Thursday, 17 November 2011

Mother Cow

November 7 1966: In delhi, 200000 hindus riot, demanding an immediate ban on government cow slaughter.

"The government is atheistic" Prabhupada comments, "but you can see that the people are protesting. The know that go-mata, mother cow is beloved of Krishna and therefore sacred."

Prabhupada outlines a letter to The Times of India, and sites Vedic injunctions against cow slaughter, pointing that the cow is one of man's mothers, representative of the earth.

"There a very severe reactions awaiting all of them." Prabhupada comments. "Cattlemen, cow butchers, transporters, restaurant owners and consumers. Even the dishwasher."

From the Hare Krishna Explosion Chap 5 by Hayagriva Das

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