Are women lower than men?

Radhika Raman Das
By Radhika Raman Das 1.3k Views Add a Comment 1 Min Read

No, women are actually higher than men.

From a spiritual point of view, all living beings are souls, all unique individuals, all equal, full of bliss, full of knowledge, and eternal.

We say Radha Krishna and not Krishna Radha. Radha is a woman and Her name has to be addressed first, even before the Supreme person, Lord Krishna. We also say Sita Ram and not Ram Sita, Laxmi Narayan and not Narayan Laxmi.

By Vedic standards, on invitation cards/letters, the wife’s name must come before the husband.

The highest position that any living being can attain in the material and spiritual creations is that of the Gopis, they are women. The Gopis are the top most devotees of Lord Krishna.

“I am death, and the origin of all future living beings. Of the females, I am fame, beauty, pleasant speech, memory, intelligence, commitment, and patience.”

Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 10.34
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Raman (Radhika Raman Das) joined ISKCON in 2003 and got initiated by HH Bhakti Caitanya Swami Maharaj in 2011. As the Editor in Chief at "The Vaisnava - Online Magazine", he helps readers around the world hone in their Spiritual Curiosity, express their unique realizations as aspiring Vaisnava writers and enthusiasts, as well as to spread the digital seed of Srila Prabhupada's mission to spread Krishna Consciousness all around the globe.
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