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Nagaraj

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« on: November 21, 2011, 05:08:54 PM »
यत्र नार्य: तु पूज्यन्ते रमन्ते तत्र देवता: |
यत्र एता: तु न पूज्यन्ते सर्वास्तत्र अफला: क्रिया: ||

(मनुस्मॄति Manusmriti)


Where women are adored and given respect, the Gods like to stay in such places. But where women are given ill-treatment, at such places no work is successful because of absence of Gods.

It can been seen very evidently that in those families where women were/are not treated well, that families suffer badly. There will be no evident reasons for their sufferings. Hence, the first and foremost of our duty is to treat the women in our family as the Goddess herself. Where the women are happy, the house flourishes with all Goodness!

Where the Women are happy, all the Good things start coming to ones family and life involuntarily and automatically without even our effort.

It is the worst sin to treat the women badly. Many of our families may be suffering and facing unnecessary hurdles, friends, if such is a case, then the best way, our ancestors have show is by showing respects to few good known women around us. There are rituals such as Suhasini Pujai etc... which are symbolism to this great saying! Good things starts coming to our Griha (house) It is said that Goddess Lakshmi resides there only, where the women are treated with utmost respect.

Salutations to
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Re: Women
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2011, 05:29:39 PM »
पितृभिर् भ्रातृभिश्च एताः पतिभिर् देवरैस्तथा ।
पूज्य भुषयितव्याश्च बहुकल्याण्म् ईप्सुभिः ॥


(Manusmriti)

Women must be honoured and adorned by their fathers, brothers, husbands, and brothers-in-law, who desire (their own) welfare.

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॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: Women
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2011, 05:38:46 PM »
शोचन्ति जामयो यत्र विनश्यत्याशु तत्कुलम् ।
न शोचन्ति तु यत्र एता वर्धते तद्धि सर्वदा ॥


Where the female relations live in grief, the family soon wholly perishes; but that family where they are not unhappy ever prospers.

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॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: Women
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2011, 05:46:24 PM »
तस्माद् एताः सदा पूज्या भुषण​-अच्चादन​-अशनैः ।
भूतिकामैर् नरैर् नित्यं सत्करेषु उत्सवेषु च ॥


Hence men who seek (their own) welfare, should always honour women on holidays and festivals with (gifts of) ornaments, clothes, and (dainty) food.

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॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: Women
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2011, 08:29:36 PM »
Dear Nagaraj,

Thank you for posting these quotes.

What was Bhagavan's attitude on women?
Was he conservative with them or more liberal?
Did he say anything about women working outside the household?

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Re: Women
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2011, 07:01:50 AM »
Dear Jyoti,

Sri Bhagavan has transcended the man-woman differences.  He however treated all
women devotees and women visitors with great respect and dignity. For their own
safety, women devotees/visitors were not permitted to stay in the Asramam, after
sunset.

Aunachala Siva.

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Re: Women
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2011, 09:20:51 AM »
Dear Jyoti,

As Subramanian Sir said, Bhagavan was neither liberal nor conservative. We surely are incapable to fit Him into our dictionary. Surely, he never saw anybody in their physical form, he saw everybody as himself. There was no gender to him at all.

If we still have to say, we can say, he treated both the men and the women alike with tenderness as if we are all his small kids. He is Mathru Swarupa for his compassion and grace and pithru swarupa for he always gave Jnana like that of cow giving its milk to its calf, which her udder is ever filled.

He was both AmmaiAppan (Mother-Father) together. He is that inexplicable!

Adi Shankara sang -

Aham na amaro naiva marthyo na daithyo,
Na Gandharva Yaksha, pisacha prabhedha,
Pumanniva na sthree naiva shanda,
Prakrushta prakasa swaroopa Shivoham.

I am neither immortal nor mortal or Asura,
I am neither Gandarwa nor Yaksha nor ghost nor omens,
I am neither man, nor woman nor eunuch,
I am by nature, Shiva the effulgent entity.


Also, the great thing about Bhagavan is that he kept telling everybody that they are also Himself too, that we too are neither man or woman or this body and that we too are the same Shivoham.

Salutations to Bhagavan
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॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta