[Sanskrit Agni: ‘fire’. Yoga: ‘yoking’, akin to Latin jungere ‘to join’; divine union] The union of man with God through the sacred fire. Agni Yoga, or the yoga of fire, is a yoga of action rather than asceticism. As explained in the book Agni Yoga, “Fire will not lead away from life; it will act as a trustworthy guide to the far-off worlds.... He who would swim must dive fearlessly into the water. And he who has decided to master Agni Yoga must transform through it his entire life.... Verily, all actions must be infused with the purifying fiery striving.... Just as Fire is the all-embracing principle, so does Agni Yoga permeate the whole of life. One can notice how the consciousness is gradually sharpened, how the real values of the surroundings emerge, how the immutability of the cooperation of worlds grows. Thus life is filled with the signs of highest understanding. Truth as a real concept enters the daily life.”
The ascended masters teach that the path of Agni Yoga is the expression of the fire of the Word and Work of the Lord. Not only is it the invocation of the sacred fire through the science of the spoken Word and the violet flame, the raising up of the sacred fire of the Kundalini from the base chakra to the crown, but it is also fiery action for the right, for the truth and in defense of the living Christ in the children of God.
- Agni Yoga, 5th ed., rev. [New York: Agni Yoga Society, 1980], pp. 101, 103, 108.