Agnihotra and Mind From Shree Vasant's Teachings

Through the agency of Agnihotra fire, atmosphere is purified. This leads to automatic harmonious functioning of Prana, and Prana and mind being like two sides of the same coin, the purificatory effect is carried to the realm of the mind.

It is interesting to note the word for happiness in Sanskrit is “SUKHA” and its antithesis is “DUKHA.” SU means good and DU means bad. KHA means atmosphere. Happiness thus is merely good atmosphere and unhappiness is bad atmosphere. Agnihotra purifies the atmosphere, reduces disease in the area and brings nutrition to plant life.