22 May 2013
The role of Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture in Dravyaguna—the science of substances, generally food and herbs, used in Maharishi Ayur-Veda* health care—was an important area of discussion at a recent doctors' conference at Maharishi University of Management in the Netherlands. Dr Peter Swan, an expert researcher and teacher of Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture, gave a seminar on this topic.
One of the five specializations of Maharishi Ayur-Veda, Vedic agriculture is the area related to plants. From the perspective of this field of knowledge, a high degree of vitality in herbs and foods is essential in order for them to fully support the human physiology and full development of life.
Dr Swan brought out Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's principle that Vedic agriculture is 'agree-culture', because its underlying principles and farming methods agree with—are in harmony with—the culturing intelligence of Natural Law.
In the seminar in Holland, Dr Swan, who has taught courses on Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture in many countries, analyzed in depth numerous aspects of plant life and food production. While discussing in great detail the specifics of plant nutrient production, including soil complexity and fertility, he continuously emphasized the importance of the entire plant life cycle, from start to finish.
In one section of the seminar he outlined plant sensitivities, and how plants perform complex information processes. He went over similarities between plants and animals, describing their inner intelligence and noting specific behaviour patterns plants and humans share. (read more)