|About the Book|
Symbols sacred to Hinduism were first revealed to the sages – in the fires of the yagna.This little book sparkles with the radiance of the sacred fires of the agni yagnas, and the images of divinity occasionally seen in the rising flames. It was inMoreSymbols sacred to Hinduism were first revealed to the sages – in the fires of the yagna.This little book sparkles with the radiance of the sacred fires of the agni yagnas, and the images of divinity occasionally seen in the rising flames. It was in the flames of the yagna that the forms of gods, goddesses and symbols sacred to the Hindus were first revealed to the Vedic sages. Now, advances in technology have made it possible to capture those forms in their original fiery state.These images are very powerful in aiding spiritual growth. They also help you to focus during meditation. Kept along with the deities in your puja or prayer room, they create vibrations of abundance, tranquility and auspicious circumstances in your life.Among the sacred symbols that arose and were identified in the yagna flames were the Om, the Swastik, the Trishul and the Lingam, among others.Learn to conduct a simple mini-yagna on your own, with appropriate mantras.Get instructed in the process of meditation involving the images seen in the flames.Take a step forward in the emergent spiritual consciousness of our times with this book.Includes three beautiful picture cards.About the AuthorSantosh Sachdeva was born in Sialkot, now in Pakistan. Along with her parents, two sisters and a brother, she had to flee Sialkot in the aftermath of partition in 1947. The family eventually settled in Mussoorie, a hill-station in India, nestled in the Himalayan foothills.Right from her childhood, Santosh was exposed to mystical subjects as her father had an affinity for holy men (sadhus) travelling to and fro from the Himalayas. These men in saffron robes became a familiar sight at her house and Santosh grew up in an atmosphere graced by them. In the evenings, the house would resonate with the rhythmic sounds of mantras chanted by these sadhus. Santosh was thus influenced by them, and also by her parents from whom she learnt the value of believing that life is only positives. Thus, Santosh grew up in an environment which was naturally conducive to spiritual unfoldment.Santosh was educated at the Convent of Jesus and Mary in Waverly (Mussoorie) and finished her college education from Delhi University (India). She was married to the Late Ajeet Sachdeva, a well-known figure in Indian Advertising. After the death of her husband, Santosh took up the dual challenge of raising a family and running a business in Mumbai (India).It was only as recently as 1995, after her son took over the family business, that Santosh turned to Mental Physics (Brahma Vidya). She started attending the course conducted by Justice M. L. Dudhat of the Bombay High Court. This year marked the beginning of a significant period in her life. Little did she understand how this would completely change her life, bringing on a profound obsession with meditation and a surrender to the Higher Forces. She now continues to live with equanimity, a full life, even in semi-retirement. She hopes that her story will help validate similar experiences of others in meditation, and especially inspire young students to fearlessly undertake the spiritual journey.Rohit Arya is Editor of The Leadership Review, a leadership speciality publication, and currently is with Par Excellence Leadership Solutions.He is the author of four books, which include Vaastu: The Indian Art of Placement – the first book on the subject published in the West, and translated into Spanish, Greek, Hebrew and Czech languages. The Money Tarot Book was the first serious Tarot book published in India. He also co-authored Sacred Flames with Santosh Sachdeva. Rohit is a polymath, who writes as a mythologist, as well as a social and cultural critic and reviewer.