Reply:

Hello Eric. The article explains, “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.  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 3-4 days will be enough from then on.” There is no information in this article in regards to teaching sungazing to children. This should answer your questions.


Eric brunk Reply:

Yes I know this but I was just asking you personally.


adhyatm jaib said:

on August 9th, 2020

Can I increase my practise by 5 sec instead of 10 sec to complete it in 18 mth


SunYogi Reply:

Yes, you can reduce the time you add each day. That is safe and effective.


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