So the cows were fed very nicely. Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.16.19 — Hawaii, January 15, 1974 Prabhupada: ….So in this movement, our one program is to respectthe cows. So one should lament that this, “We are under this rascal government, under the rascal guru, rascal father. Only Krishna is the genuine friend of all … Killing means any kind of killing, and especially animal killing. Immediately I’m going to Hyderabad to organize the farm project there. Karma-bandhana means being locked up in one’s material activities. Not everyone can be expected to possess such a cow. Gokula. That is the law of the state. Prabhupada: Plow, transport. It is simply horrible for a pure-hearted soul to see organized animal-killing by the state in this age of Kali. If you do not follow the first order, “Thou shalt not kill,” then where is the question of love of God? Eating food first offered to the Lord is also something like a soldier’s killing during wartime. mam sa bhaksayitamutrayasya mamsam ihadmy ahametan mamsasya mamsatvampravadanti manisinah. Tit for tat. This is the problem, real problem. The cows were grazing, and the boys, they took their meals in a pot, tiffin carrier. Why cow protection is so important in Krsnaconsciousness? Srila Prabhupada on Health 11 Jan 2021 Leave a comment by The Hare Krishna Movement in Health, Srila Prabhupada, Srila Prabhupada vani Tags: A. C. Bhakthvedanta Swami Prabhupada, compelation of quotes by srila, health, This is the prayer, namo brahmanya-devaya. Do you think Jesus was not intelligent enough to use the right word–murder–instead of the word killing? I am being locked up with my action so that I shall become again a cow or goat, and this man, this cow and goat will become man, and he will kill me and eat. For eating animal, they will philosophize that animal has no soul; therefore it can be killed. Nov 4, 2012 - Spiritual Quotes on Spiritual Life of Krishna Conciousness for Lord Krishna Devotee by Iskcon Founder Acharya H.D.G.A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada. This is the definition of mamsa, or flesh. So that kind of government, rascal government, was not there. But you utilize the animals for growing your food. This is very important point. This means society has no brain. Instead of killing the cow to eat flesh, civilized men must prepare various milk products that will enhance the condition of society. You showed me? Those who belong to the third level of human society, namely the mercantile people, must keep land for producing food grains and giving protection to cows. The word mamsa, Sanskrit. For others. Why? — Bhagavad Gita As It Is. 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. Why? Without a proper arrangement for developing brahminical culture and protecting cows, all the affairs of administration will go to hell. Go-raksya. 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. But…. In human society, if one kills a man he has to be hanged. But every man should produce his own food. That is going on. And here, you’ll create slaughterhouse, “Dum! Here are 200 of the best life quotes I could find. Interpretation is necessary if things are not clear. Without cow protection and cultivation of the brahminical qualities in human society, at least for a section of the members of society, no human civilization can prosper at any length. This is essential because if cows are cared for properly they will surely supply sufficient milk. By His personal example LordKrsna wanted to teach us the value of protecting cows. Letter to: Rupanuga — Vrindaban 7 December, 1975Our cows are happy, therefore they give plenty of milk. You get from its milk so many nutritious food. They keep cow dung very carefully and dry it to use as fuel. In Manu-samhita it is stated that it is necessary for a king to execute a murderer so that the murderer will not suffer for his criminal actions in his next life. We have a cow, goats. Prabhupada on Abortion Fathers and mothers have protective feelings for their children even in bird and beast society, not to speak of human society. They should be shown always mercy. That is not cow protection. To them, the ritualistic ceremonies are considered to be all in all. And in His practical life He played as a cowherd boy giving protection to other cows. Namo brahmanya-devaya go-brahmana-hitaya ca. Just like in agricultural land. Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.8.46 — Los Angeles, May 8, 1973So the king’s business is as soon as he sees one undesirable element, immediately he would kill him. We cannot simply experiment in the art of killing. Praja. There are so many animals. As such they become implicated and take on so many activities. 3.14]) and giving protection to the cows (go-raksya).Krsi-go-raksya-vanijyam vaisya-karma svabhavajam [Bg. Go-raksya. Narada Muni wanted to convince the King that overindulgence in animal sacrifice is risky because as soon as there is a small discrepancy in the execution of such a sacrifice, the slaughtered animal may not be promoted to a human form of life. Bhagavad-gita 2.46-47 — New York, March 28, 1966 Prabhupada: Vaisya means the mercantile community. Because in this age kings have such demoniac propensities, monarchy is abolished by the laws of nature in every country. The animal sacrifice as stated in the Vedas is different from the unrestricted animal-killing in the slaughterhouse. That was the mercy of Lord Buddha: he made the faithless faithful to him. And here also, we see that the Dharmaraja is inquiring about the comforts ofthe cow. Srimad-Bhagavatam 6.1.8-13 — New York, July 24, 1971According to Vedic law, if one cow dies while he’s locked up on the neck… Because the cow is on the safe.