Impure Women

In a dream I was at Babaji’s Haidakhan ashram and the ashram people were about to begin aarti to Babaji, who was seated at the front of the crowd. The crowd was segregated with women on one side and men on the other. But there was another group of people who were sitting separate and detached at the far back of the area, and these were all the women at the ashram who were having their periods and were expected to keep themselves separate from both the main ashram assembly and Babaji as well. They weren’t allowed to participate in the aarti because they were considered to be impure because of their periods.

I looked at this arrangement and decided to go sit with the impure women. When I did, they said to me, “What are you doing here? We’re impure.” I replied, “It’s OK. I’m just as impure as you are.” They said, “What do you mean?” And I said, “If you’re impure then I’m impure.” Then I said, “Watch.”

As I said that, the men in the aarti ceremony began standing up and looking down at their crotches. And the women in the ceremony stood up, looking at their crotches. Both the men and the women were wearing pristine white clothing, all spiritual and pure, and all of their pure white crotches were stained bright red with blood. I turned to the impure women and said, “Now we’re all equal.”

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