Clean India? Svacchch Bharat? Without stopping cow-slaughter?
Society that throws away cow dung and urine is disfigured.
यदस्याः पल्पूलनं शकृद्दासी समस्यति ।
ततोऽपरूपं जायते तस्मादव्येष्यदेनसः ।। अथर्व 12-4-9
Throwing away in to waste the Cow Dung and Cow
Urine disfigures the society.
गोबर गोमूत्र व्यर्थ करने से समाज के रूप की सुन्दरता नष्ट हो जाती
For Manu, dung ash has utmost importance in maintaining societal fabric.
These references from Manu Smriti signifies priceless value of Holy Ash of Gau maa’s Prasad.
तैजसानां मणीनां च सर्वस्याश्ममयस्य च ।
भस्मनाद्भिर्मृदा चैव शुद्धिरुक्ता मनीषिभिः । ।
The wise ordain that all (objects) made of metal, gems, and anything made of stone are to be cleansed with ashes, earth, and water. (Who needs washing powder? )
न मूत्रं पथि कुर्वीत न भस्मनि न गोव्रजे । ।
Do not spoil sacred ash. (It is like spoiling your daily medicines, supplements! Will you do it?)
वेणुवैदलभाण्डानां लवणानां तथैव च ।
मृण्मयानां च हरणे मृदो भस्मन एव च ।
Double the fine when someone steal holy Ash. ( More than gold!)
This shows importance of dung ash.Cycle of destruction started by occupying minds of locals. First, they made Manu and his teaching irrelevant by changing education system. Once Manu became irrelevant and controversial, गौ became just another animal on the street. Now, गौ has become irrelevant…
Can we clean Bharat Bhumi without Gau mata and Homa? I doubt.
Gau seva and Homa were primary duties of the Grihasthi. No more followed now. So we do not have Gau and ash both.
So what do we do after cleaning the public place?
DDT? Is it environment friendly? Is it healthy friendly? Google and find out. Is it really a cleaning?
Solution is in Manu’s code. Follow his instruction. Bring back Gau mata in your life again. Bring back Agni-Fire ritual back in the life.
विभूति is Sanskrit word. Generally, it is used to denote the sacred ash which is made of burnt dried cow-dung and herbal jungle woods during fire-rituals. We in Bharat, irrespective of sects, make a paste by mixing vibhuhti with water and smear it as three horizontal lines across the forehead and other parts of the body. Some of us are instructed by grand-parents to use this sacred ash for filtering water, bleaching clothes and many such routine chores. Ayurvedic doctor prescribes tooth-powder made up of ash. Indigestion troubles are cured using ashes. In Sanskrit, Bhoothi means Aishwaryam, meaning wealth, treasure, precious. Vi-bhoothi with an Upasarga (preposition “vi”) means very or more valuable. In short, विभूति plays vital role in our spiritual and material bodies’ rejuvenation. Following scriptures put value of Ash very high:
• UpaniShad: rAmarahasya,chANdilya,jApAla,bhRihadjApAla,taitriya,shvedAshvatara,chApAli,vAsudeva
• SmRiti: bharadvAja – sAtAtapa – parAchara,Gautama,manu
• PurANa: liNga,shiva,skanda,gAruDa,matsya,Aditya,brahmANDa
• ItihAsam: rAmAyaNam,mahAbhAratam
Holy Ash is important in home because:
• It is cheapest water purifier! (All harmful bacteria are killed just by adding a pinch or two of cow dung ash in few liters of water. We have to use cow dung ash that comes from Desi breed. And burning is done using pure ghee of same cow)
This option of adding cow dung ash is so cheap that anyone can afford it. It has absolutely no side effects unlike chemical solutions like chlorine.
• Cow dung ash could be used very efficiently for cleaning vessels as well. This is again a very cheap alternative to all chemical washing powders.
• Cleaning of utensils is daily household activity. For centuries this was done with ash of cow dung. Now days, we see that instead of dung cakes, detergent or washing powder is being used.
• Many times, especially diabetic patients have wounds on legs and hands which become very difficult to cure. If we apply cow dung ash on these wounds then the wounds gets healed and that too quickly. (Recently, my mother had severe swelling on hands after finishing red chilli grinding. She applied holy ash prepared at home and swelling was healed in no time!)
• Cow dung ash was used for preserving grains. This ash can save India from debts of World Bank. The ash which is left over after using dung for fuel may not have any monetary value but it is actually precious. Previously kings used to preserve grains in their granary for use in drought years. They would preserve the grains like jowar etc for 12 years without damage.
We can now just begin to understand why cow dung is called gold mine or rather why the scriptures say that Laxmiji (goddess of fortune/wealth) resides in cow dung.
Read more usages here: http://mgdas.com/2010/08/glories-of-cow-dung-ash/
Now, come to the point.
We do not value mother cow. We do not value her precious gifts. In fact, we go one step ahead and insult all our citizens who are working for a cause of cow-protection. In social circles, word ‘Gobar’ is used to denote something dirty and useless. And what do we do?
We buy Flatuba tablets prescribed by doctors for indigestion and gastric troubles. Pregnant mothers know this well.
We buy stupid facewash who exploit Holy Ash name by labelling product as ‘With Active Carbon’.
Aren’t these foolish acts? Insanity and slavery at their best! Why do we love to live like a fool?
• Involve yourself and family in cow-protection
• Not just by monetary support! Donate your time for Gau-shala!
• Do fire-rituals regularly!
• Preserve precious holy ash and use it for material and spiritual benefits