Organic Farming with Agnihotra: Wonderful Experiences in Australia Satsang January/February 2016| Volume 43 #6 |New Era 73

Organic Farming with Agnihotra:
Wonderful Experiences in Australia

Catherine Menyhart

The impact of performing daily Agnihotra on our land has been significant, yet subtle. I also perform an Om Tryambakam Yajnya for 15 minutes before each Agnihotra, in a separate copper pyramid.

We own 70 bush acres in semi-arid conditions, in Central Victoria, Australia, and found producing organic vegetables, herbs and fruits quite a challenge.

Our topsoil was almost non-existent, but over the years, we have found that by regularly performing Agnihotra, along with organic farming principles, the soil and ecosystem on our property is now rich with healthy growth of plants, vegetables, fruit trees, insects, birds and wildlife.

Our vegetable garden
Our vegetable garden

Our diseased stone fruit trees had healed themselves without any other intervention except daily practice of Agnihotra and liberal application of Agnihotra ash on tree trunks.

We have wicking garden beds to preserve water in this arid climate, but also feed all our produce with Agnihotra ash mixed up in the watering system and composts. Our garden is always healthy and in abundance- such a difference from the past.  Seeds from our vegetables are strong and viable.

Honey production
Honey production



Our bees thrive, despite the dry heat of summer; in fact, working every day in our gardens we see two other breeds of native bees, which also enjoy the abundance of our gardens and bush land. Our honey is medicinal and we use it mixed with Agnihotra ash for insect bites and other stinging wounds.

Our calendula salves are made with plants grown right next to where we practice Agnihotra and made with our own beeswax, mixed also with a little Agnihotra ash.  We have had amazing results for all types of skin diseases when using this.

Calendula salve
Calendula salve

Each day we wake to an amazing chorus of birdsong, which continues throughout the day– something that was absent before Agnihotra. Animals and birds know when the land is healthy.

We often have feedback from guests, that they feel a sense of rejuvenation, well-being and peace when staying here. Indeed, both my partner and I find it a wrench to leave our property whenever we need to work away from home.  We have become sensitive to harmony–it’s quite tangible, this absence of it.

Apart from the physical advantages of practicing daily Agnihotra, we have found that doing this regularly keeps us focused on our spiritual responsibility to actively work at keeping balance and harmony in our lives.

Homa Therapy is Like God’s Blessing

Mr. Dattatreya Dhikale

Dattatreya Dhikale
Sayat Pimpri, Nashik, India

I have been a farmer since 1990. I cultivate 4 varieties of grapes: Thompson, black Syrah seedless, Jambo and Nanasahep Purple, and also a variety of vegetables. There is an export market for grapes, but more demand is inside India.

The thing is that people are getting sick everywhere and I did some research about that. I found out that
67% of the people die due to some cancer. I thought about the reason behind this and I came to organic natural farming. I studied what a plant or tree requires for its growth, also taking the atmosphere into consideration. Then I collected the data on balancing the atmosphere and the nutrients required. I spent one year on that subject. Afterwards, I organized a farmer’s get-together and told them about my findings.

Before knowing Agnihotra, I tried biodynamics, biocompost, vermicompost, vermiwash, and I placed earthworms around the trees to supply nutrients directly.

However, when I started using Agnihotra ash, the leaves became healthy and green, more micronutrients were available and the enzyme level improved instantly. The soil becomes more alive. The sweetness of the fruits started increasing.  Using agrochemicals, the soil dies.

When you do organic farming, the production is good, but when you add Homa Therapy to that, the production is better and increases. Homa Therapy is like God’s blessing. When you work with God, you get better crops.

Mr. Rohan Bosale

Mr. Rohan Bhosale (his friend and translator) comments:
Mr. Dhikale has done great research in organic fertilizing and has published a book on that subject to guide the farmers, so they can produce their own fertilizer. That book is popular in the field of agriculture.

When he came to know about Agnihotra and Homa farming, Mr. Dhikale found miraculous results in the increase of the bacterial level in the compost and positive contribution to the life cycle of earthworms.

He also found in Agnihotra ash and its medicines a powerful natural pesticide and many more things. Agnihotra and Homa Farming were a turning point in his research.

From the Orion Transmissions

received by Parvati Rosen-Bizberg
Wysoka, Poland

December 21, 2015 On Agnihotra – Environmental Protection and Defense
Yes, yes. The best defense against the effects of Chemtrails, you are already employing—performance of daily Agnihotra, which creates a cyclical, protective shield, boosted with each fire, performed precisely at sunrise and sunset.

