The merits of the decision aside, the following encapsulates my reservations about the way the decision to buy the cows was made:

Bhagavad-gita 1.11

All of you must now give full support to Grandfather Bhishma, as you stand at your respective strategic points of entrance into the phalanx of the army.

“Having addressed Dronacarya with the others overhearing, Duryodhana now addresses the rest of his people directly, urging them to give their effort in a coordinated fashion. By casting vision transparently he has ensured that everyone knows what is going on. When communication is fluid within an organization there can be a high level of shared vision and shared situational awareness. With this access to vision leaders can be self-synchronizing. The natural tendency of leaders is to initiate action. If strategic vision is not shared across an organization the tendency will be for leaders to initiate action which doesn’t necessarily contribute to the overall goals or momentum of the organization…”

New Vrindaban has the potential to be a leader in how to preach in the 21st century, so it is not just what we do but what example we set.

As Michael said in his Brijabasi Spirit article,”Devotees argue that a cow based agricultural system is the answer, but offer esentially no working models.”