One of the Gopikaas who lost her patience by the mischief of the Lord, approached Yashoda and complained like this “O Yashoda! What should I tell about this naughty child of yours?
The women in our house have no milk to give to their babies.
They wanted to atleast feed the babies, who were crying with hunger, with Go-ksheeram.
From no-where your child, Shri Krishna, came and released the calves near the cows.
The calves drank-off milk from the cows, leaving nothing for the babies.
The duhkham , unfortune of mothers who were not able to feed their babies is indescribable.
Let us see what Jagadguru Shri Krishna wanted to teach us through this story:
The pain and sorrow experienced by mothers who are not able to feed their babies is also experienced by the Gomaata (cow) who is not able to feed her calf.
Hence Baala Krishna left the hungry calves near the cows.
Through this story Shri Krishna Paramaatma wanted to teach us that we must be compassionate not only towards fellow humans but also towards pashu-pakshi-vrukshaas etc.
Jagadguru Shri Krishna taught us the Dharma that we must consume only the milk left over after a cow feeds its calf.
Message to present society:
It is really heartening to see that in the name of “modern technology”, even in our country where the Gomaatas are worshiped, cows are milked through machines without having any kind of concern for the feelings of cows towards their calves.
Just because the animals cannot speak we are exploiting them, denying them their minimum rights of motherhood. “Modernization” should never be at the cost of Dharma.