Journal of Buddhist Ethics
In the last issue of the JBE, I studied the
and its paral-lels, examining in particular the dictum that a woman cannot be a Bud-dha, which I concluded to be with high probability a later addition to thediscourse.
With the present article, I further pursue the theme of negativeattitudes towards women in early Buddhist discourse. The object of mystudy is the
, which reportsteachings given by the monk Nandaka to the nuns.
This discourse has aparallel in the
extant in a Chinese translation begun in435 of the present era and based on what probably was an original of
Besides this discourse parallel, a version of the
also be found in the (Mūla
, preserved in Chineseand Tibetan.
As a complement to my translation of the
version, an appendix to the present article provides an English transla-tion by Giuliana Martini of the relevant section from the Tibetan version
of the (Mūla
I am indebted to Bhikkhu Brahm
, Rod Bucknell and Ken Su forcomments on an earlier draft of this article and to Klaus Wille for providing me withthe so far unpublished fragment SHT XI 4560.
Anālayo (“Bahudhātuka” 166).
MN 146 at MN III 270 to MN III 277.
Bucknell (685); Choong (6 note 18); Enomoto (23); Glass; Harrison (1); Hiraoka; Lü (242);
Mayeda (99); Schmithausen (“Beiträge” 306); and Waldschmidt (136).
T 1442 at T XXIII 792a-794a and D (3)
’dul ba, ja
50b-59a or Q
48b-56a.In addition to these, small parts from a version of the present discourse have also beenpreserved in Sanskrit fragments, cf. SHT VI 1226 folios 5R-11 in Bechert (22-6) and SHTXI 4560 (forthcoming).