The Old Man and the Brama

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Religion and Spirituality  |  House: Spirit Space
Based upon Hindu spirituality, the meaning of the sacred cow

Submitted: November 15, 2019

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An old man lived in the poorest of villages.

The people there were hungry, as he himself was many times.Thin but strong, he lived in a shack with his constant companion Brama.

The great, gentle Brama was a beautiful blue grey. Much as the open sky upon a cloud filled day just before the pure rain would fall, there to replenish the giving heart of the Ganges.

When the sun would rise, the old man and Brama could be found on the street. People came to see them and some would stand before the old man, frowning and speaking in anger.

"Can't you hear old man!? Are you deaf!? The children of the village are crying! They are in need...and here you sit tending to this fat thing. It should be butchered to feed them...you stupid old man..."  And with a sneer they would walk away.

Then there were others who would bring their children to Brama. Mothers who would have their young ones lay their hands upon the gentle bulls soft nose.

And the old man would smile as wisdom was spread through care filled touch. At times he would speak to both, those who sneer and those who seek.

"As long as I live this Brama will remain...and none shall harm him. He teaches of gentleness...that  which reaches beyond what is human... and of  the ending of desire. Butcher him...and for a day the children of a village will be fed...tomorrow... hunger will return again. Know of this Brama in life and creation...and may your childrens spirits be filled and fed forever."


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