Efforts for Cow Protection
Why Protect Cows?A cow is an invaluable asset in human society Cows give abundant milk not only for their calves but also for us. There are above 50,000 cows and calves slaughtered each day; cow protection brings happiness and perfection in life. The actual philosophical reason for cow protection is very simple: First of all, every living entity should be protected from slaughter and other violence at the hands of human, not only cows but animals have SOULS the same as we do. All are children of God, all are dear to Him. With this view in mind, it can be seen that slaughter is a form of MURDER; Vedic philosophy teaches that there are 7 mothers:
You may wonder why the cow is considered as mother. Well, it is because she gives her milk to nourish us. All mothers should hold a positional respect.
From vedic reference, cow is abode of gods. She is Kamdhenu (desire fulfiller) personified. All the demigods reside in the body of a cow. She is receiver of the auspicious rays from all heavenly constellations. Thus it contains influences of all constellations. Wherever there is a cow, there is influence of all heavenly constellations; blessings of all gods are there. Cow is the only divine living being that has a surya ketu nadi (vein connected to sun) passing through her backbone. Therefore the cow's milk, butter and ghee have golden hue. These salts are present in the cow milk and cow's other body fluids, which miraculously cures many diseases. The cow, being mother of all living entities, gives all pleasures to everyone.
If by chance some poisonous or harmful material enters cow's food, she absorbs it in her Pass, She does not let it go into cow urine, cow dung or milk. These results have been compared with other animals by feeding them various items and then testing milk and urine. Therefore cow urine and dung are relatively harmless. Cow milk is moreover antitoxic.
"Panchgavya" is said to be curer of all diseases. Panchagavya is made up of five cow products viz, milk, curd, ghee, urine and dung. Panchgavya is great elixir, is an effective dietary supplement, is pleasing to heart, gives mental and physical strength and enhances longevity. For thousands of years, people in India have used cow urine and cow dung for different purposes in their daily and ceremonial activities. Having highly recommended by the scriptures. it is considered holy and safe to use.