The differences between milk produced in a modern conventional setting and a cow protection project are diametric opposites. They could not be further away from each other even if they tried. And the idea of paying money in a cow protection herd for milk that they produce is one of the reasons that cow protection does not work. If we try to mix up the way modern day dairy herds operate by making money and turning milk production into a type of business then we have misunderstood the holistic principles of cow protection.
Apr 27 2014 Why I am not vegan
Consuming dairy from a loved, respected and protected cow is perfectly in line with the essential ideology of veganism -- non-violence. But if you're a fanatical vegan, you won't bring yourself to accept such a possibility. So it is best to avoid trying to press that ideal into a new form of the ideology, but rather accept the fact that veganism in the strictest sense of the term is flawed.
Apr 16 2014 The Iskcon Cow Protection Culture
Because Iskcon is a spiritual holistic society it means Iskcon can demonstrate the alternative to capitalism. When defining the original and conclusive purposes of Iskcon Srila Prabhupada also included a lifestyle principle as well as many other spiritual practices. The 6th purpose of Iskcon is aimed and directed to all members of Iskcon towards their lifestyle so that the whole of Iskcon is single pointedly and united to gaining these goals of life.
Apr 12 2014 The Iskcon non violence myth
The whole subject of violence within the dairy industry was the basis for spawning the alternate diet of vegans. Rather than embracing the positive instructions of cow protection by following the universal aspects of the definitions and goals of cow protection an alternative diet was sought. Bearing in mind the rather narrow criteria of considering violence in the dairy industry as an exclusive situation that is not applicable to any other type of farming, food production and horticultural enterprise the Iskcon conclusions are debated practically on a yearly basis.
Myths and fantasies are an essential part of ordinary human culture. Through science fiction, legends, and fairy tales, the mundane imagination soars, unfettered by reality. But here's one daydream Krishna's devotees, in the real world of bhakti, can do without: we spiritually benefit the condemned cow by offering its milk to Krishna.
Jan 18 2014 Milk Offsets ‚ÄďThe Fourth Alternative
The discussion of whether devotees should use industrial milk currently has 3 schools of thought: 1. Use it and ok if it is offered. 2. Become a vegan. 3. Drink milk only from protected cows. A fourth alternative has been discussed, Milk Offsets.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: We would like to bring to your kind attention that at the recent meeting of the ISKCON India Advisory Council (IIAC) it was decided that all ISKCON centers having any number of cows, bulls or calves must register their centre and each individual animal with the Ahimsa Foundation for Cattle Protection (AFFCAP)
Cow slaughter is now a serious offence and could invite a jail term of up to seven years in Madhya Pradesh. Consuming, keeping or transporting beef of any cow progeny will invite the same punishment
With its new Protected Cow Dairy Initiative, ISKCON New Vrindaban is carefully taking one step at a time back towards dairy self-sufficiency. Nityodita Das, who spearheaded the Initiative, fondly remembers the early days of New Vrindaban, when ISKCON Founder Acharya Srila Prabhupada was still physically present
Oct 22 2013 Rakhe Krishna Bakrid ke‚Ä¶!!
The miraculous rescue by Iskcon devotees, of a cow who was supposed to be slaughtered, with the involvement of the police and other higher authorities
Mar 18 2013 Why Veganism in Iskcon does not work, part 2
Veganism is just a dietary consideration primarily based on a certain ethic, that shows no alternatives to pro-actively engage in, which is purely egocentrically motivated
Mar 7 2013 Why Veganism does not work in Iskcon
The mode of goodness is the key stepping stone to the transcendental world. Unless the devotee has entered into the mode of goodness there is no chance of controlling the mind and senses, which means no advancement can be made
Focus for this issue is: 1- Padayatra Bulls. 2- Resident's of cow's body. 3- Value of cows
May 10 2012 Care For Cows - Videos
In the month of February 2012, I had the good fortune to visit Sri Vrndavana Dhama, where I filmed the Care for Cows project and interviewed its dedicated staff members. I would like to share these videos with you, and to encourage you to visit the project and its website (www.careforcows.org). Please contribute in any way you can to this go-seva
Apr 21 2012 All glories to the cows the beloved of the Lord!
