But these are the Vedic statement. Lord Sri Krsna, by His personal example, taught us the importance of cow protection, which is meant not only for the Indian climate but for all human beings all over the universe. A materialist or someone who wouldn’t know, he may say that when the bull is not plowing, all he is doing is eating. Light of the Bhagavata Text 27 Protection and grazing ground for the cows are among the essential needs for society and the welfare of people in general. Srimad-Bhagavatam 12.2.1 — San Francisco, March 18, 1968 Prabhupada: According to Vedic injunctions, children, woman, brahmanas, old men, and cows. Nonetheless, an ordinary man may possess an ordinary cow, give protection to this animal, take sufficient milk from it, and engage the milk to produce butter and clarified ghee, especially for performing the agnihotra-yajna. Mam means “me,” and sa means “he.” “As I am eating him just now, he will eat me next life.” That is called mamsa. Therefore Caitanya Mahaprabhu first challenged that Kazi that “What is your religion, that you eat your father and mother?” Both the bulls and the cows are important because the bull will produce food grain and the cow will give supply milk. The small children, up to six years, seven years old, they used to take care of the calves, and the elderly men, the used to take care of the… Or elderly boys, they used to take care of the grown-up cows. Srila Prabhupada, Change your destiny by following the instruction of Bhagavad Gita. Srimad-Bhagavatam 8.8.11 – Purport Civilized men who follow the system of varnasrama, especially those ofthe vaisya class, who engage in agriculture and trade, must give protectionto the cows. The worship of the Supreme Lord is recommended, and the Lord is very fond of the cows and brahmanas (namo brahmanya-devaya go-brahmana-hitaya ca). After you die, they will angrily pierce your body with iron horns.” (SB 4.25.7��-“8) Such punishment of animal killers may take place under the jurisdiction of Yamaraja on the planet of the lord of death. Here are 200 of the best life quotes I could find. If you do not follow the orders of God, then where is your love? Similarly, they are recommended to drink wine by worshiping the goddess Candika. But we want to stop these killing houses. Similarly, a former president of the United States from Texas did not consider any social occasion complete without the slaughtering of a cow. If Jesus had meant simply the killing of humans, he would have used the word murder. It takes care of all-found social organization. This is one of the business. Where there is agriculture there must be cows. This article contains Indic text. Vedic civilization gives protection to all the living creatures, especially the cows, because they render such valuable service to the human society in the shape of milk, without which no one can become healthy and strong. He therefore first of all wanted to check the habit of animal-killing. His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare Srila Prabhupada directed, instructed, and guided his society on innumerable subjects through his books, lectures, conversations, and letters, of which prasadam and food in general is a highly prominent and important subjectmatter. They were… You’ll see Krsna. Download free high quality (4K) pictures and wallpapers with A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Quotes. In the Bhagavad-gita a comment has been made on such foolish scholars (avipascitah). That was the mercy of Lord Buddha: he made the faithless faithful to him. Therefore go-raksya, cow protection is especially recommended, not that animal protection. You know. When the Vedas are not accepted through the authoritative disciplic succession, the casual readers of the Vedas are misled by the flowery language of that system of knowledge. If a king, being afraid to meet rogues and thieves, kills poor animals and eats their flesh comfortably at home, he must lose his position. Yajna, Visnu…, if you act for Krsna, beyond this, whatever you act, you’ll be under bondage. And although they may pose themselves as very religious, they are simply rascals. Regardless of what you add or subtract after that, the mistake is already in the calculation, and everything that follows will also be faulty. Because of ignorance, people do not perceive that there is a complete state controlled by the Supreme Lord. Milk is the most valuable form of gorasa, and from milk we can prepare many important and valuable foodstuffs for the upkeep of the human body. But here the meaning is clear. And they are speaking of karma-yoga. They keep cow dung very carefully and dry it to use as fuel. How much sinful the modern society is, and they still want peace and prosperity. That is required in human civilization. Then he said, jagad-dhitaya. Killing means any kind of killing, and especially animal killing. Oh, that is very essential. So you are a military man. In other farms the cows do