I received this article written by Devinder Sharma via an email sent by a friend. I thought it was some thing worth reading.
Holy Cows — Acclaimed abroad, despised at home
A couple of days back, newspaper in Punjab reported that an American company — World Wide Sires Ltd — is planning to provide high-quality semen to dairy farmers. Some days back, I had heard that the Kerala Minister for Animal Husbandry was thinking of importing some improved cattle breeds from Denmark for cross-breeding with the local cows.
I find this shocking. Read the rest of this entry »
From Mahabharata Anushashan parva – Chapter 51
Once upon a time there was a sage name Chayavan, who was a great Tapasvi and also the son of Bhrugu Rishi .Once he undertook a vow to remain inside water for meditation. He wanted to give up attachment, anger, pride, pain, pleasure, sorrow etc. He was inside the water for 12 years and meditated. Seeing this austerity and nature of great soul all the living entities inside the water became his friends and had no fear from him. Once this great saint entered the confluence of Ganga and Yamuna rivers with great faith and humility. At times he would perform Samadhi inside water and sometimes float on water. In this way, lot of time passed away. Read the rest of this entry »
Once upon a time, a Sanyasi visited a very gentle Brahman Family. Brahman Couple had no children and so they were little unhappy. In spite of that, they were very religious and devoted couple. Brahman was quite well to do and prosperous. The Brahman couple received the Sanyasi very nicely and served him very nicely. Later neighbours of this Brahman couple came and listened to the Sanyasi with great devotion. In those days, people had great respect and faith on the saintly people, and sannyasi used to give right kind of advice and lived up to the mark of sanyasi. Post lunch villagers and the saint started discussing on various topics. Read the rest of this entry »
Seth Sadiramji had a very faithful servant. Servant’s grandfather was staying in Jodhpur who moved to Vidyarane village in Bikaner district. Once when grandfather was going to his field, on the way he say a cow that had injured his leg and could hardly stand up. The Grandfather thought that the cow must be hungry and thirsty from 3 to 4 days. Read the rest of this entry »
Once upon a time in the year 1986, there was severe drought in the state of Maharashtra and Karnataka. Poor people, cows, bulls and other animals were dying from hunger and thirst. Few people from from Bijapur (lamina Caste) had come to Kolhapur to earn a better living. They had brought many cows and bulls along with them, however because of the circumstances they were selling their cows at a very low price. This was an excellent opportunity for Butcher. Read the rest of this entry »