SN.37.15. Akkodhanasutta ("Loving")

Saṁyutta Nikāya ("The Linked Discourses")

Then Venerable Anuruddha went up to the Buddha … and asked him, “Sometimes, sir, with my clairvoyance that’s purified and superhuman, I see that a female—when her body breaks up, after death—is reborn in a good place, a heavenly realm. How many qualities do females have so that they’re reborn in a good place, a heavenly realm?”

“Anuruddha, when females have five qualities, when their body breaks up, after death, they are reborn in a good place, a heavenly realm. What five? They’re faithful, conscientious, prudent, loving, and wise. When females have these five qualities, when their body breaks up, after death, they are reborn in a good place, a heavenly realm.”

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