4. Saḷāyatana Vagga
37. Mātugāma Saɱyutta
3. Tatiya Vagga
The Book of the Kindred Sayings
4. The Book Called the Saḷāyatana-Vagga
Containing Kindred Sayings on the 'Six-Fold Sphere' of Sense and Other Subjects
37. Kindred Sayings about Womankind
3. Third Chapter
 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 dwells at home overpowering her husband."