Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Krishna is a Cowherd Boy

sri-suka uvaca
chandasam api cesvarah
raksam icchams tanur dhatte
dharmasyarthasya caiva hi

Sri Sukadeva Gosvami said: O King, for the sake of protecting the
cows, brahmanas, demigods, devotees, the Vedic literature, religious
principles, and principles to fulfill the purpose of life, the Supreme
Personality of Godhead accepts the forms of incarnations.

The Supreme Personality of Godhead generally appears in various types
of incarnations to give protection to the cows and brahmanas. The Lord is
described as go-brahmana-hitaya ca; in other words, He is always eager to
benefit the cows and brahmanas. When Lord Krsna appeared, He purposefully
became a cowherd boy and showed personally how to give protection to the
cows and calves. Similarly, He showed respect to Sudama Vipra, a real
brahmana. From the Lord's personal activities, human society should learn
how to give protection specifically to the brahmanas and cows. Then the
protection of religious principles, fulfillment of the aim of life and
protection of Vedic knowledge can be achieved. Without protection of
cows, brahminical culture cannot be maintained; and without brahminical
culture, the aim of life cannot be fulfilled. The Lord, therefore, is
described as go-brahmana-hitaya because His incarnation is only for the
protection of the cows and brahmanas. Unfortunately, because in Kali-yuga
there is no protection of the cows and brahminical culture, everything is
in a precarious position. If human society wants to be exalted, the
leaders of society must follow the instructions of Bhagavad-gita and give
protection to the cows, the brahmanas and brahminical culture.


ISCOWP Website

Life Wirh the Cows and Land

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