Cow protection and Brahminical culture

Cow protection and Brahminical culture

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​​​​​​​Amoghalila Das

Hare Krishna!

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and His Holiness Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj!!!

There is a wonderful Sloka in Queen KuntiDevi's prayers that Guru Maharaj often quotes. It has a very simple lyric, glorifies the Supreme Personality of Godhead very nicely and is very easy to remember Sri Krsna (since most part of the Sloka contains (i) different beautiful names of Lord, (ii) ca meaning and (iii) Namo namah -respectful obeisances - frequently uttered in many prayers).

Krsnaya vasudevaya
devaki-nandanaya ca
nanda-gopa-kumaraya
govindaya namo namah

"Let me therefore offer my respectful obeisances unto the Lord, who has become the son of Vasudeva, the pleasure of Devaki, the boy of Nanda and the other cowherd men of Vrndavan, and the enlivener of the cows and the senses. (Srimad Bhagavatam 1.8.21)"

Srila Prabhupada states in the purport that Mother Kunti adores the incarnation of Lord Krsna above all other incarnations, because He is more approchable in that particular incarnation. There is nothing same as Krsnalila (Krsna's childhood pastimes) exhibited at Vrajabhumi, which are the prototypes of His eternal affairs in the original Krsnalok described in the cintamani-dhama in the Brahma samhita.

cintamani-prakara-sadmasu kalpa-vrksa-
laksavrtesu surabhir abhipalayantam
laksmi-sahasra-sata-sambhrama-sevyamanam
govindam adi-purusam tam aham bhajami

"I worship Govinda, the primeval Lord, the first progenitor who is tending the cows, yielding all desire, in abodes built with spiritual gems, surrounded by millions of purpose trees, always served with great reverence and affection by hundreds of thousands of laksmis or gopis. (Brahma Samhita Text 29)"

Lord Govinda is inclined to the Brahmans and the cows indicating that human prosperity depends more on Cow protection and Brahminical culture.

Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj mentioned in one of his lecture that COWBC should always be protected.

COWBC

stands for

C

- Cows

O

- Old people

W

- Women

B

- Brahmanas

C

- Children.

Your servant,
Amoghalila Das