Celebrating Two Decades of Spiritual Solutions: The Launch of “Save Farmer” Initiative As Pranashakty International marks its 20th anniversary, it unveils the pioneering “Save Farmer” initiative. Far from being a mere symbolic gesture, this project is a testament to Pranashakty’s commitment to offering practical, spiritually-rooted solutions. With its roots in the ancient Siddha tradition, “Save Farmer” is not just a campaign but a transformative mission in agriculture. The initiative targets a critical issue in modern farming – the heavy reliance on commercial fertilizers, which, while essential, have become a significant financial burden for farmers.
“Save Farmer” is more than just a project; it’s a mission to transform agriculture. It aims to support farmers in managing their fields without relying on commercial fertilizers. The use of these fertilizers has become a costly affair for farmers. Yet, their abrupt discontinuation is not feasible, as it would lead to food shortages and jeopardize the sustenance of over 8 billion people globally.
Understanding these challenges, Pranashakty has ventured into uncharted territories, experimenting and testing alternative solutions. One such groundbreaking approach involves using energy as a substitute for traditional fertilizers. This innovative method not only promises to reduce farming costs but also offers a myriad of environmental benefits. It’s a strategy that safeguards the farmers, conserves soil and water, and promotes better health. Moreover, it paves the way for a future where all food could potentially be organic, heralding a new era of sustainable and responsible agriculture.
This initiative embodies the essence of Pranashakty’s philosophy: to save the farmer is to save the soil, and in doing so, we nurture the very foundation of our existence. The “Save Farmer” project, in essence, is a bold step towards a harmonious coexistence with nature, leveraging ancient wisdom for a sustainable future.
The Global Context: Fertilizer Usage and its Impacts Globally, fertilizer usage is a complex issue impacted by factors like crop type, cost, availability, and application methods. For instance, China and Brazil lead in per hectare consumption, while Sub-Saharan Africa has the lowest usage. In India, fertilizer consumption patterns reveal a preference for urea due to affordability, influenced by government subsidies. However, the environmental and health implications of excessive fertilizer use, such as soil degradation and water contamination, are significant concerns.
In India, the use of fertilizers by farmers has shown significant trends over the years. Over the last decade, the country has consumed about 500 Lakh Metric Tonnes (LMT) of fertilizer, with a notable preference for urea over other types like Di-Ammonium Phosphate (DAP) and Muriate of Potash (MOP), which are relatively more expensive. In the financial year 2020, India’s overall consumption of fertilizers was approximately 61 million tonnes, highlighting the extensive use of these agricultural inputs.The Indian government plays a crucial role in making fertilizers affordable for farmers through subsidies. For instance, a bag of urea that would typically cost Rs 3500 is made available to farmers for Rs 300, thanks to government subsidies. In a recent year, the Indian government provided a subsidy of around Rs 1 lakh 60 thousand crores, which was expected to rise to more than Rs 2 lakh crore.
India is the world’s second-largest consumer and the third-largest producer of urea. Annually, the country consumes around 33 million tonnes of urea, of which approximately 70% is produced domestically, and the remainder is imported. The impact of fertilizers on soil and human health is a complex issue. The excessive use of fertilizers, especially urea, can lead to soil degradation and reduced soil fertility over time. This is because an imbalance in nutrient application can disrupt the natural biological processes in the soil. Additionally, the runoff of these chemicals into water bodies can lead to eutrophication, negatively impacting aquatic ecosystems. Regarding human health, the overuse of chemical fertilizers can lead to the contamination of water sources, which is a significant concern. This contamination can lead to various health issues, including but not limited to, gastrointestinal problems and other long-term health risks.
Exploring the Siddha Way: A Revolutionary Approach to Soil Nutrition
Introduction: In the realm of sustainable agriculture, a novel approach rooted in ancient wisdom is gaining attention. The Siddha solution, conceptualized by Jothi Siddhar Sri Pranaji, embodies a harmonious blend of Vedic teachings and Siddha traditions. This method presents an intriguing alternative to conventional fertilizers, aiming to nourish soil through cosmic energy.
The Philosophical Foundation: Central to this approach is the “Andam and Pindam” concept, a cornerstone of ancient Indian philosophy, suggesting a profound connection between the cosmos (Andam) and the individual (Pindam). This principle echoes the Vedic teachings that emphasize the non-separation of human consciousness from the universal whole. The Vedas, among the oldest texts in Hinduism, propose a dual reality where the material and non-material worlds interconnect.
The Siddha Solution: Jothi Siddhar Sri Pranaji’s Siddha solution involves the creation of a yantra, a sacred geometric diagram, believed to harness cosmic energies. This yantra, crafted from stone, is designed to extract nutritional particles from the cosmos and distribute them to the soil. It’s posited as a self-sustaining and limitless source of nourishment for agricultural lands, potentially eliminating the need for commercial fertilizers.
