The meaning of cow protection

The underlying meaning behind the thought is actually infinitely more deep and profound. This explains why Sadguru Murali Krishna insists educating people on the importance of cow protection.

“Our scriptures,” said Sadguru Murali Krishna, “portray the cow as a symbol of motherhood and the bull as a symbol of fatherhood. Together they symbolise the parents of the human race. The cow is the quintessential mother; just as a little child pulls the mother’s breast for milk, human society pulls the teats of the cow for her milk.

Similarly, the bull represents the paternal side; it is often that the father is the breadwinner very similar to the bull who tills the soil to produce food grain. Destroying cows and bulls is tantamount to human society destroying the spirit of parenthood.”
“Consider the virtues of the cow. She is the most important animal for developing the human body to perfection. The body can be maintained by varieties of food but cow's milk is particularly essential for developing the finer tissues of the human brain that enables us to experience the intricacies of transcendental knowledge. A civilised man is expected to live on foodstuffs comprising fruits, vegetables, grains, sugar and milk. By supplying milk to human society, the cow is indisputably the mother. It is for these reasons that it is incumbent upon a civilised person to provide protection to cows and bulls.”

Their joint protection is the single most important principle for saving the entire world from moral and spiritual degradation. This simple yet caring act of protection will ensure that the precious benefits of religiosity and piety will be automatically accomplished without any separate additional endeavour. Our scriptures affirm: “Offering respect to cows will help the devotee diminish the residue of his sinful activities in the past.”

“Society,” concludes Sadguru Murali Krishna “must therefore invest in the maintenance of these two animals. Unfortunately, both are being slaughtered in large numbers today.  
These sinful acts are responsible for many of the troubles that afflict us today. To kill cows is equivalent to destroying human civilisation. People are unaware of the immense harm they are doing in the name of meeting the needs of development.

They do not realise that only when cows and bulls are happy, content and secure in all respects can the rest of society be happy. This is not a pious thought but an incontrovertible fact and occupies the status of a law of nature.”

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