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    Serving Srila Prabhupada directly by Cow Protection Service since 1978
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  1. Hare Krishna! I am very pleased to present a nice store with products that have the Protectacow Artwork and Photographs proudly dissplayed on them. With the purchase of any of our products, from books to underwear, all images have a Cow or Ox/Bull that is Protected as in Srila Prabhupada's instructions for us all. We have purposely kept all prices as low as they can be, and any profit goes to feed and upkeep of Prabhupada's "pet project" the Protection of Krishna's Cows, Oxen and Bulls. Please visit the store http://www.cafepress.com/protectacow
  2. My brother recently was telling me that he does not think it is right to kill plants for food. I asked him when was the last time that he killed a Apple Tree when he ate an apple? Or when was the time that he killed a Wheat,Oat or Rye plant when he ate some grains. (all grains are harvested after the plant died and dryed up) Or a Potatoe, they too die before we harvest the tuber underground. Did you ever wonder why it is called "amber waves of grain"? When the grain is growing and alive it is green, it is not untill it dries up that it is harvested. I am a farmer myself and have never killed a plant to eat it.
  3. Since there are numerous quotes for "Economic" within our Protectacow website, i am posting the link for all of the times when Srila Prabhupada uses that word in our published posts. Also here are some quotes from Srila Prabhupada's Protect a Cow farm website (click on them to get the full quote)....... this quote is a link, click on it Just see how the economic problems will be solved simply by one movement, this Krsna consciousness movement. Try to understand. Mahi. Because mahi will produce everything. Just like here in this Letchmore Heath there are so many, so much land lying vacant. You produce you own food. Why you are going to London, to the factories? There is no need. This is wrong civilization. Here is land. You produce your food. If you produce your food, there is no need of going hundred miles, fifty miles on your motorcycle or motor to earn your livelihood. Why? There is no need. Then you require petrol. And petrol there is scarcity. Then you require so many parts, so many.... That means you are making the whole thing complicated unnecessarily. Unnecessarily. There is no need. Simply you keep to the land and produce your food, and the cows are there. They will supply you milk. Then where is your economic problems. If you have sufficient grains, sufficient vegetables, sufficient milk from the land where you are living, where your economic problem? Why you should go to other place? That is Vedic civilization. Everyone should remain in the spot and produce everything as he requires, and God will help you. Because you can produce from the land anywhere. this Prabhupada quote is a link, click on it The basic principle of economic development is centered on land and cows. The necessities of human society are food grains, fruits, milk, minerals, clothing, wood, etc. One requires all these items to fulfill the material needs of the body. click this quote for entire post How they were happy, the inhabitants of Vrndavana with Krsna and living and cows. That I want to introduce. At any cost do it and... Don't bother about big, big buildings. It is not required. Useless waste of time. Produce. Make the whole field green. See that. Then whole economic question solved. Finally click this link to view entire collection of results for "economic" in our weblog Protectacow! I gotta' get back to work, for Prabhupada!
  4. If you Protect a Cow for Srila Prabhupada and Govinda as they Advocated, and then you got nice Cream from that Protected Cow, and put it in the Coffee, then you would be doing something positive for Prabhupada and Krishna. So they would be pleased w/you, and bless you that you do not need that coffee, and the taste would be less, you would give it up. So Protectacow for Prabhupada and Krishna today! It is so purifying, and recommended too!
  5. I just found a quote by Bhisma Prabhu from the Mahabharata. In this long quote from Bhisma Prabhu he points out how the Cow is not only the Mother of all Humanity, but even of the Deity Themselves. If you have any respect for the Deity, then think of how much respect you should have for the Deity's Mother.
  6. And then he rigorously advocated Protecting Cows himself, just as Krishna's example did. Prabhupada's disciples went to great lengths to provide Prabhupada with Protected Cow's Milk, we used to drive in car with our milk for 5 hours to do so. I think his idea was to have satellite temples of his farm communities, growing and milking on their own, providing the necessities to the city temple. Prabhupada Paris, August 2, 1976 : In Allahabad I was keeping cow, there was facility.......... http://protectacow.typepad.com/goshalla/2005/04/prabhupada_in_a.html#more
  7. I was told that i was a "spiritual archeologist" when i found Prabhupada's first written article on his mission in the west. Which was not republished untill our Archeology. You just reminded me of it, and you were not getting much replies to your question, sorry ! archeology: The systematic study of past human life and culture by the recovery and examination of remaining material evidence. spiritual archeology: The systematic study of past Acharya life and culture by the recovery and examination of remaining material evidence. Butler Eagle Times sept.22,1965
  8. we uncovered A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami's first news article on his mission to the USA, when he had been in the Us. for only about 5 days! check out our Spiritual Archeology.............http://protectacow.typepad.com/goshalla/2005/08/protectacow_exc.html Protectacow Exclusive! Srila Prabhupada's first article written about his mission in the west sept.22,1965 Butler Eagle, Pennsylvania Protectacow Archives Exclusive! Excerpt from article: "Life and Milk of Cow" is all-important to the Swamiji's way of life; all else is artificial, he claims.
