Vedic scriptures reveal how the highest evolution of consciousness occurs when we have a loving relationship with God. Love is characterized by a desire to serve, please, and surrender to the beloved. Such qualities, typically seen in women, are feminine in nature and reveal how the highest realization of the self is feminine in its mood. Yet, on the other hand, we come across Vedic verses that seemingly criticize women. How can we reconcile these contrasting statements?
Śrīmad Bhāgavatam is a rich source of knowledge on various topics and concepts and has often been misinterpreted or misquoted to blame the other sex. Especially among spiritualists, women are often the objects of blame. They are seen as a potential threat to men’s social status or even to men’s celibacy. Some of the verses in Śrīmad Bhāgavatam seem to confirm that women seduce men, pull them down, or exhibit low qualities attributed to the female nature. But what is the actual intention of the speaker?
Without a proper understanding of the meaning of these verses, we are bound to interpret them through our saṁskārasand thus arrive at erroneous conclusions. There is a widespread tendency to blame someone else for the problems or obstacles that we experience. And what is easier than placing the blame on the opposite gender? What could be more impressive to prove your point than to quote from scripture?
Babaji Satyanarayana Dasa has analyzed the controversial verses and explained their import and deeper meaning in many of his lectures. The Feminine Spirituality project was envisioned by Jaya Devi, a disciple of Babaji Maharaja and the secretary of the Jiva Institute. She founded the Center for Feminine Spirituality to elucidate and explain such statements from śāstra and to more thoroughly explore spirituality free from gender bias. Feminine Spirituality is for men and women who want to reconnect to their inner feminine self as part of a higher reality.
Jaya Devi’s years of research in feminine spirituality have culminated in presenting a 3-D virtual reality accessed through the Jiva Virtual Campus. Jiva Virtual Campus is an educational approach that seeks to motivate learners by entering a subjective virtual world and learning within that reality. The goal is to maximize inspiration and increase interest in the subject.
If you embark on this journey, you will enter a mystical Vedic world with multiple rooms and spaces, where you can explore the feminine aspect of spirituality, which is the key to understanding your inner self. On this exciting journey into a virtual realm, follow your heart to find rich content wherever you go. Listen to Babaji’s explanations on vital points from śāstra, gain access to articles and course materials within the spaces of this 3-D realm, and enjoy opportunities for introspection and analysis of your emotions, thoughts, and actions on the aspects of feminine spirituality.
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The purpose of the course is to become aware of our inner feminine self. Vedic scriptures emphasize the importance of feminine qualities in the world and on the spiritual path. This course benefits both men and women who want to experience their feminine spiritual mood, which is the real beauty.
When you get angry it is not just because of that instant. There is always a samskara laying somewhere that becomes activated. When you repress something there is a limit of repression and then the samskara comes out and you behave in a crazy way.
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