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II i Characteristics of An Ideal "Stree"

2. What are the qualities of an ideal woman?

Modesty: Modesty is essential for woman; it is her priceless jewel. It is against dharma for a woman to overstep the limits of modesty; crossing the limits brings about many calamities. It is the most invaluable of all jewels for women. Modesty lifts her to the heights of sublime holiness. The modest woman wields authority in the home and outside, in the community as well as in the world. Modesty is the test of a woman’s grandeur.
Sathya Sai Baba
 
Chastity: Chastity is the ideal for womankind. By the strength derived from that virtue, they can achieve anything. Chastity is the crown-jewel of women. That is the virtue for which she has to be most extolled. Its beneficent consequences defy description. It is the very breath of her life. By means of her chastity and the power it grants, she can save her husband from calamity. She saves herself by her virtue and wins, without doubt, even heaven through her chastity
Sathya Sai Baba
 
Sacrifice: Women have to cultivate the qualities of sacrifice and detachment, of virtue and wide vision, so that they can lovingly transform their mates and children into seekers and saadhaks, on the way to success.
Sathya Sai Baba, 8 Jul 1971
   
Inner Strength: You may be under the mistaken notion that women are weak in body and mind. But in fact, they are stronger than men.
Sathya Sai Baba, 19 Nov 1999
   
The strength of an individual lies in his character, not in the wealth he earns.
Sathya Sai Baba, 19 Nov 2002