Every month, after the full moon day, days are counted – ninth day is called as Navami. These nine days are considered feminine. Dussehra is essentially about feminine goddess – because during this quarter the Northern Hemisphere becomes gentle as it receives the least amount of sunlight. Sadhguru tells us that conquest is not the way, embrace is the way. If feminine was dominant on the planet – we would not be facing the kind of ecological disasters that we are facing, nobody would be going hungry in the world, and compassion, love and aesthetics would be dominant.
Navaratri literally means nine nights. Every month after the no-moon day, or the amavasya, after that days are counted. Ninth day is called navami. These nine days are considered feminine. Dussera is all about, in Karnataka it is about Chamundi, In Bengal it’s about Durga, but essentially it’s about the feminine goddess, the feminine divinity. Because this quarter belongs to her. This quarter northern hemisphere of the planet becomes gentle, because it receives the least amount of sunlight from now onwards, so everything becomes subdued and feminine. It’s not on in a big way like that. See the worship of the feminine was prevalent right across the planet at one time. But, unfortunately certain very ambitious approach, to even religion, like with everything else, conquest became the mode. When conquest became the mode, they burned the feminine out of the planet. We made it like masculine is the only way to be successful. And we have compelled even women to become very masculine today in their attitude and approach and emotion and thought because somewhere we have made everybody understand masculine is the only way to success, conquest is the way. Conquest is not the way. To embrace is the way. You’re trying to conquer the planet, that’s what has led to all the disaster. If feminine was more dominant factor, or at least evenly balanced, I don’t think you would have any ecological disaster. Because feminine and earth worship came together, always. Those cultures which looked upon earth as mother and was in a worshipful attitude towards that, they never caused too much damage to the environment around them. Only those who saw conquest as the way of life, that is where this happened. After doing all this damage to the planet, still half the people cannot even eat properly. There is enough food on the planet, but half the people cannot eat properly. If feminine was dominant, the population would eat for sure. If feminine was dominant compassion and love and aesthetics would be dominant, not conquest. If feminine found a better expression on this planet maybe our stock market will not hit 20,000. But generally people will smile more, a little more happy, a little more loving. Life will be a little more beautiful. Which is essentially what we want, isn’t it? After all, it’s in pursuit of human well-being all these things are done. But that’s completely being forgotten. Because that is the way of the masculine, that it just goes on in one way. The feminine is not trying to go anywhere. Feminine is happy where it is. That’s the big difference. If these two things are in balance, then we can go somewhere and also enjoy where we are. That’s what needs to happen in the world