What did Srila Prabhupada mean when he said, “Women like to be raped”?

This is a very important subject and the sincere seekers should read it till the end to get the inner context.

I am aware that it was a very blown-up thing back in 2015-16, and I was also very sad to hear this statement then until was made to research the intricacies of the subject myself.

I have mentioned in this Beginner Spirituality Guide here as well that I was an atheist since childhood and read the Bhagavad Gita and other scriptures ONLY with the intention of proving this all as a bogus lie and a falsely made-up story since I didn't have a strong spiritual foundation from my childhood and was apparently a rebel. But along the search, I instead got convinced, and then on, the mercy of Srila Prabhupada and Sri Vrindavan Dham brought me here.

Since a few have questioned this question at times, I will answer it straight-forward with my findings.

When I studied the subject deeply, I found that Srila Prabhupada was an expert in old english because he had studied British English.

In the old english, rape means "to seize and carry off". In 18th & 19th-century dictionaries, rape is a term basically used to convey stealing or forcibly taking possession. It's in recent past 30-40 years that rape is a term more used for forceful sex. Earlier, it meant owing someone back then. So what Srila Prabhupada means is that women like men who are experts at owning someone.

Even basic human biology & psychology says that, a single woman will look for a man and a single man will look for a woman. A man & woman always act differently to impress each other, A man will generally try to actively seduce the lady in different ways, while a woman will try to passively attract the attention of the man, and wait for him to take the initiative. When a lady desires a man, she becomes very pleased if he gives her attention and tries to seduce her in a bold way. This is the basis of many books and movies in present times. Many ladies fantasize about some handsome man trying to seduce them and owning them in different ways, especially by doing something heroic.

Also, Chanakya Niti says this, "Women eat double than men. They have four times more wisdom than men, they have six times more courage, and eight times more sexual urge than men."

And, it is basic biology that women enjoy sex more than men. They will say no but will like when their husband takes the lead and dominates her with love and careess. 

Those who raise the above point then should follow what Krishna directly says in Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 7.11 that He is the sex life not contrary to religious principles i.e. ONLY if used for procreation of a devotee child! The ideal thing is that sex is just used for inviting a soul who is a devotee of the Lord. Now, since their senses are uncontrolled, they are unable to follow this point.

So, the scriptures are very deep and to directly understand it without prayers unto Guru Shishya Parampara with our limited imperfect senses is not possible. 

We should not see as a demarcation between male and female and rather see ourselves as eternal satcidananda souls who are a part and parcel of Krishna. That way, this material conception of life is bypassed. It is such a subject where the best idea would be to chant Hare Krishna Mahamantra sincerely. Chanting of Hare Krishna Mahamantra will sprout all the inner guidance and understanding of the subject in the heart of a sincere seeker.

Do go through as many articles on this site. It will help inculcate a strong foundation of spirituality and inner meaning of what the context of various scriptures mean as it is very easy to misunderstand. How can a child in Class 2 understand Trignometry or subjects of PhD? The best idea is a slow systematic step by step journey by scrutinising through the texts and praying to Krishna to guide when one is unable to understand instead of getting bewildered and puzzled. With sincere prayers and the right guidance, all the answers will be presented before a sincere seeker on own by divine arrangement.

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