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  1. Gurudev, can you speak about women Rishis?

    Yes, there are some women Rishis, and there is space for more to come. Very few women Rishis have been there, not many actually.

    Meera was one such great devotee.
    There was one lady in Tamil Nadu, she was called Avaiyar ...

  2. You just said that alcohol is the main reason behind the Delhi gang rape case. But today, there have been cases of young girls being raped by their own fathers. In those cases, it is not just alcohol. What is the bigger problem?

    Correct, it is not alcohol which is the main reason behind this case.

    Sex offenders have primarily three issue. One is hormone issues, where there could be some serious hormonal imbalances in them.
    Second is emotional disturbances. The person must ...

  3. You have already told that women are naturally good leaders, but there are not enough women leaders. Can you tell us, what are the barriers for becoming a good leader?

    I want to tell you that India has more women leaders than any other part of the world. Do you know that?
    We have many women members of Parliament, many women in the legislative assembly, and many states ruled by women. The whole country has been ruled ...
  4. It often feels and appears that yoga and Hinduism exclude women, and this makes me think that we are not yet ready for a spiritual revolution. What can you tell us about this, and the role women play? Why are mostly men around you, while women cook and clean?

    Listen, there is no such thing. In Yoga, Hinduism, and Vedic wisdom, they don’t exclude women at all. Men and women are given equal status.
    In India, the tradition is, mother comes first and then comes father. They say, ‘Matri Devo Bhava ...
  5. It often feels and appears that yoga and Hinduism exclude women, and this makes me think that we are not yet ready for a spiritual revolution. What can you tell us about this, and the role women play? Why are mostly men around you, while women cook and clean?

    Listen, there is no such thing. In Yoga, Hinduism, and Vedic wisdom, they don’t exclude women at all. Men and women are given equal status.
    In India, the tradition is, mother comes first and then comes father. They say, ‘Matri Devo Bhava ...
  6. In the Japanese society, there is a thought usually that women have less commitment than men, especially if they get married and have a family. What is the best way to go about empowering them here?

    Women have a very important role. One is to keep the institution of family. She is the central focus of the family. Like Japan, India is also women centric.
    Women play a very important role in keeping the family and culture intact. That does not mean ...
  7. Can ladies chant Gayatri mantra?

    Yes. Nowhere it is said that ladies cannot chant.
    It is unfortunate that somewhere in the middle ages, these rights of women were taken away. We have reinstated this in the Ashram. Many ladies are learning.

    See it was a male dominated society. The ...

  8. Gurudev, what do we have to do to make the stubborn mind shift from a mechanistic reductionist fragmented thought that is leading to so much violence against the Earth, between people, and against women. The violence against women is so intimately connected to this division and separation. (Vandana Shiva: Author and Environmentalist from India)

    I would say, if people become scientists, if they all become physicists, they can see life from a bigger context. Then there is no way they will indulge in violence. It is lack of education, lack of scientific and spiritual education that makes people s ...

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