|God in Creature
15. And the animals that serve us! Mother Cow - how full of
tenderness and attachment she is, how loving! How eagerly cows come running back up hill and down
dale to their calves after going grazing all day long. The Vedic rishis, seeing the gurgling rives
bringing pure water from the mountains, think of the heavy uddered cows
returning lowing to their calves. The rishi says to the river, "Oh Goddess, you who bring
holy, sweet and clean water, you are like the cow bringing milk to her
calf. As the cow will not stay in the forest, so you cannot stay in the
mountains. You come running fast to meet your thirsty children."
"vaas hraa iva dhenavah syandamaanaah."
In the form of the loving cow, the Lord stands at our door.
16. And then the horse! How beautiful, how true, how faithful!
How dearly the Arabs love their horses? Don't you know the story of the Arab and his horse? He was
driven by circumstances to sell his horse, and he made up his mind to
do so. Carrying in his hand a purse full of gold coins, the price of the
animal, he enters the stable. The moment he sees the noble and loving eyes of the horse, he flings
the purse down exclaiming, "Even if I have to die, I will not sell my