The Science of Worshipping Agni, Fire
"Relating to God as Agni, fire is an important aspect of Vedic Tradition". In today's (29th January 2016) Nithya Satsang on Isavasya Upanishad in Living Advaita Series, Paramahamsa Nithyananda lights the fire of truth revealing the science of Fire and its worship, from the syllables of this concluding 18th mantra. "Agni is considered the bridge to the original God, the Oneness experience, Parabrahma or Sadashiva." Being the third of the primary elements, Agni or Fire is the bridge, which has form and yet formless. Agni, the Fire God burns and purifies everything that is offered onto it back to the source, turning a form into formlessness, and thus incompletion into completion. Capturing the essence of the Vedic prayers, He enumerates 3 forms of God – 1) Guru, Deity 2) Ananda gandha 3) Fire. It is perfect science of invoking the Divine in the Fire and offer prayers and connect with Divine, making Agni, verily a door to Enlightenment. agne naya supathā rāye asmān viśvāni deva vayunāni vidvān | yuyodhy asmaj juhurāṇam eno bhūyiṣṭhāṁ te nama-uktiṁ vidhema || 18 || Translation: "O Agne, the Fire God! Knower of all our actions and all that is worth knowing, You must take us along the righteous and auspicious path of completion, leading us to experience the Supreme Consciousness, the original space of Complete Completion. O God, Consciousness! May you remove all our incompletions that are obstacles on our good path of completion (beyond coming and going, birth and death). Onto You we surrender with many reverential words, bowing down again and again."