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Tala Ram- Tender Totality

Tala Ram is celebrating his First birthday today—May 12, 2012!

Tala Ram means tender totality.

Tala Ram has been a faithful and devoted half brother and friend to Choti Tara ever since he was born. He has a very sweet and loveable personality and is extremely lucky to be born into this special herd of cows where he can graze freely and live out his full and natural lifespan.

Most male calves have a very short and unhappy life—they are sold at birth to meat companies to become veal. The spirituality of this all-powerful yet tender-hearted creature has long been lost to most people in the world. However, in many places we still see the bull being depicted as a symbol of power and strength.

On a practical day-to-day level Tala Ram has a great purpose in fertilizing the fields and protecting the other cows. His Birthday wish is that the role of oxen to help human life by plowing the earth and working wherever possible be re-instated, so that the lives of oxen can once again be respected and appreciated. The heavy machinery which is very destructive to gardens and fields will be used less frequently or maybe not at all.

Some fun tidbits about bulls in different traditions:

In Western astrology Taurus (the sign of the bull) is given the qualities:
Strong and stable
Patient and reliable
Warmhearted and loving
Persistent and determined
Placid and security loving

In Chinese astrology the OX is the 2nd of the 12 animals representing the 12 chinese New Years. The qualities of someone born in the year of the OX are strong, persevering, hardworking, powerful, tender, protecting, and caring.

In ancient Indian scriptures the bull is Lord Shiva's protector, Lord Shiva is often depicted riding on a white bull. Lord Krishna and Lord Balaram were protectors of Cows and Bulls. Lord Balaram represents plowing the land for agriculture and therefore always carries a plow in His hand, whereas Krishna tends Cows and therefore carries a flute in His hand. The two brothers represent krishi-raksha (protecting Bulls by engaging them in farming) and Gau-raksha(protecting the Cows).

To watch the introductory video about Tala Ram's herd: http://www.universalfields.org/video_intro.html

If you would also like to see this Vedic Organic Cow herd expand, please help by donating, spreading the word, or acting in any way you can creatively think of to bring awareness of the essential nourishing and life-supporting role of cows.

We welcome your comments and ideas to help bring fresh Vedic Organic milk to everyone who wants it!

For more information,
or to support this unique herd of cows,
email somagosala@gmail.com

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