I believe that all those who have established a deep relationship with a Teaching can testify that the encounter with it has always taken place as a result of a phase of research, more or less. conscious
More than thirty years ago, a friend gave me that little book called “The Call – Leaves of Morya’s Garden” from the Agni Yoga collection, which I reflect on now as one of the many books on spiritual research themes that I, back then, read with passion. But when I opened it I quickly realized that that book was different from all the others: written in the form of short paragraphs on various themes, but almost all characterized by an exhortation and stimulating note, an often poetic language, with the words addressed not to an anonymous reader, but expressed mostly in the second person, so it seemed that someone intended to speak to me…
And it did it with power and through clear words, with love and beauty. My mind could not grasp all the contents: some sentences sounded mysterious to me, others even incomprehensible. But I felt that those words came straight into a deep corner of my psyche and produced effects: questions were born in me, and I tried to look at myself from the angle from which who had written that book seemed to look at me and tried to understand what his intent was.
After that first book I read the others, one after the other or almost, until I read all those which were part of the collection. Each was different from the other, both as background themes and also as a writing style. Yet a powerful call emerged from all, and slowly a picture of human life and wider life loomed before me, which was entirely new to me. Starting from that initial ‘Call’ of the first book, those texts accompanied me to new territories or at least made me look at what I already knew with completely new eyes.
This Teaching came into my life after I had been involved for a few years of exploring my personality, trying to integrate and harmonize it as much as possible. From this first phase of inner work, the yearning to know and understand more of the world around me and the meaning of life had been born spontaneously. I think I can testify that when the consciousness is in an attitude of research the right tools to accompany us in the next step come to us: and this applies even more to the spiritual Teachings, as if their intrinsic purpose, that is, to be beacons of light for humanity, make them alive and even perceptive and responsive to the yearning for development of human beings.
I believe that all those who have established a deep relationship with a Teaching can testify that the encounter with it has always taken place as a result of a phase of research, more or less conscious, and that the reading of the first pages has ignited in their heart a spark of joy, recognition and perfect correspondence.
The books of Agni Yoga extend to all worlds, from personal and daily to the vastness of the “far-off worlds”: the constant warm incitement to reach out to those worlds and to learn to consider and contemplate them in their own consciousness, makes this Teaching an effective key to open the doors to the many different dimensions in which the various components of our being have the natural faculty to live.
The next Agni Yoga Conference will be an opportunity to immerse our consciousness in a space-time container suitable to amplify its spheres of contact and to begin or continue our conscious journey from our small center to the cosmos.
(Marina Bernardi, 21-1 2020)