Sannyasa to women?

Question:

Polanko:
You grant Sanyass to women, nonetheless we know by the Vedic scriptures that women are inferior to men. What would you say to that?

 

Answer:

Prabhuji:
But Polanko my dear… it seems to me that you have skipped the 32nd verse of the 9th chapter of the Bhagavad Gita…

mam hi partha vyapasritya
ye pi syuh papa-yonayah
striyo vaisyas tatha sudras
te pi yanti param gatim

“O son of Prtha, those who take shelter in Me, though they be of lower birth–women, vaisyas [merchants], as well as sudras [workers]–can approach the supreme destination.”

And I’m asking you, dear Polanko, can one approach the supreme destination without taking Sanyass?

I think that in the spiritual plane we can’t make this kind of distinctions… don’t be such a chauvinist, dear… see, many times women surpass men, in matters like renunciation…

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