March 8, 2019 | Acharya Prashant
As long as the woman keeps thinking that her body is an asset, there is no freedom for her.
As long as the woman keeps thinking that the freedom is about flaunting her body, there is no freedom for her.
The woman is the more oppressed of the two genders and therefore, the revolution must arise from the woman.
Woman by rebelling against the body, will be the harbinger of the revolution that will liberate the entire mankind, women and men, both included.
Woman gives birth to a man, woman will also need to give birth to the freedom of man. Man will not be able to give birth to his own freedom. Freedom too will be born out of the woman. That does not seem to be happening.
Woman remains terribly body identified. And that which you call as modernity or liberation, or even feminism, is unfortunately even more body centric. It’s just that now the body centricity is a little hidden. There is only one way to go beyond the body and that is the way of truth, the way of spirituality. All other ways go from the body to the body.
So, you can go from veiling to revealing. But you are just going from the body to the body. What were you veiling? The body. And now what are you revealing? The body. All these great liberation movements have taken you from the body to the body. So, there is no liberation at all, you are just being cheated and fooled. The only way, the women can be liberated, is the spiritual way, the spiritual route. Ahhh! Now that sounds so old fashioned. Doesn’t it? In fact, you would love to say that religion is the curse of woman; that using religion, the woman has been confined and oppressed and what not. But all that was false religion. Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water.
If the woman can be saved, it is only through true spirituality because spirituality alone can take you out of your body identification. Man rides upon woman, enslaves woman because the man is very important for the woman. Woman may not be the center of the man’s world, but go to most women and you will find that man is the center of woman’s world. It is quite strange.
We need girls’ gangs.
We need girls’ communes.
We need women to be alright with themselves. We don’t want women to be emotionally dependent or biologically dependent on men. We don’t want woman to seek a man to complete her identity. We don’t want the woman to seek a man to complete her name.
Don’t take that respect, that veneration, by being turned into a deity. You are being confined within four walls of the temple. Don’t accept that.
The man should not be at the center of women’s world.
By the way, if the men want to rule over the women, let them rule. Let the men keep thinking of the women, the women must be independent of the men.
Be the user of the car, not the doll in the car.
Knowledge must be your asset, strength must be your asset, exposure must be your asset, money must be your asset and overall, truth must be your asset. Not your breasts and hips. You spend so much of time pandering to the needs of the body.
Spend time enriching yourself,
spend time gaining knowledge,
spend time skilling yourself.
Why do we find so few women in science?
Out of the list of the 800-900 Noble laureates, why are there so few women?
Why are so few women in the science laboratories in the world?
Where are they in politics, in sports, at least in the developing countries?
Where are they in literature, in all ways of creativity?
I will tell you, where they are. They are in the nest.
NOW, GET OUT OF THE NEST, AND HIT THE ROAD!
Read the complete article at: How To Bring About A Total Women’s Revolution?
~ Acharya Prashant Ji speaking on women’s revolution in one of the online course series in English.
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