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Seven Days of Worldwide Om Tryambakam Homa
Abel Hernandez & Aleta Macan
On May 18, we fulfilled the 7 days of continuous Om Tryambakam Homa globally – an achievement accomplished through the union of many Agnihotris. The average of Tryambakam Homa practiced daily was 160 hours – illuminating hearts.
With the continuous practice of Agnihotra and with the Tryambakam Homa:
- We purify the atmosphere
- We raise the vibrations
- We increase the light of peace and love on our planet
- We catch nutrients from space for Mother Earth
- We have also been able to celebrate the birthdays of the Masters of the Sacred Homa Fires. Thanks to Mahashree and Shree Vasant we have Homa Therapy, this tool for healing, for light and protection, for well-being, for service. Love was given into our hands to use it day by day and to receive its constant blessings.
Our hearts are full of gratitude, joy and love towards the great Homa family.
Our tribes are found on all continents, and with whom we are United in Light, Love and Service. Thanks for being part of this growing family!
Let’s move on, and be aware of the Grace and Power behind this ancient technique and the power that our thoughts have in front of these sacred fires. Infinite blessings. OM SHREE
From Aleta and Abel and all coordinators of the event (Jhohananda, Diana, Nathalie, Margie, Roger, Ceneth, Thomas, Ángeles, Taniab, Tanias, Franklin, Carlita, Christ, America, Reiner, Barry, Janardhun, Datu Alan Alan): We appreciate everyone’s participation!
Below: A sample of the many photos submitted by participants from around the world. Countries shown include Austria, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Germany, India, Kazakhstan, Peru, Poland, and USA.
[Please note: Agnihotra establishes the basic healing cycle. Other Homas which we teach, such as Om Tryambakam Homa, strengthen that cycle. A person needs to have practiced Agnihotra regularly for at least two weeks, with the intention of continuing, to be eligible to learn Om Tryambakam Homa.-Ed.]
Two Special Remembrances in May
(Note: Agnihotra, Fivefold Path and Homa Therapy may be practiced by anyone, regardless of religion, beliefs, or creed. No one is asked to follow any particular individual. However, people sometimes ask about those Messengers who brought forth this knowledge in modern times.)
May 17th marks the birthday of PARAMA SADGURU SHREE GAJANAN MAHARAJ (1918-1987)
of Akalkot, India, who revived the ancient knowledge of Agnihotra and the Fivefold Path for the present day.
Parama Sadguru Shree Gajanan Maharaj
From I Wish I Had Known, by Fran Rosen-Sawyer (now Parvati Rosen-Bizberg):
“Shree is KALKI AVATAR. The word AVATAR means the descent of Divine Power on earth to fulfill an allotted task from Almighty Father. KALKA means pollution; hence, KALKI AVATAR means Divine Messenger for the destruction of pollution. SADGURU means PERFECT MASTER. PARAMA SADGURU means highest among the PERFECT MASTERS.
“Shree’s lineage reflects a glorious spiritual heritage. His mother Sonamata was a great YOGINI. (YOGINI is the feminine term for YOGI.) Shree’s father Shivananda Swami was a renowned NADA BRAHMA YOGI….Shree’s grandfather Tatyaji Maharaj was a saint who possessed great intuitive knowledge of medicine and astrology….
“On Christmas day, December 25th, 1941 Shree’s allotted task was revealed by the Will of Almighty Father…Shree was further informed that the time for unfolding was yet to be…. In 1944 Shree vowed, ‘I will resuscitate the Vedas.’
“Parama Sadguru once said:
‘Whatever Almighty has willed to be done through our instrument shall be done. Our
whole life is totally dedicated to Him. He who revealed to us our allotted task shall grant us
the necessary strength to fulfill it.
‘It is not for us to advise people to follow any particular individual.
‘If it is the will of the Almighty to convey to the world any message through us, He will do so.
We are merely His slaves.
‘We are not votaries of any religious denomination. Whether it is the Bible or the Koran or the doctrines of Hindus we will convey the message with equal yearning.
‘We have asked people not to call us GURU. Many have imposed Guruhood on us. Many have experienced superhuman powers with us. Many have witnessed miracles. We are mere witness of, not the doers of these things.
