For peace and prosperity, we must protect cows

Srimad Bhagavatam 8.8.12abhisecanika bhumiraharat sakalausadhihgavah panca pavitranivasanto madhu-madhavauSYNONYMS : abhisecanikah -- paraphernalia required for installing the Deity; bhumih -- the land; aharat -- collected; sakala -- all kinds of; ausadhih -- drugs and herbs; gavah -- the cows; panca -- five different varieties of products from the cow, namely milk, yogurt, clarified butter, cow dung and cow urine; pavitrani -- uncontaminated; vasantah -- personified springtime; madhu-madhavau -- flowers and fruits produced during spring, or in the months of Caitra and Vaisakha.TRANSLATION : The land became a person and collected all the drugs and herbs needed for installing the Deity. The cows delivered five products, namely milk, yogurt, ghee, urine and cow dung, and spring personified collected everything produced in spring, during the months of Caitra and Vaisakha [April and May].PURPORT : Panca-gavya, the five products received from the cow, namely milk, yogurt, ghee, cow dung and cow urine, are required in all ritualistic ceremonies performed according to the Vedic directions. Cow urine and cow dung are uncontaminated, and since even the urine and dung of a cow are important, we can just imagine how important this animal is for human civilization. Therefore the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krsna, directly advocates go-raksya, the protection of cows. Civilized men who follow the system of varnasrama, especially those of the vaisya class, who engage in agriculture and trade, must give protection to the cows. Unfortunately, because people in Kali-yuga are mandah, all bad, and sumanda-matayah, misled by false conceptions of life, they are killing cows in the thousands. Therefore they are unfortunate in spiritual consciousness, and nature disturbs them in so many ways, especially through incurable diseases like cancer and through frequent wars and among nations. As long as human society continues to allow cows to be regularly killed in slaughterhouses, there cannot be any question of peace and prosperity.A PRACTICAL WAY TO SERVE MOTHER COW :Day by day it is becoming difficult to maintain cows, reason is maintain + lack of sincere desire to serve her as the most beloved and precious gift of Lord Sri Krishna. Especially for those who are not able to live their daily life up to mark (physically + mentally as well as spiritually), cow products could serve extremely well ! All ingredients needed to purify ourselves, internally and externally, are presents in cow’s milk, yogurt, ghee, cow dung and cow urine.Let us take a vow that today onward, every one of us, will at least feed one chapatti (roti) or some food ingredient to mother cow. Other option is that we can help those who are doing this service by donating some percentage of our monthly income. Another best option is to buy cow products. As many of us are not having nature to give away, this option will serve best. To spread cow protection we need to gift her products to our relatives, friend and so…Somehow or other, without wasting single movement, wherever you are, if not possible physically than at least have a sincere desire to save and serve, OUR MOTHER COW !!!Jai Gopal !!! Jai Govida !!!

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