MAITREYI – A woman sage



Maitreyi was mentioned in the Vedas and Puranas as one of the wisest and most virtuous of women. Maitreyi was married to the great philosopher-sage Yajnavalkya. She was noted as being especially learned in the scriptures. In one of the Upanishads Maitreyi engaged her husband in one of Hindu philosophy’s great dialogues: about happiness as the most important experience in life.

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