Truth is no theory, no speculative system of philosophy, no intellectual insight.
Truth is exact correspondence with reality.
For man, truth is the unshakeable knowledge of his real nature, the Self.
What’s your HQ (Hinduism Quotient)?
1. The name of Lord Krishna’s conch is __________.
2. ______ is Lord Shiva’s divine mount. (Hint: Think Amooo-zing)
3. Who was the Goddess who emerged during the Churning of the Ocean (Samudra Manthanam)?
The Amooo-zing Animals
Animals hold high esteem in Hinduism. Most of the Gods and Goddesses are associated with an animal. Durga mounts a lion, Saraswati is surrounded by swans, Ganesha’s best friend is a mouse, and Lakshmi has elephants beside her. But the one animal that’s the most amoo-zing of all…you guessed it….is the cow! You must have heard the phrase “Gai hamari mata hai” (The cow is our mother). That phrase makes complete sense when we think of all the things that the cow does for us. Firstly, it’s a low maintanance and friendly animal. Secondly, it’s because of the cow we enjoy treats like ice-cream, yogurt, starbucks, ghee, etc. Not only does the cow feed vegetarians, it also sacrifices itself for the McDonalds loving folk out there. Hard to believe but cow dung was used as a major source of fuel in the past and is still used today. Gow-mutra (Cow urine) also has a use but we’ll stop right there in-case you’re faint hearted (if you’re still interested, click here). The Lion may be king of the jungle but the Cow is definitely the MOTHER of all animals. In conclusion, animals are just as cool as us and deserve respect for what they give. Next May 10th be sure to wish all your mommies a happy mother’s day…not just the one who gave you life 😀
*We’d the to thank the cows for their contribution to this piece.
Dhanyavad and see you on Thursday!
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