Question

Pourquoi tellement de sutras semblent etre opposes a une renaissance en tant que femme?
Cela parait plutot sexiste. Je sais que meme le Bouddha mis du temps a permettre aux femmes de joindre la sangha, mais lorsque le temps approprie fut venu il permit effectivement aux femmes de joindre la sangha.
Dans les dernieres semaines, je suis tombe sur le 35eme voeu d'Amida: "Si ... des femmes [des mondes de Bouddha] en entendant prononcer mon Nom n'ont alors pas la foi et ne se rejouissent pas, si elles s'eveillent a l'esprit de la bodhi et renoncent a leur feminite, et, si lors de leur renaissance naissent a nouveau sous une forme feminine, alors que je ne parvienne pas a l'illumination supreme."
Et maintenant je suis en train de lire le "Soutra des anciens voeux du Bodhisattva terrestre" et il est dit: "Si ma mere n'entrera jamais a nouveau les trois chemins diaboliques, si elle ne renaitra jamais dans des bas mondes, et ne sera jamais une femme a nouveau, alors ici en face de l'image de Ainsi-Venu aux Yeux de Pur Lotus, je fais le voeu a partir de ce jour pour des millions de kalpas que je serai sensible a tous les etres qui vivent dans les enfers ou sur les trois chemins malefiques de tout monde en souffrant pour leurs offenses." Il ne semble pas que de tels propos sont ceux de Bouddha et de bodhisattvas > mais ceux de gens ordinaires a l'esprit plutot "male".
S'il vous plait repondez-moi. Je vous remercie pour votre patience avec cette longue question.

Answer from Master Kosen

Nobody wished to be reincarnated as a woman because, in the social reality of that time, women were maintained in a state of slavery, physically and moraly. It is as if an Egyptian prince had said: I hope that in another existence I will reincarnate as a prince and not as a slave. It is a sexism linked to the social reality of this time, but which has nothing to do with a deep teaching.

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