not deliver as much milk as in our farms; because our cows know very well that we are not going to kill them, they are happy, and they give ample milk. Do you think Jesus was not intelligent enough to use the right word–murder–instead of the word killing? He will take another birth and he will slaughter him. This means society has no brain….Srila Prabhupada: And from the moral point of view, do you like sending your mother to the slaughterhouse? But…. Srimad-Bhagavatam Canto 4: Chapter Twenty-five, Text 8 :PURPORT Narada Muni wanted to draw King Pracinabarhisat’s attention to the excesses of killing animals in sacrifices. To them, the ritualistic ceremonies are considered to be all in all. Go-raksya. The whole theme of Vedic literature is to know the Supreme Lord, the individual soul, the cosmic situation and the relation between all these items. The subject matter has already been discussed in the conversation between Lord Caitanya and Maulana Chand Kazi Shaheb. Srimad-Bhagavatam 6.18.52 Purport If one is trained to honor and worship the cows and brahmanas, he is actually civilized. Praja means one who taken birth in the kingdom. Room Conversation Paris June 11, 1974 Prabhupada: So use this. “In 1976 in Toronto, Pallika was cooking for Srila Prabhupada, who had a toothache and had lost his appetite,” writes B.B. He dressed himself with suitable protective garments, for he was to practice killing many enemies. And if you’re disobedient, your love is not true. That’s all. So apart from religious sentiment, from economic point of view, cow-killing is not good. All over the world, people love not God but their dogs. Mamsa. The Supreme Personality of Godhead called out to the animals in a voice that resounded like a rumbling cloud. You are after stopping cow slaughter, but you are advocating goat slaughter. Yes. He deluded the atheists because such atheists who followed his principles did not believe in God, but they kept their absolute faith in Lord Buddha, who himself was the incarnation of God. Two bulls will be required for each plow. Nor do we kill their calves. “Thou shalt not kill” is a clear instruction. Any land… In India, we have seen that a cultivator produces three, four kind of food grains in a year. ….Where wealth and strength are not engaged in the advancement of brahminical culture, God consciousness and cow protection, the state and home are surely doomed by Providence. You see? A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Picture Quotes By chanting Krishna’s Holy Name, one cleanses all the dust from the mirror of one’s consciousness. Prabhupada: And everything for the cows, but what for the man? We cannot simply experiment in the art of killing. They require protection, especially. Better to cut it off.” But if the head is missing there will be no eggs anymore, because the body is dead. Our mission is to protect our devotees from unnecessary heavy work to save time for advancing in Krsna consciousness. Thus we find that in Bhagavad-gita Lord Krsna advises go-raksya, the protection of cows. The whole idea is that we are ISKCON, a community to be independent from outside help. mam sa bhaksayitamutrayasya mamsam ihadmy ahametan mamsasya mamsatvampravadanti manisinah. In other words, one who kills an animal or who eats meat undoubtedly acquires a debt to the living entity who has contributed his body for the satisfaction of the meat-eater. The animal killers do not know that in the future the animal will have a body suitable to kill them. There is also a prayer in the Vedic literature that states: namo brahmanya-devayago-brahmana-hitaya cajagad-dhitaya krsnayagovindaya namo namah. Discussions with Syamasundara dasaThe Evolutionists: Thomas Huxley, Henri Bergson, and Samuel AlexanderPrabhupada: Part and parcel, that is explained in Bhagavad-gita. Srimad-Bhagavatam Canto 4: Chapter Twenty-seven, Text 11 :PURPORT Actually, those who are in knowledge of everything are determined to execute Krsna consciousness, but those who are rascals (mudhah), sinners (duskrtinah) and the lowest of mankind (naradhamah), who are bereft of all intelligence (mayayapahrta jnanah) and who take shelter of the demoniac way of life (asuram bhavam asritah), are disinterested in Krsna consciousness. All economic development of the state by trade, commerce, agriculture and industries must be fully utilized in relation to the above principles, otherwise all so-called economic development becomes a source of degradation. Boasting of their religiosity, such foolish people experience no fear or doubt in cruelly slaughtering innumerable animals in slaughterhouses or on hunting trips for their whimsical sense gratification. You have to pay money to feed him grain or to grow grain to feed the bull. In the Christian religion it is clearly stated, “Thou shalt not kill.” Yet most of the slaughterhouses are in the Christian countries. So one should lament that this, “We are under this rascal government, under the