01 October, 2020

Is God A Woman?

Shakti literally means power but a different kind of power—the power of beauty, intuition, nurturing, and tenderness.

illustration by Jayachandran
Is God A Woman?
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No God is not a woman, but God's feminine face has been ignored for too long. The masculine energies have dominated our culture for centuries and because of that we have become a predatory species. We are the only animal that kills our own kind most frequently in the name of God. The feminine forces of the universe are desperately needed if we have to evolve into our next stage of development. God, being infinite intelligence, cannot be squeezed into the volume of a body or the span of a lifetime. Nor can God be conceived of in human form. Nevertheless, God can be symbolised in masculine and feminine forms. The masculine form needs to be put to bed for a while. It is no accident that our weapons of destruction, missiles and warheads, all look like penises. In Hebrew, the feminine energy of God is called shekhina. In Sanskrit she is shakti. Shakti literally means power but a different kind of power—the power of beauty, intuition, nurturing, and tenderness.

Shakti is the visible creation; she is like the mother tending to her child, aware of every movement, however minute, in...
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