Out of love for the cows the Supreme Personality of Godhead has awarded this meek animal with eyes resembling lotus petals, slanting sideways and always filled with warmth
Devotee serving at Sahyadri Sri Krishna Balarama Ksetra (SSKBK) in South Karnataka, the rural base for the ISKCON Daiva Varmasrama Ministry (IDVM) conducted the long awaited opening at their new goshala today, January 24, 2012, naming it SAHYADRI SURABHI GOSHALA
Jan 14 2012 Go-Seva
Krishna was also named ‚ÄúGopal‚ÄĚ because of his service to the cows. Krishna would take the cows in the forests and would even milk cows while staying in Braj. He treated cows with utmost care. When he would play flute cows would stop eating and start crying. As Krishna went to Mathura cows would not even eat, they were deeply saddened by krishna‚Äôs absence
Jan 1 2012 Care for Cows Newsletter January 2012
In this edition of 22 pages (2.2 MB) we present reports on: 1. Basu Ghosh's visit to the Bansi Gir Goshalla in Amedhabad, Gujarat. 2. The four new residents admitted this month. 3. A study which demonstrates that cows select best friends. 4. The practical ways to determine if and when your cow is in heat. 5. An excerpt from the famous Kalyana Kalpataru Volume IX February 1945
May 23 2011 Sustainable Cow Protection
If a family keeps a cow and calf and has a few acres of land, a vegetarian diet is easily sustainable. I know a family in Colorado whose cow gives nine gallons of milk a day and she lactates for four to five years. They have enough land for the cow and her offspring to graze on and even with several months of winter they can easily maintain their cow
We all know that Lord Krishna, whose name is Govinda, is the best well-wisher of the cows. Actually, without cows no society can sustain itself. Therefore all of you who are here today participating in this very important conference have a very high responsibility because of the critical condition in which we are faced today
Oct 6 2010 Why Cow Protection does not work in Iskcon
Perhaps you may not agree with the premise that the question alludes to. Perhaps you think Cow protection is alive and well and living in Iskcon. My answer is that you would be wrong. Cow protection in Iskcon is more akin to a Cow protection show or Cow protection zoo
Oct 5 2010 For those who love cows
I am sure you would like my latest PowerPoint presentation (converted to PDF) on Cow protection. The presentation is in plain English.
Jun 30 2010 Krishna’s Cows
As described in the Brahma Samhita (surabhi apbipalayantam), Lord Krishna on His planet, Goloka Vrindavana, engages in tending the surabhi cows. These cows are the Lord's pet animals
His Grace Srivatsa Das, President of ISKCON New Naimisharanya Farm, Dabilpur Medchal, Hyderabad was called upon the stage and was honored in the august presence of elite citizens of Hyderabad.
Dec 2 2009 Care for Cows Newsletter December 2009
Nov 30 2009 Get connected with COW, NOW!!
No Meat Eating does not mean just Vegetarianism, Ahimsa or nonviolence is not only non-killing, it also means that one‚Äôs attitude must be of maitri (amity) and peace.
Nov 18 2009 Online signature campaign for Cow Protection
Oct 11 2009 Battle for Cow Protection has Began
This Yatra is an endeavor to present the whole issue in right perspective before the countrymen so that the nation could move to the right direction. This is a fact that the protection of the human life lies in the protection of the cow and village
Sep 29 2009 Join Vishwa Mangal Gow-Gram Yatra
Sep 14 2009 My heartiest gratitude for protecting the cow
A massive movement is set to begin for the cow protection, to develop the villages and bring prosperity and happiness to the nation and the world.
Aug 1 2009 Care for Cows Newsletter August 2009
The overwhelming momentum in Iskcon today is building towards the actual proper establishment of cow protection.The past idea that we just have some Cows hanging around with some red handprints on their sides and some garlands around their necks and costing a whole lot of money to keep is passing us by now.
Jul 5 2009 Care for Cows Newsletter July 2009
May 27 2009 Cow protection - economy - community
Many devotees have posted articles raising the question about cow protection and economy. In all seriousness this is a relevant question. Many cow protection programmes have not only not been able to generate any wealth but have actually cost a lot of money to pay for.
May 24 2009 Urban farming and self-sufficiency
It is very good that the GBC is concerned about the decline in the development of ISKCON farms. But the problem goes deeper than just not enough money and time put into our existing model of what simple and natural living implies.