‘We surrendered totally to the Almighty and He started utilizing our body as His instrument.
Each one has to tread his path of Self-realization.’”
Parama Sadguru Shree Gajanan Maharaj left the mortal coil on December 6, 1987. In reference to the lineage after He left the Body, Shree stated that after Us, comes Vedas; after Us, comes the Fire. There is no lineage. The Fire is of utmost importance.
Shree Vasant Paranjpe
May 13th marks the birthday of Shree Vasant V. Paranjpe, who left the body on December 30,
2008, at Maheshwar, India.
Words could never convey the impact of His life on countless people around the world to whom He carried the message of Agnihotra and Fivefold Path. In His mission, He circled the globe year after year, serving with unwavering devotion, utmost humility, astonishing energy and boundless love. He was instrumental in transforming the lives of people from all walks of life.
He so scrupulously avoided personal attention throughout His life of service, and never sought to collect followers. (For years, He declined to have His photo in this newsletter, which He Himself founded.) In total humility, He guided people to focus on the message of Yajnya, Daan, Tapa, Karma, Swadhyaya–not the messenger.
Following are some highlights from Shree Vasant’s life of service:
In 1970, Parama Sadguru Shree Gajanan Maharaj of Akalkot, India, who resuscitated Agnihotra and the Fivefold Path of Vedas in modern times, commanded Shree Vasant:
“Our words which lead to BLISS, convey them to all the people.”
Thus began Shree Vasant’s thirty-eight years of travel and teaching, of Grace and total surrender to the Divine.
In 1972 He began teaching in the U.S. In 1973 He became the founder president of Fivefold Path, Inc., a nonprofit organization established in Madison, Virginia. In that same year, Shree Gajanan Maharaj commanded Shree Vasant to start this Satsang newsletter.
On September 22, 1973, Shree Vasant inaugurated the Parama Dham Fire Temple in Madison,
Virginia, the first Fire Temple in the world established under Shree Gajanan Maharaj’s dispensation of ancient science of atmospheric purification for the New Age.
In 1974 Shree Vasant carried the message to Europe. Over the years, His mission also took Him to South America, Australia, Africa and Asia. He was instrumental in bringing Agnihotra and Fivefold Path to thousands of people all over the planet.
In today’s world He pioneered the use of Homa Therapy in agriculture, psychotherapy, alternative medicine, self-development and healing the environment. Under His guidance, Homa farms and centers such as Ecovillage Bhrugu Aranya in Poland, Om Shree Dham farm in Australia, Ancient Oaks farm in U.S.A. and Tapovan in India, came forth.
He is the author of Grace Alone, Light Towards Divine Path, Ten Commandments of Parama Sadguru and Homa Therapy, Our Last Chance. His books have been translated into many languages.
Over forty years ago, many of His talks and writings warned of the environmental degradation and deterioration that have come to pass in virtually all parts of the globe today, in the forms of atmospheric pollution, nuclear radiation hazards, water pollution, soil fatigue, noise pollution and more. But along with these warnings, He offered a solution that people all over the world could use to heal themselves and their environment–Agnihotra and Fivefold Path.
Glimpses of Shree Vasant’s life can be found in Messenger of the Sacred Fire, the Extraordinary Life and Works of Shree Vasant Paranjpe by Parvati Rosen-Bizberg. In it, a number of people from various countries have shared their experiences with Shree Vasant and the spread of Agnihotra around the planet. But perhaps the greater story of His life is just beginning to unfold, as people the world over continue His mission.
In February, 2009, another important milestone was achieved: Homa Therapy Teacher Certification training. The certification program is a means of accurately preserving and conveying the Vedic knowledge given by Parama Sadguru Shree Gajanan Maharaj and taught worldwide by Shree Vasant Paranjpe. Through the program, Homa Therapy teachers can be more thoroughly and consistently trained, so that a uniform message of the teachings of Homa Therapy goes out to the world. This also promotes unity among Homa Therapy teachers.
Homa Therapy Teacher Certification courses have been given at Tapovan farm in India, Ecovillage Bhrugu Aranya in Poland, and the Resonance Point, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.
