Reply To: Did the Buddha Discriminate Against Women?


“Is “purisa” just “male”?”
– No. That is what I stated above.

““Puggala” is “a person”, right?”
– Yes. That is right.

From those two, we can see that a “purisa puggala” is a “person with purisa gati.” That can mean “higher or dominant qualities.”
– Then, “attha purisa puggala” means specifically the eight types of Noble Persons.
Therefore, women who are at or above the Sotapanna Anugami belong to that category.