AN EQUAL BIRTHRIGHT[purely Original Discourse]
SHRII SHRII ÁNANDAMÚRTI
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 of 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 before the attainment of Salvation, they will have to come back 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.
But as per Ánanda Marga, the girls have got equal right in each and every sphere, and then why they should not have the right of attaining Salvation?
You see, boys and girls are just like two hands of the father.
When one is freed from all worldly fetters, it is a permanent relief.
And this Permanent relief, for, what?
It is for Sádhus.
Sádhu includes both males and females.
So Krśńa also supports Shiva.
Paritráńáya Sádhúńám vinásháya ca duśkrtám. “And for the annihilation, for the destruction of the duśkrtá”, duśkrtá means “antisocial elements”, Duśkrtám.
Dharma Saḿsthápanártháya, and HE does it, for what, What’s the purpose?
For the Saḿsthápana of Dharma.
Saḿsthápana means placing an entity to its right position.
Suppose this is the right position of Dharma?
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 Equal Birthright to attain Salvation.
Those who say that ladies are not entitled for the same, they are antisocial elements. They represent vested interest.