What Buddha said about A Daughter

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SN 3.16. A Daughter

At Sāvatthī.

Then King Pasenadi of Kosala went up to the Buddha, bowed, and sat down to one side. Then a man went up to the king and whispered in his ear, “Your Majesty, Queen Mallikā has given birth to a daughter.” When this was said, King Pasenadi was disappointed.

Then, knowing that King Pasenadi was disappointed, on that occasion the Buddha recited these verses:

“Well, some women are better than men,O ruler of the people.Wise and virtuous,a devoted wife who honors her mother in law.

And when she has a son,he becomes a hero, O lord of the land.The son of such a blessed ladymay even rule the realm.”

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