We don’t stop trade. Just like in agricultural land. You have got… Cow is giving you milk, just to give her protection, that “You take my blood, turn into milk. Prabhupada, Hyderbad, 1977, as related by Teijas, ISKCON Farm News, Vol. We have a cow, goats. But Maharaja Pariksit and the Pandavas were fully conscious of the importance of the cow and bull, and they were prepared to punish the cow-killer with all chastisement, including death. Srila Prabhupada: Yes. That is the idea. Technically Lord Buddha’s philosophy is called atheistic because there is no acceptance of the Supreme Lord and because that system of philosophy denied the authority of the Vedas. Therefore at the present moment there is war, and the human society becomes subjected to be killed in mass massacre — the nature’s law. They cannot be happy. Feb 7, 2013 - Explore Harekrishna Quotes's board "Srila Prabhupada Quotes", followed by 109 people on Pinterest. Why cow protection is so important in Krsna consciousness? Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.16.21 — Hawaii, January 17, 1974We are taking so much milk from the cows, and we are killing instead of giving them protection. The book also quotes some of Prabhupada disciples, who recall his remedies. Srimad-Bhagavatam Canto 6: Chapter Eighteen, Text 52: PURPORT One cannot become spiritually advanced without acquiring the brahminical qualifications and giving protection to cows. There are so many animals. In a war, when the commander orders a man to attack, the obedient soldier who kills the enemy will get a medal. For this reason the Vedic scriptures have given us the proper directions for sense gratification. Thus animal-killing is not encouraged even in a sacrifice. And such qualities as being colored like sandalwood-pulp tilaka (speckled) or having a head shaped like a mrdanga drum created eight further groups. So they used to work for three months in a year, and they could stock the whole year’s eatable food grains. Therefore go-raksya, cow protection is especially recommended, not that animal protection. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. Srimad-Bhagavatam Canto 4: Chapter Twenty-one, Text 38: PURPORT Lord Krsna, the Supreme personality of Godhead, is the prime protector of brahminical culture and the cow. Gi... “Don't let the … People have given up all this restriction. Interpretation is necessary if things are not clear. That was the mercy of Lord Buddha: he made the faithless faithful to him. 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 cow should be protected, milk should be drawn from the cows, and this milk should be prepared in various ways. That is the system… (Aside:) Not this…. For the agriculture we want to produce our own food and we want to keep cows for our own milk. Why? Children’s protection is very important. The reaction must be there. You have taken our prasadam feasts. Because the asuras or the so-called scholars of Vedic literatures put forward the evidence of animal-killing in the Vedas, Lord Buddha superficially denied the authority of the Vedas. Room Conversation — December 13, 1970, IndorePrabhupada: In India, the land of sages, land of Krsna, land of Lord Ramacandra, land of Maharaja Pariksit, without any restriction cow slaughter is going on. Vanijyam means trade. I request you to fight against this nonsense. “Thou shalt not kill” means, “The Christians should not kill.” You may put forth interpretations in order to continue the present way of action, but we understand very clearly that there is no need for interpretation. Vrajan. To count these 108 groups of cows, distinguished by color and form, Krsna is using a string of 108 jewel-beads… (gems) …..”Those in the group with tilak marks on their foreheads are called Citrita, Citra-tilaka, Dirgha-tilaka and Tiryak-tilaka, and there are groups known as Mrdanga-mukhi (having a head shaped like a mrdanga drum), Simha-mukhi (lion head) and so on. “You are the well-wisher of cows and the brahmanas.” Why special stress is given to the words go and brahmana, cows and brahmanas? By this dangerous theory many so-called sannyasis have sprung up by the grace of Kali-yuga who preach animal-killing under the garb of the Vedas. Srimad-Bhagavatam 6.18.52 Purport If one is trained to honor and worship the cows and brahmanas, he is actually civilized. Srila Prabhupada: The Vaisnava philosophy teaches that we should not even kill plants unnecessarily. Therefore God’s giftedprofessions for mankind are agriculture and cow protection. 