I’m working on a History exercise and need support.
The Buddha was known to have said that if women had been allowed into the Sangha from the start, the impact of the Dharma would have only lasted half as long. What do you think he meant by this? Do you think the Buddha was against women, or were there other factors that the Buddha was addressing?
Write short essay of approximately 500 words (about 2 pages double spaced). Use at least two different peer reviewed sources to help substantiate your points. One of the sources should come from one of the assigned readings (I attached them in this spot), at least one other source to come from outside our course texts. Must use the Chicago Manual of Style (CMS or Chicago Style).