Agnihotra and Homa Therapy as taught by Certified Homa Therapy teachers are very specific practices. Many things on internet are called Agnihotra or Homa Therapy, but are not the same as given by Maharaj Shree and taught by Shree Vasant. The wonderful results people have gotten and the scientific research on Agnihotra were obtained by people using the exact methods taught by Certified Homa Therapy teachers.
To help people distinguish between the practices taught by Certified Homa Therapy teachers and other things, the legal trademark of a Homa Therapy logo was created in 2010, to be used solely by our international network of Homa Therapy centers and teachers.
Another unfoldment of Shree Vasant’s work was a series of seven Maha Somayags, beginning in 2007 and reaching successful completion in February, 2017. These very powerful, special Yajnyas, held at the Homa Therapy Goshala on the banks of the River Narmada in Maheshwar, Madya Pradesh, India, unleashed tremendous healing energy for our planet.
Homa Therapy Goshala of Fivefold Path Mission, Maheshwar, India again served as the site of special purpose Vedic Yajnyas. Sautramani Yag was peacefully conducted from 26-28th December 2018. Persons from Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal were present for this Yajnya. Nakshatra Yajnya was successfully performed from January 17th to 21st, 2019, attended by people from India, Austria, Germany, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Japan, Australia, and North and South America.
An important goal was reached on March 25, 2022 at Tapovan Homa farm, where they
celebrated the completion of 21 years of continuous, round-the-clock Om Tryambakam Homa. Given the small number of people who have carried out this work, this achievement is nothing short of miraculous. Our congratulations and thanks to all who helped achieve this goal.
Ecovillage Bhrugu Aranya, Poland, continues making great strides in building the Centre of Light, Shree Vasant’s vision of an international environmental educational and healing center. (Please see the article below.)
Around the world, Homa Therapy teachers strive to make the teachings of Agnihotra, Fivefold Path and Homa Therapy available to all. This task took a great leap forward on May 13th, 2020. In honor of the 99th birth anniversary of Shree Vasant, Fivefold Path Mission announced that it has made Shree Vasant’s books available on Amazon. This step was planned as a gift and service. The books are available in Kindle and paperback formats.
Beginning in 2020, as COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns prevented some of the usual events at which Agnihotra and Homa Therapy are taught, Homa Therapy teachers continue adapting and using new methods. Several Homa Therapy centers are conducting Zoom and Facebook online Agnihotra classes and meetings. In-person gatherings vary from country to country, depending on the local pandemic regulations.
In honor of Shree Vasant’s 100th birth anniversary, an international online event was held on May 13, 2021. Over 375 people participated, from India, South America, Poland, Australia, US, Austria, Spain, Holland, Mexico, Switzerland, Slovenia, Czech Republic and Germany. See the video here: https://youtu.be/uOSuS2CPoPw
From May 12-18, 2022 a continuous Global Om Tryambakam Homa program was successfully completed, with Agnihotris from many countries participating. (Please see the above article.)
Step by step, Agnihotra moves toward a wider audience. More scientific research on Agnihotra has been, and is being, conducted. Internet and social media allow us to disseminate information on Agnihotra more quickly than ever before. Following are some resources for Agnihotra, Homa Therapy and Fivefold Path information:
Homa Therapy International
Agnihotra and Homa Therapy Web Portal
This comprehensive site features articles on Agnihotra, Homa Therapy, Somayag, scientific validation, Homa communities, plus news and blogs from around the world. Links to websites of Homa centers in a number of different countries are also featured. Sunrise/sunset timings for Agnihotra can be obtained here as well. The site also offers an extensive archive of back issues of Satsang.
Homa Organic Farming
In addition to basic information on Homa Organic Farming, this site includes such topics as scientific validation, radioactivity, Resonance Points, applications, farmers’ testimonies, the farmer’s friends (cows, bees and earthworms), soil and water, and pests and diseases. It also highlights the Noah’s Ark Project. This is a special system of Homa Organic Farming wherein
a group of farmers can work together using a Resonance Point on contiguous farms. The model can be useful for organic farmers or those who wish to go organic.
This site gives articles on Homa Therapy, along with Agnihotra Ash medicines and healing testimonies. A listing of many ailments and diseases is given, making it easy to locate information pertaining to a particular health issue.
