The actual philosophical reason for cow protection is very simple: all living entities deserve protection from slaughter and other violence at the hands of humans. Not only cows, all animals have souls the same as we do. They are all children of Krsna, all dear to Him.
The cow, however, is our MOTHER. Vedic philosophy teaches there are seven mothers: the birth mother, the nurse, the wife of the brahmin, the wife of the king, the wife of the spiritual master, the earth and the cow - because she gives her milk to nourish us.
All mothers should hold a position of respect. Likewise, the bull is our father because he can plow the earth to produce food grains. One does not kill and eat one’s father and mother – not even when they are old and less economically useful.
5000 years ago, Lord Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, appeared on earth to protect His devotees and to demonstrate His pastimes. Among those pastimes was his childhood role as a cowherd boy. The cows were very dear to Him because of their affectionate and gentle nature as well as their contributions to human society, and He was kind to them in return and protected them. In New Vraja-dhama we are following His example.
If you live in a place where you cannot maintain cows personally, you can engage in cow protection by adopting one of our resident cows, bulls or calves. If you would like to participate in this program, please contact the head of our Goshala, Aryadeva das: +36 30 279 26 95, [email protected]
Account holder: KRISNA-VÖLGY INDIAI KULTURÁLIS KÖZPONT ÉS BIOFARM
Address of the account holder: 8699, SOMOGYVÁMOS, GAURANGA TÉR 1.
Bank: MKB Bank Zrt.
Address of the Bank: 1056 Budapest, Váci u. 38.
SWIFT (BIC) code: MKKB HU HB
Account number: 10300002-10632279-49020014
IBAN: HU09 1030 0002 1063 2279 4902 0014
Account number: 10300002-10632279-48820017
IBAN: HU35 1030 0002 1063 2279 4882 0017
In the 'Notes' column please write: cow support for xy cow.