Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara,
Couple of days before this last weekend, I was passing by a home that had cows; saw two men wearing lungis talking to the cow owner pointing to the calves. Sensed something was not right and my guess was right. I met with the owner’s wife an hour later and asked what the matter was. She said they were planning to sell these calves for slaughter on Friday as they were in need of funds for conducting a marriage. Requested her to sell these innocent calves to me for which she reluctantly agreed and said she will ask her husband. Met and spoke to her husband later that day. By HIS anugraham closed the deal. These calves were transported safely to Madras Pinjrapole, Otteri as you see in the pictures below.
A small tit bit on this, I was about to take a different route and for some reason in the last minute changed my plan and went in this direction (where the cow owner home is) which enabled me see these slaughter brokers negotiating with the owner. If I had gone in another direction I would not have seen any of these at all. This goes to show how fickle our lives are and the great anugraham Bhagawan is showering on us. Let’s keep remembering this fact, keep following his upadesams as much as we can and HE will show a way.
As mentioned before, as a sathsang family we all need to contribute our little bit every month and save a few precious divine lives and fulfill Sri Periyava’s wish as below. Will keep providing transparency as much I can including sending receipts to the donors who contributed for this cause so they know which cow/calf their funds contributed in saving.
Please mention ‘Cow Rescue’ in the subject line and send a note with your name, amount to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com for tracking purposes.
For donations in India, here are the details:
Sri Pratyaksha Charitable Trust
Bank & Branch: City Union Bank Ltd.Mount Road Branch.Chennai 600006
A/c No 049001000645148
For contribution in US – you can make electronic payment to firstname.lastname@example.org from your bank via Zelle or QuickPay etc. This is the MOST convenient method for all.
முன்காலங்களில் ‘பசு மடம்’ என்று வைத்து நம் க்ராமமெல்லாம் போஷிக்கப்பட்ட இந்த தர்மத்தில் பிற்பாடு நாம் ச்ரத்தை இழந்து விட்டோம். ஆனால் பிஞ்சராபோல், கோசாலா என்று வைத்து இந்த வடக்கத்திக்காரர்கள் எத்தனை வாத்ஸல்யத்தோடு பக்தியோடு பசுக்களைப் பராமரிக்கிறார்கள்?
கோவதை கூடாது என்று சட்டம் பண்ணிவிடலாம். ஆனால் கறவைக்கும் உழவுக்கும் ப்ரயோஜனமி்ல்லாத மாடுகளைப் பராமரிக்க மக்களான நாம் தக்க ஏற்பாடு பண்ணாவிட்டால் அவை வயிறு காய்ந்து குற்றுயிரும் குலை உயிருமாகக் கஷ்டப்பட வேண்டித்தான் வரும். கோ-ரக்ஷணம் என்பது ஜீவகாருண்யத்துக்கு ஜீவகாருண்யம்; அதுவே ஒரு பெரிய லக்ஷ்மி பூஜையும் ஆகும். – ஜகத்குரு ஸ்ரீ சந்திரசேகரேந்திர சரஸ்வதி ஸ்வாமிகள்
We have lost interest in this dharma under which villages had Pasumadam (shelter for cows) in earlier days. But with how much compassion the North Indians rear the cows in Pinjarapoles and Ghoshalas? Law against cow slaughter can be enacted. But if we as people do not make any proper arrangement for maintaining the unyielding and unuseful cattle for ploughing, then they will have to suffer for their livelihood. Cow protection is more than compassion and love towards other souls (Jeevakarunyam) . This is a great pooja to Goddess Lakshmi as well. – Jagadguru SriChandrasekharendra Saraswathi Swamigal
Picture of Cows in Owners Home – They never had a roof above them and were always toiling in sun or rain.
Calves Transported to Pinjarapole
Calves In Pinjrapole – A place where cows are guaranteed meal/water twice a day with a roof above them