AN EQUAL BIRTHRIGHT{typed partly purely Original Discourse}


5 December 1978, Madras, INDIA

A few months back, a very knotty Question was placed before me.

The Question was knotty, no doubt, but the reply was not at all knotty.

Knotty means kno…

The reply was not at all knotty. The reply was very simple.

The question was concerned that almost all the scriptures in the past said that women folk are not eligible for Salvation.

And Almost all the scriptures, of almost all the so-called Faiths said like this, that is before the attainment of Salvation, they will have to come in male framework.

And some other Faiths where there is no scope for rebirth, they say that they will have to wait for that  final day of Judgment, that is, upto Doomsday, before they can get or expect any Salvation.

Certainly it was a knotty Problem, rather, a knotty Question.


Lord  Krśńa says, Paritráńa?


A man must not eat meat, that is, a man must have love for each and every living being as he loves himself, and that man is called Sádhu.

But such a man, “man” in common gender, not male; such a man – may be a male, may be a female.

You know, “man” is not only masculine gender, “man” is common gender also.

“Man is mortal” – here “man” means both male and female.

Now, Paritráńáya sádhúnám. Krśńa said, “Just to save these sádhus”, Sádhus means who loves others as he oblique she (he/she) loves himself oblique herself (himself/herself) – Paritráńáya, “for their Paritráńa – ”

Tráńa means, what to say, “to save” – Tráńa,  Tráńa means “relief work”, you know, It is also called tráńa kárya in Saḿskrta.

Paritráńa, what’s the difference between Tráńa and Paritráńa?

Here Lord Krśńa says, Paritráńáya Sádhúńám.

Paritráńa means “Saving them permanently”.

Suppose you have saved a man from his danger: if that saving is of temporary nature, it is Tráńa.

During flood, famine you should do Tráńa work. You do not help them permanently, you give them what, temporary relief, so it is tráńa.

But when this relief is given, when they are saved from the attacks of demons permanently, then it is called Paritráńa.

When one is freed from all worldly fetters, it is a permanent relief. And this permanent relief, for,  what? It is for Sádhus.


Due to so many factors, it may get degraded. So, this degradation is called Gláni. It went here, it is the Gláni of Dharma.

And if it is placed with right position;what it was, where it was and where it should be, then it is  sthápana, sthápanam.

But here Krśńa says, Saḿsthápanam, that is, “placing it in proper position and making proper arrangement for keeping it in proper position” is Saḿsthápana.

Dharma saḿsthápanártháya sambhavámi yuge yuge – “I come here again and again.”

Here Lord Krśńa also says, HE never says that ladies have got no right to attain Salvation.

So on behalf of the Philosophy of Ánanda Marga, and also on behalf of the cult of Tantra, I hereby, I hereby announce that both males and females, who are boys and girls of the Parama Puruśa, the sons and daughters of Parama Puruśa, they have, both of them have got the equal birthright to attain Salvation.

Those who say that ladies are not entitled for the same, they are antisocial elements. They represent vested interest.