Emotions are at the root of most diseases in the body. Hormones control our various bodily functions. Negative and heavy emotions such as fear, anxiety, anger, etc. disturb their normal function and release toxins that find their way to different parts of the body—muscle, tissue, organs etc thereby breeding disease. The phenomenon holds true for humans as well as animals, only the level of sensitivity differs. This is not to say that humans are more sensitive…certain evolved animals like cows and dogs, at times, display far more sensitivity than most humans.
When a cow is scared, sad, nervous or angry, a large amount of toxins are generated in her body. If you happen to visit a slaughter-house, you will be shocked to see the condition of animals, the way they are kept, and the fear in their eyes when the knife is raised…. Imagine the amounts of toxins that are secreted by the glands in the body of such an animal. The adverse effects on health of those who consume their meat are immense. Dr Prasan Prabhakar, MD & Proprietor, Laxmi Hospital, Kochi, says “I have noticed people who eat cow meat have higher incidence of cholesterol and sudden death syndrome where heart stops to function and person dies.”
Cow meat is banned in the ancient vedic texts, the reason being not cruelty to animals but the high amounts of coagulants found in cow meat that thicken the blood hampering the normal functioning of heart leading to a plethora of cardio-vascular diseases, which at times prove fatal. Creation is bipolar in nature, it exists as opposites. While the milk of a cow is called as amrit and promotes health, its meat is poison and leads to disease. Today synthetic concoctions are available in the name of milk, since there are aren’t enough cows to meet the demand of milk in the country. So many cows and buffaloes and other strays are killed every day, their diseased bodies shredded and included as ingredients in our food.
Saving the cow is a sign of prosperity. The great epic Mahabharat details the war of Viratnagar, the kingdom where the Pandavas spent the final year of their exile incognito. The Kauravas had abducted the cows of Viratnagar. Arjuna, risked disclosing his identity rather than letting the cows be taken away. Even today, the ones who pay heed to this magical animal are not left disappointed. A volunteer at Dhyan Foundation who is actively involved in saving cows, was barely three months into his job at a media house when he did a story on the five-legged cow. It was published all across the globe bringing him international fame.
There is a mystery to a cow, which I have experienced in years of sadhna. The ones who nurture them progress very fast. On the other hand, among the ones who kill them, there is high incidence of diseases like cancer, impotency, etc and generations are born with abnormalities.
The cow is an intelligent being and the karmic implications of causing it hurt are severe; likewise the karmic benefits of serving it are also manifold. Various cultures describe the immense benefits of preserving and serving it. It is said that if you regularly feed cows and they lick your head, then your hidden mental abilities fructify. This was true for the great saint Kabir; his poetic abilities manifested only once a cow licked his head. Massaging cows ensures longevity in a strong, beautiful body. Serving the calf gives the benefit of healthy relationships in your life.
Yogi Ashwini is the spiritual head of Dhyan Ashram. email@example.com