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Saɱyutta Nikāya:
IV. Saḷāyatana Vagga
37: Mātugāma Saɱyutta

The Book of the
Kindred Sayings
37: Kindred Sayings about Womankind

Sutta 33

Visāradavāda Suttaɱ


Translated by F. L. Woodward
Edited by Mrs. Rhys Davids

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[1]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:

"Possessed of five things, Brethren,
womenfolk dwell confident at home.

What five?

A woman abstains from taking life,
from taking what is not given,
from wrong practice in sensual lusts,
from falsehood
and from fermented liquor,
distilled liquor,
intoxicants giving rise to sloth.

Possessed of these five things, Brethren,
a woman dwells confident at home.

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