  9. Krishna Book Chapter Six Putana Killed, excerpts........... http://protectacow.typepad.com/goshalla/2006/02/this_incident_g.html#more When the gopis saw little Krsna fearlessly playing on Putana's lap, they very quickly came and picked Him up. Mother Yasoda, Rohini, and other elderly gopis immediately performed the auspicious rituals by taking the tail of a cow and circumambulating His body. The child was completely washed with the urine of a cow, and the dust created by the hooves of the cows was thrown all over His body. This was all just to save little Krsna from future inauspicious accidents. This incident gives us a clear indication of how important the cow is to the family, society and to living beings in general. http://protectacow.typepad.com/goshalla/2006/02/this_incident_g.html#more
  10. I believe to conceive children in Krishna Consciousness, is Pure! And in our line of Acharyas most did have children, are you saying that when they did so, they contaminated the thread by performing Bhakti Yoga within a Krishna Conscious Family? I think it is purifying. the following excerpt from recent Acharya can be viewed here..... http://protectacow.typepad.com/goshalla/2005/01/madya_lila_chai.html#more View page here..................-------->>>>>>http://protectacow.typepad.com/goshalla/2005/01/madya_lila_chai.html#more January firewood gathering for the family.
  11. COW PROTECTION In 1973, Europe's first Cow Protection Project was started at Bhaktivedanta Manor. As the name suggests, the cows are cared for during their entire lives. The programme aims to show how cows and bulls living in a cruelty-free environment will give milk and do agricultural work and transport. The Cow Protection Project is set within the Bhaktivedanta Manor's estate of 77 acres. From the shelter of the cow barns the cows wander each day into the pastures and woodlands to graze. Their lives are natural and carefree, under the devotional farm management and congregational community. There are currently almost 30 oxen (bulls) in the herd, with an annual increase of 3 calves per year. The breeding schedule will eventually reach a plateau of about 60 animals. About 7 cows give 20,000 litres of milk a year. The newborn calves drink to their fill for about 10 to 12 days, and then, when they start to nibble grass, they are pastured separately from their mums but still get their milk twice a day. After 5 or 6 months, they no longer need daily milk. Our bulls really begin their productive life when they reach age three, at which time they are trained to plough and to pull carts and equipment. Being naturally muscular and strong they thrive when their power is put to practical use. Besides carting, they help pull the mowers and turners for hay-making. They also like to drive the gear system for making flour and rolling their own food. Ploughing is a special challenge for them because they have to walk in a very straight line, but with a bit of practice they easily master it. Sometimes they are invited to the local towns for carnivals and processions, and often they take the lead position. Each year thousands of children from across the country are enchanted by the oxen, as the kids are driven on a tour of the farm and grounds by an ox-wagon designed for this purpose. The cows and oxen are a part of the life of the residents and guests of Bhaktivedanta Manor. The Manor offers an alternative, God-centred and natural life to anyone challenged by the complexities of modern life. In our care for the cows we recognise the economic challenges of maintaining such large animals in an environment of cheap food and in a country primarily non-vegetarian in diet. However, the cows produce an auspicious atmosphere of good fortune and mental satisfaction that is hard to value but can only be experienced. The special, God-given symbiosis between cows and man is especially important and historically inseparable. We know that by pleasing the cows and bulls, humanity simultaneously pleases the Supreme Lord, Krishna. We warmly invite you to visit the Bhaktivedanta Manor Cow Protection Project any day between 0900 and 1800, and if you want a guided tour, then watch for the open days. If you want to bring some food for the cows, the suitable things are carrots, cabbages, potatoes, spinach and gur (jaggery-sugar). Please ensure that you ask a member of the farm staff before feeding the cows. (It is likely that you will be asked to feed only a token, the rest being put aside for later).
