Of all the animals and their products, it is milk from cows that we each have grown up on.
After the first few months of mother’s milk, all babies are switched to cow’s milk. And thereafter, cheese, khoa, butter, buttermilk, curd and others we continue to enjoy even to today.
Would it then not be fair to regard the cow as our second mother?
There is so much selflessness, that the cow shares her milk with us, despite having her own calves to feed.
Not just milk, but even cow dung is useful as fertilizer.
Many drink cow urine for its medicinal properties as recommended in Ayurveda. Not everything may be scientifically proven, but there have been miraculous cases of recoveries that medical science cannot explain.
And the cow’s sharing with us is totally unconditional – no care about our caste, or religion or gender or what background we come from.
What did we do to deserve this blessing?