219 – Man and Woman are equal

In Kaliyuga, we tend to be abrasive and abusive about life. We condemn and criticize. We think that we are self -sufficient.

I have been contemplating on the subject of man / woman attachments. A male form is incomplete without the existence of a female form. God cannot be incomplete. Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva have female counterparts: Sarasvati and Brahma, Vishnu and Lakshmi and Shiva and Shakti. Together these three couples embody the understanding of the ultimate divine. Brahma creates, Vishnu sustains and Shiva destroys. Sarasvati, Lakshmi and Shakti embody knowledge, wealth and power.

The male forms of the divine are associated with creating, sustaining, and destroying. Gods act, Goddesses are. The male form of divinity represents the subject, he who is sensitive to life and he who responds to life. The female form of divinity represents the object – she who is life. God is spirit and Goddess is matter. God is soul and Goddess is substance. God is the observer and Goddess is the observation. God is divine within all beings; Goddess is the divine around all beings. One cannot exist without the other. Without either there is neither.

What do we make of this?

We cannot do without each other. Conception is not possible. Of course we can think of in vitro fertilization, but we still need the sperm. Why have we lost respect for each other when we need a mother and father. When we look at the animal world, the father in many species play a vital role in survival of the young ones. In the real world we do take care of our children, there are always anomalies. I have seen cats and dogs (both male and female) eating their kittens and pups.

However look at the divinities. We have the divine within us and we cannot survive without mutual respect for each other. It is this feeling in our heart for our brothers and sisters, please venerate and love each other.

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt within the heart.” Helen Keller

Reference: Myth=Mithya. Dr Devdutt Pattanaik

Aim Hrim Klim


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