The World is centered around Women & We Men know it more than anyone else! Women, in general are milder in Nature but that shdnt be taken as a Sign of Weakness! Our Scriptures have given a pride of place for Shakti! Maitreyi, one of the Two wives of Yagyavalkya is said to be the most intelligent ever!
Maitreyi is mentioned in the Brihadaranyaka Upanishads. She is said to have lived around the 8th century BCE.In Mahabaratha and the Grihyasutras however, Maitreyi is described as an Advaita philosopher who never got married!The word Advaitham is said to have been coined by Yagyavalkya. In ancient Sanskrit literature, Maitreyi is known as a Brahmavadini – an expounder of the Vedas .
Ten hymns in the Rgveda are attributed to Maitreyi, and she explored the Hindu concept of Atman (soul or self) in a dialogue with Yajnavalkya in the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad. According to this dialogue, love is driven by a person’s soul, and Maitreyi discusses the nature of Atman and Brahman and their Unity , the very essence of Advaithic Philosophy . This Maitreyi-Yajnavalkya dialogue is a delight of intellectual curiosity, one must read atleast once in One’s Lifetime!
Maitreyi is an example of the educational opportunities available to women in Vedic India, and their philosophical achievements .
Let us understand that Women undergo the most painful experiences in Life, and We Men must therefore Respect WOMEN,under any circumstances !