Sai Baba's Quotations on Womanhood
Women has been extolled in ancient
Scriptures as well as classical
poetry as Grihalaxmi the Goddess of prosperity in the home.
She is Dharmapathni who accompanies the husband in the
fulfilment of the duties and rights of wedded life as a house
The mother is the pillar of the
home,of society, of the
nature and so of humanity itself.Mothers must know the secret of
mental peace,of inner silence,of spiritual courage, of contentment,
which is the greatest wealth and of adhyatmic discipline,
which gives lasting joy!
Abala does not mean lack of
physical or mental strength. The wife can veritably make the home of her husband a temple,
a school,a Council-Chamber or a hermitage.
Maharanis watch the world from
inner apartments of the palace
through interstices in the walls or enclosure. They can see but
are safe from 'other eyes'.That is the highest Stridharma as laid
down in the Sasthras! you should not be seen or talked about.You
must be away from public gaze.You must be silent invisible
and inspires and teachers.
Women are the mothers of the
coming generation.They are the
teachers of that generation during the first five years of life!
The mother is the first of the five Mathas (mothers) that the
Indian child encounters!
1) Deha Matha: The mother that
gives birth to this body.
2) Go-Matha: The cow that gives sustaining milk.
3) Bhoo-Matha: The land that grows crops which feed the body.
4) Desa-Matha: The native Country mother land,that gives
protection,love,rights and chances to serve and elevate oneself
to one's full height.
5) Veda-matha: The heritage of spiritual treasure,that reveals
the aim and purpose of human life and takes one,step by step
towards the goal of self realisation.
Women are the makers of the
home,the nation and the world.
You are the mothers who shape the generation. So you must
enshrine in your hearts the spiritual urge towards light and love,
Wisdom and Bliss!
Instruct the women of the village
in the basic principles of child
health,chile-care and child training.When health fails, people
despondent and even desperate. When health prevails, vitality
pervades both mind and body.By the process of loving service, you
can become the promoters of much joy.Do not consider any act of
service as demeaning!
Modesty and devotion to God are
real jewels for woman kind.
The feminine is the foundation on which a peaceful and happy world
is to be raised. When women are true,brave, kind and
compassionate the World can have an era of peace and joy!
Woman is not meant to surpass man
nor to be trampled under
foot. She should stand as his equal not merely to nurse him but
as his companion in his joys and sorrows in life!
People call women weak.Do not believe it.Having all these
strong points in your favour, intelligence, discipline, spiritual
capacity,consciousness of others excellences, awareness of
ones faults, eagerness to improve your self.How can you be
called weak? You are the leaders!
A woman has to maintain her
house,she is not only the house
wife but on her,depends the glory of the whole Country ! That is
why we say "This is our mother land".It is in this spirit we refer
to our country as BHARATHA MATHA.We also find that women
are given the first position when they are associated with their
counter parts as in Sita Rama,Lakshmi Narayana, Radha Krishna,
Mother hood is the most precious
gift of God.Mothers are the
makers of a nation's fortune or misfortune,for they shape the
sinews of its soul.Those sinews are toughened by two lessons, they
should teach fear of sin and fondness for virtue. As the mother,
so the progress of the nation. As the mother, so the sweetness of
India had many great women whose
virtue and wisdom extolled
through the centuries.Sitha, Savithri, Gargi, Anasuya, Dhamayanthi,
are women who are installed in the hearts of millions of people
who worship them;they draw inspiration from them when
confronted with calamity and crisis. They were full of unsullied
towards all who suffered. They were ready to serve the poor and
distressed;they were so steady in their faith in God,that they
put up with the direst misery in joy ful submission to His will.
Respect for women is a sign of
"The centre of every home must be
the shrine room!" the
fragrance of flower and incense, emanating from this must pervade
the home and purify it.The mother must set the example in holding
out the shrine as the heart of the house hold! She must enforce
discipline over the children in personal cleanliness in humility
and hospitality, in good manners and acts of service.
Mothers of those days were women
of great piety and noble
character.They practiced virtue and set an example to the
children! only from the wombs of such noble women were born
sons of high character!
If mothers take care of the homes
on right lines they will be
protecting the nation.Mothers should foster in the children, love
for truth,righteousness and tell them stories about the lives of
greatmen and women.In old times elders used to tell the young
children ,all about the nation's great heroes and saints. Where
are such elders today?
In this phenomenal world whatever
pleasures and satisfactions
one may derive elsewhere, if there is no joy at home, it becomes
a veritable hell. The home is heaven itself.It is the duty of women
to maintain it as such.
Cultivate a sweet temper and the
sweet speech which is its
natural consequence.Speak without anger or spite without any
artificiality or formality straight from the heart.then you will
spreading joy and love among all.
The greatest beauty aid for women
is virtue - Seelam
Women have satvaguna in ample
measure, They are by nature
helpful, tender, compassionate, humble and trustful. Next,they also
have a good measure of Thamoguna. They are timid, shy and non
enterprising. It is good that women are such.They have been
endowed with only a small measure of Rajoguna ! This is the