Women's intelligence

Women's intelligence

There’s a new fashion that is to say that women are less intelligent then man. Here I’d like to show what the scriptures say about it. In a certain way, it is indeed
said that most part of women usually have a very soft heart. That might be a
problem because many times they can put their heart and feelings before their
intelligence or sense of discrimination. This is not exactly a lack of
intelligence, but a purity of heart that is dangerous for the person in a
degraded world like the one we live in. In this way, pure creatures like women
and brahmanas should always be taken care of, so that they can be protected from
evil persons. There’s no question that the brahminical class is the most
intelligent class of the society (we are not speaking here of people who are
brahmanas because were born in family of brahmanas, but we are talking about
real brahmanas, with the brahminical qualifications). Similarly, the fact that
women are pure or, many times, innocent, or that they have to be protected, has
absolutely nothing to do with a lack of intelligence. Sarasvati, the goddess of
intelligence is a woman!
“Agnihthram Tatachar swamy points out a special Vedic term : Purandhi, and explains its significance . According to the VedAs ,
women are more intelligent than men (i.e) she is a purandhi. (…) By that term ,
Women's superior intelligence is indicated.”*
Being aware of the capacity of the girls, the families and teachers used to train them just as they used to
train the boys. That was according to the Atharva Veda, which says that girls
should be trained as students before entering marriage life. “Girls should train
themselves to become complete scholars and youthful through Brahmcharya and then
enter married life.” **
The Atharva Veda also says: “Oh woman! You are the keeper of knowledge of all types of actions (karma).” “Oh woman! You know
everything. Please provide us strength of prosperity and wealth.” and “Oh woman!
Utilize your vedic intellect in all directions of our home!”.
In the same Veda it is also stated: “Women should take part in the legislative chambers and
put their views on forefront.” And from the Rg Veda we have: “O men and women! A
scholarly woman who has practiced or teaches one, two or three Vedas or four
Vedas and four upavedas, along with grammar, etymology etc and spreads knowledge
to whole world and removes ignorance of people is source of happiness for entire
world. A woman who studies and teaches all parts of Vedas brings progress to all
human beings.” So, the idea that women can’t study the Vedas is just a modern
non-sense. Actually, they should not only study it, but also teach it, although
we see that in many spiritual societies nowadays women are not allowed to preach
or teach.
According to The Rg Veda, women can say: “My destiny is as glorious as the rising sun. I am the flag of my home and society. I am also their head. I
can give impressive discourses. My sons conquer enemies. My daughter illuminates
the whole world.”
So, as we see, women from vedic age don’t think of themselves as poor non-intelligent creatures. They know their importance not
only for their family but also for their society. They are the had. So, they
have intelligence and give directions. Their importance is not only to stay
behind men obeying their orders. They say they can give impressive discourses.
Of course they are not locked at home just cooking and cleaning, otherwise, that
statement would make no sense. They are free to speak for many people and they
are impressive, so they have knowledge to cause that impression. Their sons
conquer enemies, but their daughter illuminates the whole world. Their daughters
are not burdens that are killed in the womb or who are less important then their
sons. No! They illuminate the whole world!

*SriPedia - http://www.ibiblio.org/sripedia/cgi-bin/kbase/Vedas/Women’
** Agniveer – Women in Vedas - http://agniveer.com/vedas/women-in-vedas/


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