Today is the second day of Ugadi Seva, and it’s also the World’s Women’s Day. So we just think of the women who have been the backbone of the society ever since the mankind began.
India has a deep culture where we have always respected women. There haven’t been any discrimination. If you look at the history, whether it is Ganga Mata or Anasuya Mata, or any of the great mothers whom we respect, we have always had the strength of womanhood in the society which established or which helped establishing dharma in the society.
The key aspect of being a woman is being a mother. The most powerful expression of a woman is being a mother. And that is the main aspect. So I say empower men as a joke. Because there is no need for any empowerment for women because a woman is a mother by nature. So there is no need for empowering women from the outside. Probably men need empowerment to be stable.
But we have always respected women as equal partners in the society, where they could make decisions, they could lead men and because of them, there were fewer wars at one time. No woman will say go and kill somebody.
If you look at the mother aspect, the shakti aspect of creation, shakti aspect is both mother and a protector. Why does goddess have a lot of weapons, etc.? These are all symbolic to kama, krodha, lobha, moha, mada and matsarya (Arishadvarga i.e. the six passions, negative characteristics which prevent a human from attaining moksha or salvation) aspects of human existence, and mother helps to prevents these aspects. This is important to understand. Because when we worship mother, we worship stability, motherhood, and also dharma without contamination. Mother will never say go and kill somebody. It’s all men’s world. Men’s world created wars, not the women’s world.
Today being a World’s Women’s Day, it’s probably good to think what is missing. What we have lacked all these years. It’s discrimination created by the men’s world. And that is only for the sake of power, position. Not for the sake of love.
When I say the strongest expression of a woman is motherhood, no woman will ever want any kind of violence in the society. Anywhere. If a woman is leading, it’s unlikely that there will be any violence in the society.
I believe that the key message today is empowering the world to understand that womanhood is very precious, very pious and very remarkable and because of womanhood we have a generation coming forth, generations happen.
Also, the shakti aspect which we respect, or which we worship, the shakti of the whole creation, maha shakti, kundalini shakti, mother, is a basis of creation. If you take shakti away, then there is only tamas, there is nothing. So shakti aspect is the fundamental aspect of creation and that is why we have various dimensions of deities representing them. This is empowerment by nature. By nature it is empowerment because there is no need for external empowerment. For a woman to be empowered, it has to be from the inside. And stability is the sign of empowerment. If a person is stable whatever happens in the society, that means empowered. If you have a skill, the skill can go only until your graveyard, until you die. But empowerment which is from within stays forever. It also leaves a mark in the society.
I wish all the women today the very best and please understand you are already empowered. There is no need for external empowerment. All you have to do is to recognise it because as I said, motherhood is the most powerful expression of a woman and nobody can snatch it away from you. Nobody can take it away. You are already empowered creating the next generation.
I always used to say, ”What is the best way to bring up a child? Tell them stories of the powerful people who never swayed with emotions. Just bring them the idea or understanding about people who have been stable in life, not about people who made a lot of money and died. History is full of those kind of stories, i.e. conquering, capturing, killing and destroying. That is not a kind of thing which children need to know. What the children need to know is stability, stable life. The right person to express that is a mother. Only a mother can influence the thought process of a child right from the childhood because the child is closest to the mother. And the mother has the connection with a child much more than the society because the child was inside the mother for 9 months. Connection of a child with the mother is always 9 months older than the connection outside. This is important to understand. So the stories, vibrations, frequencies that you convey to the children will definitely help build the society.
This is a message for today to all the already empowered women.
My salutations. Thank you.