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  1. “Simply wasting time. There is a story about this. One man was canvassing . . . ‘Here is a book of cow protection, cow protection.’ He has written one book to take care of the cows. So one old man called him, ‘What you are selling?’ Now, ‘I am selling this book.’ ‘What is that book?’ ‘Maintaining the cow.’ So, ‘Why you are selling? First of all give this book to your mother because you are no better than cow, so she will learn how to give you protection.’ That means he wanted to impress upon him that ‘Cow protection doesn't require any education. You have written a book? So you are such a rascal, cow intelligence. Better give this book to your mother. She will maintain you. Don't sell it. Everyone knows how to give cow protection.’” Conversation, Vrindavana, 3 Nov. ‘76

  2. Liquid Dharma • Srila Prabhupada’s Vision of Cow Protection and Dairy Consumption Within ISKCON Tukarama Dasa President, ISKCON Laguna Beach Navina-Syama Dasa Chairman, ECO-Vrindaban

  3. Is milk important?

  4. namo brahmaṇya-devāya go-brāhmaṇa-hitāya ca jagad-dhitāya kṛṣṇāya govindāya namo namaḥ Viṣṇu Purāṇa, 1.19.65

  5. Cow Protection “This Krishna consciousness movement is for the protection of brahminical culture and cows.” Lecture, Los Angeles, 4 Dec. ’68

  6. Cow Protection “Lord Krishna is never satisfied when these are lacking.” S.B. 1.8.21 purport

  7. Cow Protection “When these two things are neglected, it is animal society, and then other animal qualities and paraphernalia follow.” Lecture, London, 13 Sept. ’69 Morning Walk, Mayapura, 6 Apr. ‘75 Lecture, Vrindavana, 10 Nov. ‘76

  8. Cow Protection “In fact, comfort for the brahmanas is secondary, and comfort for the cows is His first concern.” S.B. 10.8.16 purport

  9. Cow Protection “The protection of cows . . . is not merely a religious sentiment but a means to secure the highest benefit for human society.” Light of the Bhagavata 27 purport Lecture, New York, 7 Apr. ’73

  10. Cow Protection “the most important business of the human society ” Lecture, Los Angeles, 4 Dec. ’68 Lecture, New York, 28 Mar. ’66 Lecture, Los Angeles, 5 May ’73 Lecture, London, 4 Aug. ’71 Lecture, London, 23 July ’73 Lecture, London, 25 Nov. ’73 Lecture, Hawaii, 15 Jan. ’74

  11. Cow Protection “Without protection of cows, brahminical culture cannot be maintained;” S.B. 8.24.5 purport S.B. 1.16.4 purport S.B. 4.21.44 purport Lecture, Los Angeles, 4 Dec. ‘68

  12. Cow Protection “Cow protection means feeding the brahminical culture.” S.B. 1.19.3 purport

  13. Milk “the principles of religion in a liquid form” • SB 1.17.3 purport

  14. Milk “maintain[s] the body in the mode of goodness” • SB 9.24.59 purport

  15. Milk “is particularly essential for developing the finer tissues of the human brain so that one can understand the intricacies of transcendental knowledge” • SB 3.5.7 purport • SB 1.8.5 purport

  16. Milk “the most miraculous form of food” • SB 1.8.5 purport • SB 1.17.9 purport • CC Madhya 4.93 purport • Lecture, Los Angeles, 29 Dec. ‘73 • Morning Walk, Mayapur, 6 Apr. ‘75 • Morning Walk, Mumbai, 14 Aug. ‘76

  17. Milk “the best food you can have in this material world” Lecture, London, 13 Sept. ‘69 Morning Walk, Nellore, 4 Jan. ‘76

