2005-05-07 22:06:14 UTC
It is equally easy, initially, for either a man or a woman to attain
enlightenment, what we would call liberation or self-realization. It
seems strange, since the aspect of a woman is power and that her subtle
physical body conducts light very well, that more women don't attain
enlightenment than men. I would suggest that the reason this is so, is
There's this absurd innate need in most men to feel that they're more
powerful than women are, which is ridiculous. Women have been taught
that they are not powerful; as a matter of fact, they've been given an
opposite description, that they are, in fact, weak. The word
"effeminate" implies weakness.
Men, though, the ideas they have, project a field of attention that
limits women. Because they dream so strongly in themselves, their
superiority and women's inferiority, they project an image that a woman
finds very, very difficult to fight against.
Men have reacted very negatively to the power that is inherent in
women...they have rejected that power and sought to convince women of
the exact opposite, that they are powerless. They have done this
through sexual repression, economic repression, political repression,
social repression, ideological repression and spiritual repression.
Women have been systematically pushed out of spirituality by men...Even
in the Bhagavad-Gita, a book that I revere and respect, it's indicated
that even women, along with animals, are capable of attaining
enlightenment. Historically men have suppressed women quite
effectively. They have suppressed women since the beginning of our
Men are suppressing woman politically, philosophically, socially,
through denying them education, equal rights, equal employment, and
just by setting up a description of the world in which a woman views
herself as a vessel, as someone who's only there to have children, as
someone who can't succeed, even spiritually.
When you wish to subjugate a people, you have to convince them of their
own inherent weakness. The social repression and ideological
repression of women began with depriving them of education, political
decisiveness, mobility and essentially creating sexual slavery.
Up until now, women have depended completely upon men for their
survival. You're dealing with thousands of years of history, where
sexual slavery was the condition. While suddenly the laws may change,
to some extent, the conditioning doesn't go away that fast.
Women have been dependent upon men for their survival, for the survival
of their children. So what they have done over the centuries is evolve
the fine use of sexual power. A woman's place, her entire experience in
life, has been and in many places still is dependent upon the man she
In the case of the brujos, the sorcerers in Mexico, the Spanish
Conquest forced them to develop their second attention. They had
developed it to an extent, but the conquest caused them to develop
their second attention completely so they would not be destroyed.
Men fearing their innate power, pushed woman back into slavery. Woman
knowing this was not right but not knowing what else to do, developed
the only means to fight for their survival that they had, since their
survival was dependent upon men, and that was to use sexuality to
What women have done is developed a survival mechanism, and it's a
fascinating one and it's been effective and justified, in my opinion.
That is the ability to manipulate men sexually. Men are really not all
that interested in sex. For most men, sex is a very simple experience.
In order to survive women have developed their second attention, which
men have not evolved. They use the second attention, and have used it
most effectively, to manipulate men; it's a justifiable reaction that
has been necessary for survival.
Women have developed the second attention because they were repressed,
because they were manipulated, because they were used as property, as
chattel, historically, for thousands of years and still today. The
second attention is the occult side of the being. It is the ability to
manipulate others, be it for good or ill intent.
A young girl is taught through the example of other women how to
manipulate a man...and she's absolutely correct in doing so because the
job she will get, the man she will marry, the experiences she will
have, are very much dictated by her ability to do so.
It is everyday for a woman to project a very strong wave of sexual
energy through her second attention into a man, for him to assume that
the energy he feels is his own. She's trying to compensate for the
political freedom, religious freedom, economic freedom, cultural and
social freedom that she's been denied. She's been forced into
developing her second attention and using it.
For men, it's absolutely essential to stop believing that they're
superior to women because that very belief engenders ego, which sets
them off balance. Therefore, they don't realize that they're being
manipulated by the second attention of woman because their ego won't
What a man must do is realize that his continued belief in the
inferiority of women is going to produce a type of karma that is going
to hold him back, and already has.
The majority of times when a man thinks he has been the instigator,
which men like to think, in sexual and romantic experiences, that has
not been the case. Women have allowed you to think that - which is part
of their inaccessibility in using their second attention.
Observe how women defeat each other; whether it's simply for a
promotion, for a husband, for survival, so she won't be beaten up in a
relationship. She has to now fear every other woman because every
woman represents a threat to her. If her security rests upon her
alliance with a man, another woman may take that man away; therefore
women have no unity between themselves.
Men have learned the secret of unity. Women do not help each other
attain enlightenment because in the description of the world they've
been given, unlike that of men, it's every woman for herself in order
to survive; because your very own sister may take your husband away and
your husband may be the ticket for economic survival.
Sisterhood is powerful. Woman can support each other as women, in their
pursuit for enlightenment or anything else, without fear. But as long
as she's still in the commodities exchange market, buying and selling,
she must fear the competition.
For men, it's necessary to push aside that marvelous ego that tells you
that you are all knowing and capable, and see that you are not...much
of the time your attention is directed towards the world of sexuality
as you've been brought up with it, it's done through the second
attention of a woman...not simply in your physical presence but from
thousands of miles away.
When a civilization, a race, a people, a society, when they lack love,
they are soon destroyed.