Role of Women in Spirituality & Organisation
An 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 the world - this is a vision with which women should be looked. The same is done by God himself, who when entered the physical medium (body) of Brahma baba (earlier name was Lekhraj), directs him (Lekhraj) to surrender all his wealth to a group of five women in which three were girls and two were a mother. The Main was Mamma.
In the 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 imbibed qualities and virtues needed for walking the path of Spirituality and perfection of the Soul.
Virtues in Womens
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-realization 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. The 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 that have prevented women from 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 an 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 of positions of religious and political leadership. GOD himself proved the superiority of the Shakti (a powerful form of women) by making them the instruments for world transformation and establishing the Golden age in Bharat. As you know, all the administrative heads of Prajapita Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University are and had been only women.
Heads of Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University
The first head of Yagya was Mamma (till June 1965) and then Didi Manmohini (till July 1983) together with Dadi Prakashmani (till August 2007) and then Dadi Janki (2007 to March 2020), Dadi Gulzar (March 2020 to 11 March 2021) and the present chief of Brahma Kumaris is Dadi Ratan Mohini.