Signs of Agni Yoga
People usually have absolutely no idea how to use the given
Teaching. When they hear some formula which seems familiar, they haughtily exclaim, "Again
the same thing, known to everyone!" They do not attempt to verify the extent to which this
familiar formula has been realized and applied by them. They do not stop to think that the
useful Teaching is given not for the sake of novelty but for the upbuilding of a worthy life.
The Teaching of Life is not a compilation of unheard-of utopias.
Humanity is of very ancient origin; and in the course of ages multifarious sparks of Wisdom
have been poured upon Earth, but every cycle has its key. If someone can recognize the present
key as a familiar one, then let him rejoice and be thankful for an indication which is close
to him. It seems simple, but in reality it proves to be very difficult. People love to listen
to news and to receive toys, but few are ready to refine their consciousness.
It cannot be that one of the elements has not been stressed in
the Teachings. Fire has been mentioned a thousand times, but now the stressing of Fire is no
longer a repetition, for it is a warning about events which concern the planet's fate. Most
people will not be able to say that in their hearts they have been preparing for the Fiery
Baptism, although the most ancient Teachings forewarned about the inevitable Epoch of Fire.