Normally during lunch at office we have heated discussions and arguments. The topic usually ranges from terrorist attacks in Assam to Shriya's asse....um.. i mean.. acting.

So yesterday, we were at lunch and realized that there was nothing to discuss about. The recession is leaving us with enough time during office hours to discuss stuff and so during lunch there was nothing to talk about. So this colleague of mine started off his fav topic- how men are superior to women! Gosh. Anyway yesterday he went a step ahead and claimed that Buddha himself had said that women are useless and not worthy of holding any high position in the society! Me and my other female colleague vehemently opposed this statement and asked him for proof. So today in support of his statement he showed me this paragraph from the book- 'The Buddha and His Teaching'-

'To his question why in public life women are not given the same rank and the same rights as men, Ananda receives from the Master the reply: "Women, Ananda are hot-tempered; are jealous; are envious ; are stupid"


I really don believe Buddha made such statements. But in case he had, I wld say- *%&($)()_@

Comments

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He did??

I am sure there's been something else.. and it must have gotten confused somewhere in the mid, when coming down the ages!!

And trust guys to make a big scene out of this now! :P
Prasad said…
OMG!!! no wonder buddha attained nirvana!!! he realised the truth :DDDDDDDDD
Prasad said…
nd hey now come on whn did u ever work @ work :P :DDDDDD
Nautankey said…
Frankly there is all the possibility of such thing being truly told by buddha.I mean what do you expect from a man who dumped his wife,child and family and went in search of nirvana :).If he had positie iews abt women he would have treated hs wife as equa and discussed naa..Ofcoz it depends on the society and upbringing...sadly on this aspect alone buddha never questioned the existing
DT said…
it should certainly be Misinterpretation at the best...
Arpita said…
Sindhu- Its just our luck that something as rotten as this was supposedly written by Buddha & found in his book..

Prasad- yeah right the truth or lack of it

nautankey-I salute you, oh great Sage, for the only reason that u being a man din jump at the possibility of statement being true!

DT- Oh yes, crap I wld say!
Da Rodent said…
shriya's asse??? now you got me interested :P

well, people have made buddha a god.. I wont be surprised if they wrote scriptures claiming it is his. However, even if true, buddha's statement could have been in the 'desire' perspective. Coz, he fought so much to abandon desire. Of what kind, only he knows :P

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