The Expositor (Atthas Lin ); Buddaghosa's Commentary on the Dhammasanga, the First Book of the Abhidhamma Pi Aka Volume 2

The Expositor (Atthas Lin ); Buddaghosa's Commentary on the Dhammasanga, the First Book of the Abhidhamma Pi Aka Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...feminine controlling faculty called femininity, feminine features, etc., come to be. The feminine controlling faculty should be regarded as the seed; as 1 Cf. Vis. Magga, pp. 446, 447. There, too, the palate plays nopart in the organ of taste. Dhs. 633. the tree stands growing and filling the sky because of the seed, so the feminine features, etc., arise in course of procedure because of that faculty. Herein the controlling faculty is not known by visual cognition but only by mind-cognition. But feminine features, etc., are known by visual as well as by mind-cognition. ' This is that matter which is the feminine controlling faculty' means ' such matter is not as the eyecontrolling faculty, etc., are in the male.' By natural law the controlling faculty of a woman is of the woman only. And the same 322 with the masculine controlling faculty.1 Masculine features, etc., should be understood as the opposite of the feminine. For the shape of the hands, feet, neck, breast, etc., of a man is unlike the shape of those of a woman. For a man's upper body is broad, the lower body is less broad; his hands and feet are large, the face is large, the breast-flesh is less full; beard and moustaches grow. Hairdressing and the wearing of clothes are not like those of women. In youth they play with chariots and ploughs, etc., make sandbanks and dig ponds. There is assertion in their walking, etc. When a woman is seen taking long strides, etc., folk say ' she walks like a man.' The rest is the same as was said of the feminine controlling faculty. Of these two controlling faculties the feminine has the characteristic (of knowing)2 the state of a woman, the function of showing ' this is woman, ' the manifestation which is the cause of femininity in feature, mark, ..."show more

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