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Story of Goddess Gayatri Appearing From Cow

A legend found in the Puranas suggests that Goddess Gayatri appeared from the body of a cow. Legend has it that Brahma wanted to perform a Vedic Yajna but he was unable to perform it as he had no wife. A yajna could only be conducted along with the wife.

Brahma went to Goddess Saraswati and asked Her to be his wife and sit by him during the yajna.
Goddess Saraswati agreed to take the form of Goddess Savitri and be Brahma’s divine consort.
Goddess Saraswati went away to purify herself.
Brahma started preparation for the yajna.
But long after the completion of the preparation, Goddess Saraswati did not return.
Brahma lost his patience and looked out for another woman.
He found a milkmaid walking at a distance. Brahma passed her through the body of a cow and from the cow appeared Goddess Gayatri.
Goddess Saraswati soon appeared on the yajna scene as Savitri and was furious to see another woman sitting by the side of Brahma.
Savitri became furious and turned into a river and destroyed …

A level of maturity is reached when nothing external is of any value – Nisargadatta Maharaj

Desires that destroy their subjects or objects or do not subside on satisfaction are self contradictory and cannot be fulfilled. Only desires motivated by love, goodwill and compassion are beneficial to both subject and object and can be fully satisfied...the entire universe strives to fulfil a desire born of compassion.

The daily life is a life of action. Whether you like it or not, you must function. Whatever you do for your own sake accumulates and becomes explosive; one day it goes off an plays havoc with you and your own world...therefore work neither for yourself not for others, but for the work’s own sake.
Experience cannot be conveyed through words. It comes with action. A man who is intense in his experience will radiate confidence and courage.
A level of maturity is reached when nothing external is of any value and the heart is ready to relinquish it.
Related Nisargadatta Maharaj on Death