Sacred Presence

Vermont 2009 017-1In India, cows are sacred. In Vermont, they have presence.

This is Vermont at it’s most rural, most real, and most picturesque. This farm is in Brownesville, tucked away on a dirt road. As I drove up and parked, this precious animal stopped for a moment to stare at me. I fell in love. I mean…look at her in her peaceful, grounded state. Nothing else to do but eat healthy grass. All I need do is look at this picture for a moment and I am transported to a place of serenity.

In Hinduism, the cow is believed to be a symbol of the earth because it gives so much and asks for nothing in return. According to the ancient Hindu scriptures, nothing is more pious than the gift of cows. In the early Mediterranean civilations, the cow was venerated as the Mother Goddess.

Cows are just plain old cool.

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