As per Bhagavad Gita women held special status on mother earth, in the cosmic system! Unless mother earth obliged… unless women obliged… there would be no progeny on mother earth… life would become meaningless… decay and die! In absence of mother earth… no soul atman could ever manifest life. It is for this primary reason… a goddess is more respected than God. Still, the power of God Almighty (termed Brahman in Hinduism) was supreme.
As per Bhagavad Gita existence of men and women, souls’ atmans and mother earth was essential for life to continue in cosmic system. In absence of one… the other simply carried no value. As women held special status in society… men making a mockery of them was an absolute sin that carried no pardon. Any human being… any man who sinned against women was never forgiven by God Almighty. One must always learn to respect women… no matter what their fault!
A soul is termed atman in Hinduism.
As per Bhagavad Gita… respect of women was always one-sided. Even if they committed fault… they were to be forgiven for the same… so was ordained by God Almighty. As per doctrine of karma… our bad karma always boomeranged on us. It was not for man to judge a woman. For their folly, for one’s own folly… one always suffered as per law of karma. Why must men interfere in working of women?
You go to USA… even many parts of Europe, Canada or Australia. The respect for ladies is laudable. On the contrary you go to Middle East including Pakistan and Afghanistan. The plight of ladies is abominable. The respect for ladies in these parts of world was not only below standard… they were primarily treated almost at par with animals. The term self respect was only confined to men… ladies were all the time abhorred by men, even children.
As per Bhagavad Gita… men in Middle East countries including Pakistan and Afghanistan are bound to suffer at hands of God Almighty. Those who mistreated ladies always suffered at hands of God Almighty… so say almost all hinduism scriptures. As men we must learn to respect ladies… as they represented mother earth and inhabited she form for sake of progeny. Apart from being a beautiful partner… they were truly an embodiment of mother goddess from within.
Life on mother earth in absence of women carried no meaning. All ladies on mother earth must always be treated equal in all respects. Those who thought otherwise… were not only mistaken but totally misguided. Such thinking results from fundamentalist tendencies… something that had no place in civilized society as per Bhagavad Gita.