resident

Motu

Is an Ox, born on 2002-05-01, who joined us on 2003-10-15.

I used to wander in front of Krishna-Balarama Temple begging from all the pilgrims that frequent there. I would often get fruit or biskets from those who loitered around the street eating snacks. One day a pilgrim was giving out bananas and several of us rushed at him to get one. He became frightened and dashed into the street and we followed him blindly. Horns started honking, tires started screeching and I ended up getting my front hoof run over by a car. I sat down on the side of the road and the pilgrim tied a cloth around my foot and tried to feed me a banana to console me. But because I was in shock I could no eat. People gathered around me discussing what should be done and one passerby who stopped was on his way to Care for Cows to do some service. He arranged for a rickshaw to carry me there where my hoof was attended to and I was back to normal within two weeks. What started out as a disaster turned into a blessing. I am very thankful that they have kept me here.







Can you really ask what reason Pythagoras had for abstaining from flesh? For my part I rather wonder both by what accident and in what state of soul or mind the first man did so, touched his mouth to gore and brought his lips to the flesh of a dead creature, he who set forth tables of dead, stale bodies and ventured to call food and nourishment the parts that had a little before bellowed and cried, moved and lived. How could his eyes endure the slaughter when throats were slit and hides flayed and limbs torn from limb? How could his nose endure the stench? How was it that the pollution did not turn away his taste, which made contact with the sores of others and sucked juices and serums from mortal wounds?

Plutarch