I started Agnihotra in August this year. For starters, I gave up Marijuana for the first time in nine years or so. What a blessing that is. I have found that the DAILY twice a day PRACTICE of AGNIHOTRA has somehow given me a better ATTITUDE and OUTLOOK in general. Because I have to be up early to do it and then keep to an evening timing as well, my day seems to structure itself better. It is the DISCIPLINE that I so badly needed. Of course I have done a heap of work on myself personally over the years, but whilst I was still smoking it didn’t seem to make a huge difference. I only half believed it when people said that Agnihotra helped with addictions (as I could not see HOW)… but 3 months after practicing it regularly (I haven’t missed more than about four times), I am finding a new optimism suffusing my life and a new inner contentment I hadn’t felt before. It has brought back my WILL TO LIVE a purposeful life.
I can say the other things I have noticed may or may not be concordant with the beginning of this ritual, but a nearby neighbor who we can see from our house used to have a very rundown property, and since I started Agnihotra they have completely redecorated their house!
I am also never alone when I do Agnihotra as the hummingbirds ALWAYS fly in when the fire is lit and swoop around me as if to thank me for lighting it. I think they enjoy the aroma as much as I do.
I am definitely happy with the way it seems to keep my FLOWERS going. I have a selection of flowers on the decking and even as winter approaches (which we barely recognize here in California as it’s still pretty warm), the flowers are still out and looking very happy, which ties in with what is said about the Agnihotra producing better flowers and fruits more than growth and leaves as such. So I am really pleased with that, as I love flowers so much.
The neighbors also seem to be happier, as we are having less ‘housing association issues’ compared to the past when we’ve had problems with some of the neighbors who have rather egoic attitudes at times.
More than anything, it has improved my general state of mind and therefore health. I am feeling much more uplifted. It has also gotten me learning to CHANT MANTRAS for the first time in my life, as I am someone with a Western background, so not used to doing this. I am writing this on a Full Moon in Taurus (12th November) and have just chanted 108 times to celebrate. I would never have thought to do anything like this in the past but the Agnihotra DISCIPLINE, I will call it, has encouraged me to deepen my spiritual side in a more profound way which is having such great benefits. I wonder what will happen if I continue for years not just months? I can only imagine!
The idea that I am benefiting the environment by purifying its atmosphere is just such a helpful feeling deep inside. It makes every day a blessing. I do not feel so alone and sad about the condition of this world, now that I am actively assisting it in this way.
Agnihotra is inspiring me to exercise more, I have noticed that.
I thoroughly enjoy doing the fires and do not expect to stop any time soon. My husband is very happy with it, especially as now I feel like cleaning and decorating the house from top to bottom! That will be a first for me, but I am experiencing a lot more energy and feel I can be more proactive finally. I am amazed the impact it has had on my life thus far. Agnihotra is what I would call the most beneficial addiction to have!
Dr. Jaime Montufar
Homa Medical Center El Buen Pastor
Guayaquil, Ecuador, South America
We are here with patient Javier Peñafiel and his wife Liz. The husband had degenerative arthritis; it just appeared a year before he came. He had been to 12 doctors and I was the 13th to serve him. He has made great progress with his health with the constant practice of Homa Therapy. His life has changed completely. He even has a different expression and different thoughts. He got closer to nature. In addition to the daily practice of Agnihotra, he also practices Om Tryambakam Homa.
Up to the 6th doctor, all experts in conventional medicine, no one could not give me a diagnosis. The 6th doctor ordered all exams to be done in the U.S. and from there they sent me the diagnosis that degenerative arthritis was in my DNA, which means it is congenital.
It is not hereditary; I was born with it. Conventional medicine has no cure for this disease. Medications for the symptoms have serious side effects. The pain I had was so strong and constant that it made me bad-humored and explosive. I was bedridden and couldn’t move. It hurt to be up, to be lying down and after 10 minutes it also hurt to be still.
Today I came driving in my car. Before I couldn’t drive, not even sign a check, or write. Before they carried me to go down the stairs. Now my fingers can move perfectly. My feet can also move and can support me. Before, this was super difficult and painful. The pain was expressed in my face.
At breakfast, I had a cocktail of 7 pills, I had 14 at lunch and again 9 pills in the afternoon, from Monday to Monday. I suffered from gastritis. My kidneys were affected. I urinated every 5 to 10 minutes and I couldn’t hold it, I had to run … I woke up at night more than 100 times, I couldn’t sleep. Thank God, we have a family business and I could stay in bed during most of the day. I couldn’t keep up regular activities.
I took these medications for about three months. Since I like to read and investigate, I realized how these negatively affected me with some side effects, such as chemical depression and anxiety. If I continued taking them, I could have diabetes, tuberculosis, etc. and in an extreme case, even a stroke.
Just two years ago this arthritis had begun to manifest; it was in my DNA, but dormant. Stress, bacteria, etc. could have activated it.
Now, I have been one year with Dr. Montufar and Homa Therapy and I am renewed. Actually, Homa Therapy is something very wonderful and the benefits that Homa Therapy produces are indescribable. The first time I did it, I had some concern; I wasn’t so sure about its effects. But when I was doing Agnihotra at the doctor’s clinic, I felt good and then when I got home, the pain started again. To get to the doctor I had to travel 50 minutes but I told my wife to take me. Even though I was upset, kicking, hysterical, insulting, I wanted to come because I felt good here, with peace. Now I value peace so much, peace is something gigantic.
In the second week with Agnihotra, my symptoms of depression and anxiety went away. It was very fast. It didn’t matter if I was here at the clinic; I could also be in my house, quiet and peaceful. And little by little, I started taking on my activities again.
From the first day, we felt a peace with Agnihotra. My husband had a lot of faith in getting healing. In one week only, he changed. He had been very bad-tempered, irritable and there was no way to communicate with him. He was tired all day long. The children did not even approach him anymore, in order not to disturb him. My husband had been such an active person and seeing him bedridden with depression, not wanting anything, was painful. Upon arriving here, we starting feeling a peace, a tranquility, a light. And little by little, he was improving his character and became again more loving with the children. The children were very happy. We also became closer as a family. We felt again the warmth and the love of a family. More than anything, Homa Therapy not only helps in health, but in all areas, such as with the family, couple relationship, love for the children, at work, etc. Everything is flowing now and we even work together.