“Oh Devis (Goddesses)! Do not waste your lives in fashion and passion. Open your eyes.” (Swami Sivananda)

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“Oh Devis (Goddesses)! Do not waste your lives in fashion and passion. Open your eyes.”  Swami Sivananda

Strive for the higher life, the grand, the sublime, the only real life in the soul! Is it sufficient if you are satisfied with petty material necessities of life on earth? Let me tell you what in the ancient Hindu scripture Upanishad Maitreyi said to her husband Sage Yajnavalkya. “What shall I do with the wealth of this whole world if thereby I would not become immortal?” How many ladies of this world will be bold enough to assert this wise saying of the Upanishadic ideal of a woman? 

Immortality does not pertain to the physical body. Once born, a man has to die, i.e., cast off the physical body. That state in which you freely enjoy the continuity of life without entering the cycle of birth and dead is immortality. Unless you identify yourself with that Cosmic Self which transcendent’s all limitations of space and time, you cannot enjoy immortality. To get stuck up in family, children and relatives is not the ideal of courageous and wise women. Every mother of the world should realize her responsibility to awaken herself, her children, her family and her husband, to the true light, and splendour of spiritual life. 

An interesting story of Queen Madalasa is narrated in the Markandeya Purana which indicates what a glorious mother she was. Did she ask her children to study up to the post—graduate examination and then seek for some employment? “You are Pure, you are Consciousness; you are devoid of names and forms.”  Such was the Advaitic instruction which Madalasa gave to her children when she rocked them in the cradle. How many mothers of the present—day would have got the fortune to teach their children such profound knowledge? On the other hand, the present—day mothers would try to crush the spiritual tendency of their children even if it is found in them in the microscopic state. What a sad and pitiable condition! 

Wake up, oh mothers, sisters! Wake up from your deep sleep. Recognize your responsibility. Spiritualize yourselves. Spiritualize your children and your husbands. You are the makers of the family! Therefore, spiritualize yourselves. Assert in yourselves the spirit of a Brahmacharini. Do not be cowardly. Come out of your fleshy homes—the homes of delusion, the homes of vanity! A woman is not a woman if she is devoid of spiritual fire in her, if she is ignorant of a higher life in the Soul. A woman’s duty is not merely family; her duty is also to transcend the family. Her duty does not lie in wearing attractive clothes, gold ornaments, bangles, powders and scents. Her duty does not lie in only raising her children. Her highest duty is concerned with Self—realization. Such a woman is a real symbol of God. She is to be adored; she is to be worshipped!    

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