(?) They were… You’ll see Krsna. Srimad-Bhagavatam Canto 6: Chapter Eighteen, Text 52: PURPORT One cannot become spiritually advanced without acquiring the brahminical qualifications and giving protection to cows. That is also the Vedic idea. dum!” and killed, be killed. Everyone. Let the people be divided with four acres of land and a cow, there will be no economic question. Father Emmanuel: But in the Old Testament the commandment “Thou shalt not kill” does refer to murder. By reading daily the knowledge will be revealed to you and by this process your spiritual life will develop.…You may please me the most by reading my books and following the instructions therein and by becoming fully Krishna That is essential, agricultural and cow protection. This was the children’s life, to take protection, to give protection to the cows, to the calves. In other farms the cows do not deliver as much milk as in our farms; because our cows know very well that we are not going to kill them, they are happy, and they give ample milk. How delicious they are! One has to pay for it. Therefore the bull is considered as father and the cow as mother. Why? This is one of my favorite quotes from Srila Prabhupada about women. There are so many animals. 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. Do you agree that this commandment is being violated? 18.44] — krsi, agriculture; go-raksya, cow protection. So why should you kill the cow? A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Picture Quotes We Should know in perfect consciousness that human life is bestowed upon the conditioned soul to achieve spiritual success and the easiest possible procedure to attain this end is to chant the holy name of the Lord. This is a sign of Kali-yuga. The cow has got the grass for her food. 3.14]) and giving protection to the cows (go-raksya).Krsi-go-raksya-vanijyam vaisya-karma svabhavajam [Bg. Men and animals were equally protected as far as life was concerned. Equal right. But we are not for any slaughter. Rascal government. But if one is bent upon… And there are persons, they want meat-eating. Go means cows, and kula means group. Happiness is a choice. It is nonsensical to say that animal-killing has nothing to do with spiritual realization. Even the… All living entities are part and parcel of God. It takes care of all-found social organization. The brahminical culture and the cows… Why they have selected thecows? The society must be divided — brahmana, ksatriya, vaisya, sudra — and they must execute their proper duty. Actually dharma is transcendental. Why should we interpret it? 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. He first askedhim that “Cow is your mother. Prabhupada: From economic point of view, if one man has got a cow and four acres of land, he has no economic problem. Immediately saw, “Who are you? This is our mission. Because of ignorance, people do not perceive that there is a complete state controlled by the Supreme Lord. He is going, taking the cows personally from His royal palace going tothe forest whole day, working there. Thus we find that in Bhagavad-gita Lord Krsna advises go-raksya, the protection of cows. They have rubber-stamped themselves “Christian,” “Hindu,” or “Muhammadan,” but they do not obey God. – Srimad Bhagavatam, 02.01.12. Do you agree? Such a death sentence for the murderer is the lowest possible punishment offered to him, and it is said in the smrti-sastras that men who are punished by the king on the principle of a life for a life are purified of all their sins, so much so that they may be eligible for being promoted to the planets of heaven. As every man must possess a piece of land… Therefore this… Because it is very common thing, this example has been given. “Anyone who is steady in his determination for the advanced stage of spiritual realization and can equally tolerate the onslaughts of distress and happiness is certainly a person eligible for liberation.” ― A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, The Bhagavad-gita That is not human society. This site is for the purpose of educating the members of ISKCON. A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Picture Quotes By chanting Krishna’s Holy Name, one cleanses all the dust from the mirror of one’s consciousness. A Krsna conscious person will not distinguish like that. Oh, that is very essential. This is our position.” This is called Kali-yuga. Because milk is very essential food for the human society,therefore cow protection is the duty of the human society. Vaisya, they should be trained in three things, productive — krsi-go-raksya-vanijyam vaisya-karma svabhava-jam [Bg. ….So anyway, the whole world situation is degrading, that people are not producing their own food. They have no depth of knowledge. And it was very sportive engagement with the cowherd boys. Therefore we have come to teach what it means to love God: if you love Him, you cannot be disobedient to His orders. They will give everything for cows because they will eat cows, other farmers. “As I am eating, enjoying now, palate, eating some animal, so he’ll also eat me next life.” This is called karma-bandhana. 