In addition, try and spread Agnihotra Ash all over the property, where cows graze and gardens are grown. Do this periodically. This is also a deterrent for radioactive particles. It is essential to practice these Homas (fires) regularly to achieve this protective effect.

Blessings abound. OM.

January 25, 2016 On the Path of Truth and Spirit
Yes, yes. For those of you whose eyes have been opened, this is no time to close them and return to life as usual. You must embrace your highest goals, unleash your greatest potential and follow with resolute determination and inspiration, your spiritual path.

This is the time to intensify one’s Sadhana (spiritual practice). It is the path of the Truth, the path of wonderment and of the creative force ready to work through you. This is for many of you now. The path is made ready for further exploration of Truth.

When one embarks on one’s spiritual path, when one’s celebratory entrance upon the path of Light is marked—though in actuality it was seeded in your soul from lifetimes before—there is an immediate moment of recognition. Your colloquial reference may be what you call, an ‘Aha’ moment. Indeed, aha!

From that point in time, one’s past begins to unravel, sometimes gently, other times with such intensity one can be literally stopped in one’s tracks. The inner work takes one into a deepened state of conscious awareness. At those times, it may even be difficult to maintain one’s equilibrium enough to continue in one’s outer material employment or involvement. At that time, many pull back and hesitate to follow the spirit. Thus, many beings continue with life as usual, dabbling ever so lightly in the spirit—on weekends or late night meanderings when time permits. This is understandable for those whose responsibilities toward family maintenance and security appear paramount.

However, there can be a balance if one sees the path of the spirit as a wholistic way of life, instead of a spiritual activity done once or twice per day. When one goes deeper into spirit, one comes to realize that in order to fully embrace one’s highest nature, one must shift one’s attitudes and even one’s understanding of what is spirit.

One begins to know that one’s love for others is what is paramount in importance and not whether one meditates and for how long, whether one becomes a Sanyasin or a householder. It does not matter.

Spirit is not a mythical journey into the unknown, as much as it is a conscious daily effort to seek and follow the highest way. It permeates all of what one thinks, speaks and does. It colors one’s relationships and forms one’s demeanor which reflects one’s highest good. It is a distinctly different way of life, but it is real and tangible, whether or not one discovers and revels in cosmic truths! Unless one can translate those cosmic realizations, that human beings are so fond of discussing, into life experiences, one is simply getting lost in the starry cosmos, leading to nowhere.

When a being embraces the higher truths as revealed to him/her in prayer, in meditation, in somber reflection, or in the pursuit of loving awareness, one’s life begins to change. It is indeed a process of becoming, rather than a process of reaching a particular set of goals. One can become expert at Yoga Asanas and completely miss the point.

All the tools in the world cannot set you free without earnest self-examination, without actual deep and pervading surrender to Divine.

When you meet a fully realized soul, there is no pomp and glamour, no fame and fortune necessarily. The feeling is often quite subdued, but there is a deep knowing that can be observed in silence, often in stunning, mesmerizing silence. Indeed, as the great Master spoke, all things are revealed in Silence. It is astonishing the effect one human being, fully engrossed in spirit, has upon any number of beings in the world, near or far.

On Walking the Talk
One cannot take on the mantle of realization without truly walking the path with full concentration and sincere longing for Divine.

No matter how many disciples one amasses with one’s foray into the spiritual realm, unless one’s heart is pure and one’s aim is true, one ends up fooling no one but oneself. All of you have seen such displays of famous gurus playing out their desire for fame and fortune! The world is full of such.

However, those who speak the Truth are neither interested in fame nor tempted by fortune. They speak the Truth and are often silent in regards to their own greatness.

Humility is the mark of the true follower of Divine Truth.

On The Power in Light
Yes, yes. Shall we continue in this vein? It is our understanding of human evolution that, at some point, if the civilization is not being pushed in the direction of spirit, there will be changes that precipitate such direction toward manifesting in the collective consciousness.

It is such a case now, when human beings, rather than turning inward and embracing the spiritual, have instead shunned the spirit in favor of mass materialism and the pursuit of commercial, material success at all costs.

That said, no doubt there are pockets of those who wish to evolve in spirit and it is those beings who are creating an arc which is shifting the world slowly but surely toward higher goals.

Interesting that it appears to take a smaller number of dedicated human beings moving toward the Light, both in theory and practice, to shift levels of awareness of the whole. That is for simple reasons:

There is more power in Light than in darkness.

There is more power in Love than in hatred.

There is more power in Truth than in falsehood.

Those truly aligned with their higher purposes, those engaged in acts of conscious compassion and love, can affect a turn in the course of the whole of civilization.

