[PADA: OK, but were are the varnasrama farms with cows, and "simple living" village life and such that Srila Prabhupada wanted and ordered for his society? There are some theoretical talks about cows, farms, rural life etc. -- here and there, but no large scale farms in the USA which Srila Prabhupada wanted and ordered? Nor are people going to flock to a "farm" where they have to worship some hokey gurus and dubious persons in order to stay there?
There has been -- over the years -- many GBC committees on farms, cows, rural life, and so many other sub-groups, but little has actually happened on the ground. OK they sold Ramesvara's Three Rivers / Visalia Farm, Mt. Kailash Farm, Oklahoma farm, and a few other so-called rural places, and then again there seems to be lack of manpower at many of the remaining rural programs? First of all, we need to establish actual functioning rural community programs, then -- put the cows into that situation, and not vice versa. Meanwhile, most devotees live outside all ISKCON projects and they have to make do with milk products they buy at the store. Dusyanta types never seem to address, where did all the manpower, farms, and some of these projects hapless cows, disappear to? ys pd]
BY: DUSYANTA DASA
I think Save Desi Cow Breeds has made a good attempt at their video on making Vedic Ghee. Although you start with the instruction, "get some raw milk" , I don't think it's as easy or simple as that. First you need to have a good symbiotic relationship with your own protected cows. That's where we begin as devotees, not just "getting some raw milk."
Secondly, Vedic Ghee is only made from grass fed cows, not anything else as they do in many farms today. If there is rubbish in the original milk from the cow's diet then this is magnified within the Ghee. Then after you have gained the correct relationship with your cows and fed them constantly with just good fresh pastured grass, you have to wait for milk produced in the light fortnight of the Moon. The Moon light has to influence the growing and flavour of the grass to make Vedic Ghee, so you only have a two week period of freshly produced raw milk from only grass fed Moon influenced grass.
Then you have the correct milk. Why dilute your whole presentation by starting with just "raw milk"? If you want to make the exceptional Vedic Ghee and write an article about it then you need to get into the whole dynamics comprehensively, don't you think. It's a bit like chanting Hare Krishna and either committing offences or not, there's a whole gulf of difference if you see what I mean.
And then when you have your correct milk then there is a massive list of things to avoid, and another list of what to do correctly. What sort of pans, what sort of heat, making proper butter with whole milk and cultured correctly. It's what makes the difference between Vedic Ghee and commercial Ghee, and once you have the higher taste, then why compromise?