Updated: Nov 1, 2019
A very important role that women carry in their day-to-day lives. This is more closer to godliness than that of any saint in this world can claim.
Godliness is a state of mind, it is a sanskaara, supported by a spiritual guru helping it to be converted into a pure intellect.
So there is a story that certifies the above- a saint who was in the Himalayas for more than twenty years in his deep penance decided to test his powers. While being seated under a tree, he looked at a crow sitting on a tree and the crow dropped dead. He was very happy and satisfied. In his heart topped with a sense of pride, he left to go into the village to collect alms. He knocked the door of a household, a lady came out, she politely requested the saint to wait as she was in the process of serving her sick husband and her old in laws. The saint waited for a while and then started to lose patience. Just before he could show his anger, the lady of the house said, “Oh saint! Please do not show your anger here, I am not the crow who will burn to death.” The saint was shocked as no one other than him knew this, which means the lady had much more powers than him without spending twenty years, being aloof, taking the name of god, but only by being sincere, doing her service to her family with whatever resources given to her.
"Godliness is a state of mind, it is a sanskaara, supported by a spiritual guru helping it to be converted into a pure intellect."
So, the truth is, changing the kind of action/karma cannot be the deciding factor on the requisite for godliness. It is the mind and its thought process, guiding us to do actions we are required to do without pride and prejudice.
It is the life of a grahast (household/family life) living in which, the chances of godliness, that is god realization, which is self-realization is the highest.