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Foreword

Since ancient times, agni i.e fire, has played an important role in the Indian concepts of religion, rituals, spirituality, medicine, cooking and in the daily life of the people themselves Anything performed in the presence of a properly lit fire yields auspicious and positive results The creation and preservation of agni, in its material and physiological forms, contributes to our unique fundamentals of science, philosophy and community living.

 

A havan is a ritualistic offering made to a fire specially lit to the accompaniment of sacred chants Agni, being the ultimate purifier and processor, transcends the intention of this offering to a spiritually rewarding level Our great sages who narrated or scripted the classical texts, including that of Ayurveda, consider every usage of fire as a havan This includes the physical acts of eating and digestion The great sage Charaka, who is regarded as the father of Ayurveda, compares suitable food with samit (havan offering) and the jatara agni (digestive fire) with the aahita agni (havan fire).

 

Form and fire are inseparable because of their elemental congruity It is tejo maha bhuta (fire element as per the popular translation) that makes these two happen Visual perception of a form is possible for us because of agni bhuta in our eyes Thus, focusing the mind to a single point of forms in sacred flames happens to be a most basic, and naturally compatible, type of meditation.

 

Coming from an Ayurvedic and spiritually inclined background, I wholeheartedly appreciate your successful efforts to simplify a significant ritual for the masses, without narrowing its spiritual perspective I find this small book opening up larger possibilities for individual growth and peace which, collectively, will be useful for the whole world.

 

Contents

 

Foreword

ix

Origins of the yagna

 

Manifestations of the Divine

5

Identifying religious forms

9

Images in the sacred flames

13

Seen in fire - sculpted in stone

17

Photographic images

21

-Om

 

- Swastik

 

- Trishul

 

- Shakti

 

- Lotus

 

- Lingam

 

- A Being with wings of fire

 

Meditating with the sacred flames

31

Have patience

37

Conducting a mini yagna

43

Sunrise Yagna

49

Sunset yagna

55

Glossary

63

 

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Sacred Flames (Religious Forms and Symbols in the Yagna Fires)

Item Code:
NAH189
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Paperback
Edition:
2010
ISBN:
9788188479481
Language:
English
Size:
7.5 inch x 5 inch
Pages:
80 (3 Color Photographs and Throughout B/W Illustrations)
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Weight of the Book: 100 gms
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Foreword

Since ancient times, agni i.e fire, has played an important role in the Indian concepts of religion, rituals, spirituality, medicine, cooking and in the daily life of the people themselves Anything performed in the presence of a properly lit fire yields auspicious and positive results The creation and preservation of agni, in its material and physiological forms, contributes to our unique fundamentals of science, philosophy and community living.

 

A havan is a ritualistic offering made to a fire specially lit to the accompaniment of sacred chants Agni, being the ultimate purifier and processor, transcends the intention of this offering to a spiritually rewarding level Our great sages who narrated or scripted the classical texts, including that of Ayurveda, consider every usage of fire as a havan This includes the physical acts of eating and digestion The great sage Charaka, who is regarded as the father of Ayurveda, compares suitable food with samit (havan offering) and the jatara agni (digestive fire) with the aahita agni (havan fire).

 

Form and fire are inseparable because of their elemental congruity It is tejo maha bhuta (fire element as per the popular translation) that makes these two happen Visual perception of a form is possible for us because of agni bhuta in our eyes Thus, focusing the mind to a single point of forms in sacred flames happens to be a most basic, and naturally compatible, type of meditation.

 

Coming from an Ayurvedic and spiritually inclined background, I wholeheartedly appreciate your successful efforts to simplify a significant ritual for the masses, without narrowing its spiritual perspective I find this small book opening up larger possibilities for individual growth and peace which, collectively, will be useful for the whole world.

 

Contents

 

Foreword

ix

Origins of the yagna

 

Manifestations of the Divine

5

Identifying religious forms

9

Images in the sacred flames

13

Seen in fire - sculpted in stone

17

Photographic images

21

-Om

 

- Swastik

 

- Trishul

 

- Shakti

 

- Lotus

 

- Lingam

 

- A Being with wings of fire

 

Meditating with the sacred flames

31

Have patience

37

Conducting a mini yagna

43

Sunrise Yagna

49

Sunset yagna

55

Glossary

63

 

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