Sunday, July 18, 2010
Five Fold Path For Happy Living
1. Perform AGNIHOTRA for purification of the atmosphere which leads to automatic purification of mind.
2. Practice DAAN (sharing of assets in a spirit of humility to reduce attachment to worldly possessions).
3. Practice TAPA (becoming better managers of our energy expenditure by training the body and mind to react to all circumstances in life with total LOVE)
4. Perform KARMA (every action for self purification only and thus no expectations which bind us to the material world).
5. Practice SWADHYAYA (Self-study) for liberation. Who am I? Why am here? My work on this planet is to learn to react with total LOVE with each opportunity given to me.
This is the Fivefold Path for happy living on the planet. By practicing the FIvefold Path you become better members of your society, group, religion, community, etc.
-from Satsang Agnihotra Newsletter, May-June 2010.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Sunset Agnihotra: Exhibit at UP Los Banos
Preparing for Agnihotra...
Sunset Agnihotra, day 1
sunset day 2
Agnihotra day 3
Agnihotra day 4
Agnihotra event in Los Banos Laguna (UPLB)
The announcement says as follows:
Why the Exhibit-Fair
A unifying approach to food, seed, agriculture and health has been available at the quantum level. This must be known and spread if we are to meet the challenges in a creative yet highly effective way. This exhibit is a strategic and continuing effort, to nurture the seed of transformation that had been planted a few years back in the academe (Seed Fair 2005).
People are asking serious earth or cosmic level questions… in relation to daily lives.
Students are feeling the divide- learning in the classroom?, or learning outside the domain of classical education.
Universities are feeling the pressure to meet new impulses: millennial students or generation-me (“y” or “I” gen); emergence of network universities; challenged “life-force” of the academe.
The environment is getting unpredictable and harsh to its inhabitants.
Humans are feeling afraid, cynical and apathetic; helpless in the midst of strong dehumanizing and earth threatening forces.
The science of “quantum” that has come in past few decades has yet to be seriously and consciously tapped to help address seemingly gigantic challenges.
A form of a WILL exercise for students, an awareness raising of “positive news”, of information relating to initiatives that greatly impact agriculture, the seed that greatly defines it, the food that results from them, and incorporating “quantum” concepts into the content and process.
A form of networking with the community, and a strategic microcosm, exhibiting simple yet quantum “solutions” to interconnected problems of existence.
Documentation of the event was prepared in several power points. These may be available upon request by sending your email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos of sunset agnihotra during the event are posted in the blog. ^-^
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Testimony from Shalom Villalva (Agri 121 student/ Student Assistant)
It was in our class in Agri 121 (Ecological Agriculture) that I learned about this thing. At the very first moment when Mam Pam introduced this agnihotra to us, I felt so excited! It was very new to me that I wanted to experience practicing such mantra/ritual. It's healing effects also added to my enthusiasm.
I remembered one time in our class, Mam Pam brought a jar of ashes and gave us some to use to boost our energy. I was so excited. When I went to the apartment I took a little amount of it, put it in my mouth and then I drank water. The effect was this, I felt dizzy... dizzy but hyper. I was so on that I laughed so hard and have had this energy to do things (actually that was during my application period to a certain organization here in UPLB) spontaneously.
When I got home, my father had this strong back pain. I had agnihotra in my bag so I used it. I mixed a little amount of it with ghee (the result was like an ointment but black/gray) and then I rubbed it on his back. His first reaction was "why is it warm sha?" and he was smiling/laughing. He was sweating actually. That time I assumed, the agnihotra's effect was in an instant, quantum indeed!