  18. Milk “without [it] there is no civilization” • Lecture, Honolulu, 21 May ’76 • SB 2.5.37 purport • SB 1.19.3 purport

  19. From where should we get our milk?

  20. Varnaśrama “We are about to embark on a new phase of our movement: varnaśrama.” Conversation with Jagadisa, Jan. ’77

  21. Varnaśrama 'I have no lamentation,' Prabhupada said. He paused for a few seconds, and then he said, 'No, I have one lamentation.' "A devotee asked, 'Because you have not finished translating the Srimad-Bhagavatam?' "Prabhupada replied, 'No, that I have not established varnaśrama.' "On the next occasion, some time later, I was with Prabhupada in his room when he said, 'Fifty percent of my work is not complete, because I have not established varnaśrama.'" Conversation with Abhirama, Vrindavana, Summer ’77

  22. Varnaśrama “[V]arnaśrama will help you . . . . I wanted to introduce this. Now I have given you ideas. You can do it. You are all intelligent.” Conversation, Vrindavana, 8 Oct ’77

  23. Varnaśrama “So everywhere, in each center, this system should be introduced, and there must be practical application of the varnaśrama.” Morning Walk, Vrindavana , 12 Mar. ’74

  24. Varnaśrama = Farms "This is the next aspect of Krishna consciousness which I wish to push forward. If I am able to travel again then I shall visit the farms and make them perfect. On these farms we can demonstrate the full varnaśrama system. If these farms become successful, then the whole world will be enveloped by Krishna consciousness. Letter to Hari Sauri, Vrindavana, 10 Aug. ’77

  25. Farms “Krishna is the Farm Acarya. Baladeva is holding a plough, and Krishna is holding the calf.” Letter to Hari Sauri, Vrindavana, 10 Aug. ’77

  26. Farms “How they were happy, the inhabitants of Vrindavana with Krishna and living and cows. That I want to introduce. At any cost do it . . . Don't bother about big, big buildings. It is not required. Useless waste of time. Produce. Make the whole field green. See that . . . Therefore I am asking so much . . . farm, farm, farm, farm . . . . That is not my program-Krishna's program. ‘Annad bhavanti bhutani.’ Produce greenness everywhere, everywhere.” Conversation, Vrindavana , 27 May ’77

  27. Farms “We have got more than 100 temples all over the world, and attached to every temple we are opening farms.” Letter to Krishna Mahesavari, New York, 11 July ‘76

  28. Farms “Make this ideal life here. America has got good potency. We have got so much land here. We can have hundreds of New Vrindabans or farms like that. And people will be happy.” Conversation, New Vrindaban, 28 June ’76

  29. Farms = Cows “Krishna by His practical example taught us to give all protection to the cows and that should be the main business of New Vrindaban. Vrindaban is also known as Gokula. ‘Go’ means cows, and ‘kula’ means congregation. Therefore the special feature of New Vrindaban will be cow protection, and by doing so, we shall not be loser.” Letter to Hayagriva, Montreal, 14 June ‘68

  30. Farms = Cows “The basic principle of our life in New Vrindaban will be cow keeping.” Letter to Satyabhama, Hawaii, 30 Mar. ‘69

  31. Farms = Milk “Our farm projects are an extremely important part of our movement. We must become self-sufficient by growing our own grains and producing our own milk, then there will be no question of poverty. So develop these farm communities as far as possible.” Letter to Rupanuga, Mumbai, 18 Dec. ’74

  32. Farms = Milk “We have practical experience in America that in our various ISKCON farms we are giving proper protection to the cows and receiving more than enough milk.” S.B. 9.15.25 purport

  33. Farms = Milk “In one farm, Philadelphia, they are producing so much milk that they are selling $1500 per month. And they've arranged so nice, and big tank. . . .” Conversation, Mumbai, 14 Aug. ‘76

