for ISKCON News on Sept. 1, 2010
“So our Krishna consciousness movement is not a sentimental movement. It takes care of all-round social organization. It is not something like religious sentiment. Everything should be taken care of. Therefore we say cow protection cow protection.” (Srila Prabhupada - 25 Nov 75-London)
The ISKCON Vrindavan Goshala makes an urgent appeal to its worldwide community of devotees, the goshala which houses over 385 cows, bulls and calves are in urgent need of 30 acres of grazing land, winter and summer sheds, upgraded medical care,and other facilities.
The goshala started by Srila Prabhupada in 1975 is providing Krishna Balaram, Radhe Shyam and Gaura Nitai with milk everyday.
Goshala director, Pran Govind Das said,'' We are making this appeal to all our devotees,friends and well-wishers to come forward and help in this dire time of need. The cows of Srila Prabhupada's goshala needs these facilities and our meagre collection of funds cannot support the growing expenses of the goshala.
It is said in all scriptures that by worshipping, feeding, housing and touching the cow all of ones sinful life is destroyed and the most fortunate person enjoys prosperity, good health and never sees the abode of Yamaraj.''
The existence of all living entities depends upon the cow. She awards all of life's objectives. She is the main cause of the production of all types of food grains. She is also the cause of the ingredients and the food offered in sacrifice to the demigods. Simply by her touch and sight, she purifies all living entities. She produces nectrean objects like milk, yogurt and ghee. Her calves, when grown up as bulls, carry heavy loads and help produce food grains. By her milk procucts she helps the demigods perform sacrifice. (Gomati Vidya from Vishnu Dharmottara part 11- 42/49 to 58).
To make an online donations please visit: www.goshala.com/sponsorship.
To send a cheque or draft made payable to:
Krishna Balaram Mandir
Raman Reti, Vrindavan – 281121
District Matura (U.P. India)
For further information please write to Vraj Raj Kumar Das on firstname.lastname@example.org . Mobile no:91-9634575869.
Visit Krishna Balaram's cows at www.goshala.com