Forgiveness can never be complete. We struggle, trying to forgive someone else. You know why? When you say ‘I forgive’, we think they are the culprits. But however you do it, a little bit remains. It’s not complete. But in the big picture, see that the culprit is also a victim, victim of his / her own mind, ignorance, unawareness. Isn’t it? Then, compassion arises from within you.
Go, the cow, is a symbol of the Earth... If this 'all provider' for humans had not been protected from ancient times, it would have been extinct by now- knowing the greedy & selfish nature of us humans.
Affection and a calm mind are important to us. A calm mind is good for our physical health, but it also enables us to use our intelligence properly and to see things more realistically. Affection too is important because it counters anger, hatred and suspicion that can prevent our minds from functioning clearly.