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Cow Seva in Mahabaratha

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Cows in Mahabharata, Anushasana

गोकुलस्य तृषार्तस्य जलार्थे वसुधाधिपः ।

उत्पादयति यो विघ्नं तं विद्याद्ब्रह्मघातिनम् ॥

(Mahabharata, Anushasana Parva 24-7)

Obstructing provision of water to thirsty cows should be considered equal to the sin of killing Brahmins.

गवां मूत्रपुरीषस्य नोद्विजेत कथंचन ।

न चासां मांसमश्नीयाद्गवां पुष्टिं तथाप्नुयात् ॥

(Mahabharata, Anushasana Parva 78-17)

Do not hesitate to consume cow urine and cow dung – they are sacred. But one should never eat the cow meat. A person becomes stronger by consuming Panchagavya.

गावो ममाग्रतो नित्यं गावः पृष्ठत एव च ।

गावो मे सर्वतश्चैव गवां मध्ये वसाह्यहम् ॥

(Mahabharata, Anushasana Parva 80-3)

Let there be cows in front of me, behind me and all around me. I live with the cows.

दानानामपि सर्वेषां गवां दानं प्रशस्यते ।

गावः श्रेष्ठाः पवित्राश्च पावनं ह्येतदुत्तमम् ॥

(Mahabharata, Anushasana Parva 83-3)

Donation of cows is superior to all others. Cows are supreme and sacred.

सर्वोपनिषदो गावो दोग्धा गोपालनंदनः ।

पार्थो वत्सः सुधीर्भोक्तादुग्धं गीतामृतः महत् ॥

Bhagavad-Gita is the essence of Upanishads. It is like a cow whom Srikrishna milks. Arjuna is like a calf. The learned devotees are drinking the ambrosial milk of Bhagavad-Gita.

गौर्मे माता वृषभः पिता मे दिवं शर्म जगते मे प्रतिष्ठा ।

Cow is my mother and ox my father. Let the pair bless me with happiness in this world and bliss in heaven. I depend on cow for my life – thus stating one should surrender to cow.

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