Centre of Light-Safe Haven and Place of Refuge March/April 2022 Satsang | Volume 49 #7 | New Era 79

Centre of Light-Safe Haven and Place of Refuge

April 10, 2022

We in Poland are witnessing the effects of war in neighboring Ukraine. Refugees are fleeing, the borders are full. Poland has opened its arms and hearts to gather Ukrainians and welcome them to their homeland. Other countries also are taking in refugees.

We see the sorrow and anxiety the refugees carry, often having been separated from family members, having fled their homes, jobs, culture. Lives in turmoil.

Ecovillage Bhrugu Aranya is less than four hours from the Ukrainian border. We are in a unique position to be able to help during these troubling, uncertain times. We are honored to have this opportunity.

The vision of Centre of Light as on our website agnihotra.pl states:
“The Centre of Light will provide a safe haven, as well as a venue for healers, artists and Light Workers to share their gifts for humanity. Here we will offer much needed service, healing and education to a growing number of awakening people from around the world.”

The balcony provides ample space to serve as a meeting area.
Group Agnihotra on the balcony.

We can offer healing through Agnihotra and Agnihotra ash remedies. We are ready to offer children’s workshops in Yoga & Meditation, art classes, music and individual therapies, including Art Therapy, trauma counselling and nature therapy. We have art therapists, yoga teachers, psychologists and teachers ready on hand to offer their services.

Ukranian refugees Lada and Matveis, now staying at Ecovillage Bhrugu Aranya.

Our first Ukrainian family has been settled here, a woman and her 14-year-old son. She has experience as a preschool teacher with background in child psychology, as well as Yoga. We can therefore offer classes for Ukrainian children, as well as for women.

Yesterday a second Ukrainian mother and teenage son contacted us, desperately asking for help. Another mother also wrote just after. There seems to be a second wave of people escaping now. We will do what we can to help.

In the healing atmosphere of Bhrugu Aranya, we can offer many a sense of peace, and help them restore their sense of well-being.

Our mission has never before felt so urgent to complete.

The Seminar Room, ready for a final coat of plastering.
The newly tiled kitchen.

Our Centre of Light is 75% completed. To open our doors with accommodation, full-service kitchen, creative arts centre and workshop hall, we need the following:

*completion of 4 guest accommodation rooms (of the ultimate 12)
*kitchen equipment for our vegetarian kitchen (under the guidance of our resident former caterer)
*equipment and supplies for the creative arts studio
* an elevator for handicapped guests (required for a public building)
* wood and tile flooring and trim
* interior doors
* wood stairs finishing and bannisters
* light fixtures for entire building
* bathroom fixtures, showers, toilets and sinks
* furniture and bedding for bedrooms
* furniture for dining room, seminar rooms, etc.
* art studio equipment
* ground level deck
* Landscaping

The needed, unfinished work and equipment are estimated to cost about $350,000 USD.

We commit to being of service to those in need. We foresee the needs to increase as months continue. We see that when we raise the funds, Centre of Light could foreseeably open this year!

Please help us achieve our goal.

Join our team.
Be a part of this inspired project—so deeply needed in these troubled, challenging times.

Thank you from our hearts,
The Centre of Light at Ecovillage Bhrugu Aranya

Please visit :
https://agnihotra.pl/en/news-events/campaign/ for more details and for easy ways to donate.

If you are from the US and would like a tax deduction:
Please donate through our affiliate NGO in the U.S., https://www.agnihotra.org/want-to-help/ and choose Centre of Light, Poland project.

If you are interested in lending rather than donating, please email us at:
info@homatherapypoland.org or info@agnihotra.pl

Super Sweet Potatoes!

Madison, Virginia, U.S.A.

While we don’t have a Homa farm, we have a large garden and incorporate as many aspects of Homa farming as we can, such as doing Agnihotra in the garden when possible, planting with Agnihotra ash, and spraying the plants with Agnihotra ash water. Also, the Parama Dham fire temple is nearby, as are several Agnihotra households, so our plants get the benefit of Homa atmosphere.

The yield from the first sweet potato plant we harvested: 21 pounds! The garden clippers at the top can give you an idea of the tubers’ size.

For years, our sweet potatoes have been a consistently successful crop. Still, we got a big surprise when we harvested them this year.

