Saturday, September 12, 2009

Vimala Thakar: Liberation Beyond Gender


…In India, Hinduism says a woman can never be liberated in a woman's body. If she behaves, if she follows bhakti yoga, then she may be born again in a male body and then she will be liberated. Buddhists and Jains also never accept that a woman in a woman's body can be emancipated. Nor do the Catholics accept it. So at best a woman becomes a mother figure, such as Anandamayi Ma, or this figure or that figure. And she teaches as the Mother, not as an emancipated person.
Why don’t we know more about Vimala Thakar?
(To find out more about this remarkable spiritual teacher, read this article here.

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