This mammoth effort takes hearts with pure intent to heal—
without agendas,
without penchant for name or fame,
without expectation of reward or awards for their great efforts made in the spirit of humanity helping humanity and humanity healing Earth.

Yes, and those who vibrate on such a higher level of Truth will, in fact, garner support from other planets, from higher sources, from angels, devas, High Beings of Light in existence on this planet, and from the force of Nature under the auspices of Almighty. Yes, yes, yes. Ah, there is so much power in it!

We bow our heads, to honour such creative spirit that aligns itself to Divine.

We are, in awe and wonder, in gratitude for our fellow journeyers,

January 26, 2016 12 On Fivefold Path*

Yes, yes. Human beings respond quite kindly to causes, it seems. If a cause pulls at one’s heartstrings, the response is equally heartfelt. This is a positive aspect of human behavior, as it indicates a lessening of the apathy that can easily take hold in this increasingly insensitive world.

However, the fact that human beings can still be brought to their knees in either gratitude or deep compassion is what continues to inspire and encourage support from all realms. Indeed, this is the valiant human spirit for which we fight to save.

When one human being opens his or her heart to another in crisis or in need, the stark emptiness of the material world is greatly diminished. One begins to feel connectivity to all in need. When you help one individual, your generosity inspires others and a chain reaction can occur. This is often referred to as ‘paying it forward.’ This does not have to be a deliberate act even. Just the very nature of compassion is so expansive that it is bound to spread, like wildfire!

That said, unfortunately it is often the case that major charities milk the public for all they’re worth, yet squander money on less important material matters or unseen profit. It is through hand to hand, heart to heart giving in one’s daily life that true service is accomplished. It is personal. It is heartfelt. It is not just a check in the mail to a major conglomerate in the name of those in need.

It is in touching and embracing another human being in need that one’s heart opens to the Light.

Giving to causes, which are true, is another story. When you know the cause and it is transparent to the eye, when you believe in the work which is being done by the funds raised—this falls under the category of service.

When practicing Daan, sharing one’s assets in a spirit of humility, there are regulations which guide the giving, so that it will assist one in maintaining humility and graciousness. Thus, one learns the proper way of loosening one’s ties to one’s material bounty. This, according to great teachings, is described in literature which embodies the Master’s wealth of truth.

One must select the recipient of this act of giving, sharing, with care. One must be certain that the recipient of one’s gift will utilize it for its intent. Indeed, one must be correct in receiving as well.

All in all, it is a valued practice and one which shall prevail, as a tenet on what is referred to by the Master as ‘Fivefold Path.’* Indeed, these precepts are all simple and well-defined. One shall find great growth and development in simply practicing these five basic tenets. Should you find it inspiring and valuable in life, certainly it would behoove you to teach it.

Returning to the basics is one way to explain it. Returning to all which is true and kind, careful and clear, will always benefit one on any spiritual path. It can be applied to any walk of life, any religion or faith. Such wonderful basic principles are of great value in a far-too-complicated world of today.

Blessings abound.

We are,

Note: *Fivefold Path:
Agnihotra for purification of the atmosphere
Daan – sharing assets in a spirit of humility to reduce attachments
Tapa – Self-Discipline for training the mind
Karma – Doing good action without expectation
Swadhyaya – Self Study: ‘Who am I? Why am I here?’

For further information:

Healing with Homa Therapy

Eulogio Gomez and his wife Giuliana doing Agnihotra

Eulogio Gomez de la Torre
Lima, Peru, South America

I suffered from diabetes since the age of 50. Now I am 54 years old. I weighed 90 kilos. I was overweight, suffered from hypertension, etc.

I was taking four drugs given by EsSalud (State Insurance Hospital of Peru). They were anti-hypertensive and anti-diabetic. I stopped taking them voluntarily. I did the Homa Fires and lost 20 kilos.

Now my weight is 70 kg. I do not have any more problems of any kind with my weight or diabetes.

My wife had a problem of neuralgia in the shoulder with a tear and at the same time suffered from bursitis. We did therapies in clinics for six months, but she did not get cured. After we started with the practice of the Agnihotra fire, in three weeks she improved significantly. Now she is completely well. She drives the motor bike and works normally.

I have also seen in the Hospital Reategui of Piura, in the area of Complementary Medicine where the Homa practice is done, many cases of stroke–for example, a gentleman of 70 years who came semi-paralyzed and could not speak. He began to participate daily in Homa Therapy. In the beginning, he came in a wheelchair, then he came walking slowly. Now, after six weeks, he comes every day, walking normally to the hospital to do the Homa. He walks alone, even on the street. He has a little difficulty with speaking, but his language has notably improved. I have seen countless cases in the hospital of Piura and other places.

