Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae
Swami addressed this to Echammal. Echammal. was living as a servant in the house of advocate Narasinga Rao. One day Swami cautioned her saying, “There are mischievous people here. There is a dog. Leave this house, come and stay in the temple porch.” On hearing this Echammal replied: “I have not spiritually ripened to the extent. I am only a woman. How I can come and stay in the temple?
Swami then asked her, “Who is a woman? It is the crass body that has attributes of male and female. The soul has no such attributes. It is a pure entity. Hence one should forget about being male or female and immerse oneself in meditation on that pure self or soul.” Swami explicates the nature and attributes of the soul, in this Upadesam.