My observation is that if you are a man in this life, you must have been a woman in your past life, and if you are a woman in this life you must have been a man. That’s how the pendulum of mind moves from one extreme to the other. Every man thinks – not only you – that the existence of a woman is beautiful, it is juicy. But ask the woman: she desires to be a man. Deep down she feels humiliated that she is a woman, a second-class citizen. Deep down she herself wants to behave like a man.
Women all over the world are trying in every possible way to behave like men. They are wearing men’s clothes, smoking cigarettes like men, and whatsoever they can do. They use language like men have always used it, becoming arrogant, aggressive, losing the feminine quality. Look at the women of the liberation movement: they have lost something – something soft, feminine, receptive, passive, is no longer there. They are aggressive, violent. They can’t wait for another life. In this very life they are in a hurry, they want to become like men. They want the same jobs, the same kind of work, the same kind of freedom. Even if that freedom is just stupid, even if that job is hard, they want to prove that they can manage it, that they are not less than men. Their next life they are bound to be born as men.
So don’t be worried about that. You will be a woman, watch out! Don’t tell me then that you weren’t warned. I am giving you a warning. And what do you mean by “juicy existence”?
It appears to you through the eyes of a man that the woman is beautiful; through the eyes of a woman the man is beautiful. This is a biological attraction. That’s why two women cannot tolerate each other; it is impossible to find women friends. They are very jealous of each other, suspicious of each other. They cannot trust other women; they know too much about the woman’s heart, about the woman’s mind. They can’t see any beauty. In fact, they cannot believe what man goes on seeing in women. There seems to be nothing. To a woman there is nothing, just as to a man there is nothing in man. It is the biological attraction, chemical attraction.
And the last thing: it seems you are not much acquainted with women. Become a little more acquainted. Suffer a little with women, let them torture you a little more, and then you will forget all this nonsense.
A man had decided to take a trip with his eighteen-year-old daughter. “Hey, how about me?” his wife exclaimed.
“Oh no,” the man said. “You and your big mouth are not going on any vacation with me. I got enough of your big mouth all year long. I am taking our daughter and that’s all.”
So off they went. The train on which the man and his daughter rode was held up by robbers. They lost everything. “I’m ruined!” the man said. “Everything I own is gone!”
“No, Papa,” the daughter said, “I saved the jewelry. The minute I saw the robbers coming, I took my rings, my diamonds and my bracelet and put them in my mouth.”