Role of Women in Spirituality & Organisation
Elevated version of God's feminine form, is of a mother, the one who gives birth and sustains her creation with utmost love, while keeping the child safe from all harms of world - this is a vision with which a women should be looked. The same is done by God himself, who when entered since in the body of Brahma baba (earlier name was Lekhraj), he directs him (Lekhraj) to surrender all his wealth to a group of five women in which three were girls and two were a mother. Main was Mamma.
In outside world, the main problem faced by women is that they are not been treated as equal to men – either as spiritual leaders or spiritual seekers. This lack of equality finds its roots not only in education, politics and leadership, but more particularly within levels of consciousness upon which spirituality comes in life. In fact women have more imbibe qualities and virtues needed for walking the path of Spirituality and perfection of Soul.
Women become spiritual leaders when they themselves acknowledge they have the capacity and necessary attributes to play such a role. The change of consciousness needed is to move away from unworthy feelings and attitudes and to see the greatness contained within the self. Feminine qualities such as love, tolerance, compassion, understanding, humility, flexibility, adjustment, acceptance, appreciation, encouragement and caring, are qualities of leadership. They are also needed for spiritual progress, for without them it would be impossible to come close to God or to attain self-realisation at first.
Every human being possesses those qualities but women are more easily and naturally able to tap them, for feelings of love and devotion are often more natural to women, combined with a profound sense of discipline and order. A true leader leads through example.
Women know how to serve and how to sacrifice. Often the notion of service or of putting others in front has been seen as a sign of weakness or lack of power. Quite the opposite is true. The ability to bow before others, with true humility, is the sign of the greatness of a soul who has conquered ego.
However this quality of giving to others must also be balanced with qualities of courage, determination and self-respect. Too often, women have a tendency to give to others and neglect their own spiritual needs. It is one of the major reasons women find themselves depleted and lacking in authority. Wife gives authority power to her husband. The foundation for assuming spiritual leadership is thus a change of consciousness. Overcoming the huge physical, spiritual, political and sociological barriers which have prevented women becoming spiritual leaders can only be done through the development of self-respect.
The quality of self-respect comes from the knowledge and experience of the eternal self which is beyond social, cultural or physical identity. The eternal self or soul is pure, peaceful and complete with divine and spiritual qualities.
Spiritual power is an expression of the inherent qualities of the spirit and has nothing to do with gender or physical limitations. Feelings of domination or suppression occur when there is the awareness of superiority or inferiority. Feelings of equality, however, manifest when there is the consciousness of spirit or soul. These feelings and attitudes can be expressed in actions with positive results.
Women equally are capable for positions of religious and political leadership. GOD himself proved the superiority of the Shakti (powerful form of women) by making them the instruments for world transformation and to establish the Golden age in Bharat. As you know, all the administrative head of Prajapita Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University are and had been only a women.Mamma, then Didi Manmohini, Dadi Prakashmani, Dadi Janki, Dadi Gulzar and now Dadi Ratan Mohini.