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Women can't become Buddhas?

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Re: Women can't be enlightened?

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Re: Women can't be enlightened?

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Re: Women can't be enlightened?

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Re: Women can't be enlightened?

Postby Annapurna » Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:35 am

Hi, Element, thank you for the sutta.

I share your belief a woman can (and should) stimulate the good in a man.
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Re: Women can't be enlightened?

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Re: Women can't be enlightened?

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Re: Women can't be enlightened?

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Re: Women can't be enlightened?

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Re: Women can't be enlightened?

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Re: Women can't be enlightened?

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Re: Women can't be enlightened?

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Re: Women can't be enlightened?

Postby clw_uk » Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:34 pm

Its easier to say that "there can be an end to suffering" was not added later as it is the foundation of the whole teaching.

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Re: Women can't be enlightened?

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:42 pm

This is one of those situations where I'm grateful that I'm such a noob.

When Chris explained this passage to me a while back at a different forum, I understood it as the Buddha was telling people how things were going to go. And she reminded me how many births we have in different forms. We already know that Maitreya will come here in male form, so I just said, "okay, cool." One thing I considered is, a logical reason that a female can't become a sammasambuddha is because of the condition of outer society, not a female's inner condition. From everything I've read in this thread it doesn't seem that the Buddha gave a lot of detail to explain what he said.

Like I said, being a noob sometimes makes it easier I think :toast:


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Re: Women can't be enlightened?

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Re: Women can't be enlightened?

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:33 pm

Indeed. It's probably better to consider how we do or do not perpetuate a culture that leans towards male-domination (gosh I don't like that phrase) now and in the future, rather than focusing too much on the awesomeness of women. Certainly nobody disagrees about the awesomeness of females! :mrgreen:

Seriously though, if the Buddha said this is how it's going to go, I have to consider how I personally am adding to the situation. That sort of investigation might be fruitful for practice, insofar as insight, mindfulness and outer conduct. After all I am raising a little girl. This is good householder stuff.

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