Thursday, 20 June 2013

Hindu Dharma is like a Cow - Story 8

People may enquire about how Hindu Dharma is like and the answer should be similar to a Cow. Bull represents Dharma, the righteousness, virtues or representation of good Karma. Dharma has four pillars. Dharma, Artha, Kaama, Mokhsya - Right Knowledge, Right Fortune, Right Actions or Karma and Right Purpose or goal in life. The purpose being full freedom and liberation from attachments, ignorance and dualism. 
There are four Varna, colors of life. There are four Ashrama, retreats or stages of life. Hindu Dharma has four legs. Veda also describes the four aspects of Bhrahma, Ohm - the sound energy. The people who are slaughtering Cows or Bulls are intentionally involved in destroying the mother earth. Something that binds us in righteousness, right karma it is called Dharma. Because Earth holds us, protects us and embraces us and we call her Dhara. Dhara and Dharma are synonyms.
Hindu Dharma is like a mother, full of compassion, nurturing, caring and pleasant. Hindu dharma has a lot of pilgrimages and so do cows. All pilgrimages reside within cows. Nature and Soul are not separate, they live in coexistence as complement each other. Similarly to Radha and Krishna, they can NOT be dissociated. We can con-firmly declare that Hindu Dharma and Cow are indivisible, inseparable and identical. As we can also declare with confirmation that the essence of bulls and cows have the same identity. Their personality, psychological behavior and values assert sameness. Cow is the form of earth and Bull represents the governing principles of earth. Cow is the symbol of Dharma as explained in the four pillars. In Hinduism, Cow does not signify or considered only as a mundane wealth.
In these materialistic world people see everything with their materialistic eyes rather with virtuous or moral excellence. Material progress has dominated the intellectual or spiritual civilization. Wealth follows the virtues and morality not the other way around. Human development, progress and constructions are the results of blissfulness and liberation, not the other way around.

Speak the truth, softly with pleasant mind and full of love like cows. Cow (Gau) in sanskrit also means senses. All senses are fulfilling and so are the cows. Hindu Dharma is based on Cow as she provides every ritual elements that are needed from birth till death. Even during the instance of dying or delay abode or during abstaining from ultimate freedom she is the source of knowledge and liberation. She shines the perspective of emancipating from materialistic bondage. ‘Panch Gabya’, five resourceful live elements (milk, curd, butter, urine and dung) are given to humans as soon as they are born. They are of reverence and intensely stimulating, nutritious, vivacious and full with highly nurturing spirit. During the span of Hindu ritual life the cow-dung and cow-urine are also considered useful and holy, full of glory and respect. In a Hindu house, after the death of a family member they cover over or touch up the doorsteps with cow-dung, give cow-urine as Ganga-jal on the mouth of deceased and donate cows to the needy. 
There is a saying that after the death, if a family donates a cow it makes it easier for deceased one to cross the difficult rivers on the way towards his/her celestial destination. Cows have their own divine abode,aka goloka, where Krishna is the protector.
Hindus have well connection with cows before or even after the death. Salutations and victory to the mother cow. ** Hari Ohm Tatsat **  

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