  34. Farms = Milk Tamala Krsna: We supply the temple and the restaurant from the farm four hundred gallons of milk per week. Prabhupada: You get from the farm. Tamala Krsna: Yes. Every week we give to New York temple four hundred gallons milk. Prabhupada: And you turn into chana? Tamala Krsna: Chana and also milk, straight as milk. The devotees get sufficient milk, and also cheese for cooking. Prabhupāda: Sandeśa, rasagulla. Tamala Krsna: Oh, yes. . . In America, New York is known for its good milk sweets. Conversation, Mayapura, 15 Feb. ‘77

  35. Farms = Milk “Yes, this supplying of milk to the temple is wanted. Thank you. In the way that Atlanta is doing, every center must have a farm so we can get all milk.” Letter to Rupanuga, Mayapura, 21 Feb. ‘76

  36. Varnasrama = Cows “The varnaśrama is centered around the cow.” Conversation, Hyderabad, ‘77

  37. Varnasrama = Milk “So this was my dream. That a place should be there where we can get all nice foods, best of foods, milk. Krishna is fulfilling our desire.” Conversation, Toronto, 21 June ’76

  38. Why not from outside?

  39. Mother Cow “The Indians are not cow worshippers as other wrongly interpret it, but the Indians are grateful to the species of cow for supplying milk to the human babies and the sentiment is so fine that simply for supplying milk the cow is accepted as one of the seven mothers.” Letter to Harbanslal, Mumbai, 2 Aug. ‘58

  40. Mother Cow “We have to maintain the animals throughout their life. We must not make any program for selling them to the slaughterhouses. That is the way of cow protection.” Letter to Hayagriva, Montreal, 14 June ‘68

  41. Mother Cow “Nowadays the trade is that you take as much milk as you can, and then kill the animal and sell the flesh to other countries. That is going on. No. ‘Go-raksya.’ ‘Go-raksya.’” Lecture, Los Angeles, 29 Dec. ‘73

  42. Mother Cow “So these rascals are doing that. Taking milk as much as possible from the cows, and then as soon as . . . they see that the cow . . . "Now they were giving thirty kilos. Now it has decreased, twenty kilos or ten kilos. Oh, economic development. Cut its throat." Economic development. Just see how rascal civilization it is. Therefore, it is called ‘nunam pramattah kurute vikarma.’ ‘Vikarma.’ ‘Vikarma’ means criminalities.” Lecture, Stockholm, 9 Sept. ’73 (quoting SB 5.5.4)

  43. Matricide “She’s actually mother, and this rascal civilization is killing mother. Mother-killing civilization. Just see.” Lecture, Stockholm, 9 Sept. ’73

  44. Matricide “Can anyone kill his own mother? ‘Oh, mother is old and useless. Let her be killed. Burden.’ Is that very gratitude for the mother by the son?” Conversation, London, 14 Aug. ’71 Conversation, Philadelphia, 13 July ‘75

  45. Matricide “You are drinking milk, you are taking so much butter, milk product, and as gratitude you are killing cows? You should be ashamed. Even if you have no human feelings. You suck the breast of your mother and kill? Is that humanity?” Lecture, Los Angeles, 27 Dec. ‘68

  46. Matricide “We are drinking the milk of the cow, and in exchange, if we cut the throat of the mother, that is not civilization. That is barbarism, less than animal. Animals also, they have respect for mother.” Lecture, Gita Nagari, 15 July ‘76

  47. Bad Karma “Cows are innocent; they give us milk. You take their milk-and then kill them in the slaughterhouse. This is sinful.” Conversation, Paris, July ’73 Conversation, Paris, 9 Aug. ’73

  48. Bad Karma “What is this justice, that after taking milk from the animal and kill it? Is that very good justice? So it is very, very sinful, and we have to suffer for that.” Lecture, Melbourne, 22 May ‘75

  49. Bad Karma “This is simply animal civilization. Taking the last drop of milk from the cow and immediately send it to the slaughterhouse. . . Mother-killing civilization. And they want to be happy. And periodically there is great war and wholesale massacre, reaction.” Conversation, Detroit, 14 June ‘76