What the Buddha Said

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What the Buddha Said
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Shortly before the Buddha died, Ananda asked him a question concerning women: “How shall we relate to women, Master?”

“Do not look at them.”

“But if one sees one, Master?”

“Do not address her.”

“But if one talks to us?”

“Keep mindfulness and self-control.”

Many years ago I had a translation of the same sutta which translated this as:

Ananda: ‘But, Master, what if they talk to us?’

Buddha: ‘Stay wide awake!’

Message Edited by Diogetrix on 10-19-200611:46 PM

Message Edited by Diogetrix on 10-19-200611:54 PM

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