Several gardening references say that the average sweet potato plant gives 2 1/2 pounds per plant, and with deep bed gardening they yield up to 6 pounds per plant. Normally we got about 4 pounds per plant, but the soil we planted in was very heavy and hard.

Last spring, my son Matt and his partner Joanna installed some box beds in the garden, and filled them with better soil. We did Agnihotra in the garden more often. Also, the sweet potato plants were grown from our own sweet potatoes that were at least fifth generation Agnihotra-grown. Maybe all these factors combined to give these results:  The first plant we dug up gave 21 pounds of sweet potatoes! The next two plants yielded 25 pounds each!  The rest yielded at least 15 pounds per plant. Clearly, our results were FAR greater than average!

Many of the sweet potatoes in this crop were unusually large. This one is shown on a dinner plate!


We also make use of the highly nutritious sweet potato leaves–either using them fresh in smoothies, soups and salads, or dehydrating them for winter use.

We are so grateful for this abundant harvest, achieved with the help of Homa!




Experiences with Homa Therapy

Sri Devi Modugula
St. Lucia, Queensland, Australia
Regarding Prosperity
I have been doing Agnihotra since last March, 2021. I have noticed that since starting up Agnihotra the universe has been very generous and supportive. Let me introduce myself: I did a Masters in civil engineering, having nearly 17 years of experience in civil engineering software development. I used to sit nearly 10 hours every day for more than 17 years, got severe spinal problems and for that reason I decided to retire from work. But we decide one thing and Almighty plans something better for us. In December, in a day, I decided to apply for a job due to financial circumstances. The next day I applied for 3 jobs which are suitable for my experience. I got all 3 jobs (without struggling at all) despite the fact that in the last 2 years I didn’t have job at all.

Similarly in India, a friend of mine is doing Agnihotra since January 2021, who did not have a job for the last 8 years and who never applied for jobs, when suddenly a job came to her. Yesterday she called me and said that without any effort she got a job. She strongly believes this is due to Agnihotra. Many people are struggling to get jobs these days, yet even with lot of career gaps, just like that we got jobs!

Regarding my health
Before I took up Agnihotra I had Irritable Bowel Syndrome (diarrhea) due to acidity in water, I struggled with severe muscle pains for 8 years and used to have a bloated stomach as if I were 8 months pregnant. After I started Agnihotra and daily consuming Agnihotra ash water, gradually by 2 months, all the problems disappeared; no acid re- flux, no diarrhea, no muscle pains. I can eat all the vegetables, no bloating, so stomach returned to normal. I am so very happy.

Regarding my garden
I have small balcony garden, generally difficult conditions for growing plants in the pots. I was doing that earlier with difficulty. Now after doing Agnihotra and using Agnihotra ash water for the plants, it is growing very well, with more than 100 plants, and people who visit are amazed.

Sri Devi’s balcony garden

Rasheedah Lewis
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.

I have a happy, grateful, blessed testimonial to share with all of you!

Family, I give all thanks and praises to OUR MOST BELOVED PARAMA SADGURU SHREE GAJANAN MAHARAJ for resuscitating The Eternal Vedic Knowledge in the form of the Fivefold Path: YAJNYA, DAAN, TAPA, KARMA and SWADHYAYA–A UNIVERSAL WELL-BEING WAY OF LIFE. OM TAT SAT.

I began having poor eyesight in 2018. I lost my sight in 2019 and was declared legally blind. I was saddened, depressed, and unable to do my daily sunrise and sunset Agnihotra!

Through prayers and meditation I asked My Beloved Parama Sadguru SHREE to guide me to restore my sight. I heard, “AGNIHOTRA ASH FROM THE MAHA HOUSE OF PARAMA DHAM in MADISON,  VIRGINIA.”

[Rasheedah soon started using eye drops made using Agnihotra ash from the Parama Dham Fire Temple, continuing  for about one year, to the present day.-Ed.]

Family, my eyesight is restored. Doctors are amazed. They are in shock, disbelief.
No more bleeding blood vessels in both eyes. No more pain, dryness, itching, floaters.
My right eye was the worst. I can see clearly now. The darkness and redness are gone. ALL LOVE!

I’m doing sunrise and sunset Agnihotra daily again. All Thanks, Praises, Gratitude and Infinite Happiness!

Family, use the healing Agnihotra Ash for all forms of bodily ailments. It also makes the food taste better when one sprinkles a little on the food prior to eating–great for one’s digestive system!

