One woman was Rabiya al-Adabiya in Arabia. One woman was Meera in India. One woman was in the very ancient times, in the days of the Rig Veda – that may be five thousand years old, or ninety thousand years old, it is undecided by the scholars.
These women cannot be even counted on all ten fingers. But it is enough proof that to be a woman does not mean that enlightenment is not for you. As far as I am concerned, I feel that because you have been prevented from being enlightened, or even from moving in that direction, you have more possibility now than man, for the simple reason that just as land that has not been used for many years is more fertile, it just needs seeds….