science today accepts that bacteria composed of microbes rather than
photosynthetic plants are the producers and initiate the food chain is this
ecosystem. It has been estimated that we share the planet with some 5
Aśmannūrjam Parvate Śiṣriyāṇāmadbhyaoṣadhībhyo
Vanaspatibhyo adhi Sambhṛtam Payah
Naiṣamūrjam Dhatta Marutah Sararāṇāaśmaste
Kṣun Mayi Taūrgyam Dviṣmastam Te Śugṛćhhatu [Yajurved 17.1]
Parvate – Minerals held by
cohesive forces in rocks on the mountains.
Śiṣriyāṇāmadbhyah- Disintegrate them in to constituting particles [to chelate them
in to liquids]
Vanaspatibhyah- For herbs and
vegetation [medicines and food]
Sambhṛtam Payah- The liquids and waters to provide nourishment like cow’s milk
Tām Iṣam Ūrjam Nah Dhattah-
Provide for our food and energy.
Aśman Ūrkam Mayi
Te Kṣut- All-consuming fire may satisfy its
Te Śuk Tam Yam
Dviṣmah- Your wrath may consume the enemies,
Reinterpreted with Modern Scientific
understanding this Ved Mantra shows the basics of Modern Soil Science – O
Maruts [microbes] called ‘endoliths’ living in rocks or spaces between mineral
grains disintegrate the rocks on the mountains in to their particles [which are
held to gather by cohesive energy in the stones] to chelate them in to liquids
for the enrichment of waters, vegetation and herbs, like the nutrient providing
milk from a cow. The havi provided is for the fire to consume, to provide its
essence through Maruts to us, and for destroying the ‘germs’ inimical to us,
i.e. diseases and pestes of the crops.
Disintegration of rocks on the mountains
is known to be caused by the microorganisms by their penetrating the rocks. The
broken down ‘dust’ of the rocks forms the alluvial soil, which is brought down
by the streams and rivers from the mountains in to the plains as ever
replenished fertile new soil , in which all the vegetation grows. The mineral
particles in the soil are further acted upon by the microorganisms present in
the soil and the water particularly the rain waters, when used for irrigation,
‘chelates ‘converts the mineral particles of soil in to liquid for the root
system of the vegetation to receive the nutrition for the growth of vegetation.
All organically grown products are immune to pests and diseases. This also
incidentally applies to those who consume organic products.