Posted by Madan Gopal Das | Posted in Principles of Cow Protection, Serving Cows Practically | Posted on 26-05-2010
Sadhana bhakti and go seva (service to cows) – Service to cows is an integral part of sadhna. Therefore we see that in past all the ashrams of spiritualist had cow in there ashrams. Serving cows is one of best ways to please Sri Krsna. Sri pada vallabhcharya of tusti marg had said. “There are 3 ways to take shelter of God, sri Krsna. One is to surrender to Krsna and other two are to surrender to scripture Srimad bhagwat and holy mother cow.
We see that glories of holy cow ( http://mgdas.com/2010/04/vedic-cow/ ) are sung in all the puranas and vedic scriptures. This is because of its role in spiritual progress of human society. One of ways to advance spiritually is to chant holy names of Krsna while serving cows. If we can chant holy names of God while serving cows then it is supremely beneficial.
If singing of holy names accompany milking, bathing of cows, scratching them, etc. then our sadhana becomes even more perfect. Glories of holy names are unlimited. And when holy names are connected with go seva (service to cows) then the glories of holy names becomes multiplied further.
All can serve cows in various ways. Its not only that only rich people can serve cows by donating for them. Even most poor can serve cows and chant holy names simultaneously. Even if one doesn’t have money, land or grass still he can serve cows. He can go to goshala and clean it, broom it. He can pick up the cow dung and put it at right place. He can go and scratch the cow’s dewlap portion. It pleases them a lot. He can take cows for grazing.