In my own country there is a saying in Sanskrit, « Yatra nayra pujyante tatra ramante devata » , which means that « Where the women are respected and respectable, there resides the Gods of our well-being ». So it is for us, at this moment, to recognise the value of this great power that is given to us by our Creator. But what do we find? Whether in the East or in the West, women have not been able to give a full manifestation of their greatness.
Shree Mataji Nirmala Devi,
September 1995 at the 4thUN interregional round table Beijing.