Yantra in Agriculture: The use of yantras in the Siddha system, which merges medicinal and spiritual practices, is based on the belief in the subtle energies of the universe and their influence on the physical realm. The proposed yantra for soil nutrition is a 12-inch stone capable of covering an area of 100 meters, continuously supplying the soil with essential nutrients.
Scientific Perspective: The Siddha approach to soil nutrition, harnessing cosmic energy through a yantra, undoubtedly intrigues those seeking sustainable agricultural solutions. However, its foundation in spiritual and philosophical beliefs rather than conventional scientific methodology invites skepticism and critical analysis from both the scientific and spiritual communities. Recognizing this, proponents of this method have embarked on an empirical journey to validate its efficacy.
In a significant move towards evidence-based validation, a real-life experiment was conducted. A plot of land was divided into two sections: one employing the yantra method (referred to as yantra farming) and the other without it. Notably, neither section used any commercial fertilizers during the experiment. This setup aimed to provide a controlled environment to observe and compare the effects of the yantra on soil nutrition and plant growth.
The results of this experiment could potentially offer tangible evidence to support or refute the effectiveness of the yantra method in enhancing soil fertility. In anticipation of these results, there is a plan to involve agriculture and soil scientists for in-depth analysis and documentation, adhering to recognized scientific principles.
Such a collaborative approach, integrating traditional wisdom with modern scientific scrutiny, could pave the way for a more comprehensive understanding of the yantra’s role in agriculture. It represents a significant step towards bridging the gap between spiritual practices and empirical science, providing a platform for mutual learning and potential advancement in sustainable farming methods.
Conclusion: A Step Towards Sustainable Future The “Save Farmer” initiative, with its core Yantra Farming approach, represents an exciting fusion of age-old wisdom and contemporary agricultural challenges. It opens a new horizon in sustainable farming practices, emphasizing the need for an open-minded yet critical approach to integrating traditional and modern methods. Further research and validation are crucial for understanding its full potential in agriculture.
This initiative is not just a step towards sustainable agriculture; it represents a broader vision of harmonious coexistence with nature, leveraging the wisdom of the past for a sustainable future.
Pranashakty’s Yantra Farming Project: Progress Update
2021: Conceptualization and Challenges Pranashakty International began its ambitious Yantra Farming project in 2021, laying the groundwork with conceptual development and methodology. This initial phase, while challenging, was instrumental in shaping the project’s future direction.
2022: Breakthrough in Energy System Development A significant milestone was achieved in 2022 with the development of a functional energy system for the Yantra Farming method. This marked a crucial transition from theory to practical application, reflecting the team’s dedication and innovation.
This was an project discussion under the Europe 2022 Shakty enlightment project (attach video)
2023: Success in Small-Scale Experiments The following year, Pranashakty ventured into garden-based experiments, employing various yantra designs. These small-scale trials yielded promising results, validating the potential of Yantra Farming in enhancing soil fertility.
2024: Scaling Up and Landmark Developments 2024 marks a pivotal year for the project, with plans to scale up the experiments to larger agricultural settings. Thanks to a diciple initiative, Pranashakty secured a farm area for more extensive testing, providing a vital platform for large-scale experimentation.
Mid 2024: Completion of Soil Rejuvenation Yantra By mid-2024, Pranashakty aims to complete the development of a specialized yantra dedicated to soil rejuvenation and fertility. This advancement is expected to significantly contribute to sustainable and efficient farming practices.
End of 2024: Launch of Pesticide-Free and Soil Detox Yantras By the end of 2024, the team anticipates completing two additional yantras: one for pesticide-free farming and another for soil detoxification. These developments are poised to revolutionize agricultural practices, enabling farmers to achieve organic farming without halting production, thus safeguarding their livelihoods and ensuring a steady food supply.
Introducing Satvic Farming: A Holistic Approach Pranashakty’s vision extends beyond traditional organic farming. With the introduction of these yantras, the project embraces the concept of “Satvic Farming.” This approach is centered around the idea that every food produced becomes Prasadam, symbolizing purity and harmony. Satvic Farming aspires to offer not just organic but spiritually enriched produce, aligning agricultural practices with principles of balance and wellbeing.
Looking Ahead As Pranashakty International moves forward with its Yantra Farming project, it remains committed to pioneering sustainable and spiritually aligned agricultural solutions. The development of these yantras represents a significant step towards realizing a future where farming is not only eco-friendly but also contributes to the spiritual well-being of the community. Stay tuned for more updates as the project evolves, marking a new era in Satvic Farming.