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Re: time to give up milk even in India?

km.narayanan_at_averydennison.com
Date: Thu Aug 09 2001 - 12:55:28 PDT

Srimathe Ramanujaya Nama:

Like everyone, I am also pained to read what Mani has written about
treatment of cows.

I have a suggestion. At least some  us who can afford some space at our
present/future homes should consider
creating a 'Goshala' and nurture atleast one cow at home. This may need a
small change in the mindset and yet we can try to maintain a decent and a
neat
'Ghoshala' at our homes.  Instead of constructing a spa or swimming pool
at our backyard, constructing a clean 'ghoshala' is welcome. As Sri.Mohan
has said, we can offer fresh milk to Our Lord and par take them as
prasadam.


These ideas are not invented by me . I remember in Kooram village, My aunt
used to have a lot cows and she always used to distribute milk to others
free of cost!! (Remember Brahmins are not suppose to sell Food stuff esp
Milk) She had so much of reverence towards them and every cow is called
as' Laskhmi'

I am  inspired by Amul director Kurien's( instrumental in Sucess of
'Operation Flood' movement in India  which resulted in India being no. in
world in Milk production ) emotions towards Milk production, ,co operative
dairies and care of cattle. I am also inspired by one article in India
today on our Sri.M A Alwar's father on living peacefully with nature.  I
think it is right time for us to get all the 'good' ideas of eco
friendliness of  olden days.

For Information, Last year,, Swami Shankaracharya of Kanchi had launched a
cow protection campaign in India to create awareness among  people on
sacredness of Cow and to stop   of some vested interests act of driving
off cows and other cattle to border Kerala state from TN where Slaughter
of Cattle is allowed by Govt..

I am hearing that even today, many cows were driven from TN to Kerala to
be just slaughtered..... Painful...


Regards

KM Narayanan










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