Open Your Heart, Let in the Light of the Sun

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This article by The Times of India shares the connection between the Love and the Sun, as taught in India’s greatest spiritual texts.  Connection are made in the teachings of Jesus, Tagore, and the Torah.

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The Energy-giving Sun as Protector and Sustainer

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The Times of India interviewed Swami Surya Jowel, one of India’s most famous sun gazers.  Swami Surya Jowel was asked about to compare religion and spirituality, how to achieve spiritual realisation, the importance of Suryayog, and the naure of Surya or the Sun.

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Here Comes the Sun: Surya Namaskar (1 of 2)

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That most familiar of asana sequences, Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) is as rich in symbolic and mythic overtones as it is in physical benefits. Part 1 of this article in Yoga Journal magazine shares the History and Practice of Surya Namaskar.

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Aditya Hridayam – Meditation of the Sun in the Heart

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The Ramayana is India’s most famous ancient Sanskrit epic, consisting of 24,000 verses in seven books. The 107th chapter of Yuddha Kanda of Ramayana contains a hymn dedicated to the Sun God, Lord Surya. In this 31 verse hymn we learn of the praiseworthy qualities of the Sun and it’s affects on the human mind, body and spirit.

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Who is Sunyogi Umasankar?

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One of India’s well known Sun Gazing yogis, Umasankar has discovered a method of absorbing energy directly from the sun, removing the need to eat, drink or sleep. Learn more about who this Sunyogi is and how he discovered the spiritual practice of Sun Gazing.

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Abodes of Surya – Suryanaar Koyil

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India’s sun temple Suryanaar Koyil is located near Kumbhakonam in Tamilnadu. This sun temple was constructed by Kulottunga Chola in the 1100s, to aid visiting dignitaries from Kanauj in sun worship.

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Survival into the 21st Century: Barbara Moore, M.D.

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Barbara Moore, M.D. of London, was a modern-day Breatharian – eating no physical food by using the energy in air and sunlight for her body’s needs. The 1975 book “Survival into the 21st Century” by Viktoras Kulvinskas shares this information about the possibility of and transition to living on air and sunlight energy.

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Surya by Sri Chinmoy (part 3)

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This article by Sri Chinmoy shares the Hindu teachings on Surya, the sun god, found in the Vedas and Upanishads of India.  Part 3 discusses the famous Gayatri Mantra – a prayer to Surya, the sun god, for spiritual purification and enlightenment.

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Abodes of Surya – Sun Temple Modhera

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The Modhera sun temple, even in its ruined state is a majestic one, bearing testimony to the art of the ancient Chalukyas of Gujarat, India. Modhera is now the site of several dance and cultural festivals. The sun temple and the ambience here provide a majestic backdrop for the exhibition of performing arts.

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Looking Sun in the eyes

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Suryamahayogi Amaranand Ram Ram constantly gazes at the Sun from morning to evening without blinking his eyelids.  He claims to be the only one to be gifted with this divine power from the Sun-god for he had chanted 40 lakh Ram mantras for over six months in the Himalayan valley. 

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Surya by Sri Chinmoy (part 1)

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This article by Sri Chinmoy shares the Hindu teachings on Surya, the Sun god, found in the Vedas and Upanishads of India.  Part 1 shares India’s teachings on Surya, the sun god and the spiritual sun that exists within each person.

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Beliefs & Legends related to Surya

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Ancient spiritual texts in India attribute many powerful healing abilities to Surya, the sun god. This article reveals some of the most popular qualities that Surya, the sun, has to share to people as taught in the legends of India.

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BBC News – Fasting fakir flummoxes physicians

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Prahlad Jani, a holy man, who is over 70 years old, spent 10 days under constant observation in a hospital in India. During that time, he did not consume food or water and did not pass urine or stool. Doctors claim that Prahlad Jani is in good mental and physical health.

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Meeting with the Guru who neither eats nor drinks – Prahlad Jani

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In recent years, Prahlad Jani of India has shocked the scientific community. Prahlad Jani has the unique ability to live without the need for food nor water. He claims to have lived for over 60 years without any form of physical nourishment. Prahlad Jani claims that he gets his energy from his brain – an ancient yoga technique called amrita.

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Sun Meditation by Uma Sankar

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Uma Sankar is a well-known sun yogi in India. Uma Sankar practices sun gazing as a traditional yogi, using discipline and concentration achieve full enlightenment – union with the Supreme Soul. This article shares the method taught by Uma Sanakar.

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Surya by Sri Chinmoy (part 2)

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This article by Sri Chinmoy shares the Hindu teachings on Surya, the Sun god, found in the Vedas and Upanishads of India.  Part 2 discusses the Purusha and Prakriti and their relationship to the inner and outer sun.

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Abodes of Surya – Arasavalli

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The Suryanarayana temple at Arasavalli in Andhra Pradesh, India is an ancient one built by the Kalinga rulers in the 1st millennium CE. It is believed that those with skin ailments, blindness and barrenness are miraculously cured of their afflictions upon offering worship at this temple.

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CHANNEL 4 Sunyogi Umashankar Interview (video)

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Sunyogi Umashankar is one of India’s most well known sun gazers and yogis. In 1995, Umashankar began his sun gazing practice after noticing how the rising sun gave him energy during his morning meditations. In just over 1 year, Sunyogi Umashankar successfully stopped eating physical food and lived on sunlight energy alone. In this 2010 video interview, Sunyogi Umashankar speaks about his experience with sun gazing, breatharianism, and yoga.

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Suryayog can cure chronic diseases

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In this The Times of India article, Surya Swami said that constant practice of “Suryayog” cures several chronic diseases like heart problems, depression, blood pressure and phobias which are a result of materialistic society. The general secretary of International Naturopathy Organisation has said that thousands of people have so far been cured by worshipping the Sun.

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Abodes of Surya – Gaya Sun Temple

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The Dakshinaarka Sun temple at Gaya is associated with the rites for making offerings to ancestors. Gaya, India has been an ancient pilgrimage center since time immemorial.

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Sunbathing Helps You and Everyone (part 3)

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This information-packed article by Dr. Bernarr shares the remarkable discoveries of over a dozen health care practitioners throughout medical history, including Dr. Herbert Shelton, Dr. C. W. Saleeby, Arnold Rickli, Bernarr McFadden, Hippocrates. Part 3 teaches how to sunbath correctly and the importance of fully exposing the body to sunlight. Restrictive clothing and buildings have been shown to adversely affect health. While sunlight has been used for thousands of years as an effective method of healing.

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What is Sunlightenment?

This website is dedicated to the free discemination of information on the healing powers of the Sun and the spiritual practices of Sun Gazing and Surya (Sun) Yoga. All information is given in the spirit of the Sun, whom shares its Light and Love without restriction. May all of humanity benefit from the enlightening energy of the Sun and the wisdom of all beings who share in this service of Sun Yoga.


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