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Advice for women: There are two very different ways of relating to men.
Flirtation is an easy way of winning them, and success may give you a sense of power over them. That power is delusive, however.
Men will subconsciously resent you for drawing on their energy, even if they aren’t sensitive enough to understand the reason for their resentment. If your behavior toward them is more self-giving — like that of a mother, or a friend — you will increase their energy, and they will always appreciate you. This is why women, in India, are spoken of as men’s shakti (strength, or energy).
As temptresses, however, they are not shakti, but ashakti.
From Living Wisely, Living Well by Swami Kriyananda
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