Signs of Agni Yoga
The Blessed Mahatma who gave the books, The Call, Illumination,
and Community, has given much counsel and the Signs of Agni Yoga. These practical indications
were gathered by us for the use of those who seek knowledge.
Sanskrit and Senzar lend a special flavor to the exposition and
do not always find their equivalent in other languages. Nevertheless the meaning of the
expressions is preserved exactly. And those who take part in contemporary life will read
attentively this wise Teaching which emanates from the experience of centuries.
supreme bridge to cosmic attainment has existed through all ages.
Each Teaching comprises its own Yoga, applicable to that step of evolution.
The Yogas do not contradict each other. As the branches of one tree they
spread their shade and refresh the traveler exhausted from heat.
His strength regained, the traveler continues
on his way. He took naught that was not his, nor did he divert his striving.
He embraced the manifested benevolence of space. He liberated the preordained
forces. He mastered his single belonging.
Do not reject the forces of Yoga, but like
light carry them into the twilight of labor unrealized.
For the future, we arise out of sleep. For
the future, we renew our garments. For the future, we sustain ourselves.
For the future, we strive in our thought. For the future, we gather strength.
First we shall apply the counsels of life.
Then we shall pronounce the name of the Yoga of the time approaching.
We shall hear the advancing footsteps of the element of fire, but we shall
already be prepared to master the undulations of the flame.
Therefore, we hail the yoga of the past the
Raja Yoga. And we affirm that of the future the Agni Yoga.