Men should realise the high status of women and honour and respect them accordingly. They should not make women weep and shed tears. A home where the woman sheds tears will be ruined. Men should give an honourable place for women and lead a respectable life.

Sathya Sai Baba, 19 November 1995

Sathya Sai Baba explained that the ancient scriptures have accorded women a pre-eminent status in society as they are the embodiments of sacrifice. As the first preceptor for their children, they mould the lives of their children to develop good character, love for God, and service to society.

A Ladies’ Section may be established in Sathya Sai Centres depending on local customs and circumstances – it is not a requirement to do so. The Ladies’ Section should have devotional, educational, and service activities and should concentrate on its duties within the Sathya Sai Centre. There may be a section Coordinator and Secretary.

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"The main objective of the Sathya Sai Organization ... is to help you recognize the divinity inherent in you. So, your duty is to emphasize the One, to experience the One in all you do or speak. Do not give importance to differences of religion, sect, status, or color. Have the feeling of one-ness permeate all your acts. Only those who do so have a place in this Organization; the rest can withdraw."

January 6, 1975

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