CULTIVATING ‘ANANDA’: JOY OF FARMING AND HEALTHY LIVING
Nayakrishi Andolon (New Agriculture Movement) is the farmer-led movement in Bangladesh for Shohoj way to Ananda. It started as an organic farming movement in the 1990s, with 10 simple Rules to follow and practice in farming. The Bangla word Anada means joy, and Shohoj is the collective capacity of our faculties helping us to grow as natural biological beings in harmony with the natural world that we share with all other life forms. Nayakrishi reclaims the philosophical tradition of the people of Bengal articulated in the oral culture, poetry, songs, and spiritual traditions of Bengal.
Nayakrishi reclaims the philosophical tradition of the people of Bengal artulated in oral culture, poetry, songs and spiritual traditions of Bengal.
Presently, the immediate objective of the Nayakrishi Andolon is the surv (Read More)
CULTIVATING ANANDA, PLANTING THE SEED OF JOY
The biodiversity-based ecological agricultural movement of the farmers of Bangladesh
"We believe..." : the Nayakrishi principle
We believe that the possibility for a joyful living is never exhausted. Ecological agriculture can show the simple path to enjoy our lives.
In bangla the word for joy is ‘ananda’: it is a beautiful and nuanced word and carries distinctly very deep and spiritual meaning in local vernacular over and above its Sanskrit origin. The word 'ananda' highlights the ecstasy of living in harmony with the 'present' ('বর্তমান'). Major saints of Bengals were critical of both so-called 'spiritual' or 'materialist' understanding of the world, a binary they tried to critically avoid. Their claim, that dr (Read More)