IV. Salayatana Vagga
37: Matugama Samyutta
The Book of the
37: Kindred Sayings about Womankind
Thus have I heard:
The Exalted One once addressed the brethren, saying:
"Lord," responded those brethren to the Exalted One.
The Exalted One thus spake:
"There are these five powers in a woman, brethren.
These are the five.
Possessed of these five powers, Brethren,
womenfolk dwell at home in confidence.
 Rupa = rupa-sampatti.
 Putta. Daughters are not welcomed in Indian families. The word, however, may be rendered by 'children.'