Volume III  Page 78  §  Reincarnation and Karma
DISCOURSES by Meher Baba

Reincarnation and Karma

Part V
THE NEED FOR MALE AND FEMALE INCARNATIONS

THOUGH the facilities afforded by each sex vary according to the age and place in which the incarnation occurs, nevertheless each sex affords special facilities for the development of experience along specific lines. Facilities of male and female forms The lessons readily learned in male incarnations may not be easily attainable through female incarnations, and the lessons readily learned in female incarnations may not be easily attainable in male incarnations. As a rule, men excel in qualities of the head and will. They are capable of sound judgment and steadfast purpose. As a rule, women excel in qualities of the heart. They are capable of intense love which makes them welcome any sacrifice for the loved one. It is due to this capacity of women for love that, in devotional references, the name of the female has invariable precedence, as when the Bhaktas sing of Radha-Krishna or Sita-Ram. In qualities of the heart women are usually superior to men, and in qualities of the head and will men are usually superior to women. The interesting point is that the same soul excels in the qualities