Dhanpat Rai had once been very prosperous and a well known Gur and Khandsari merchant.
His business skills and good fortune made him the owner of big house, a Goshala, large and fertile agricultural land and entourage of servants. He had all that could give pleasure as well as satisfaction to a man in the World. His loving, caring and loyal family and servants made a happy man.
But as the saying goes ‘Nothing in the material World remains alike forever’ so things changed and the time took its toll on Dhanpat Rai.
The modes of business changed and so did the value system of the business World.
Slowly it became difficult for Dhanpat to adapt to the changing times. Soon found he completely alien and dejected in these struggling and turbulent waves of change.
As fortune would have it Dhanpat suffered a great loss in his business and he turned to a debtor from creditor in the market. His popularity and bad name made him recluse in lonely quarters of his home.
He stopped going in social gatherings and would often blame his bad fortune for his present condition. The servants started leaving the gentle master when they found him drained of financial sources. He became more and more morose and tried to find solace in solitude but without gain.
One day as he lay repenting in his cow shelter on a cot making futile plans for future, he fell asleep. There he dreamt that two bulls of his shelter with tears in eyes were begging him to feed them with fodder and fresh water for they haven’t eaten anything since days. Then he saw his cows who had grown weak and thin for not being taken care of.
Dhanpat woke up from his dream and looked around. He saw that the cattle in the shelter had actually grown weak and lean for the want of care and maintenance. Some of them were in want of immediate medical attention.
Dhanpat felt guilty of his negligent attitude towards the meek and gentle creatures. He was reminded of his father’s saying, ‘Son! Cows are not just animals or cattle. They are our mothers who protect and support us. Never neglect them and always be dutiful towards them as you are to your own mother. He was ashamed that he had forgotten all about his father’s teachings. He immediately resolved to take charge of the situation. Asking for forgiveness from his ancestors and paying obeisance to the Gaumatas in his shelter he decided to devote himself to Gauseva.
At first Dhanpat consumed it in his household that made his family healthy and prosperous. Soon the quantity of milk increased to a level that he decided to sale it.
Now Dhanpat had a fresh start with new business of processed milk products’ manufacturing and distribution growing rapidly in the town.
The renewed reputation and prosperity made Dhanpat blissful. He would often be found telling his success story to people as he convinced them about the miracles Goseva can bring.