yogananda

CHAPTER 11

Unconditional Love: Perfecting Human Relationships

 Balancing Feminine and Masculine Qualities

It seems there has always been a rivalry between man and woman. But they are equals; neither one is superior. Be proud of what you are in this life.

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“In sleep, you do not know whether you are a man or a woman,” [Sri Yukteswar said], “Just as a man, impersonating a woman, does not become one, so the soul, impersonating both man and woman, remains changeless. The soul is the immutable, unqualified image of God.”

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Do not even allow yourself to be limited to the consciousness that you are a man or a woman: You are a soul made in God’s image….The wisest course is to remember always, “I am neither man nor woman; I am Spirit.” Then you will rid yourself of the limiting consciousness of both tendencies; you will realize your highest divine potential, whether you are incarnate as a man or a woman.

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