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Cows in Vedic Tradition – Reasons to Worship Mother Cow

According to my understanding Hindus worship cows because they were our livelihood. If this were the case, then we would have other’s worshiping the horse, others worshiping the goat, others worshiping their jewellery, etc., according to their livelihood. The worship of the cow goes much deeper than the economic development we receive from her. Do the scriptures tell us to worship our mother, father and guru simply because they feed us? Or is there a higher purpose behind it? Within the body of the cow reside all 33 crore devatas. Respect to the cow is respect to God, for where ever there is the cow, Lord Vishnu also resides. This is the scriptural statement. We should not lower our motives to the respect for money or livelihood. The Gita (8.6) tells us that the realized soul sees gold and stones equally, having no attachment for either: jnana-vijnana-triptatma kuta-stho vijitendriyah yukta […]

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