“There is no question of academic education for either boys or girls…”

“There is no question of academic education for either boys or girls…”

Prabhupada said, “There is no question of academic education for either boys or girls — simply a little mathematics and being able to read and write well, that’s all, no universities. Their higher education they will get from our books, and other things they will get from experience, like preaching, SKP, etc.” – Letter to Chaya, 16 February 1972, Calcutta

“Woman is not allowed to go to school, college, or to the spiritual master.”

“Woman is not allowed to go to school, college, or to the spiritual master.”

Prabhupada said, “All literatures, all Vedic literatures, they are especially meant for instruction to the men. Woman is to follow the husband. That’s all. The husband will give instruction to the wife. There is no such thing as the girl should go to school to take brahmacari asrama or go to spiritual master to take instruction. That is not Vedic system. Vedic system is a man is fully instructed, and woman, girl, must be married to a man. Even the man may have many wives, polygamy, still, every woman should be married. And she would get instruction from the husband. This is Vedic system. Woman is not allowed to go to school, college, or to the spiritual master. But husband and wife, they can be initiated. That is Vedic system.” – Lecture on SB 1.3.13, 18 September 1972, Los Angeles