Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Feminity vis a vis Masculinity in the Spiritual world



We must have all observed how women in today’s society are forging ahead in their respective vocations. This is in spite of the fact, that for generations, not only in India but around the world, women have had a second-class existence inflicted upon by men and they had to fight for their rights. We have seen how in foreign countries since the 1940s this has been a constant feature. Even today, it is not that 100% of the women are liberated abroad. In India, it is worse.
Let us now see how this is relevant to today’s heading of this blog. Feminity per se is represented by coyness, grace, style, poise, charm, softness, elegance and other such adjectives. This is not only a physical aspect but has deep roots. The deep roots go on to emotional and mental aspects too. Hence women are more sensitive to other’s pains, happiness, and responsibility; apart from being sensitive to their own feelings. There is a subtle ‘power’ in the same.
Men on the other hand are representative of the more rugged aspect of strength, of toil, of creativity, of labour, of hardness. As in women, these aspects too have their roots deep in the emotional and mental make up of men; which hence is representative of their masculinity. Again, we must take into account, that some of each other’s aspects are present in both the sexes. This has also been proved by psychologists.
In the spiritual sphere, in India we are open to understanding and acknowledging the male-female aspect in the form of ‘Ardh Nareeshwar’, for us this aspect needs to be further understood on a physical plane.
Let us take an example of, as to why, women are more successful in business or any sphere for that matter, as compared to men. You would have heard about a business not running successfully and someone or the other has closed it down. Most of such cases will be where men were running the business. How come businesses run by women are not closed down so frequently?
Or let us take the aspect of teaching one’s child, wherein because it is traditionally expected that women being mothers are supposed to give their time to children; in spite of this working mothers come back from their jobs and not only help their kids with home work, they also lend a hand in the kitchen, or in most cases even take over complete responsibility of the family. Is it not that women don’t tire out after a whole day, just like men? They do, yet they go about it. Men on the other hand would prefer sitting in front of the TV or with friends. Further to add, responsibility of the kids or work at home on week evenings is a preferred no for them.
While we have talked about the positive aspects of the women folk, let us also take a few negative aspects of women too, who are after all human. It is said that women are envious of other women; or if they get angry then all hell breaks loose; or if they sulk it is very difficult for men to bring them out of the situation, in spite of continuous cajoling. A large number of jokes aimed at women are about how they feel about their own beauty and how women always tell their age lesser than what they really are. So much for the negatives.
From the above aspects, one thing comes out in a very subtle yet powerful manner. That is, whatever women do, they give it all their heart into it- Whether it is work, or business, or raising kids, or handling the families. Even the so called negativities we mentioned in the paragraph above of enviousness or anger, or sulking; any aspect of their behaviour, is uncompromised because they put their heart into that feeling and work. So if it is anger, it is born out of love for something which did not turn out the way it should have. If they are sulking it is because they gave their hearts to something and the other person did not live up to it. Not that there would not be exceptions, but this is nearly the norm. No wonder, you can be rest assured that you would have a completed job if you have entrusted it to a woman- be it your mother, your wife, your sister, your daughter or your lady colleague. Another aspect that is normally the norm, is that women can be trusted; they do not normally betray for money. Again, this integrity aspect is higher when one puts love in what one does.
So much for the emotional, physical and mental aspects of women. Let us now understand the Spiritual aspects to the same. It is said 'As above, so below’. The Spiritual aspect of life is on the highest level, thereafter comes the mental, emotional and physical levels. What we see on this earth and through our eyes is the lower 3 aspects of feminity. Feminity, on the Spiritual plane is representated by the Mother; while the masculine aspect is representated by the Father. The Mother aspect is felt through love, care, feelings, nurturing aspects. But it is also Shakti (power). The biggest power of the Mother aspect is the love they provide to humanity, their children. All the tendencies mentioned above arise out of love (the heart). This love, is the ‘Shakti’ (power) that makes up the Ardh-Nareeshwar aspect of the Lord. It is this aspect that women receive out of the natural ‘handing down’ from the Universal Consciousness, which intrinsically permeates down to their Subconscious and thereafter to their Conscious karma. That is why women do their work, whichever work it may be- at office, home, in society, with much more depth in their understanding, because this ‘depth’ comes out of love, which is basically their ‘power’. It is with this Naari ‘love power’ that the Shiva aspect needs to nurture the Universe he has given rise to through His masculine creative seed. His (Father) strength is ‘powerless’ if the Mother aspect’s Love is missing in the same. Hence the concept of Ardh-Nareeshwar. Hence the concept that Man is incomplete without a Woman. It permeates down to us in our lives from Above. Men’s ‘strength’ has no ‘power’ if the Mother (women) aspect’s love is not present.
This understanding of the various levels of Consciousness is an intrinsic part of the ‘Principles of Manifesting Thoughts’ that I promulgate and wish the world to understand and be more responsible of their karmas.
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