"I have worshipped woman as the living embodiment of the spirit of service and sacrifice." - Gandhi
"Man can never be a woman's equal in the spirit of selfless service with which nature has endowed her." - Gandhi
"I will far rather see the race of man extinct than that we should become less than beasts by making the noblest of God's creation, woman, the object of our lust." - Quoted from Mohandas K. Gandhi
"Woman is the embodiment of love, man is here to behold her radiance" - Bernie Prior
Adoration of Divine Mother
Poem by Sri Aurobindo , Savitri, Book III
The spirit's alchemist energy is hers;
She is the golden bridge, the wonderful fire.
The luminous heart of the Unknown is she,
A power of silence in the depths of God;
The magnet of our difficult ascent,
The Sun from which we kindle all our suns,
The Light that leans from the unrealised Vasts,
The joy that beckons from the impossible,
The Might of all that never yet came down.
To heal with her feet the aching throb of life
And break the seals on the dim soul of man
And kindle her fire in the closed heart of things.
All here shall be one day her sweetness' home,
All contraries prepare her harmony;
In her miraculous rapture we shall dwell,
Her clasp shall turn to ecstasy our pain.
Our self shall be One Self with All through her.