Verse from the Veda on Mother’s Day

Vishnu and Lakshmi

It is Mother’s Day today in the United States, so it seems appropriate to write a little about women. It is unfortunate that today, there is discrimination against people for reasons of race, nationality, religion or non-religion, sexual preference, and so on, but around the world, the greatest amount of discrimination is against women. In the United States and around the world, women are seen as subservient to men, and in large measure, the culprit is ‘religious’ teaching. The religious teaching in Christianity is bad enough, but Islam is far worse. Only recently in Saudi Arabia, were women given an ability to drive an automobile. At least, in America, women can drive and work outside the house, but there is vast gender disparity. Those who do work are not paid as well as men because they are not valued as much, but the Holy Teaching of the God and Goddess is equality. At the beginning of time, the Supreme Absolute split into God and Goddess to create and sustain the universe, and without both, you would not be here upon the earth. Look around at the living world and you will see, especially at this time of year, male and female are coming together to create a family.

Here is a verse from the Veda to enjoy on Mother’s Day.

Brahma divided himself into male and female, but Brahma in comparison with, is the animating principle in people and other beings.

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