Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara – A small and very touching incident shared by Shri Mahalingam and translated by Shri R. Sridhar, our volunteer. The only way to stop this is, we all come together and save more cows that are going to abattoirs for slaughter. Rama Rama
Can we sell our Mother?
One day Mahaperiyavaa was asking all those who had come for Darshan ‘Can we sell our Mother? Can we sell her just because she has become old?’
People around Him were perplexed at these queries. Why should some one sell their Mother and that too an aged Mother? Even if we sell who will buy her? We have never heard someone selling their mother. So everyone said in one voice ‘A Mother should never be sold’.
Mahaperiyava continued ‘But such an heinous act is happening in our country. In which State? Is it in Himachal? Or Arunachal? No. Its happening in our own Tamilnadu. Everyday several hundreds are being sold. The purchaser takes it away somewhere’.
The people who had been serving Mahaperiyava, for decades, had never heard Him speak with such grief anytime before.
‘We worship the cow calling it Go-Maatha, bathing it and decorating it with Kungumam. We drink the Cow’s milk, though we do not give it to temple (for abishegam). But once it becomes old and stops giving milk, we don’t tend it at home. We simply sell it to the butcher. This is atrocious. If we kill the Cow, which is the embodiment of all deities, how will God protect us? Rich people must build ‘Go-Shaalas’ (Cow-Sheds) and protect the old cows’.
The five things which we get from the cow (Pancha-Gavyam) are essential for the worship of the Divine.
Mahaperiva’s Love and compassions towards the Cows knows no barriers. When He sees them He will get transformed as Sri Krishna (cow-herd) of Gokulam.
Thanks : Srimatam, Sri Balu Mama, in his book ‘Kachimudoor Karunamoorthy’.
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