In december 24th 2009 we went to our province in Marinduque. My grandfather had this sever cold and he kept on coughing, good thing I had agnihotra. I did the same thing as what I did to my dad however, instead of using ghee I used efficacent oil/ointment. The effect was different, he had small itchy spots on his back. I realized, ointment isn't good with agni because both of it is "hot". Thus, I recommend use only ghee when making agni ointment. ^-^
At home I do personal agniing, either in the morning or in the afternoon but I feel better when I do it in the morning. Actually, I had this experience at home after a morning session, my brother took a picture of me and of the stairs... there were lots of orbs/round energies around me and around the stairs. It was so COOL! I will upload the pictures don't worry. ^-^
Lastly, my family aren't really comfortable with consuming agnihotra ashes because of the thought that it is "cow manure/cow dung" but I'm so hard headed... hehe, everytime I cook at home, I mix a little amount of agni in rice or in any viand... they actually assume its pepper... so they unconsciously consume it wahahaha!
Agniing really makes me feel better and it adds happiness to our home! I wish that anyone who reads this blog will also be inspired to practice agnihotra. ^-^
That's all for now. ^-^
Thank you for reading!!!
Testinony from Peter Jerome B. Del Rosario an Agri 121 C student of Mam Pam
As to its quantum effects, whenever I come in the house after school or after washing the clothes, I always feel energized some minutes after unlike before. I always feel this "easiness" and "relaxation" entering my body. I addition, my mother also tried to drink the ash, mixing it with water. That night after she drank the ash, she felt the healing going upwards from her "puson", then to her head. She felt as if every nerves of her brain are being massaged. Well. I read that the energy of agnihotra really goes upward. The next day my mother felt easier.
I hope that agnihotra will continue healing my sister and everyone will be encouraged to experience its wonder.
Agnihotra is a gift from God!
-Peter Jerome Del Rosario
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
A brief lead to getting started
Doing agnihotra for the first time can be daunting. You may worry about the mantra, or just going through the steps. I find that checking out "agnihotra mantras" in google and going to the site of "agnihotra.org" for pictorial step by step instruction can be very helpful. Try them.
I have pyramids waiting to find their homes. This is unlike before when we were pining for our unit to arrive, and it took quite some time. Just text me (09193744287) if you want a pyramid or a starter kit. I have sent them by express mail. Reorder of cowdung and ghee may be made too. Just give me time esp for the ghee because I only make a little at a time. Found that ghee is even more challenging than cow dung, once one has the pyramid, esp. in areas far away from big cities or towns. Soon will post Question and Answer portion and your participation will be greatly needed. Til next,
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Agnihotra, same as inner work? A prereq to outer work?
Commonly it is thought that one must be doing a willful inner work before being able to do an effective earth and human service. This process may also be considered akin to Agnihotra because inner work is also lighting up one’s “inner fire”.
Note some thoughts from our friends:
“There is fire in us when we are our striving for higher knowledge or self-development, and when we are in touch with our higher self or guardian angel. This striving in our inner self means working on our 3 aspects: head, heart and hands/limbs…The fire in Agnihotra enhances such inner fire”.
On the question whether this inner work should precede the outer work, or if lighting up the fire of our "I" and our being is a prerequisite to right action, here are some thoughts shared by our friends:
“There is a real scientific connection of Agnihotra with the earth, esp in the realm of rhythms such as the rising and setting of the sun. The fire from the Agnihotra or the “outer fire” deals with the real sun and this connects with our inner "I". It stimulates earth-related rhythms and enhances every living being on earth, as well as reflects the benefits back to the cosmos itself. The effects mentioned are synergistic, creating a positive vortex far greater than any nuclear explosion“.
“Discoveries in astrophysics affirm what ancient knowledge had been saying, and attest to the great healing power or energy that is in the atmosphere at exact sunrise and sunset. There is greater explanation to the effects of Agnihotra, why it works even if it precedes inner work”.
‘We need to expand our own current sphere of knowing, to further broaden ourselves, to embrace the intrinsic value of Agnihotra, and in order to reach greater awareness. The practice of Agnihotra (or outer work) can do (and make us experience) healing. With understanding and knowledge on why this is so, we can achieve deeper realization”.
Please post your thoughts and insights so we can keep the inner and outer fire burning.