Victor Castillo
Victor Castillo

Víctor Castillo Gutiérrez
Hospital Reategui, Piura, Peru, South America

I am 71 years of age. I came to Homa Therapy through psychologist Dr. Marisol. I came due to depression and insomnia. The neurologist prescribed me medicines to sleep, but as time passed (this happened a year ago), they were no longer giving any results. I woke up at night and could no more find sleep.

Now I have 35 days with Homa Therapy and I feel a lot of relief. I feel calmer and I can sleep better, which previously I could not. I am taking Agnihotra ash three times a day and on the recommendation of Dr. Marisol I am leaving the other medication gradually.

 From Shree Vasant’s Teachings

On Agnihotra Ash
It is true that Agnihotra atmosphere heals and a special system is set up in ancient tradition whereby the person who performs Agnihotra, when they ingest the ash from the Agnihotra they performed, the Agnihotra ash becomes especially healing, as does the Agnihotra. Another reason why everyone should make their own Agnihotra pyramid fire.

Self Development
Only in human form can we achieve liberation. That is why it is said, “Thou art made in the image of thy Father.” A person reads yoga books, and thinks he can acquire those powers. Why? It is only ego. Just surrender. What we need to get rid of is our desires. It is stated in Upanishad teachings that those who are ignorant grope in darkness, while those who are intellectuals grope in greater darkness. There is only one program: make the mind full of love. Fivefold Path, five simple words. Do all with a smile and in good company.

Love and Respect Each Other
We have to show love and respect for each other. We should not judge each other. If you want others to be on time, you strive to be punctual. Example is the best teacher.

New Era
We tell you how scientists are frightened. Why do we do this? To frighten you? No. Only to tell you that there is a way out based on ancient scientific knowledge. Why talk of all this? Because we have entered a new era. Time has come when science and religion meet, when all messages of all prophets meet. There is no difference. Prophets only use different language for different times in history, considering the conditions they lived in and the people they were talking to. Now we are in a new era, so we use the original language. The time is now.  Scholars will tell you the Vedas are the ancientmost thing known. The Andes, Himalayas, and Amazon become special places of healing now.

Protection from Homa
Homes where Homa is done are protected. They are shielded as though they become spiritual fortresses.

Agnihotra and Circulatory System
It is told in ancient wisdom that by performance of Agnihotra the blood gets purified. You sit at an Agnihotra fire and breathe in the smoke which goes quickly into the bloodstream and lungs. This has an excellent effect on the circulatory system. Those with blood disease will be quickly remedied by performance of Agnihotra and even more so if Agnihotra ash is ingested daily. All this forms part of HOMA Therapy.

Agnihotra and Mind
In addition to other effects, if you notice, at certain intervals, bursts of energy emanate from the Agnihotra pyramid, depending on phase of the moon and position of Earth in relation to sun. These bursts of energy thrust nutrients and fragrance through the solar range, having a profound impact on the mind.

Sunrise and Sunset
Copper is a conductor. Just at morning Agnihotra, all the electricities, energies, ethers are attracted to the pyramid in its shape.

At sunset, these energies are thrust out in the same shape.

This will be important to scientists later on.

Agnihotra and Subtle Energy Field
There is a subtle energy field which surrounds us. It is that energy field which is affected by Agnihotra.

Vibrations of Mantras Locked into Agnihotra Ash
When Mantras are done in conjunction with Homa fires, the vibrations from the Mantra become locked up in the ash and, therefore, the ash becomes even more powerful. Time has come now for science to look into the ash which comes from Agnihotra. Once they begin to understand the ash, they will be better able to understand the implication of the fire itself and its far-reaching effects and truly vast implications. So we want to give scientists a hint. NOT ONLY IS THERE SOUND FROM THE ASH WHEN A LIVING THING IS ENCOUNTERED, BUT VERY, VERY SUBTLE EMANATIONS COME FROM THE ASH, states ancient science. ENERGY. TREMENDOUS ENERGY. MORE POWERFUL THAN ANYTHING MODERN MAN HAS EXPERIENCED.

A World Full of Love
The whole world is in for many disasters, many catastrophes. The world is in for much suffering. The law of Karma must operate. The law of Karma will operate. It is all Grace. Then, when it is time, the whole thing will be reshaped. The whole world will be changed and it will be a beautiful place, full of love.

Fivefold 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 I 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.