rascal guru, rascal father. The next section is the productive class, the vaisyas, who engage in agriculture and cow protection. Do you agree? People should know how to do this, for this is a part of Vedic civilization. The animal fat required for the human body can be well derived from cow’s milk. If you do not follow the first order, “Thou shalt not kill,” then where is the question of love of God? Srila Prabhupada: Yes. Prabhupada on Abortion Fathers and mothers have protective feelings for their children even in bird and beast society, not to speak of human society. You can prepare hundreds and thousands of preparation, all not only delicious, but brain-maintaining. Why you are killingfather and mother? Updated for They cannot be happy. No. Cow protection meansjust like Bhagavan, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, He is tending thecows. Letter to: Rupanuga — Vrindaban 7 December, 1975Our cows are happy, therefore they give plenty of milk. We want a temple, a gosala and agriculture. Amba, kaccid bhadre, what is, anamayam atmanas te.Amayam means disease. You can grow twice, thrice in a year very nice foodstuff, sometimes pulses, sometimes paddy, sometimes the mustard seed. A Krsna conscious person will not distinguish like that. Prabhupada: From economic point of view, if one man has got a cow and four acres of land, he has no economic problem. Because in this age kings have such demoniac propensities, monarchy is abolished by the laws of nature in every country. Similarly, by killing their enemies on a battlefield, the ksatriyas who fight for a right cause are elevated to the heavenly planets after death. In this way there will be nice management. Finished. Maharaja Pariksit was lamenting for the tears in the eyes of the bull, and he was astonished to see such an unprecedented thing in his good kingdom. We chant this mantra, namo brahmanya-devaya go-brahmana-hitayaca. Prabhupada. He first askedhim that “Cow is your mother. Simply by giving protection to the cow, the villagers live so peacefully. He was king’s son, Maharaja Nanda; but His business was to take the cows and the calves daily to the pasturing ground. Narada Muni is not contradicting himself here. ….So this example is given: idam sariram ksetram. Nature will take revenge. That is defect. He preached that he did not believe in the tenets of the Vedas and stressed the adverse psychological effects incurred by animal-killing. Kali-yuga, however, is so degraded that a father and mother even kill Unfortunately, unauthorized scholars of the Vedas become captivated by the purificatory ceremonies only, and natural progress is thereby checked. When one becomes actually Krsna conscious, he does not make such distinction that a man should be given protection and the animal should be killed. ….So anyway, the whole world situation is degrading, that people are not producing their own food. They keep a sufficient stock of grains, and because of giving protection to the cows, they have sufficient milk and milk products to solve all economic problems. Cow Trusts: (SPL to Yasomatinandana dasa, 28th November, 1976) “You say we must have a gosala trust, that is our real purpose: krsi-go-raksya vanijyam, vaisya-karma svabhava-jam (Bhagavad-gita 18.44). And vanijyam. You have to engage more men for plowing. “My Lord, You are the well-wisher of the cows and the brahmanas, and You are the well-wisher of the entire human society and world.” (Visnu Purana 1.19.65) The purport is that special mention is given in that prayer for the protection of the cows and the brahmanas. 18.44]. Modern civilization is centered around animal-killing. Bhagavad-gita 1.12 — London, July 13, 1973Vaisya, they should engage themselves in agricultural production and giving protection to the cows, especially mentioned, go-raksya. But who are meant for giving protection, they are all rascals. They will fight amongst themselves, Protestant and Catholic, Russian and France, and France and Germany. — Bhagavad Gita As It Is. You have got food grains. Srimad-Bhagavatam Canto 1: Chapter Seven, Text 37 :PURPORT A cruel and wretched person who maintains his existence at the cost of others’ lives deserves to be killed for his own well-being, otherwise he will go down by his own actions. Therefore we say cow protection, cow protection. Everyone is inclined in this age to eat meat and fish, drink liquor and indulge in sex life, but according to the Vedic injunctions, sex is allowed only in marriage, meat-eating is allowed only when the animal is killed and offered before the goddess Kali, and intoxication is allowed only in a restricted way. ….The same example: You are given a field, a piece of land. Srila Prabhupada: Yes–in the animal kingdom. Srimad-Bhagavatam Canto 6: Chapter Eighteen, Text 52: PURPORT One cannot become spiritually advanced without acquiring the brahminical qualifications and giving protection to cows. 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