Consciousness-Based Agriculture and Environmental Management
by Drs John and Sara Konhaus
68 pages, Full color
Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture is agriculture in harmony with Natural Law. It is a system of agriculture that nourishes and supports the vital link between the farmer, his crops, the environment, and the natural laws at the basis of farming. This insures success in all aspects of the food growing process. Vedic agriculture recognizes the fundamental link between man and nature, between the individual and the cosmos, and seeks to fine-tune that relationship.
The technologies of Vedic agriculture balance individual and collective life in such a manner that nature in turn becomes balanced and supportive. In recent times, man has separated himself from nature, both from the nature which surrounds him, and from his own inner nature. So called “modern” agricultural technologies—aimed at maximizing productivity—have deepened our separation, and infringed upon our fundamental alliance with nature. This estrangement from nature has disrupted farming practices around the world, burdening the environment with soil erosion, chemical fertilizers, life-damaging pesticides and herbicides, and genetically modified organisms. The result: Much of the food we eat today lacks the purity and nutrients we need to stay healthy. But even beyond reducing the purity and nutrition in our food, today’s prevalent agriculture practices have imbalanced the environment, creating droughts and flood conditions, water shortages, and temperature extremes, all of which threaten world food security.