Volume 16, 2009
The Bahudhātuka-sutta and its Parallels On Women’s Inabilities
University of Hamburg
Dharma Drum Buddhist College, Taiwan
The present article offers a comparative study of the Bahudhātuka-sutta, based on a translation of one of its parallels found in the Madhyama-āgama preserved in Chinese translation. The study focuses in particular on the dictum that a woman cannot be a Buddha, which is absent from the Madhyama-āgama version.