  12. Yes this above story is very nice. The Voiths have done huge preaching how the sub chapter of being a Hindu as a Hare Krishna means that you are a Cow Protector. This is the FUNdamental position of a Krishna Devotee! This story has made it around the whole world, and not once have they been connected to any bad cults, where illegal crimes have been committed. This story is all about the Right to practise Krishna Bhakti, and to do so, one has to be able to Protect Cows. That is their FUNdamental Right and Position. click this link to go directly to another great Cow Protector for Srila Prabhupada.........>Srila Prabhupada instructed his followers to find ways and means to inaugurate the Hindu tradition of protecting cows in America, because without protection of the cow, Brahminical culture cannot be maintained. and click this link to view the first article written about Prabhupada in America 1965 (results of Protectacow's Spiritual Archeology Digging!)..................>Excerpt from article:" Life and Milk of Cow" is all-important to the Swamiji's way of life; all else is artificial, he claims.
  13. Prabhupada: Yes. That I want. I... Everywhere I go and say, how these rascals...? So much land is lying, and these rascals are not developing. And they are making... What is that? Coal stone. Coal. They are interested with these bricks and stones, not green vegetables. Such a rascal government. Give them facility. We know how to do it. Annad bhavanti bhutani parjanyad anna-sambhavah, yajnad bhavati parjanyah. Let them engage in kirtana. There will be more water for gardening, and it will be moist, and then produce fodder for the animals and food for you. And animal gives you milk. That is Vrndavana life. And they are absorbed in this so-called opulence. Krsna has taken birth. They are bringing so many nice, pleasant foodstuff, very well-dressed and ornamented. These are description. In the morning we were reading. How they were happy, the inhabitants of Vrndavana with Krsna and living and cows. That I want to introduce. At any cost do it and... Don't bother about big, big buildings. It is not required. Useless waste of time. Produce. Make the whole field green. See that. Then whole economic question solved. Then you eat sumptuous. Eat sumptuously. The animal is happy. The animal even does not give milk; let them eat and pass stool and urine. That is welcome. After all, eating, they will pass stool. So that is beneficial, not that simple milk is beneficial. Even the stool is beneficial. Therefore I am asking so much here and..., "Farm, farm, farm, farm..." That is not my program--Krsna's program. Annad bhavanti bhutani. Produce greenness everywhere, everywhere. Vrndavana. It is not this motorcar civilization. Prabhupada: How they were happy, the inhabitants of Vrndavana with Krsna and living and cows. That I want to introduce. At any cost do it
  14. I will have to speculate the answer to these questions Srila Prabhupada.................... ... first perhaps your followers do not have the faith in you, and Krishna to do as you instruct? Perhaps it is because they do not like "simple living", and want to have a nice car, tv, radio, satellite service, store bought food, fancy cloths, nice house in a fancy neighborhood? Perhaps they are just trapped by the maya of these things and can not think of a way to escape? Perhaps they think that you and Krishna are just influenced by "gandi" or Nanda Maharaja? Perhaps they are just more into "high living and simple thinking"? Perhaps they are influenced by their parents or peers, or institutionalized religions gone bad? There could be many many reasons i guess? But one thing is for sure Srila Prabhupada, you and Krishna by your examples and teaching/instructions have given them many many chances to do the right thing. And if they think it is "ok" to just keep going on for ever this way, for ever, without protecting their own mother, and father in the shape of the Cow and Bull, either by supporting those who are Protecting our 4 legged parents or by doing so themselves, while taking the benefits of these parents, someday soon they will reap the Karma of this selfish act, is'nt that right? <font color="blue"> Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 1 Chapter 10 Verse 4......................excerpt from purport......................It is said here that the cows used to moisten the pasturing land with milk because their milk bags were fatty and the animals were <font color="black">joyfull. </font color> Do they not require, therefore, <font color="black">proper protection for a joyful life </font color>by being fed with a sufficient quantity of grass in the field? <font color="black"> Why should men kill cows for their selfish purposes? </font color> Why should man not be satisfied with grains, fruits and milk, which, combined together, can produce hundreds and thousands of palatable dishes. Why are there slaughterhouses all over the world to kill innocent animals?[/ </font color> As a supporter of Cow Protection and only a Webservant of Protectacow, i beg the forgiveness for these speculations, and they are not official Protectacow statements, just my own thoughts as servant of the Cow Herd Boys/Girls.
  15. <font color="blue"> By His personal example Lord Krishna wanted to teach us the value of protecting cows. Nanda Maharaja is said to have possessed nine hundred thousand cows, and at the time of Lord Sri Krsna (about five thousand years ago) the tract of land known as Vrndavana was flooded with milk and butter. Therefore God's gifted professions for mankind are agriculture and cow protection ............. </font color> from our Position Paper> "The Light of the Bhagavat".....click this link to read much much more on the importance according to Lord Krishna and A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami........ The protection of cows, therefore, is not merely a religious sentiment but a means to secure the highest benefit for human society.
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