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:
"Possessed of five things, Brethren,
womenfolk dwell confident at home.
A woman abstains from taking life,
from taking what is not given,
from wrong practice in sensual lusts,
and from fermented liquor,
intoxicants giving rise to sloth.
Possessed of these five things, Brethren,
a woman dwells confident at home.