This site offers online calculation of Agnihotra timings for the whole year. There is also a link to download the Agnihotra Buddy app, which gives you correct timings on your mobile phone with just a few clicks, wherever you are, if you have internet access. Agnihotra Buddy is now available for both Android phones as well as iPhones.
Other related sites include:
It is impossible to truly sum up the spread of Agnihotra, Fivefold Path and Homa Therapy today. We may read about events and milestones on the aforementioned websites, but there is no way to chronicle the work that goes on quietly, behind the scenes, all over the world, or the great changes that take place within the hearts and minds of Agnihotris and Fivefold Path practitioners around the globe.
A precious heritage has been entrusted to all of us who have been taught Agnihotra, the Fivefold Path and Homa Therapy. We can honor this priceless gift by striving to manifest these teachings more fully in our lives, and by sharing this knowledge with others. Believe what you experience.
Centre of Light–The Progress Continues!
It’s been a busy and creative phase so far in 2022 in the construction of the Centre of Light. A wonderful natural plaster crew from Slovakia completed the final interior clay layer in record time, and we have also finished tiling the kitchen and dining areas. Some bathrooms have been tiled and that work is continuing now.
In addition, a 20 kW photovoltaic system was installed in the parking lot, thanks to the help of government subsidies. This will offset the electricity costs of running the Air Heat Pump central heating system.
Now we are preparing for the ceilings to be painted before the wood floor paneling is installed.
We are extremely grateful to all those who have helped manifest this miracle with their donations and time.
Going Within in Challenging Times
Humans’ inhumanity to humans underlines the very high stakes on the table today.
Climate Change, Covid and Coercion (in eastern Europe) might be considered the 4 Cs affecting our hearts and minds currently.
The truth of ‘Atmosphere, Prana, Mind,’ seems indisputable—disturbed, polluted atmosphere disturbs Pranic flow and balance, and the resulting terrible effects on our minds and hearts have put our planet truly in jeopardy.
Thought pollution is indeed rearing its ugly head and the only place to ‘hide’ —the only way out—seems to be to tap, to mine the peace and love within each of us—individually and collectively.
If finding and maintaining that peace within were so easy, we wouldn’t need to return to the concept so often.
‘Simple, but not easy,’ continues to be one of the prevailing elephant-size mantras in the room.
At the risk of being repetitive, Fivefold Path is not 1 or 2 or 3, or even the 4fold path.
The other 4 tools besides the core, Agnihotra, are indispensable.
I may be gifted a new automobile. Does that mean, however, that I can disregard upkeep, maintenance or even beautification protocols?
We were gifted Agnihotra. We might think of Daan, Tapa, Karma and Swadhyaya as upkeep and maintenance.
Fivefold Path helps us immeasurably with intellect, emotion, power of discrimination and will power— in short, it helps us to love ourselves and others.
Keep in mind that the operative word here may be HELPS. We get help to live and love more fully, sincerely and intensely.
We’re not handed the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven (as the keys to the gifted car). But we are pointed in the right direction—not a small matter, considering the level of false news, false prophets, false promises and falsifications (lies) that bombard us daily.
We must become our own navigators. Google Maps are not sufficient. We must filter life’s inputs through the strainer of our own minds, hearts and experience. Then and only then are we likely to get more glimpses into the Kingdom of Heaven that is at hand.
That may be part of “The only way out is in.”
That is our destiny, our purpose, our salvation.
The mantra—”How can I help, how can I serve?” may in fact be the real elephant in the room.
Experiences with Homa Therapy
Vuillemin, Quartier Militaire, Mauritius
Jay Gurudeva dear Homa family.
I am 22 and I am in my 3rd year of studying BSc Food Science and Technology. I’ve been practicing Agnihotra from the 21st of September 2021 and Tryambakam Homa from the 6th of December 2021. To start with, being a woman and doing a Homa is itself a blessing for me.
I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to Shrutiji for sharing this precious knowledge with us all. Also, thanks to Satyam for introducing the Homas and gathering us together on the spiritual path.
For me and my family, lots of miracles happened.
In the health area:
-My sister recovered from covid 19 within 2 to 3 days in September 2021. She said inhaling Agnihotra fumes unblocked her nostril and provided relief from her severe headache.
