Women, break your shackles and awaken

amma-huggingAmma wishes to express her deep sorrow about the recent trend of men in our country to trample women underfoot as pleasure-giving objects, with no consideration of human values. Is this country that taught unique and divine thoughts such as worshipping God as Mother, seeing God Consciousness in everything and showing tolerance to the world, now becoming a land of asuric, demonic minds? The latest atrocity was the most brutal physical and emotional abuse that a young girl in Delhi had to go through, which finally claimed her life.

No one can question the reality of motherhood—that man is created from woman. Yet those who refuse to come out of the cocoon of their narrow minds will never be able to comprehend this—you cannot explain light to those who only know darkness.

Who should awaken woman? What obstructs her awakening? The truth is that no external power can possibly obstruct woman or her innate qualities of motherhood—qualities such as love, empathy and patience. It is she—she alone—who has to awaken herself. A woman’s mind is the only real barrier that prevents this from happening.

The rules and superstitious beliefs that degrade women, continue to prevail in most countries. The primitive customs invented by men to exploit and subjugate women remain alive to this day. Women and their minds have become entangled in the cobweb of those customs.

A woman’s greatest strength lies in her innate motherhood, in her creative, life-giving power.

An elephant can uproot huge trees with its trunk. When an elephant living in captivity is still a calf, it is tethered to a tree with a strong rope. The calf elephant tries with all its might to break the rope. When its efforts prove futile, it finally gives up. Later, when the same elephant is fully grown, it can be tethered to any small tree with a thin rope. It could easily free itself by uprooting the tree or breaking the rope. But because its mind has been conditioned by its prior experiences, it does not make the slightest attempt to break free.

This is what is happening to women. The infinite potential inherent in man and woman is the same. If women really want to, they can easily break the shackles of the rules and conditioning that society has imposed on them.

A woman’s greatest strength lies in her innate motherhood, in her creative, life-giving power. This power can help women bring about a far more significant change in society than men can ever accomplish. In today’s world, where everything is being contaminated and made unnatural, women should take extra care that her qualities of motherhood—her essential nature as a woman—don’t become contaminated and distorted. Yet, whether woman or man, one’s real humanity comes to light only when the feminine and masculine qualities within one are balanced.

India has had such a great legacy of women who have contributed to all spheres of development in society; may it be warriors, teachers, spiritual luminaries, musicians or social workers. Though not acknowledged enough in our history books or in the social media, their contribution has been prolific. This legacy has to continue and grow with time.

The forthcoming age should be dedicated to awakening universal motherhood. Women everywhere have to actualise the qualities of motherhood within themselves. This is the only way to realise our dream of peace and harmony. And it can be done! It is entirely up to us. Let us remember that real leadership is not to dominate or to control, but to serve others with love and compassion, and to inspire women and men alike through the example of our lives.

Let us all pray that cruel minds, which denigrate women, be transformed. May the Paramatma help them to follow our rich tradition, and respect the women of this country and all other countries.


Over Frans

Frans Vermeulen took his first spiritual footsteps in Australia at the Australian Institute of Metaphysics. Thereafter he focused as a writer on spiritual topics. Frans has interviewed some of today’s leading spiritual teachers, including Rananda, John de Ruiter, Drunvalo Melchizedek, Robbert van den Broeke, Caroline Myss, Ton van der Kroon, William Whitecloud, dr. Sha, Robbert Moss, Olof Smit, Patricia Cori, Robert Tenzin Thurman, Eric Pearl and Gary Renard. His greatest love is what he regards as “the pure non-duality of A Course in Miracles.”
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  1. piracetam zegt:

    These frequent negative instances are complemented by occassions where men have served as successful advisors to women. A sensitive male adviser helped a student make future decisions based on the reality of being a woman within the field: His attitude toward women is very understanding, very supportive, without being condescending. He doesn’t say “I understand what’s going on,” which is offensive because it’s hard for a man to understand what’s going on. He doesn’t bring these issues up, I bring them up. He is very politically aware. He’ll say, “Don’t talk to ____.” Sometimes [his advice] was because of sexism and sometimes because this person was an arrogant son of a bitch and sometimes because this is a good person, but is just not comfortable with women. Women report that the best advisers are encouraging, give you concrete directions and show them the ropes. Women’s relative lack of knowledge of how to negotiate the academic system was called attention to by a woman faculty member who explained that many women lacked a strategy to deal with the admissions process: What you’re supposed to do is get a hold of the brochure and if you want to get in at least say that’s what you want. The women don’t seem to have grasped that…the men go down the list and say, I want to work with this professor for this reason, that professor for that reason…the females give me no indication that they have even looked at the brochure. Without an adviser who is willing to encourage and be directive, women are often unable to puzzle out the strategies necessary to get through graduate school. Most women are not socialized to understand the political strategies necessary to advance within the academic system. These and other culture conflicts result in the discouragement of many women graduate students and young faculty members from pursuing careers at the highest academic levels.

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