“The one-straw revolution” by Masanobu Fukuoka – We should go back to the natural

“A revolution was born of only one straw.” After a period of fifteen years returning to natural agriculture, Masanobu Fukuoka came to that conclusion.

In his book, he also used straw as a gift for young people to find themselves in a shack in the middle of an orange grove as a stimulus.

Young man Masanobu Fukuoka spent the early part of his career researching and pursuing modern farming techniques, until skepticism propels him into a mental crisis, Masanobu’s life has really changed.

Masanobu Fukuoka writes: “For a moment, all my doubts and fog in my mind vanished … My mind became soft and clear. I danced wildly for joy. I could hear the little birds chirping in the trees, and saw the waves glittering far below the rising sun. The leaves dance, green and sparkling.

I feel that this is truly a paradise on the boundary. All the things that once captured my soul, all suffering, disappeared, like dreams, illusions, and then something that was called “real nature” manifested … “.

And after that morning, he had “chosen a path of carelessness to return to nature, unbounded by knowledge and human endeavor.”

In his book, Masanobu Fukuoka shares the process of practicing natural farming with poetic writing and the immorality of Taoism and Zen Buddhism.

But most specifically, he pays for its natural land, contrary to the traditional and scientific view that farming is influencing the land by manual imposition or scientific method. To teach the land to serve its ambition.

No land-use criteria, no tillage is considered the first priority in the Principles of Natural Agriculture (three criteria are: no fertilizers, no weeding by plowing and Herbicides, non-chemical).

The “do not plow the land”, he resolved as follows: “The plowing of the ground must be stopped. If more gentle methods such as spreading straw, planting clover instead of the use of artificial chemicals and machinery to carry out annihilating warfare, the environment would return to its natural balance. And even the weeds will be in control. ”

During his whole farming life, he did not plow the soil, use no chemical fertilizer or compost, did not weed his lawn by plowing or using herbicides, was completely independent of chemicals.

The surrounding farmers are skeptical of him, but Masanobu Fukuoka has worked hard on his field, devoted to nature. He did not interfere with nature, he only followed nature, and eventually his farm had a remarkable output, compared with the early farmers who had turned off their land for the last time to improve the land, kill the weeds, Use of chemicals stimulates growth.
Going back to nature is the way to find peace.

Harmony with nature is what makes people happy.

Standing in front of his farmhouse, Masanobu Fukuoka was relieved to get into nature and write a farming story, but deepened his philosophical life, both deep and close.

Read his book not only to learn more about natural agricultural knowledge but also to get more readers. Throughout each page of the book, we have the opportunity to pause, think and meditate on the very food we eat daily, and its correlation with social relations, the law of cause and effect. After all of his experiences, the reader will probably come closer and share what Fukuoka has concluded.

“Nature can never be understood or reformed through human endeavor. In the end, to get along with nature, to live with God, one can not help others, even receive help from them. We can only go our own way. ”

Fukuoka went his own way, returned to nature, healed the wounds of the land and then found the “garden of Eden” for himself. Is that the philosophical nucleus of all philosophy in this life?

“The one-straw revolution” has been translated into over 20 languages ​​and sold one million copies. Fukouka is also the author of many Japanese books, scientific articles and other publications. He has become an inspirational figure for every individual and community in finding a natural way of life. He is also a straightforward supporter of the values ​​observed from nature.

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