Why Women are advised to go to the Forest

ASK BVKS | June 4, 2013 | Varnasrama, Women, Grhastha

English; Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat, India

Question:

I have seen that Srila Prabhupada always emphasizes that women shouldn’t be given independence. But in the following purport women are advised to go to the forest. So how can we understand this instruction.

Similarly, for a woman who has no son, who is not cared for by her husband and whose co-wives neglect her, treating her like a maidservant, to go to the forest is better than to remain at home.

Ref. VedaBase => SB 6.14.41

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