News - Sacred farming to the rescue
by Life Positive
This technique is described in detail in the Rig Veda and consists of performing a yagna or havan by lighting a ritual fire and feeding it several things amidst Vedic chanting. Organic fertilisers are also administered. The central Horticulture Sub-tropical Research Institute (CHSRI) based in Lucknow, promoted this idea to the farmers of the mango belt of Kakori and Malihabad. Many responded but few stayed with it. However, those who did are reporting a success. Ramesh Chandra Tiwari of Unnao district used this method for his 12-bigha mango orchard and reports that yields are increasing every year and pests are notably absent. Tiwari is busy promoting this method not only among his friends and neighbours but to the world at large – Autralia, Turkey, United States, Spain. "My initial investment was high but now my costs are meager and my profit is increasing every year," he exults.
Sacred farming makes so much sense. It is time to put away the arrogant belief that we can control nature and instead supplicate the creative principle of all life – God. In doing so not only will crops flourish but so will the cultivator. It's also interesting to explore if other religions and culture can intelligently adapt this idea to their own worship, if they do not wish to chant Vedic slokas. Prayer, which is a universal practice, can perhaps have almost as good a response. Instead of wasting time in labs chasing separatist solutions, scientists should investigate this form of farming and yes, the sooner farmers gave up their faith in science and returned it to God, the faster the Earth can heal.
|HOME | SUBSCRIBE | WALLPAPERS | ADVERTISING | POLICY | PRACTITIONERS | WRITERS | PEOPLE | ABOUT | CONTACT|