IV. Sa.laayatana Vagga
37: Maatugaama Sa.myutta
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.
The power of beauty,
the power of wealth,
the power of kin,
the power of sons,
the power of virtue.
These are the five.
Possessed of these five powers, Brethren,
a woman continues to get the better of her husband.