-My grandmother has various health issues and she tested positive for covid-19 in December 2021. By the grace of Agnihotra ash she got much better.
-My mom’s diabetes is under control. After consuming Agnihotra ash for 3 months (thrice a day), in December, she had brought the diabetes completely under control and had reduced the levels of cholesterol. The medical doctors of the ‘Mediclinic’ reduced the quantity of pills that my mom was taking.
-My uncle had coughs for nearly 1 month, but he was not willing to consume Agnihotra ash. After trying multiple natural remedies and synthetic medicines, he did not recover at all. Only then, he tried consuming Agnihotra ash. After consuming it once a day for approximately 10 days, the coughs were reduced and he felt better. Ever since this happened, he asks daily for Agnihotra ash!
-In January 2022, my mom, dad and sister tested positive for covid 19. Proper sanitation, some breathing techniques and Agnihotra healed them very quickly.
Non-health related experiences:
-After sieving Agnihotra ash, I always put the remaining coarse ash in flower plants. There is one variety among them, the Christmas cactus, which we thought had reached its maximum height. We have had these plants for more than 6 years, but they have suddenly grown.
Normally they bloom only in winter, but interestingly, small branches from the plant have started flowering now in May, and this is very uncommon.
The younger generations from the same variety are also flowering now, surpassing the older ones, for whom it took much more time before they started to bloom.
-At home, everyone feels more connected. There are less misunderstandings and negativity. Our belief in God has increased so much and we are blessed and guided in every situation.
-As a student, my performance has boosted up and I find it easier to adapt to new and tough situations. Everything seems like a puzzle where we have to arrange things to get the answer. The puzzle itself is the answer or result which we want at the end, but we just have to arrange it well.
-I would like to say that we are all so blessed with this precious knowledge about the healing and harmonizing Homa fires. Let’s perform them while being grateful, wishing the best for everyone and sending blessings to all living organisms.
Many, many thanks to everyone and blessings to all.
From Shree Vasant’s Teachings
On Homa Therapy, Our Last Chance
The book on Homa Therapy published by Fivefold Path, Inc. bears the subtitle, ‘Our Last Chance’. Someone asked what do we mean by ‘last chance?’ The answer is, GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY.
How Homa Farming Works
We have to tell the people this is how HOMA farming works.
When you perform Agnihotra and YAJNYAS or other HOMAS in a garden, an atmosphere is created that is conducive to growing ad therefore attracts the nutrients, insects, microorganisms and animals that would be happy and thrive in that environment.
This of course is because Nature is so wonderful, it automatically benefits the soil and the plant, and the plant thrives.
Same thing happens when you put the ash or use Agnihotra ash water but it works more for the plants individually; by putting the ash around the individual plants or in the beds or spraying the plants, those elements that are best for that plant are attracted to it and it thrives.
Now of course we have to use proper principles of farming, basically with weeding, scarecrows or deterrents to birds and animals because they will want to eat this plant.
Many times the disciple goes to the Guru and says, “Master, I have this problem. What is the solution?” Well, the Master may or may not reveal a solution. Still, the person has to first have a full understanding of the problem. In many cases the disciple does not want to take the time to understand the problem. He is in too big of a hurry to solve the problem. If he looked at the problem, say, from several different angles or points of view, the solution would-in most cases-become quite clear to him. But instead he seeks the Guru and says, “What is my solution?” Now, if the disciple is devoted, he will truly wish to apply at once this solution but if he has no understanding of the problem, this will have only a limited effect. Because ultimately, the lesson is to be learnt. The problem will arise over and over again until the person confronts the problem head on and truly begins to understand it. This is also not an intellectual exercise.
Understanding can come in a moment. It is not all the intellect. It is not all analysis. Understanding requires that one be willing to see his part in a given situation, thereby breaking through resistance, allowing oneself clarity of vision that results in a deeper understanding.
Fivefold Path for Happy Living
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.
Sharing of your assets in a spirit of humility. This corrects imbalance in financial matters and creates non-attachment to worldly possessions.
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.
“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.
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.
Parama Dham (House of Almighty Father), 278 N. White Oak Dr., Madison, VA 22727 USA
Editor: Lisa Powers
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