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Cows Milk and Vedas
I have a question that troubles me - I am new to ISKCON and know that faith is very important. I agree with every thing I have come across in the Vedas in that it is proved to be factual. Prime examples of this are:
- cow urine not being toxic and in fact being the opposite (used for cleaning etc)
- cow dung being similarly antiseptic unlike any other faeces
My limited understanding of cows milk is that it is toxic for human consumption (based on multiple studies in multiple countries). Why is this fundamental information not in the Vedas? What has changed from Satya Yuga to Kali (apart from the multiple pollutants found in most food sources).
Milk is fundamentally designed to raise a tiny calf from birth to childhood - even the cows do no ingest milk in later life. It is only created by cows when they are pregnant (or artificially impregnated, as in dairy production) and about to give birth, just like every other mammal.
I would be very grateful if anyone can provide any clarity on this.
- Śrī Nanda-nandana quotes Ṛg-veda 10.37.17: „Milk forcibly derived from cows is poisonous and leads to many kinds of incurable diseases.”
Hare Krsna Prabhu - the link you provided is very eye-opening. All glories to Srila Prabhupada