[Advaita-l] Women and Vedas
krunalmakwana at hotmail.com
Sun Apr 2 07:23:50 CDT 2006
Dear Jaldharji and list members,
I was having conversation a couple of days ago about vedas and who can and
who can't recite, read, learn etc.
What is AcAryaji's opinion on this matter?
I found a quote by SankarAcaryaji stating "vaidya'andhikaaraat" (women do
not have 'adhikaara' on veda) , please note that i do not know the
authenticity of this quote but have read it from 'gAyAtri mahAvijnAna by
shrI rAm Sarma Acarya founder of Gayatri Pariwar (published in gujrati).
If women are not allowed to study veda does that not go against the whole
teaching of advaita...that everyone and everything is brahman in reality
'sarva khalu idam brahma'. and if we distinguish between genders are we not
deepening our hole of ignorance?
Also the book also quotes other AcArya's giving similar quotes but about
shUdras, small children etc. But having read abit of the book it goes on to
saying that women are allowed to learn the vedas and etc and refutes the
epistemological foundation of SankarAcarya.
can the learned members please clarify this point.....
what is SankarAcaryaji's stance on this?
are women allowed to study, recite etc the vedas?
if no, why? please give a detailed answer
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