Skip to comments.Man lives for 11 years eating only sunlight
Posted on 08/28/2006 8:31:36 AM PDT by aculeus
Hira Ratan Manek claims that since 1995 he has lived many days solely on sunlight and water.
Sun gazing is the practice of staring directly at the sun to receive nourishment from it.
The practice is controversial since some believe that looking directly at the sun for even brief periods of time may cause blindness or severe damage to the eye. Most eye care professionals advise against looking directly at the sun.
Sun gazing is a relaxed look at the sun just as we see sunrise and sunset, Manek said. It gives all benefits for health. Those who practice sun gazing get total health of mind, body and spirit without any cost but only at safe times of the sun.
Sun gazing is often practiced with the bare feet in direct contact with bare earth. Some sun gazers only sun gaze during the so-called safe hours, one half hour after sunrise and one half hour before sunset, while others feel that sun gazing can be done at other times of the day.
Manek, 69, from Bodhavad, India, has studied sun gazing for several years and claims that since June 1995 he has lived only on sun energy and water. Occasionally for hospitality and social purposes he drinks tea, coffee and buttermilk.
According to Manek and other proponents, sun gazing was practiced by a number of cultures including the ancient Egyptians, Aztecs, Mayans and Native American tribes as well as practitioners of Indian and Tibetan Yoga.
When asked how depriving the body of food would lead to adverse effects, Manek said the human body requires energy and that the sun is capable of providing the body with all the energy it needs to function.
What we traditionally eat is nothing but a secondary source of sun energy, he said. But the body has a mechanism to receive energy directly from the sun and store it to use as it requires.
Some positive results reported by sun gazers are increased energy level and decreased appetite.
Pravda.ru has recently published an article about another case of so called sun eating.
Nikolai Dolgoruky calls himself a sun eater. He lives in the Dnepr region of Ukraine. He feeds only on prana and solar energy.
After arriving in a village where he lives, I saw a barefooted man standing on the porch. He was wearing a bright orange dress with the sun embroidered on the chest. The mans face looked otherworldly, his eyes glistened, and a smile crossed his face. He moved about easily and seemed to be barely touching the ground. He did not have no sunken cheeks nor bags under his eyes. His skin was glowing from inside as if he were a happy teenaged girl. (Read the full text of the article Ukrainian man eats only sunshine and lives by the law of flowers)
The sunlight that passes thru the holes in swiss cheese and donuts..........
Somebody send this article to Cindy Sheehan.
Well feed me corn and watch me grow! Hira sure sounds like fun on a date!
I wonder what sun-block level he uses?
All we need is another diet fad.
Tastes like chicken.
As they used to say: "There is no Truth in Pravda"
Unless he is making chlorophyll in his cells, he's going to be one blind, dead hippy unless he eats something.
Everyone knows sunlight has more nutrients than "host" ess cupcakes.
Hmmmm....I'm wondering just how much buttermilk?????
I saw him at Burger King just the other night.
There was a cult in Oakland (one of many I recall) called the breathairians. You didn't eat, you just breathed. One night someone took a photo of the founder in the drive-thru lane at MickyDs. End od organization.
I just drink beer at night. Works for me.
With skin like that, you could make shoes...
I've lived for nearly 40 years on sunlight! (lightweight)
Even if it is true, which I doubt, who would choose to live like that? Never mind.
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