If a woman is pure she can save and purify man. She can purify the race. She can make a home a sacred temple.
Hindu women have been the custodians of the Hindu race.
Hindu religion and civilisation still survive in spite of the many foreign invasions. Other civilisations have come and gone, but only Hindu civilisation has survived on account of the purity of Hindu women. The women are taught to regard chastity as their most priceless possession, and the loss of it equal to the eternal damnation of their soul.
From their very childhood religion is ingrained in Hindu women. As such they illumine and enliven the home through the glory of their purity. This is the secret of the endurance of the Hindu religion, civilisation and culture
The performance of domestic duties, the management of her household, the rearing of children, the economizing of the family means- these are a woman’s proper office. She is already endowed with divine power. She already governs the world by her power of gentle love and affection.
To make noble citizens by training her children, and to form the character of the whole human race is undoubtedly a power far greater than that which a woman could hope to exercise as a voter or a law-maker, as a president, minister or judge.
Motherhood is a spiritual transformation of wife-hood.
The wife may and does demand and take; but the mother feels it her privilege to give. If woman as wife is socially significant, woman as mother is spiritually glorious.
The culture of the Hindu trains him to look upon all women as forms of the one Divine Mother.