From one of the article, I had read online:
Hindus see the cow as a particularly generous, docile creature, one
that gives more to human beings than she takes from them. The cow,
they say, produces five things — milk, cheese, butter (or ghee), urine
The first three are eaten and used in worship of the Hindu gods, while
the last two can be used in religious devotion or in penance or burned
When was the last time your cat gave you anything besides a dead
mouse? And here’s a fun fact — Hindus associate several animals with
different gods and consider them sacred, including the monkey
(Hanuman), the elephant (Ganesh), the tiger (Durga) and even the rat
(Ganesh). But none is as revered as the cow.
The main questions are:
1) I want to ask does not giving so much consideration towards cows gives
it a more regional perspective? i.e. does it not make Vedas look more
like a commonly accepted set of social norms which ancient Indians
devised to live peacefully and with prosperity rather than it being a
universal voice of infinite God?
2) Now if someone would be to write Vedas by hearing voice of God, would
they still hear the same voice?
The Veda is not a scientific fiction, which can be written in a short time, having a plot, characters, a theme, etc.
Basically, The Veda is all about spiritual matters and was composed by Sages, as and when they heard the DIVINE voice, which period spread to many thousands of years.
Cows in the Veda was mentioned to be kept hidden in a cave. It is an esoteric way of indicating the stage of dormant self, without realisation.
Rig veda 1.65.1 speaks about Agni.
ONE-MINDED, wise, they tracked thee like a thief lurking in dark cave
with a stolen cow: Thee claiming worship, bearing it to Gods: there
nigh to thee sate all the Holy Ones.
- Yes, composing of mantras require a mixer of SELF REALISED soul and a poet. Even now, one who hears the voice of the DIVINE can compose mantras in a cryptic manner, provided he/she is also a poet.