Cows are of different Colours, but Milk is White!(Post No.11,885)


Post No. 11,885

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Hindus see unity in diversity; it has been there from the Vedic days. We see Ekam Sath; vipraahaa bahuthaa Vadanthi  (Truth is One; Scholars name it differently)

And the Upanishads say,

Gavaam aneka varnaanaam

Kshiirasya asti  eka-varnataa

Kshiiravath pashyate jnaanaam

Linginas tu gavaam yathaa

Cows are many different colours, but

The milk of all is of one colour, white

So the proclaimers who proclaim the Truth

Use many varying form to put it in

But yet the Truth enclosed in all is One


Krishna says not once but twice

Mama vartma anuvartante

Manushyaahaa, Partha, sarva saha

To but one goal are marching everywhere,

All human beings, though they may seem to walk

On paths divergent; and that goal is i

The universal self , Self consciousness


Siva mamima stuti says

Trayii, Saankhyam, Yogah

Pashupati-matam , Vaishnavam iti

Prabhinne, prasthaane, param

Idam, adah pathyam iti cha

Richiinaam vai chitryaad

Rju-kutila naanaa patha jushaam

Nrnaam Eko gamyas- Tvam asi

Veda, and Saankhya, Yoga, Shaiva view

And Vaishnav and many others such

Men follow as they variously incline;

Some thinking this is best; some others, that;

Yet thou art One Goal of aall those ways

Some straight aand easy, others crooked, rough

As of the countless streams, the one vast  sea.


Again Upanishad says

Yathaa nadyah, syandamaanaah, samudre

Astam gaachchanti naama roope vihaaya

Tathaa vidvaan naama roopad vimuktah

Paraat param padam upaiti divyam

As streaming rivers pass into the sea

Abandoning all separate name and form

So, he who sees the One casts of all name

And form and merges in the State Beyond


Buddha said on one occasion,

Just as O Monks! The rivers Yamuna

And Gangaa Achiravatii, Sharabhuu

And Mahii, when they fall unto sea

Lose distinct names and forms

and are thence forward

Known as one ocean only; even so

All men of all four classes, when they come

Into the Doctrine and Discipline

Of the Tathaa-gata ‘who knows the truth’

And pass from many homes to homelessness

They lose distinctive names, clans, naama gotra

And are thence forward, known as Bikshu only

–Udaana 5-5


Zoroaster teaches

And we worship the former religions of the world devoted to righteousness (Z.Yasna 16-3)

At toiianghen Saoshyanto dashyuunam (Gaathaa 48-12)

Even the Dasyus, tribes uncivilised

Will have Saoshyantas, apostes, sent

To give them teaching and look after them


Confucius said

I only hand on; I cannot create new things.


Buddha and Jina speak of past and future Buddhas (enlightened ones) and Tirthankaras (makers of the fords or bridges) who reveal the same fundamental truths, again and again , for the benefit of humanity, only revivifying, confirming, enforcing them by the fire and fervour of their lives.

Source book :Essential Unity of all Religions, Bhagavan Das, Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan, 1932)

Tamil poet Bharati also said it by using the imagery of different colour cats

வெள்ளை நிறத்தொரு பூனை

எங்கள் வீட்டில் வளருது கண்டீர்

பிள்ளைகள் பெற்றதப் பூனை

அவை பேருக்கொரு நிறம் ஆகும்

சாம்பல் நிறத்தொரு குட்டி,

கரும் சாந்தின் நிறம் ஓரு குட்டி

பாம்பின் நிறமொரு குட்டி

வெள்ளை பாலின் நிறம் ஓரு குட்டி

எந்த நிறமிருந்தாலும்

அவை யாவும் ஓரே தரம் அன்றோ

இந்த நிறம் சிறிதென்றும்

இஃது ஏற்றம் என்றும் சொல்லலாமோ

வண்ணங்கள் வேற்றுமை பட்டால்

அதில் மானுடர் வேற்றுமை இல்லை

எண்ணங்கள் செய்கைகள் யாவும்

இங்கு யாவர்க்கும் ஒன்றென காணீர்!- Bharatiyar


Tags, Unity, in diversity, of religions, Bhagavan das, cows, Milk

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