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III i What is the Dharma for Women?

Dharma is that which sustains. This is our strength. To scorch is the main quality of Fire. Devoid of this quality, Fire loses its identity.
Sathya Sai Baba, 7 Aug 1973
   
Whatever subject a woman might have studied and mastered, whatever the degree she has won, whatever the status of her husband or of herself, she must hold fast to these truths: real charm consists in good character; morality is the very breath of woman; modesty is the very life force; adherence to truth is her daily duty.
Sathya Sai Baba
   
She must plant the seedlings of fear (of sin, of the Lord) in her heart and cultivate the charm of humility
Sathya Sai Baba
   
She must be prepared to sacrifice even her life for the sake of maintaining honour; she must nourish and preserve her chastity and her adoration of the husband. This is the chief dharma of woman. This is the reason for her very birth as woman.
Sathya Sai Baba
   
HOME IS PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY: Today, women, because they are educated, compete with men to take up jobs. There is nothing wrong in going for a job. However they must take care of their home needs before taking up a job. When both wife and husband got to work outside, who will look after their children at home? Women should recognise their responsibilities and conduct themselves accordingly.
Sathya Sai Baba, 19 Nov 2002
   
Watch the world but let not the world watch you. That is Stree dharma, laid down as ancient wisdom. You should not be seen or talked about. You must be away from public gaze. You must be silent invisible partners and be teachers and inspirers.
Sathya Sai Baba