A look at the worldwide activities of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) Guru to Islanders: Protect the Cows On a recent journey to the South Pacific, His Holiness Tamala Krsna Gosvami (one of ISKCON’s eleven initiating spiritual masters) visited the island nation of New Zealand. While there he met with the mayor of […]
Cows, mothers, giving milk. And from milk comes butter, ghee, cheese, sandesa, yogurt, ice cream… And in a civilized land her dung is used for fertilizer and fuel, and her mate, the bull, is pulling your plow. They should never be killed.
So draw your nourishment from the cow, say the sages—not by spilling her blood, but by drinking her milk—and listen to the messages of Godhead. There’s a limit to the amount of milk you can drink, but there’s no limit to how much you can hear about Krsna.
Kali’s spirit of quarrel and hypocrisy pervades even religion and gives God a bad name. Church picnics, hayrides, and bingo parties introduce many of us to drinking, sex, and gambling, Kali confirms us as meat-eaters by serving us the flesh of cows.
She pulls on the end of a rope wound around a wooden paddle, and the rotating paddle churns the cream. Soon the cream expands and thickens into whipped cream. Her hair loosening, the woman keeps working the rope to and fro.