Rasheedah Lewis
[Please note: Shree Vasant advised that Agnihotra eye drops be prepared by a pharmacist. Agnihotra ash and Agnihotra ash home remedies are never to be sold. Homa Therapy teachers and centers do not prescribe or make claims or promises regarding Agnihotra ash preparations.-Ed.]

Mr. and Mrs. Seenarain and family from Mauritius Island, Africa

Mrs Seenarain
Mauritius Island, Africa
Everything was upside down in my house due to the fact that my husband was deeply dependent on alcohol. He was drinking too much all day and night, neglecting his responsibilities at home. He had no desire to work and could not handle any of the problems that came up. My children were traumatized with the situation and their grades in school were decreasing.

My husband’s liver was weakening and he was getting ill frequently. We had brought him to many medical centers and doctors but in vain. We were losing hope. He still continued to drink without moderation.

One day, Mr. Janardhun, my husband’s uncle, called me and was asking about my husband’s health. I explained to him our situation at home. He proposed that I start Agnihotra Homa, but I did not believe in what he told me about Agnihotra. But the very next day my husband got so ill that he was admitted to hospital treatment and the same afternoon I started doing Agnihotra at home, morning and evening. From that day on, everything started to change positively. My husband then also started to practice Agnihotra with all the members of my family.

It has been one and a half months that we are doing Agnihotra. Everything returned to ‘normal’ in our life and my husband put a full stop to drinking alcohol.

I will continue to do Agnihotra.

[Please note- In the photo above, the copper pyramid appears to be setting on a stainless steel tray. Metals other than copper and gold, when kept very near the Agnihotra Fire, may slightly detract from the healing energy. A copper tray, for example, would be better.–Ed.]

From Shree Vasant’s Teachings

Be Full of Love
If a person is acting out of love, then there is no “reacting.” Accept the other person as he or she is. If you do not like his or her actions, behave in the opposite manner but do even this out of love. If someone is gruff or seems angry, then be full of love with that person.

The most effective way to change another person’s perspective, behavior, attitudes is by your own example. If the person is judgmental towards others, once you notice this fault in them, let it go. Otherwise, you are also in danger of doing the same. Then show acceptance and tolerance to that individual. Do not be afraid of the person, what they will say or do to you. If you are reacting with love, where is the question of fear?

Let the Divine Motherly love which knows no boundaries, no limits, flow through you. There is no question of patience/impatience, no question of correct/incorrect. No room for blame or shame. ONLY LOVE.

On Grace
You can see how Grace works. It is like you are on one of those automatic walkways in the airport. You take a small step and automatically you are carried much further.

On Service
Be simply willing to be of service. Attitude of service must be there all the time in all you do. It is not something which is turned on and off like for public appearances.

On Purification of the Mind
Cast out all fears.
Cast out all prejudice, whether it be racial, religious or personality.
Cast out all misunderstandings.
Cast out all falsehoods.
Cast out all deceit.
Cast out all reprehension.
Cast out all doubts.
Cast out all judgments.
Cast out all selfishness.

Cast out all, for these are the demons that destroy the goodness of humankind.

Then bring in joy.
Bring in understanding.
Call upon love.
Call upon forgiveness.
Reawaken faith.
Develop your devotion.
Surrender and be of service.

Then indeed all will be added unto you.

Fivefold Path for Happy Living

1. Yajnya
HOMA Therapy is the science of purification of the atmosphere through the agency of FIRE. AGNIHOTRA HOMA (YAJNYA) is the basic HOMA. It is tuned to the biorhythm of sunrise/sunset and gives nutrients to the plant kingdom, removes diseases in a certain area and removes tension on the mind. This is the basic process in the Vedic sciences of medicine, agriculture, climate engineering and interplanetary communication.
2. Daan
Sharing of your assets in a spirit of humility. This corrects imbalance in financial matters and creates non-attachment to worldly possessions.
3. Tapa
Self-discipline of body and mind. This is conducive to a change in attitudes of mind and body. It results in a harmonious state of mind.
4. Karma
“You reap as you sow.” Always practicing good Karma (actions) diminishes the burden of negative Karma and one begins to invest in his own future. This means that what you do today will bring its fruits. Sowing seeds of love and kindness will bless my garden with plenty of love. Do Karma for self-purification.
5. Swadhyaya
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.

Publisher: Fivefold Path Inc.
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Editor: Lisa Powers
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