Can Women Attain Salvation?

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Can Women Attain Salvation?
Speaker Shrii Shrii Anandamurti
Date 1978 October
Time Unknown
Place Patna, India
Language English
Topic Parama Purusa encourages no discrimination
Included in Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 3
Location in Sarkarverse
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Can Women Attain Salvation? is a discourse given by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti on 1978 october in Patna, India. This discourse is the first chapter of Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 3.[1]

Synopsis

Those vested interests, or those who had vested interests in the realm of religion, not spirituality, used to say that salvation is only for males. They perpetrated their exploitation over females for an indefinite period. This was the psychology. They were guided by this psychology. That is why they used to say that salvation and emancipation are for males only.

Shrii Shrii Anandamurti

Anandamurti starts the discourse by presenting a question that was posed to Him: "Are women entitled to get emancipation, yes or no?" According to tantric spiritual practice, the minimum requirement for self-realization is having a human body. That alone makes it obvious that women can get salvation. Anandamurti then explains that since time immemorial, religious scriptures perpetrated distinctions among females and males with a deliberate agenda of exploiting women. Anandamurti goes on explaining that all entities are descendants of Parama Purusa. Animals too, although they possess no human structure, can attain salvation if only He desires.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b Shrii Shrii Anandamurti Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 3 
Preceded by
N.A.
Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 3
With: Can Women Attain Salvation?
Succeeded by
The Tantric Definition of Yoga