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. Srimad-Bhagavatam 11.5.14 PurportIn the Western countries such as America, many people proudly proclaim themselves to be most pious religionists and sometimes even prophets or representatives of God. You are trying to kill cow in my kingdom? Srimad-Bhagavatam Canto 1: Chapter Seventeen, Text 20: PURPORT The conclusion is, therefore, that the sufferings of the representative of religion and the representative of the earth, as present before Maharaja Pariksit, were planned to prove that Maharaja Pariksit was the ideal executive head because he knew well how to give protection to the cows (the earth) and the brahmanas (religious principles), the two pillars of spiritual advancement. You are after stopping cow slaughter, but you are advocating goat slaughter. Other ferocious animals, such as tigers and rhinoceroses, were killed only to stop disturbances in the forest. The Supreme Personality of Godhead, in His instructions of Bhagavad-gita, advises go-raksya, which means cow protection. But if one is bent upon… And there are persons, they want meat-eating. Why you are killingfather and mother? There is killing, and there is murder. This was a simple and practical way to give the greatest protection from the greatest dangers. But…. No. What kind of civilization is this. This is our position.” This is called Kali-yuga. Letter to: Rupanuga — Vrindaban 7 December, 1975Our cows are happy, therefore they give plenty of milk. One has to pay for it. This means society has no brain. Where there is agriculture there must be cows. We have practical experience in America that in our various ISKCON farms we are giving proper protection to the cows and receiving more than enough milk. Excused. Is it not, cowherds boy? So this Vedic civilization was that keep some land and keep some cows. And from moral point of view it is not good because you drink cow’s milk, so cow is your mother. One should act according to the order of Krishna. 18.57. The person who gives permission for the killing, the person who kills, the person who helps, the person who purchases the meat, the person who cooks the flesh and the person who eats it, all become entangled in the killing. They were… You’ll see Krsna. Why? The cows were grazing, and the boys, they took their meals in a pot, tiffin carrier. Srila Prabhupada, Change your destiny by following the instruction of Bhagavad Gita. At no stage in life is a woman ever given independence. That is required in human civilization. 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. But they cannot be happy because they know that they are simply raised for being killed. Srimad-Bhagavatam Canto 1: Chapter Three, Text 24 :PURPORT Then, in the beginning of Kali-yuga, the Lord will appear as Lord Buddha, the son of Anjana, in the province of Gaya, just for the purpose of deluding those who are envious of the faithful theist. Cows must be given all protection. 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. They have got so nice thing to eat, but they are making business by killing. This farm project is especially for the devotees to grow their own food. 2, No. Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.10.4 — London, November 25, 1973So it appears that how much strictly the cow protection was there so that the gavah, payasodhasvatir muda. “In 1976 in Toronto, Pallika was cooking for Srila Prabhupada, who had a toothache and had lost his appetite,” writes B.B. The Krsna consciousness movement is therefore necessary to teach people how to revive their forgotten love for God. Every living entity. Animal society. 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. Optimism is a choice. 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. mam sa bhaksayitamutrayasya mamsam ihadmy ahametan mamsasya mamsatvampravadanti manisinah. Srimad-Bhagavatam 9.6.7 PurportAs far as eating beef is concerned, however, it is strictly prohibited to everyone. But the civilized human being, the religious human being, is not meant to kill and eat animals. Children, women, brahmana, cow, and what else? The animal sacrifice as stated in the Vedas is different from the unrestricted animal-killing in the slaughterhouse. This example is given. A Krsna conscious person will not distinguish like that. It is understood that he had 900,000 cows and Krishna and Balarama used to take charge of them, along with His many cowherd boy friends, and every day, in the morning He used to go out with His friends and cows into the pasturing grounds. This is good government. Similarly, when we eat only prasada [the remnants of food offered to Krsna], we do not commit any sin. One is not allowed to kill animals unnecessarily or without restrictions. 9437 quotes have been tagged as life-quotes: Roy T. Bennett: ‘Attitude is a choice. Everything should be take care of. Daya. How much sinful the modern society is, and they still want peace and prosperity. If one gets a bonafide spiritual master and acts according to his direction, then one’s perfection of life in Krishna consciousness is guaranteed. That is the way in God’s kingdom. Hearing the sound of their own names, the cows were overjoyed and called out to the Lord in reply. Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.14.34 Purport The Lord is the protector of cows and the brahminical culture. Now if you are willingly killing cows and so many animals, so how much we are being responsible? So similarly, vaisya. And if you’re disobedient, your love is not true. No one can create a living being despite all advancement of material science, and therefore no one has the right to kill a living being by one’s independent whims. Brahmanas are the symbol of spiritual education, and cows are the symbol of the most valuable food; these two living creatures, the brahmanas and the cows, must be given all protection — that is real advancement of civilization. Nor do we kill their calves. Narada Muni is not contradicting himself here. Eating food first offered to the Lord is also something like a soldier’s killing during wartime. Meat-eaters, according to their different positions and the directions of the sastra, are allowed to eat flesh, but never the flesh of cows. The society must be divided — brahmana, ksatriya, vaisya, sudra — and they must execute their proper duty. And the ground, plow and grow your food. 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. 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. Devotee (4): Srila Prabhupada? Hennis: But the animal world is entirely composed of beings who eat one another. At the time when Lord Buddha appeared, the people in general were atheistic and preferred animal flesh to anything else. Now they are regularly opening wine distilleries and slaughterhouses and indulging in drinking alcohol and eating flesh. Srila Prabhupada Quotes on the System of Dowry 16 Jan Posted at 16:09h in Marriage , Vedic Injunctions by A.C. Bhativedanta Swami Prabhupada 0 Comments Just see the fun.Guest (1): I don’t know where this India is going to, the land of Krsna is going to.Prabhupada: Well… No, we should try our best.Guest (1): We have to fight these habits. This is essential because if cows are cared for properly they will surely supply sufficient milk. — Bhagavad Gita As It Is. If one follows the brahminical culture, he will become competent in Krsna consciousness. This site is for the purpose of educating the members of ISKCON. When the relation is known, the relative function begins, and as a result of such a function the ultimate goal of life or going back to Godhead takes place in the easiest manner. After entering the forest, Arjuna killed many tigers, boars, bison, gavayas (a kind of wild animal), rhinoceroses, deer, hares, porcupines and similar other animals, which he pierced with his arrows. Cow protection means feeding the brahminical culture, which leads towards God consciousness, and thus perfection of human civilization is achieved. Kali-yuga, however, is so degraded that a father and mother even kill There we have vegetarian table also in the farm. So this is injustice, that to give protection to the human kind and to send the animals to the slaughterhouse. You get a piece of land and produce your family’s foodstuff. How delicious they are! No. No. It is very, very sinful. And when Jesus said, “Thou shalt not kill,” he extended this commandment to mean that a human being should not only refrain from killing another human being, but should also treat him with love. Nature has given human beings the fruits, the vegetables, the grains, the milk, which all have great nutritional value, and human beings should be satisfied with these wholesome foods. An intimate insight into the life and teachings of the Hare Krishna Saint, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Lord Buddha wanted to stop it completely, and therefore his cult of ahimsa was propagated not only in India but also outside the country. Why? Ksetra-ksetrajnah. That is why we ask. Krsna Chapter Fifty-seven: Five Queens Married by Krsna Thus Arjuna went to the forest with his bow and infallible arrows. This is essential because if cows are cared for properly they will surely supply sufficient milk. He is like the sun, which is so powerful that it can purify even urine–something impossible for us to do. Srimad-Bhagavatam 10.6.19 Purport There are so many facilities afforded by cow protection, but people have forgotten these arts. Suppose you are American. Srimad-Bhagavatam Canto 4: Chapter Twenty-seven, Text 11 :PURPORT Those who are involved in the mode of ignorance manufacture religious systems for killing animals. Thus the faithless people were made to believe in God in the form of Lord Buddha. Since there are many sages and saintly persons who are residents of the forest, it is the duty of the ksatriya kings to keep even the forest in a peaceful condition for living. Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti gives the following information about the transcendental cows of Vrindavana: For each of the four colors of cows – white, red, black and yellow – there are twenty five subdivisions, making a total of one hundred colors. Just like I’m killing some animal, eating, enjoying, so it is karma-bandhana. So there should be arrangement. There are so many subtle laws. His Divine Grace A.C. 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