The beauty of a civilized woman

    Posted on September 9, 2017

Prabhupada: A brahmana is never criminal. A cow is never criminal. These are the Vedic civilization. Woman, woman is also excused. No punishment for woman.

Jayatirtha: Now the crime rate amongst the women is...

Prabhupada: Now they have been trained up. What can be done? Woman is not trained up now to become a chaste wife. That is the defect of the civilization. Formerly, woman was trained up only to become..., remain faithful to his husband, that's all. Nari-rupam pati-vratah: "Woman's beauty is how she is faithful to her husband." That's all. That is beauty, not personal beauty. Vidya rupam kurupanam: "A black man or ugly man, if he is educated, that is his beauty." Kokilanam svaro rupam. Kokila, the cuckoo, is just like a crow, but everyone likes because his voice is so sweet. Kokilanam svaro rupam vidya rupam kurupanam nari-rupam pati-vratam. Like that, he has given a list. These are the beauty. If a woman is trained up not to talk with any other man except her husband, that is her beauty. That enhances the beauty and prestige. This is Vedic knowledge.

Jayatirtha: In today's society that standard is unimaginable.

Prabhupada: Yes. Therefore there is no adjustment. Everyone is suffering, in spite of so-called education. Nobody is happy.

Conversation with Dr. John Mize — June 23, 1975, Los Angeles

 

See also:

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Remain under Krsna, like a wife under her husband
How to become a pure devotee
If you cannot do anything, do this
Don't think these boys' life is being spoiled
Effects of reading KRSNA book
Srila Prabhupada inherits a curse (and passes it on)
The difference between Western and Eastern culture
Srila Prabhupada's chilhood and Krsna's childhood
Part demon, part devotee
Effect of sincere chanting
Shining Devotees
Difference between demigods and demons
Srila Prabhupada's mercy on technologists
 

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