Bodily dresses that offer more or less opportunity for liberation

by May 6, 2013

A woman’s attachment to her husband may elevate her to the

body of a man in her next life, but a man’s attachment to a woman will

degrade him, and in his next life he will get the body of a woman. We

should always remember, as it is stated in Bhagavad-gita, that both the

gross and subtle material bodies are dresses; they are the shirt and coat

of the living entity. To be either a woman or a man only involves one’s

bodily dress. The soul in nature is actually the marginal energy of the

Supreme Lord. Every living entity, being classified as energy, is

supposed to be originally a woman, or one who is enjoyed. In the body of

a man there is a greater opportunity to get out of the material clutches;

there is less opportunity in the body of a woman.

Srimad Bhagavatam 3.31.41 purport

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