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II ii Ideal Women - Some Examples

1. Who are some of the ideal women of Bharat that led exemplary lives?

This land of Bharat has given birth to many noble women like Savitri who brought her dead husband back to life; Chandramati who extinguished wild fire with the power of truth; Sita who proved her chastity by coming out of blazing fire unscathed and Damayanti who reduced an evil-minded hunter to ashes with the power of her chastity. This land of piety and nobility attained plenty and prosperity and became the teacher of all the nations of the world because of such women of chastity.
Sathya Sai Baba, 19 Nov 2002
   
Savithri was able, through that power, to win back the life of her husband; she actually fought with the Lord of Death.
Sathya Sai Baba
   
Anasuya, the wife of the sage Athri and the mother of Dattatreya, was able to transform even the Trinity into infants.
Sathya Sai Baba
   
Nalayani, who was devoted to her leper husband, could by the mysterious force of her chastity stop the sun in its course.
Sathya Sai Baba
   
Sulabha, Savithri, Anasuya, Gargi, Nalayani, and other such models of chastity, devotees of the Lord like Meera, yoginis like Chudala, all were born in this country of God (Bharathadesa) and strengthened dharma by their adherence to it.
Sathya Sai Baba
   
Sumati was also a woman of chastity. She was pure-hearted and totally selfless.
Sathya Sai Baba, 11 Aug 2000
   
Sumathi could even stop the sun from rising to save the life of her husband. There is divine latent power in everybody. If you can manifest it, you can even stop the sun from rising like Sumathi did and you can even bring the dead back to life as Savithri could.
Sathya Sai Baba, 19 Nov 1999
   
Rani of Jhansi, who fought a terrific battle and gave up her life rather than surrendering to the foe when she was overpowered. She lived up to the teachings of the Vedas that only through sacrifice can one attain liberation.
Sathya Sai Baba, 19 Apr 1998
   
In more recent times, Indira Gandhi ran the Government with courage and consummate skill. She was prepared for any sacrifice in the interests of the country. Among Prime Ministers, she headed the Government for over twelve years.
Sathya Sai Baba, 19 Nov 1995