Women can't become Buddhas?

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Re: No record of Women Buddhas

Postby Gregory Wonderwheel » Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:34 am

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Re: No record of Women Buddhas

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:41 am

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Re: No record of Women Buddhas

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'There is this.' And so this, his entry into emptiness, accords with actuality, is undistorted in meaning, pure — superior & unsurpassed. ~ The Minor Discourse on Emptiness

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Re: No record of Women Buddhas

Postby Gregory Wonderwheel » Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:47 am

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Re: Women can't become Buddhas?

Postby jcsuperstar » Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:57 am

we've already gone over that ,several times i think, in this thread.

the way we mean buddha here, is someone who ,on their own, in a time when the dhamma doesnt exist, awakens and starts a dispensation, such as siddhartha
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the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat

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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 become Buddhas?

Postby Heavenstorm » Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:54 pm

Besides, gender equality is a rare occurrence. Rarely are females being treated as equal in the history of humans, even in many countries today, notable outside the West, women are clearly not viewed or treated as equal and its doubtful such practices will sustain in the future if mankind returns to stone age technology.

Since its a rare event, Its understandable why Buddha was not willing to elaborate on the issue. In His times, those ideas would have been unthinkable for the society at large.

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Re: Women can't be enlightened?

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Re: Women can't become Buddhas?

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Re: Women can't become Buddhas?

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Re: Women can't become Buddhas?

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I misread, sorry.........

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Re: Women can't become Buddhas?

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Re: the attached cannot be enlightened

Postby Will » Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:30 pm

A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: 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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Vision is Mind
Mind is Empty
Emptiness is Clear Light
Clear Light is Union
Union is Great Bliss

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