Ask Deepak: Sacred Cows
I was wondering why cows are considered sacred in India? What is it about cows that is supposed to make them holy?
In Indian tradition, cows symbolize the Goddess Mother Earth. Like the cow, the Earth goddess is seen as patient, giving, kind, beautiful, and nourishing. Respecting cows is a way to honor and acknowledge the nurturing we receive from the living earth and our obligation to take care of it.