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The principles of Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture: Sequential elaboration
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29 October 2008
Continuing his presentation about the principles of Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture on 22 October Maharishi Global Family Chat, Dr Peter Swan, Minister of Communication for the Global Country of World Peace and host of the programme, outlined the curriculum of the second half of the new course on Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture.
The second principle Dr Swan discussed is sequential elaboration, with reference to Maharishi's explanations of how it functions in the Veda and Vedic Literature. Dr Swan showed a chart of the ten stages of a plant, from the seed and all its stages of growth, to the tree blossoming into fruit, and back again to the seed. 'The first seed is like the lively seed of Para Prakriti* and the silent seed at the end is Purusha [silence, wholeness],' said Dr Swan. 'So here we have the ten Mandals [books] of Rk Veda represented in this scheme of the ten phases in the growth of a plant.'
Going into further detail, he also referred to Maharishi's explanation of the four stages of the gap [the Transcendent, the Unified Field of total Natural Law]. Dr Swan noted that in these ten phases of plant growth, between each phase and the next there are also four stages of the gap: the first stage is one of diminishing and becoming completely eliminated; then the silence of the gap; and from there, coming out, and going into the next phase—and this happens between all ten phases of growth.
The curriculum also studies other principles, such as 'Do less and accomplish more'; 'Healthy food for happy life'; and 'Healthy food through enlivening the intelligence of matter through Vedic sounds, Vedic Recitation, and Vedic Yagyas'.
'We also understood from Maharishi that we give equal importance to seed, soil, weather, and the competence of the farmer's physiology to metabolize all aspects of life through the five senses—the consciousness of the farmer,' Dr Swan explained.
Please see previous articles in this series about Maharishi Vedic Organic on the Agriculture page of this website.
Global Good News will feature another article on the principles of Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture in the coming days.
* Para prakriti: The transcendental Prakriti, the unified value of the eight relative Prakriti or elements in Nature—earth, water, fire, air, and space, and three more subtle elements, mind, intellect, and ego.
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