On 8 March 2010 23:41, Ong Yong Peng <palismith@...
> Dear Ven. Pandita and Bankei,
> I agree. I am in fact interested in textual references from the Tipitaka,
> not so much about personal opinions. I am not saying that personal views are
> not welcomed, but supported by some references to the suttas is preferred.
> Yong Peng.
I don't know of any textual references from the Pali Tipitaka, other than
from the vinaya, that indicates gender bias in Buddhism. There is a belief
that only men can become Buddha's, but I am not sure if this is from the
Tipitaka or later commentaries.
Your comment about textual references to the Tipitaka also poses another
question (to which I have no answer).
Is authentic Buddhism only that which can be found in the Tipitaka?
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