Vegetarianism – VII

Vegetarianism – VII

Anjali: So, it was Vyasa who started it?

Swamiji: It is in the Mahäbhärata that we find this emphasized more and more and the pajan of this philosophy is Krishna and especially the emphasis on dairy farms. So Govardhanoddharak is the name. Go – cows, vardhan – development of cattle, uddharak – one who gives a fillip to cattle breeding or maintaining a better cadre.

Anjali: It is said that Aryans introduced the cow population in India. Prior to that there were only buffaloes just as in Africa and Asia up to Japan as India falls into the same geographic belt as them. It was to preserve this newly introduced species that it was recommended by the priest class that to eat beef is irreligious?

Swamiji: Maybe.

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