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Organic agriculture, natural healthcare help traditional communities blossom: Traditional Leaders from the Amazon speak in MERU, Holland
by Global Good News staff writer
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16 August 2009
Traditional Leaders around the world are taking advantage of the programmes of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi for their people, particularly in the fields of natural preventive healthcare and organic agriculture. They are also enjoying the profound benefit of enlivening their own Mother Tongue.
Indigenous communities are discovering the importance of natural, prevention-oriented healthcare, because outside forces have affected traditional routines and diets and caused many health problems, higher levels of disease, and more social problems than the norm in society, said Dr Christopher Crowell, Minister of Religion and Culture of the Global Country of World Peace.
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A programme to reduce diabetes is starting with Native Americans in the US and it will serve as an example to all other indigenous people around the world who are experiencing ill health in their population.
Another initiative is taking place in Africa to reduce coronary heart disease risk factors through the Transcendental Meditation Programme.
Organic Agriculture is another project, which Native people, who are often closely associated with the land, are finding is a healthy way to bring revenue to their people, Dr Crowell said. These initiatives, which also include Maharishi Vedic Architecture fortune-creating homes and schools, are being accomplished in a holistic way that improves the life of the community and the environment, as well economic development.
Several agricultural projects are already in progress, in West Africa, for example.
Enlivening the Mother Tongue is also important because the language of Nature manifests itself in our thinking, Dr Crowell said. Without the Mother Tongue, 'there is a distortion in the way speech and thought are able to express Natural Law, and it really is like a cloud is coming over the light of the sun—everything begins to be dim and dull. So Maharishi has put great emphasis on education through Mother Tongue, and the preservation of all of the traditional ceremonies—such as chanting and songs and music—that are so integral to the life of a culture,' Dr Crowell said.
Maharishi's programmes offer the knowledge of total Natural Law so that every culture can blossom in its fullness and every nation can become invincible, resisting negativity from within and without, he said.
In the coming days, Global Good News will feature remarks by the Traditional Leaders who visited MERU.
* This event was featured on the 24 July Maharishi Global Family Chat, broadcast daily via Internet webcast on the Maharishi Channel, Channel 3.
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