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. Even the urine and stool of cows have medicinal value. Bhagavad-gita 1.12 — London, July 13, 1973Vaisya, they should engage themselves in agricultural production and giving protection to the cows, especially mentioned, go-raksya. Similarly, they are recommended to drink wine by worshiping the goddess Candika. The Krsna consciousness movement is therefore necessary to teach people how to revive their forgotten love for God. Srimad-Bhagavatam Canto 4: Chapter Twenty-seven, Text 11 :PURPORT Actually, those who are in knowledge of everything are determined to execute Krsna consciousness, but those who are rascals (mudhah), sinners (duskrtinah) and the lowest of mankind (naradhamah), who are bereft of all intelligence (mayayapahrta jnanah) and who take shelter of the demoniac way of life (asuram bhavam asritah), are disinterested in Krsna consciousness. The Quest for Enlightenment Chapter 2 – Matter, spirit and the controller of bothThe Mercy of Lord CaitanyaSo, the cow is also a native. Without knowing and respecting these, one cannot realize the science of God, and without this knowledge, any welfare activities or humanitarian propaganda cannot be successful. Srimad-Bhagavatam 9.6.7 PurportAs far as eating beef is concerned, however, it is strictly prohibited to everyone. When he said, “Thou shalt not kill,” he also meant in the mental and emotional sense–that you should not insult anyone or hurt him, treat him badly, and so on. In Kali-yuga, instead of drinking milk, people prefer to slaughter an animal and eat its flesh. And they used to eat them, distribute amongst the friends. Thus in Bhagavad-gita Krsna personally speaks of go-raksyam, cow protection. Srila Prabhupada, His name is Govinda because He gives pleasure to the cows and to the senses. This is the nature’s law. He’s also, she’s also born in the land; so she’s as important a national as you are. This is the injunction of Bhagavad-gita. This is called mamsa. The cow is giving milk and the bull is working for you, and then you slaughter them? Every living entity is part and parcel. …. When Lord Sri Krsnaincarnated Himself at Vrndavana, He took pleasure in becoming a beloved sonof such a vaisya family. There is no justice when there is animal-killing. Therefore at the present moment there is war, and the human society becomes subjected to be killed in mass massacre — the nature’s law. He who gives permission, he who kills the animal, he who sells the slaughtered animal, he who cooks the animal, he who administers distribution of the foodstuff, and at last he who eats such cooked animal food are all murderers, and all of them are liable to be punished by the laws of nature. Immediately, Maharaja Pariksit took his sword and wanted to kill the man. These five items, according to Manu-samhita, or Hindu law, they have no offense. “Thou shalt not kill” is a clear instruction. See more ideas about srila prabhupada, spiritual life “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. Any leader who is at all religious should resign his post in protest if cow slaughter goes on under his rule. This is possible for everyone. PURPORT Lord Buddha, a powerful incarnation of the Personality of Godhead, appeared in the province of Gaya (Bihar) as the son of Anjana, and he preached his own conception of nonviolence and deprecated even the animal sacrifices sanctioned in the Vedas. He played as a cowherd boy. 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. People claimed that these were Vedic sacrifices. This is good government. How you can expect to become happy? 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. So this Vedic civilization was that keep some land and keep some cows. …When Maharaja Pariksit saw a degraded man trying to kill a cow, he immediately drew his sword and said, “Who are you? Science of Self Realization Chapter Four :Understanding Krsna and Christ Srila Prabhupada: The problem is that the Christians do not follow the commandments of God. People have given up all this restriction. The animal fat required for the human body can be well derived from cow’s milk. Everyone has got soul. Why are you trying to kill this cow?” He was a real king. She’s not interfere, interfering with your food. Not that man should be given protection by law, and not the animals. The first point is that they violate the commandment “Thou shalt not kill” by maintaining slaughterhouses. What right you have got to kill? Srimad-Bhagavatam 5.5.1-2 — London (Tittenhurst), September 13, 1969 The special protection, brahmanas and cow. The word pasu means “animal.” An animal killer, pasu-ghna, cannot enter into Krsna consciousness. That is not possible. That is the system… (Aside:) Not this…. You see? This is essential because if cows are cared for properly they will surely supply sufficient milk. Srimad-Bhagavatam 8.8.11 – Purport Civilized men who follow the system of varnasrama, especially those ofthe vaisya class, who engage in agriculture and trade, must give protectionto the cows. The animal-killers are dangerous elements on the path going back to Godhead. Please do not kill me.” So why these things are happening? Therefore Vrndavana is called Vrajabhumi, “where there are many cows.” It is called Gokula. What is the meaning of “national”? Amba, kaccid bhadre, what is, anamayam atmanas te.Amayam means disease. It is good for the animal in the sense that the sacrificed animal is at once promoted to the human form of life after being sacrificed at the altar, and the animal-eater is saved from grosser types of sins (eating meats supplied by organized slaughterhouses which are ghastly places for breeding all kinds of material afflictions to society, country and the people in general). A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Picture Quotes Never expect any good from the so called society, friendship and love. Cows must be given all protection. You are after stopping cow slaughter, but you are advocating goat slaughter. Srimad-Bhagavatam 9.15.25 PurportJamadagni was more powerful than Kartaviryarjuna because of performing the agnihotra-yajna with clarified butter received from the kamadhenu. 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