|Agnihotra facilitated a profound transformation of environment in our last sanctuary. A once barren hilltop with non-producing fruit trees and dry, stony soil turned into what could only be described as Eden-like, within 1 year.
After the first year, the mango tree which had not fruited in years (according to neighbors) offered a magnificent bounty of hundreds of ripe, plump, yellow fruits. The local mango trees, within 800m or so around our house were the same, whilst elsewhere in the suburb, the trees were barren. Hello to dehydrated mango and plenty of chutney!
Birds, possums, snakes and even frogs found their way into the backyard. Particularly worth mentioning is the brown striped rocket frog who arrived with his entire family to our backyard pond, and would sing his merry song each evening as we lit the fire – a great rarity in the suburban sprawl of Brisbane.
Agnihotra and Om Tryambakam Homa Helped Reduce Crime
Lama Vajra, formerly known as a Sadhatissa, was introduced to Agnihotra approximately 25 years ago. Running a Buddhist center in Perth, he immediately added Agnihotra to the daily practices. At the time in the suburb of Fremantle in Perth, Western Australia, the community was being terrorized by a serial murderer/rapist.
Sadhatissa decided to act by performing publicly Agnihotra in Fremantle Park, followed by a vigil of ceaseless Om Tryambakam Homa. It was announced publicly and many people came to witness sunset Agnihotra, including the local police. The following morning the police came up to Sadhatissa and said, “Mate, we do not understand what you are doing but we would like you to know that never in the history of the police force in Fremantle has the crime rate been so low as it was last night.”