Saturday, May 28, 2016

The Lotus Sutra on the Prospects of Females Attaining Buddhahood

Today two female students came to my office wanting to know, in perfect unison, if it was true that women, hindered by the five obstacles (go-shō;http://bit.ly/1WrhMLw), are unable to become Brahmā, Shakra, devil kings, wheel-turning kings, or Buddhas;"Poppycock!" I answered, and advised them to go back and read Chapter 12 of the Lotus Sutra (http://bit.ly/1Wrga4q), in which the Dragon King's Daughter (http://bit.ly/1TFXE2I) astonishes all the skeptical men by suddenly attaining Buddhahood。

今日ある学生がうちの研究室に来てねねモリ先生女には[五障三従]というものがあるため悟りを開けないというのは本当ですかと聞くのでまさかそんなことはないよ「竜女」を知らない(http://bit.ly/1TFXE2I)?法華経12品(http://bit.ly/1Wrga4q)を再び読せよと答えた。

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