Protection of Cows is the single-most important principle towards saving the whole world from both moral and spiritual degradation. Simply by protection of Cows all the wonderful benefits of religiosity and piety will be automatically achieved without any separate endeavor. This is because Cows are beloved by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Krishna.
On this page we will explore some of the advantages of protecting the cow. A man can subsist on varieties of grains, fruits, vegetables, and milk, and therefore it is not necessary to kill the animals. Rather the greatly sinful act of killing inocent animals is responsiable for all the troubles in present society. The protection of the lives of both the human being and the animals is the first and foremost duty of a goverment.
The administrative class of men (ksatriyas) are meant to protect the citizens of the state, while the farmers (vaisyas) are ment to protect the cows and bulls and utilize them to produce grains and milk. The cow is meant to deliver the miracle food milk, and the bull is meant to produce grains. But in this age the cows and bulls, or the mothers and the fathers, being unprotected, are subjected to the slaughterhouse organized by the administrators.
Surabhi is the name of the cows which exist in the spiritual planets and are especially reared by Lord Sri Krishna Himself. As men are made after the form and features of the Supreme Lord, so also the cows are made after the form and features of the surabhi cows in the spiritual kingdom. In the material world the human society gives all protection to the human being, but there is no law to protect the descendants of Surabhi who can give all protection to men by supplying the miracle food milk.
One of our favorite cow protection programs is careforcow.org which is providing food, shelter, and care for the abonded cows in Krishna's holy land. Please give their page a look.
Readers are invited to share their own programs on cow, and animal protection by writting to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Krishna and Cows
Lord Krishna’s Example
“Offering respect to the Cows will help the devotee to diminish the reactions to his past sinful activities” (Skanda Purana)
Vrindavan’s Cows are constant remainders of Krishna’s ecstatic Cow herding lilas (pastimes). By serving the Cows one receives tremendous spiritual benefit. Feeding grains to the Cows, offering puja, or simply a scratch under the neck will please these peaceful personalities and attracts the attention of Supreme Personality of Godhead Sri Govinda. The Gautamiya Tantra says, “One should gently scratch the body of a Cow, offer her a mouthful of green grass and reverentially circumambulate her. If Cows are maintained nicely and comfortably, Lord Gopal will be pleased.”
The Importance of the Cow and Bull
"Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet"
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