“Those who take shelter in me, though they be of lower birth — women, vaiśyas [merchants] and śūdras [workers] — can attain the supreme destination.” The Bhagavad Gita told many story about the Hindu history, what was most enlightening to me was the tradition of the women, and how they were viewed. The women were viewed as many other early societies dated back as far as Mesopotamian time and even as now. The women were looked at as lower breeds of human, more so like slaves. The women of the Hindu society were treaded as belonging not as gifted possessions, only giving life could occasionally be viewed as a gift. Women were the men’s subject to please and obey there every wish; nor did the women of this culture up tame an education it was looked down upon if did. The women had little to no rights in their culture leaving them helpless and unjust. With all the women still stands strong with her husband.
The men of the Hinduism culture were treated as gods, held to high standard. The women on this culture could never gain enough to be look at as equal to men. The women were wealth nothing unless they were own by a man, “The wife, son, and the slave, these three are declared to have no property; the wealth witch they earn is acquired for him to whom they belong... (Doc., Manu).” This shows that without an owner she is worth nothing. The teaching of men go as far as educating boys to never trust women it is in her nature to take and use her body as a tool for gain. “It is the nature of women to seduce men in this world; for that reason the wise are never unguarded in the company of females (Doc., Manu).” The women were bond to their house as if slaves (without shackles), to cook, clean and service her husband.
Many of the teaching show that women were linked to attachment. Within the Hindu culture attachment should not be a part of life. The Hindu teaching show that being attach holds you from reach moksha, yoga, and your true destiny. Looking back at how...
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