Principles and practice of sustainability in Maharishi Vedic Science

Fergusson, Lee and Wells, Geoffrey and Kettle, David (2017) Principles and practice of sustainability in Maharishi Vedic Science. Journal of Health and Environmental Research, 3 (3-1). pp. 1-15. ISSN 2472-3584


Concepts such as the 'self-sufficient' and 'self-perpetuating' nature of human consciousness and 'man must
learn to live in harmony with nature', and programs such as Vedic organic agriculture and creating a 'global green revolution', are situated centrally in Maharishi Vedic Science—the complete science of the Veda and Vedic Literature as presented by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. A prima facie case can therefore be made that these and other elements suggest Maharishi Vedic Science may play a part in creating a sustainable future for humanity. However, the potential role of Vedic knowledge and technology in, and its practical contribution to, the conversation surrounding sustainability science have yet to be fully explored. Research undertaken to date, while extensive, has been restricted mostly to the relationship of Maharishi Vedic
Science to agriculture (with a particular focus on soil science and genetically-modified food) and, to a lesser degree, architecture and forestry. For this reason, the present paper considers the fundamental principles and practice of sustainability in Maharishi Vedic Science and explores its possible impact on creating a sustainable world future.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: c. 2017 Science Publishing Group.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2018 06:14
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2018 05:19
Uncontrolled Keywords: sustainability, Veda, Vedic Science, Vedic literature, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Maharishi Vedic City, Vedic organic agriculture, Maharishi Vāstu architecture
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1604 Human Geography > 160499 Human Geography not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970104 Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: doi:10.11648/j.jher.s.2017030301.11

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